Which iPad Mini Rumor To Believe? Maybe Both

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

I love watching dueling rumors. We’ll see an iPad mini with Retina display before the end of the year. No, we’ll see one more mini with the normal display, but a faster processor. Actually, what’s interesting about these two articles is that, if you dig a bit deeper and pay attention, they [...]

Hey everyone … it's a Kindle Torture Test!

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now that it’s summer, and we want to take our e-readers to the beach, this is perhaps a good time to review what are (and are not) good ideas for how to treat our devices. CNET put the Kindle Paperwhite through a beach torture test to see how it would do. Here’s the video. Fair warning: [...]

Why is Amazon censoring e-book porn?

By Dan Eldridge
March 7, 2013 // 6 Comments

A couple days ago, a well-meaning colleague of mine, who often sends me links to news stories he finds online that may be of interest to the TeleRead community, emailed me with a real whopper. The link he sent took me to a CNET article that certainly grabbed my attention; “E-book porn [...]

Refurbished 4th generation iPod Touch on bargain sale

By Chris Meadows
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 model from two years ago) iPod Touch units. The 8 GB version is available for $129 shipped (it costs [...]

CNet offers TruConnect MiFi hotspot for $74

By Chris Meadows
July 3, 2012 // 3 Comments

CNet’s “The Cheapskate” blog has a special offer on the TruConnect MiFi hotspot, offering a $25 discount to knock the device down from $99 to $74 when you use the discount code CNET2012 through TruConnect’s checkout. As I’ve said before, this is a great way to get inexpensive (albeit [...]

A CNET writer prefers the Kindle to the iPad for e-reading

By Chris Meadows
January 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

On CNet, Scott Stein writes about why a $79 Kindle has replaced his iPad as his e-book-reading device of choice. The reasons aren’t really new, and indeed have popped up any time anyone has ever compared e-ink devices to tablets for reading: eyestrain-reducing e-ink screens, less potential for [...]

Diesel Sweeties cartoonist gives away DRM-free e-book of strips

By Chris Meadows
January 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

CNet reports that cartoonist Richard Stevens III has released a free, DRM-free PDF of the first physical book collection of his webcomic Diesel Sweeties. Although the entire strip is archived for free on-line, the e-book represents a PDF conversion of a printed collection which includes a foreword, [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By Chris Meadows
November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

CNET has a 3-minute video that bills itself as a “Buyer’s Guide” for tablets and e-readers, though it primarily focuses on tablets, and mostly the more expensive tablets—the iPad, the Galaxy S, and Sony’s Android tablet (which I hadn’t heard of before). It paints this trio of $499 [...]

AVG study shows 11-year-olds have adult technology skills

By Chris Meadows
November 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

One of the funniest jokes in the “Internet Helpdesk” sketch by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie comes when the frustrated tech support staffer asks to speak to his client’s 9-year-old daughter, and proceeds to deliver in-depth instructions loaded with IT terminology—which the kid apparently [...]

Original iPod prediction: descendants might ‘replace the PC’

By Chris Meadows
October 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Ten years ago, the original iPod came out, changing Apple inexorably from a snooty little computer company whose best days were seemingly long behind it to one of the greatest powerhouses of the consumer electronics industry. Today it seems likely Apple is going to kill off the last vestige of that [...]

Kindle page numbering scheme still contentious

By Chris Meadows
January 31, 2011 // 32 Comments

CNet’s David Carnoy has an article and poll pertaining to the thorny issue of Amazon’s Kindle page (or, rather, location) numbering scheme. Carnoy looks at the controversy as expressed in a number of Amazon discussion forum threads—some find, as Amazon notes, that it makes a good alternative [...]

9/11 Memorial iPhone app teaches about 9/11

By Chris Meadows
September 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

In a related note to my 9/11 remembrance post yesterday, CNet reports on a new iPhone app released by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The app serves as a sort of tour guide in your pocket, letting you visit locations near Ground Zero while viewing photos taken at those locations on [...]

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