iPad

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) [...]

Morning Links: Kobo singled out in Canadian investigation. Apple Watch details surface

By Joanna Cabot
January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Khan Academy for iPad Updates with Over 150,000 Exercises (Lifehacker) Khan Academy has had an iPad app for a while, but it didn’t offer any of the actual training exercises available on the web site. A recent update changes that, and the new iPad app includes just about everything you get [...]

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 [...]

Have we hit Peak Tablet? IDC says maybe

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) minces no words about its prognosis for the global tablet market, predicting “a massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013.” The forecast also highlights “the expectation [...]

Jolla gets moolah with $1.2 million and counting for alternative tablet

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Finnish startup Jolla apparently tapped into a source of serious demand when it launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its Jolla Tablet, a 7.85″ display device running the Linux-based Sailfish OS 2.0. The crowdfunding campaign blew past its $380,000 target within a couple of days of [...]

Notes on iPhone/iPad

By Joanna Cabot
November 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

In today’s Morning Links, there was an interesting piece from Mark Crump at GigaOM on his work process for iPad/iPhone note-taking. This is an interesting subject for me as I have at various times tried to run my workflow in this way, and have been unable to. I have never seen an [...]

Morning Links: NYC to offer free public WiFi by 2015. Taking notes on the iPad

By Joanna Cabot
November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

If Publishers Are Going to Harness Data, We Need One Language (Media Shift) Publishers now have the ability to capitalize on audience interests and behaviors (i.e., types of content preferred, which links are clicked or shared, etc.) with various types of analytic tools. *** Amazon Fire HD Kids [...]

iOS 8 initial impressions

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
October 10, 2014 // 4 Comments

I’ve been using iOS 8 for several weeks now, long enough to get an impression. My overall reaction is that it’s a perfectly good operating system, but it’s not revolutionary. Also, many of the more interesting features (responding to messages from the lock screen) are more useful [...]

Weekend Links: Sony Reader is gone. Building a better Amazon

By Joanna Cabot
August 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s Official—The Sony Reader is Kaput (The Digital Reader) Sony has confirmed today that they will not be making another ebook reader – not even for their sole remaining market in Japan. *** For the Author’s Guild & Other Legacy Publishing Pundits (Joe Konrath) I tweeted to [...]

Why people aren’t buying iPads anymore

By Joanna Cabot
July 30, 2014 // 8 Comments

Huffington Post has this little write-up on the iPad situation. In short: sales of iPads are flat, why can this be? They list the usual reasons—other brands are cheaper, Apple won’t budge on price and so on—but also offer a new one that’s true for me: people simply [...]

The Morning Roundup: ‘Media Shield’ Amendment and more

By Joanna Cabot
June 2, 2014 // 3 Comments

Confused by eBooks? Welcome to the Crowd (Author U) Is Amazon for eBooks the only game in town? — Classroom into Newsroom: 9 Steps to a Multimedia Class Project (Media Shift) Like many of you, I embrace the guide-on-the-side model for teaching vs. the sage-on-the-stage version. — House [...]

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