Does the death of the PC herald a closed-device future?

By libertyc
November 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

Oh noes! They’re killing the PC! Mass computing devices face the dark future of tablets with restricted operating systems that limit what you can do and what apps you can install! We must all run [...]

Apple reality distortion field warps space, curves iPhone screens

By libertyc
November 12, 2013 // 2 Comments

Those fearless innovators at Apple are at it again, bringing you a product form factor innovation that has already been … ahem … innovated elsewhere, but will probably be repackaged and [...]

iPad success secret: Building on the iPhone, and replacing laptops

By libertyc
November 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

Wired is running an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Fred Vogelstein, looking at how Steve Jobs made the iPad successful when no other tablet ever had been. There’s an interesting parallel with [...]

Enjoying tablets and smartphones? Thank e-books!

By libertyc
October 31, 2013 // 5 Comments

The world has been changing a lot. In the 98 years my grandmother has been alive, we’ve gone from cars as rickety novelties on dirt-track roads to polished metal eggs on highways that span the [...]

How to get the most out of library ebooks via the right gadget, text to speech, and otherwise

By libertyc
October 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Want to hear text to speech from free library ebooks on your 50-mile commute? Even if you own an Android machine and the usual OverDrive app can’t do “read-aloud” unless audiobooks count? Also, [...]

Apple allows old iOS devices to install ‘last compatible version’ of newer apps

By libertyc
October 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

This is a slightly old story, but I thought it was worth following up on when I had the chance. A few weeks ago, Apple quietly added a new feature to its iOS app store. It used to be that when you [...]

YouVersion puts the Bible on your smartphone or tablet

By libertyc
July 28, 2013 // 14 Comments

Sunday morning seems like an appropriate time to mention this story. The New York Times has taken notice of YouVersion, a free social-networking-enabled e-Bible application for mobile devices. Built [...]

My Answers Expert Articles: E-Readers, iOS

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

One of the reasons I haven’t been writing as much lately here is that I have another part-time writing gig now that takes up much of my attention. I’m the “PC Expert” for Answers.com’s [...]

LifeProof Offers Optional Water Protection Insurance for iPhone

By Stanley Goodner
April 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

LifeProof announced this past Tuesday that they’re offering a Total Water Protection Program for the Apple iPhone and iPad to anyone who purchases a LifeProof case from their website. This [...]

When’s the Best Time to Buy an Apple Product? (Infographic)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

When is the best time to purchase a new Apple device? Is there a best time? We’re fully aware of how sporadic and paltry the big Apple can be when it comes to offering customers discounts on their [...]

Perdrix TXT e-reading app (review)

By libertyc
March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Have you ever run across a solution looking for a problem? Unfortunately, that’s my reaction to Perdrix TXT, a new e-reading app for iPhone and iPad. The developer contacted me over the weekend [...]

Don't upgrade your Kindle for iOS app!

By libertyc
February 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

If you’re like me, you keep a close eye on your app updates on your iDevice. This morning, as I was leaving the house for an early morning meeting, I noticed an app update available. Good thing [...]

Readmill Launches New E-Book Experience for iPhone

By Dan Eldridge
February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, we filled you in on the fact that the Berlin-based digital reading platform known as Readmill was very close to releasing an e-reading app for the iPhone, and as it happens … the [...]

A Readmill iPhone app is on the way

By Dan Eldridge
February 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

We’ve written a bit about the Berlin-based startup Readmill in the past; here’s a Q&A-style interview we ran back in August 2012 with Henrik Berggren, the company’s [...]

Apple iPhone 5 pre-order demand has exceeded the initial supply

By libertyc
September 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Following up on the recent “blown away” comment from Apple, we finally have have some solid sales numbers. We’ve also got some potentially bad news: Apple has announced that the iPhone 5 [...]

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