iOS

Morning Links: Reports of iOS Ad Blocking May Be Premature. Fix or Replace?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

iOS 9 content blocking extensions are not a mobile advertising armageddon (Baldur Bjarnason) Over the past couple of days I sat down and did what most tech columnists seem unwilling to do: I actually looked into what an announced API is capable of. Namely, the upcoming iOS 9 Safari content blocking [...]

Morning Links: New Kobo Firmware Update. Getting Reviewed by the NYT

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Firmware Update 3.16 Released for Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch (The eBook Reader) Kobo has started rolling out a new software update, version 3.16.0. Unlike most updates, this one is only being issued to a couple of models, the new Glo HD and the old Kobo Touch. TeleRead Take: A new Kobo Glo HD just [...]

Considering An Android to iOS Switch

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 10, 2015 // 7 Comments

While I was quite happy with the HTC One M8 when I got it almost a year ago, I haven’t remained as content with it over time. Just before I received the Lollipop update, I was having both serious battery life issues, lagging and crashing apps. The app crashing was so bad that Google Sheets [...]

Morning Links: New $99 Kindle bundle for Kids. iOS vs. Android for e-reading apps. FCC chair’s new digital divide plan.

By David Rothman
May 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty (Tech Crunch) This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader, a durable cover, and an extended warranty on the device which protects against spills and drops. The Bundle is being sold for $99, which [...]

Tor and BitLit offer discounted e-books to print book owners

By Chris Meadows
May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tor has just announced it will be using BitLit to make DRM-free e-books of TorForge titles available at a discount to people who can prove they own the physical version of the book. It joins HarperCollins, which began using the program last year. BitLit is an iOS or Android smartphone app that [...]

App Annie Index suggests Google has an app problem?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest quarterly mobile app market index from analytics firm App Annie, the App Annie Index: Market Q1 2015, suggests that the Google Play store and the iOS App Store are following “different paths” as the mobile app market evolves. According to App Annie, “Google Play [...]

Android is: The Dominator

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey – how about Fifty Flavors of Lloyd? Yes, if you want to see a dominant force cracking its whip over the supine global smartphone market, Android in IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker is the one you want to catch. According to the IDC [...]

Morning Links: 9 frustrations to fix in iOS 9. Digital newspaper bundling

By Joanna Cabot
February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Princeton Inherits $300M Worth of Rare Books (GalleyCat) William H. Scheide, a graduate of Princeton University, passed away last year and left a very valuable rare book collection to his alma mater. *** Digital Newspaper Bundling for Added Value (GoodeReader) This type of value-added offer for [...]

Interactive graphic novel Midnight Rises by John Scalzi interacts with new mobile shooter game

By Chris Meadows
February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Interactive book apps may not yet have set the world on fire, but there is at least one place for them—as an adjunct to video games. On January 28, 2015, Industrial Toys LLC released Midnight Rises, an interactive graphic novel application for iOS. The e-comic serves as a prelude to Midnight [...]

Morning Links: Death of music sales. Lost your reading mojo?

By Joanna Cabot
January 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

Harry Potter eBooks Now Available on Oyster (GoodeReader) Today, the company is proud to announce that they have reached an agreement with JK Rowling, to have the entire Harry Potter saga available. *** The Death of Music Sales (The Atlantic) If CDs are “dead,” so is iTunes. *** Apple [...]

Morning Links: Amazon discusses Kindle Unlimited. Social media is overrated?

By Joanna Cabot
January 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Amazon Discusses Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Select Participation: Digital Book World, Day 2 (Jane Friedman) If you’ve been watching publishing news over the last 24 hours, then you may have seen a flurry of articles summarizing the Digital Book World session featuring a conversation with Russ [...]

Did Apple dominate Christmas?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 31, 2014 // 4 Comments

Quite a few stories have been doing the rounds lately of how Apple dominated mobile device activations, app purchases, and starts this Christmas, most of them traceable to a report from analytics firm Flurry, entitled “Apple and Apps Dominated Christmas 2014.” And while I don’t [...]

Linshof and the problem of Android vaporware

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

A German startup that had announced new Android devices has just shut up shop – before even opening. Linshof, the German company in question, states on its own website that: Linshof is closed. We understood that it would be a difficult project and we are grateful for having the opportunity [...]

Advent of ultra-cheap Windows machines a game changer?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Arguably one of the big drivers for iPad and Android tablet adoption, besides the new form factor, has been price. Just like netbooks back in the day, tablets offered Internet and digital media access for a price far below that of traditional laptops and desktop PCs, and the home computer market [...]

Morning Links: What’s next for Authors United? Easier switch from iOS to Android

By Joanna Cabot
October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

What’s Next for Authors United? (David Gaughran) Perhaps it’s time for Douglas Preston to widen the aims of the group and start campaigning on issues which actually matter. *** Make the Switch from iOS to Android with Google’s New Guide (Lifehacker) If you’re not excited about [...]

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