Galaxy Note 5 users, be careful with that S-Pen

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Over the last few days, Android Police discovered a potential design flaw in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 phone. I’m a little ambivalent about the impact of this error, but at the least it sounds like something Galaxy Note 5 owners should know about. According to Android Police, the phone is [...]

Are smartphone makers going to start serving ads?

By Chris Meadows
August 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

Is the next mobile advertising frontier pop-up notifications? Earlier this month, Slashgear reported that HTC served its users an ad for the (abysmal) Fantastic Four movie as an ostensible phone theme advertisement. Now Android Police reports that Samsung has served an ad for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ [...]

Morning Links: When good friends write bad books, Amazon food, and more

By Joanna Cabot
June 3, 2015 // 3 Comments

What To Do When Someone You Know Writes a Bad Book (Book Riot) Writing a book is a great accomplishment. It can take years of meditating, creating, editing, querying, marketing, and tweaking to get it published. It’s an effort that absolutely deserves praise. But what are we supposed to do when [...]

Samsung may reposition its big handsets

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Chances are that if you read ebooks at all on an Android smartphone, you’re very likely doing it on a Samsung. And yet, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the Korean giant may be rethinking its game plan and cutting back on that market dominance after its founding father, Lee [...]

Samsung squares off against Microsoft in the smartphone wars

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Samsung’s attempts to dominate the global smartphone market have taken a new turn as a result of Microsoft’s own efforts to promote its Windows Phone OS. The two giants’ collaborations have now ended in an exchange of lawsuits, with Microsoft claiming that Samsung owes $6.9 [...]

Samsung’s new year gift to the ebook community: The gatefold screen?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Readius – an earlier less successful effort in foldable screen technology. The reporting around CES 2014 included plenty of rumors and hints from a supposedly closed-doors presentation of Samsung’s latest contribution to smartphone technology: A workable folding screen. Solid [...]

Flexible screens herald a world of bendy books?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 10, 2013 // 3 Comments

New form factors and display formats for ereaders, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices could be in the offing with the advent of new technologies for curved and flexible screens – some of them just about to debut on the market. Samsung, for example, has just announced its Samsung [...]

Android still lacks iPod Touch alternative

By Chris Meadows
September 12, 2013 // 11 Comments

Why is there still no good Android alternative to the iPod Touch? I last posed this question over two years ago, when Apple’s imposition of the 30% fee policies to apps with stores first caused me to question whether it was worth staying with the platform. At the time, there just weren’t any [...]

Tablets cause decline in reading in Korea

By Chris Meadows
June 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

In South Korea, homeland of tablet maker Samsung, tablets may be responsible for a drop in reading. At least, that’s what a Korean Publishers Association executive told Publishing Perspectives at the Seoul International Book Fair. Seung Hyun Moon, Director, International Project Department at the [...]

Samsung No Longer Producing Desktop Computers

By Joanna Cabot
June 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

GigaOM is reporting today that Samsung has become the first major computer vendor to stop producing desktop computers. From the report: “Speaking to The Korea Times on Monday, a Samsung executive said, “Demand for conventional desktop PCs is going down. We will allocate our resources to [...]

A tablet buyer thinking guide

By Chris Meadows
November 21, 2012 // 5 Comments

Everybody’s coming out with tablet gift buyers’ guides this time of year (including us in not too long). I thought it might be a good idea to come out with more of a thinking guide, something to suggest ideas for you to consider while you read those guides—a “buyers’ guide guide” if you [...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 available for pre-order at Best Buy Cananda

By a TeleRead Contributor
September 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Best Buy Canada has recently listed another tablet, although this one is not yet available. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting product listing because it does offer a potential release date for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. And on top of that, the tablet is priced at $499.99 and currently [...]

In Apple-Samsung Case, the Cool Kid Wins

By Dan Eldridge
August 25, 2012 // 2 Comments

“The smartphone in your hand is a marvel of innovation, packing sophisticated computing and communications technologies into a sleek digital device,” writes Steve Lohr, in an article posted on the New York Times‘ website earlier today. “It is also a litigation magnet.” [...]

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