iPad Mini

Acer Unveils Iconia A1 Tablet, an Excellent iPad mini Alternate

By Matthew Marchesano
May 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago we caught a few leaked images of Acer’s updated mini tablet, the Iconia A1. A next-generation of Acer’s Iconia B1, the “One-Handed” device features a brilliant 7.9-inch IPS display, arguably better specs, and clearly a better price-point than Apple’s latest iPad mini. [...]

When’s the Best Time to Buy an Apple Product? (Infographic)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

When is the best time to purchase a new Apple device? Is there a best time? We’re fully aware of how sporadic and paltry the big Apple can be when it comes to offering customers discounts on their products. Usually feeling like you’ve earned a ‘deal’ from an Apple retail store or from their [...]

Apple Offering Refurbished iPad 4 and iPad Mini

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Been wanting a 4th generation iPad or an iPad Mini but not ready to fork over that much money? Well, you’re in luck because Apple is now offering refurbished models of their latest releases at discounts of six to 10 percent. No, that’s not a huge savings, but with Apple products, a little is [...]

Survey finds half of tablet consumers plan to buy an iPad

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

When looking for a new tablet, it seems consumers have Apple on the brain. The Yankee Group recently disclosed the results of a December survey in which it asked, “What brand of tablet do you intend to buy [next]?” For Apple, it was good news as nearly half of the 506 questioned [...]

Exploring Technology Overload with Students, Part 2

By Joanna Cabot
March 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

I wrote a few weeks ago about the health unit I’m doing with my Grade 2 class, exploring technology and how we can use it safely in our lives. Well, our second lesson was delayed by a snow day, so I’ve only now gotten around to lesson two, and it was a doozy! In our previous class, we [...]

Will Smaller Tablets Outsell the Big Slates in 2013?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 1, 2013 // 6 Comments

Apple famously refused to sell a 7″ tablet for many years, then reversed that notion and came out with the iPad mini last year and it sold very well. iPad mini and its many cousins have solidified the smaller tablet market. Display Search reported yesterday that in the first month of [...]

REVIEW: iPad Mini

By Joanna Cabot
December 29, 2012 // 2 Comments

I posted earlier this year about my first impressions of the iPad Mini, and since then, I’ve remained on the fence about whether or not I would get one. I use my devices so much, and I really welcomed something smaller and lighter and nimbler. On the other hand, the price point horrified me [...]

Toddler vs. Tablet!

By Joanna Cabot
December 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

My Christmas holiday week just ended. The Beloved and I took a few days off for a road trip visit with a beloved little friend, and in between the train building, Lego building, blanket-fort building and grilled-cheese sandwich excursions, Little Monkey amused himself with some gadget play. [...]

UPS Guy Steals an iPad Mini That FedEx Had Just Delivered

By Dan Eldridge
December 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

Just to be 100 percent clear from the jump, the infuriating bit of news in this post doesn’t directly have anything at all to do with e-books or e-reading. But I’d guess that the majority of us here have ordered expensive electronic devices online in the past—devices that have to be [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

I Like my iPad Mini—Much to my Surprise (Good E-Reader) Is There Really Any Value to Getting eReaders into Bricks and Mortar Stores? (The Digital Reader) FCC Boss Tired of Having to Put his iPad Away for Takeoff, Tells FCC to Fix it (Techdirt) Let the eBook Price Wars Begin: Three eBook Pricing [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dictionaries: Finding Their Ideal Format (The Economist) Kobo Arc vs iPad Mini (Good E-Reader) Author Bryce Courtenay Dies Two Weeks After Finishing Final Novel (Reuters) Special Edition 100th Grey Cup eBook On Sale (Herald Online) Kindle Daily Deal: For Black Friday, 25 past Kindle Daily Deal [...]

Apple Ad: iPad Mini is for Books

By Dan Eldridge
November 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Just a few days ago—last Friday, in fact—we posted an item here on TeleRead that included more than a half-dozen TV commercials featuring e-readers. A series of television ads featuring the iPad mini have since begun airing. And interestingly enough, one of the two spots—it shows off the [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Why I’m Not Sold on the iPad Mini (Good E-Reader) Will Disney Block Star Wars Fan-Made Content? (Techdirt) Content Hackathons: The Future of Textbooks (GigaOM) Readability Adds New Grid Reading View (The Digital Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: Sly Fox by Jeanine Pirro {and} The Templeton Twins [...]

Where are you spending your tech dollars this holiday season?

By Joanna Cabot
November 5, 2012 // 7 Comments

Back in early October, I wrote about the coin jar my Beloved and I keep, which we cash in at the end of the year to buy ourselves a holiday present. Well, now the end of the year is approaching, and I have the fun task of deciding where to spend my share. He estimates we’ll have $300—$400 [...]

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