iPad

What does new Apple hardware portend for e-books? Probably not much

By Chris Meadows
August 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Apple is holding one of its traditional show-off-the-new-hardware events next month, which means it’s time for everyone to prognosticate or scrabble whatever leaks they can find. Tech Insider is carrying a report suggesting that the new iPad Mini will be as thin as the iPad Air 2. The Digital [...]

Does Apple Music for Android portend an Android iBooks?

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Might iBooks come to Android? The obvious answer is something involving porcine aviation, but maybe it just got a little less unlikely. Prompted by a 9to5Mac article about a job posting by Apple looking for Android developers, the Motley Fool reports that Apple is developing an Apple Music app for [...]

A speedier iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in two minutes—and longer battery life, too

By David Rothman
August 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

The trick is to get rid of the system animations, which hog resources. I own an iPad Air 2, so I’m not sure it will matter as much as with older machines. But I’ve given this a try anyway. Steps: 1. Tap on your Setup icon. 2. Move down to General and tap on it. 3. Then choose Accessibility. 4. [...]

The easiest way to break in your new tablet—for work, fun or mixes of the two

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

So you’ve bought that shiny new tablet and fired it up. Now what? You’ve got a bunch of app icons, and you know it should be a great tool. But how do you learn to use it? This article assumes you’re new to the tablet world. If you’ve changed operating systems, like moving from an iPad to an [...]

Own a recent iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? Here’s how to make your Lightning cable last longer

By David Rothman
August 3, 2015 // 4 Comments

Here are a few tips from 9to5Mac for owners, er, victims, of the oft-troublesome Lightning cables 1. "As a general rule, legitimately Apple-authorized Lightning cables don’t sell for less than $8; apart from Amazon’s cables, relatively few are less than $10." 2. "Grasp the hard [...]

The rumored new iPad mini 4: Another example of the competition between books and other media?

By David Rothman
July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yes, Rumorville again. How could we be so cruel as to deprive you of the latest from AppleInsider: Rumor: Apple’s iPad mini 4 will be a miniature iPad Air 2, could launch alongside A9-powered iPad Air 3? Supposedly, too, the iPad Air 3 will appear this fall with the same dimensions as the [...]

Making the Switch from Laptop to Tablet

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 15, 2015 // 8 Comments

I was meeting with a client recently, and she was admiring my iPad + Bluetooth keyboard combination. She pulled a massive laptop out of her bag and said she’d been meaning to make the switch from her laptop to her new iPad. We got to talking about what was involved in making the switch from [...]

Morning Links: What Is a Book? Pebble Time Review

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Book is a Book: What is a Book? (Dear Author) When you hear the word book, what comes to mind? TeleRead Take: It’s a fair question. eBooks have been challenging the question. I think about it when I “report” finished books to Goodreads. Most of the time, I don’t bother [...]

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: Sue for copyright infringement in advance? Post-Nepal Facebook checkins

By Joanna Cabot
May 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

iPad Still King of Declining(?) Tablet Market (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Apple may be going through several quarters of declining tablet sales, but they’re not the only ones. *** Business Musings: Mush Brain (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) I treat my writing like a day job. I think: would I have shown [...]

Morning Links: LA wants refund for school iPads. Tech and the home

By Joanna Cabot
April 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Silicon Valley Needs To Be More Willing To Talk Openly About Failures (Techdirt) This is Silicon Valley’s stupid secret that really should be discussed more openly. Lots of startups fail. It happens all the time. *** LA School District Wants Refunds for Education iPads (Boing Boing) They paid [...]

Interesting facts about Apple (Infographic)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s a fun infographic, oddly appropriate to publish on April 1, since that was the day in 1976 that Apple Inc. was founded. I have been off and on using Apple products since the Macintosh 128K. I still remember my mom being told to get a Commodore 64 because “we’d never need [...]

Annual eBook Spring Cleaning Time

By Joanna Cabot
March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I am on March break as of Friday, and that means it’s eBook spring cleaning time! I will be off work for two weeks, the the Beloved will still be working, so this is the time of year where I catch up on my various projects—I always feel a little guilty when he is working but I am not, [...]

Accessory Review: Inatek iPad Sleeves

By Joanna Cabot
February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

The folks at Inatek were kind enough to send me two of their iPad sleeves to review—a matching pair for my iPad Air and my iPad Mini. The sleeves are both made of a very nice felted material and are a great choice for on-the-go protection. Their offer came at a perfect time for me because I [...]

Samsung gets innovation envy at iPad’s superior 4:3ness?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trigger warning: Snark. Anti-Apple snark. For those sensitive souls out there whose delicate intellectual faculties are upset by double meanings or anything more than good simple honest say-what-you-mean cracker-barrel truisms, be warned: This article will engage in irony. Sarcasm. Satire. [...]

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