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Adobe creates new mobile app development infrastructure

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Adobe is building an infrastructure to let people create their own mobile apps without having to program. It seems to be focused primarily around displaying content on mobile devices. Essentially, [...]

Latinos, e-books and the rest of the publishing industry: A Hispanic writer speaks out

By David Rothman
June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Earlier today I noted the U.S. publishing industry’s disgraceful lack of diversity—this among a slew of other idiocies. Now, check out a trilogy of smart posts from Daniel Cubias, a Hispanic [...]

E-books on your Windows phone: Try free Freda app—offering text to speech and easy downloads of free books

By David Rothman
June 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

  A free e-reading app called Freda might be just the ticket for your Windows phone. Freda already shines by Windows Phone e-reading standards. It’s won an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 1,384 [...]

Mobile phones go wingardium leviosa

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

For those wanting to take the Harry Potter approach to controlling and interacting with your mobile device, there are some welcome developments on the horizon. Already there is the Amazon Fire Phone, [...]

Why library e-book posters should go on the walls of check cashing stores

By David Rothman
September 22, 2014 // 6 Comments

What if the walls of check cashing stores and other establishments serving poor people did not just carry the usual commercial ballyhoo? Suppose colorful posters also promoted cell phones as a way for the poor to find books to read themselves---or read to their children. [...]

UK print media still so not ready for mobile

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Opera mobile web browser has been around for 14 years, the 2G standard dates back to 1991, so it really shows how on top the mobile revolution and internet stuff in general UK print media are [...]

Ericsson Mobility Report shows mobile broadband, smartphone penetration escalating

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ericsson has just released its June 2014 Ericsson Mobility Report on the state of the planet's mobile communications, available in its entirety as a PDF here. And the Report not only puts the planet on course for one phone connection per head, with 100 percent penetration at least 7.2 billion connections by 2015, it also shows that smartphones and mobile broadband are taking up an ever greater share of that penetration. [...]

comScore U.S. rankings give Android OS lead, Apple still leading devices

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest numbers from comScore, Inc., "a global leader in digital measurement and analytics," showing U.S. mobile phone market share for April 2014, reveal that Android is now well entrenched as the Number One smartphone OS, with 52.5 percent of market share by platform, followed by Apple with 41.4 percent. Apple, however, continues to hold the lead in market share by device manufacturer, with 41.4 percent of the market, while Samsung comes in second at 27.7 percent. [...]

Mashable, Mophie diagram our digital distractions on the move

By libertyc
December 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mashable has just shared an infographic from mobile accessories and services company Mophie on mobile data consumption – the data that mobile device users use while … well, mobile. [...]

Grandpa commits suicide over poor smartphone skills?

By libertyc
July 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

This is not a funny story, but it’s comes right from a vernacular newspaper in Taiwan, a Chinese-language tabloid called Apple Daily, which has nothing to do with that other ”Apple” [...]

Why Yahoo's Flickr Expansion Might be Too Late

By libertyc
May 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

Lifehacker has a great analysis of why Yahoo’s recent Flickr tweaking is a little but underhanded—paid users, who never had a storage limit in the first place, suddenly do, and there are ads [...]

Rumor: Amazon’s First Smartphone to Have 4.7-Inch Display

By Matthew Marchesano
March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s been really only a matter of time before Amazon begins branding their own smartphone line. Although the project is still unconfirmed from the source, a DigiTimes report came out on Wednesday [...]

Google Nexus 5 Now Rumored To Be Compact 4.5-Incher With CCD Camera

By Adrian Diaconescu
March 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Shopping for a high-end smartphone these days is surely not easy, with so many ever-so-slightly different devices battling it out for a place in our hearts. But what about six or nine months from [...]

An overview of site specific literature

By Chris Walters
July 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

We’ve all seen tech demos of location aware augmented reality apps in recent years, but what else can be done with this “format”? The writing on a gravestone is also an example of [...]

Japanese company shows off ebook vending machine

By Chris Walters
July 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Japanese company Glory recently unveiled a new ebook vending machine concept aimed at customers with smartphones. The Digital Reader writes, “You select and pay for the ebook on screen. The [...]

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