Which iPad Mini Rumor To Believe? Maybe Both

By libertyc
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, [...]

Hey everyone … it's a Kindle Torture Test!

By libertyc
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 [...]

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 [...]

Refurbished 4th generation iPod Touch on bargain sale

By libertyc
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 [...]

CNet offers TruConnect MiFi hotspot for $74

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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, [...]

Original iPod prediction: descendants might ‘replace the PC’

By libertyc
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 [...]

TruConnect offers cheap, mobile pay-as-you-go wifi: just the thing for downloading e-books

By libertyc
September 19, 2011 // 8 Comments

Looking for a great, cheap way to download e-books when you can’t get a wi-fi signal, even if you don’t have a free-3G-enabled e-reader? TruConnect Mobile might just have you covered. Last year I [...]

Kindle page numbering scheme still contentious

By libertyc
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 [...]

CNet: LCD vs. e-ink: The eyestrain debate. Thoughts on the NookColor. PCW Top 5 Tech

By libertyc
November 1, 2010 // 5 Comments

 CNet’s David Carnoy weighed in on the debate over whether or not e-book reading on LCD screen causes more eyestrain than when reading on an e-Ink screen.  For him, it doesn’t matter, [...]

New Barnes & Noble children’s e-book program hints at color touchscreen Nook

By libertyc
October 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

If you want kids to grow up addicted to reading, hook ‘em while they’re young. The Wall Street Journal reports (behind paywall; bypass by clicking through from Google News instead) that Barnes [...]

9/11 Memorial iPhone app teaches about 9/11

By libertyc
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 [...]

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