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Apple apparently opens refurbished outlet on eBay

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s not clear whether Apple is doing this or it’s just someone who’s cut a deal with them (both 9to5Mac and CNet asked Apple for clarification, but the company apparently hasn’t responded [...]

Refurbished 4th generation iPod Touch on bargain sale

By libertyc
November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

If you’re looking for a handily pocketable e-reader and wouldn’t feel dirty giving money to Apple, CNet points out that Apple is running a pretty good deal on refurbished 4th-generation (the [...]

The 7-inch iPad may not be a value product after all

By libertyc
September 15, 2012 // 4 Comments

By Jeremy Hill | for Gadgetell Apple spent its entire media event this past Wednesday showing off the iPhone 5, the fifth generation iPod Touch, the iPod Nano and updated software for iOS and [...]

4” iPhone, iPod Touch, 8” iPad Mini possibly expected in September

By libertyc
July 25, 2012 // 2 Comments

As the new hardware refresh comes ever closer, the Apple iDevice rumors grow ever thicker. Here’s a couple of choice ones with e-reading implications. MacRumors has a report suggesting that the [...]

Music piracy and the eight GigaDollar iPod Classic

By libertyc
June 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Novelist and music-industry expert Rob Reid has written an amusing satirical look at the high price of (being found guilty of) copyright violation on Ars Technica. When damages are set at $150,000 a [...]

iOS Instapaper app available free for visiting a Starbucks

By libertyc
June 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Interested in the read-it-later iOS app Instapaper but don’t feel like shelling out $5 for it? Our sister blog Gadgetell reports that Starbucks is offering Instapaper as its “Free App of the [...]

4th-generation iPod Touch sees refurbishment discount

By libertyc
April 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

CNet has a piece about what a good deal the newly-discounted refurbished 4th-gen iPod Touches available at the Apple Store currently are: 8 gig discounted $30 to $169, 32 gig discounted $50 to $249, [...]

E-reader accessory review: Flygrip one-handed device grip

By libertyc
April 15, 2012 // 9 Comments

A few days ago, I was contacted by Chih-Chin Sun of Flygrip, an iPhone/e-reader handgrip accessory made by a company that began selling its products in February of this year. Ms. Sun had read my post [...]

Scribd fails to sell news aggregation app to Yahoo

By libertyc
March 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch has a piece on Scribd, the document-sharing platform with 100 million registered users and 90 million monthly active users. The piece focuses on the iOS news aggregation app, Float, that [...]

Mass Effect 3 and interactivity in storytelling

By libertyc
March 15, 2012 // 1 Comment

Last week, Mass Effect 3 came out. And it’s been eating into my doing-other-stuff time ever since. But Mass Effect 3 isn’t just interesting as a video game, and as the conclusion to a trilogy of [...]

Readability launches iOS app March 1

By libertyc
February 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

Readability’s latest attempt to stay relevant hits the iPad and iPhone on March 1. That’s when a free Readability iOS app launches. As with its predecessors Instapaper and Read-It-Later, the app [...]

Nosy Crow Cinderella app wins innovation award

By libertyc
January 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

AppCraver is carrying a press release from app publisher Nosy Crow, announcing that its Cinderella iOS appbook has won Digital Book World’s Publishing Innovation Award for Best Juvenile App: “The [...]

Whited00r backports later features to old iOS hardware

By libertyc
January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch has an article looking at an iOS hacking project that has the potential to be rather interesting. Whited00r is a custom version of OS 3.1.3, hacked to include features such as app folders [...]

Review: TruConnect prepaid 3G MiFi 3300

By libertyc
January 15, 2012 // 32 Comments

A while ago, I wrote about the idea of using a MiFi to retrofit 3G mobile web access to wifi-capable devices (such as e-readers), and I also mentioned the TruConnect MiFi pay-as-you-go service that [...]

Financial Times expects on-line revenues to overtake print advertising in 2012

By libertyc
November 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, when pondering whether newspapers might eventually use free Kindles to rid themselves of print costs, I was reminded that advertising revenue is one of the major issues tying newspapers [...]

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