Apple

Obi Worldphones take high-end Android specs to new markets?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

News has broken that Obi Worldphone, the smartphone company whose chief claim to fame to date has been that it was co-founded by John Sculley, “former head of Apple and Pepsi-Cola and an international investor in consumer technology companies,” has launched a pair of [...]

The iPad Pro as an e-book machine—and possible savior of frogs

By David Rothman
August 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Whenever the big-screened iPad Pro shows up—perhaps in September or later this year—it will matter to the e-book world. Maybe not instantly. But in time. A 12-13 inch screen would be a vast expanse of real estate by tablet standards. My bet is on 12.9 inches. This would be noticeably [...]

What does new Apple hardware portend for e-books? Probably not much

By Chris Meadows
August 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Apple is holding one of its traditional show-off-the-new-hardware events next month, which means it’s time for everyone to prognosticate or scrabble whatever leaks they can find. Tech Insider is carrying a report suggesting that the new iPad Mini will be as thin as the iPad Air 2. The Digital [...]

Does Apple Music for Android portend an Android iBooks?

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Might iBooks come to Android? The obvious answer is something involving porcine aviation, but maybe it just got a little less unlikely. Prompted by a 9to5Mac article about a job posting by Apple looking for Android developers, the Motley Fool reports that Apple is developing an Apple Music app for [...]

Own a recent iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? Here’s how to make your Lightning cable last longer

By David Rothman
August 3, 2015 // 4 Comments

Here are a few tips from 9to5Mac for owners, er, victims, of the oft-troublesome Lightning cables 1. "As a general rule, legitimately Apple-authorized Lightning cables don’t sell for less than $8; apart from Amazon’s cables, relatively few are less than $10." 2. "Grasp the hard [...]

The rumored new iPad mini 4: Another example of the competition between books and other media?

By David Rothman
July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yes, Rumorville again. How could we be so cruel as to deprive you of the latest from AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple’s iPad mini 4 will be a miniature iPad Air 2, could launch alongside A9-powered iPad Air 3? Supposedly, too, the iPad Air 3 will appear this fall with the same dimensions as the [...]

‘iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone’

By David Rothman
July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So what do the TeleRead community’s Mac owners think of this upbeat review, of iBooks Author 2.3, by iMore‘s Serenity Caldwell? Excerpt: Apple has essentially created an ePub 3-compliant WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor in iBooks Author. This means that authors can—from [...]

Morning Links: Apple Music First Look. Kickstarter Setting Records

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing (re/code) I’ve been testing Apple Music on an iPhone 6 Plus, loaned to me by Apple for about a day. Because of the short testing time, this isn’t a full-on review but a first look. I set out to gather some initial impressions of how it [...]

Appeals court upholds Cote’s Apple anti-trust verdict and settlement

By Chris Meadows
June 30, 2015 // 5 Comments

Only last month, the 2nd Circuit appeals court said that anti-trust monitor Michael Bromwich could continue to monitor Apple in a ruling on Apple’s appeal of Judge Cote’s refusal to dismiss him. Today, the same appeals court issued a similar ruling on Cote’s original verdict, which found [...]

Morning Links: Typeface Mimics Dyslexia. Why Apple Might Become a Bank

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

This Typeface Simulates Reading with Dyslexia (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Daniel Britton doesn’t have to wonder; he’s had the condition all his life, and now he’s found a way to communicate it to others. TeleRead Take: I’ve always had sympathy for people with dyslexia, but it [...]

Morning Links: Apple Receives Helen Keller Award. 1990s Guide to the Web

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple receives Helen Keller Award for its pioneering VoiceOver feature (Cult of Mac) Organized by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Apple was specifically praised for VoiceOver, the iOS feature which reads out descriptions of everything happening on a device’s display. TeleRead Take: [...]

Morning Links: What Is a Book? Pebble Time Review

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Book is a Book: What is a Book? (Dear Author) When you hear the word book, what comes to mind? TeleRead Take: It’s a fair question. eBooks have been challenging the question. I think about it when I “report” finished books to Goodreads. Most of the time, I don’t bother [...]

Voice Dream text-to-speech reader to appear for Android in August

By David Rothman
June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve praised the Voice Dream e-reader as a stellar way to enjoy text to speech of files in ePub, HTML, plain text, Word and other formats. Other apps offer TTS. But Voice Dream Reader also comes with wonderful navigational and annotative capabilities as well as a rich assortment of voices. It’s [...]

Morning Links: Ask a Librarian For a Lap Dance? Apple and Streaming Music

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Would You Ask a Librarian for a Lap Dance? (Huffington Post) In the 15 years that I’ve worked at my local public library, I’ve learned that we librarians do plenty of things for our patrons that aren’t in our job descriptions. After a patron asked me to change her flat tire, and [...]

Morning Links: Everything new in iOS 9. Felony to clear browser history?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 9, 2015 // 6 Comments

Here’s everything new in iOS 9 (9to5 Mac) Apple introduced iOS 9 during its WWDC keynote today, and we’ve got a hands-on look at all of the new stuff you can expect to see when it comes out later this year. TeleRead Take: Not a lot here to get excited about, except for multi-tasking on iPads [...]

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