Christmas

UK News Corp papers issue promotional Christmas Day iPad editions

By libertyc
December 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Robert Andrews at PaidContent has a brief piece on News Corp’s UK papers The Times and The Sun getting excited about using the iPad to “break with a century-old British tradition of not publishing an edition on Christmas Day,” in the hope of catching the attention of Christmas recipients of [...]

The Night Before Christmas appbooks

By libertyc
December 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

On The Literary Platform, Dean Johnson of appbook developer Brandwidth takes a look at four different appbook interpretations of a holiday classic, Clement C. Moore’s poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”. While he finds a number of things to dislike about each of them (one rates 6/10, [...]

Christmas disappointments: Are books the new clothes?

By libertyc
December 22, 2010 // 4 Comments

This YouTube video has been making the rounds of the book and e-book blogs lately, so far be it from me not to join the crowd. In it, a three-year-old is nonplused at opening a Christmas present and discovering it contains not toys but books. His parents explain in a comment that this was [...]

iPad in demand this Christmas; new iPad 2 features rumored

By libertyc
November 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that the iPad is going to be very popular this holiday season. eWeek reports that a Nielsen survey ranks the iPad as a very popular wishlist item for kids. 31% of kids aged 6-12 expressed a strong interest in owning one in the next six months, compared to [...]

Wired posts tablet shopping guide

By libertyc
November 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

And speaking of Christmas gifts, Wired has a guide to what to look for when buying a tablet computer. The article notes that, even though Apple is still the frontrunner, enough tablets have emerged to offer credible alternatives, and offers a number of areas in which to compare each model to decide [...]

E-readers make great gifts, says USA Today

By libertyc
November 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

USA Today has an article pointing out that e-book readers make gifts because even the “single-purpose” ones like the Kindle or Nook can be used for more than just reading e-books. It mentions keeping track of recipes by using Calibre to reformat clipped text into e-book formats and syncing it [...]

Barnes & Noble lists ‘refurbished’ Nooks for $99.99, $119.99 on eBay for rest of year

By libertyc
November 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Nate the Great at The Digital Reader notes that one of his readers reported that Barnes and Noble listed refurbished Wi-Fi Nooks on eBay for $79.99 today; it sold 3,590 of them at that price before the listing ended, but has relisted them for $99.99 (and the 3G + WiFi Nook for $119.99) for the next [...]

Quick notes: Christmas e-readers

By libertyc
November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

With Black Friday coming up, EBookNewser has written out a holiday gift guide to e-readers that is definitely worth a look. It lists, prices, and blurbs almost all of the e-readers currently on the market, plus the iPad. (It does leave out the Sharper Image Literati, however, and also the iPod [...]

E-readers expected to be popular gift this Christmas; iPads, not so much

By libertyc
November 15, 2010 // 6 Comments

The New York Times suggests that this is going to be the “tipping point” holiday season for e-book readers. Though Kindles have been hot Christmas gifts over the last couple of years, this is the first season that e-readers are going to be widely available for under $150 (and indeed, under $100 [...]

Will we find an iPad 2 under the Christmas tree?

By libertyc
September 11, 2010 // 3 Comments

AppleInsider reports that someone with knowledge of Apple’s future plans has leaked to them that a version of the iPad with a FaceTime camera is already in “advanced testing stages.” Further, AppleInsider expects that Apple will be releasing the device in time for the holiday season. While [...]

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