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: 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. [...]

Latest IDC numbers: Another tablet upset?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker has brought joy to the hearts of Luddites everywhere with the news that: “worldwide tablet shipments recorded a year-over-year decline for the first time since the market’s inception in 2010. Overall [...]

Morning Links: Indie authors quitting day jobs. iPad turns 5

By Joanna Cabot
January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Indie Authors Quitting Their Day Jobs- 2015 (The Passive Voice) The most commented posts in the history of The Passive Voice have been those requesting the stories of  indie authors who have been able to quit their day jobs and live on their writing income. The first post is here and the second is [...]

Size matters, as tablet makers go for the big time

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

News has emerged of several tablet manufacturers targeting the mega-device space, with HP announcing an Android Pro Slate design with a 12.3-inch screen. According to the original HP announcement, the HP Pro Slate 12 and its little brother the HP Pro Slate 8 are: high-definition (HD) [...]

Dell claimed world’s thinnest slice of tablet out at Best Buy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Something of a latecomer to the tablet market, despite its innovative mobile devices like the Dell Streak, Dell looks to be aiming for the innovation high ground again, with the debut of the Venue 8 7840, which it claims to be the world’s thinnest tablet, at 6.4mm (0.24 inches) thick. And [...]

Apple stylus patent tries to do a Wacom with prior art

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Apple has been granted a renewal on a 2010 patent for: “a stylus comprising: a body with a first end and a second end; a tip located at a first end of the body; one or more position sensors disposed on the body, wherein the position sensor is in communication with the tip; and a transmitter [...]

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 [...]

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