How many iPhone/iPad owners use iBooks?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 3, 2015 // 9 Comments

Following my previous post on App Annie’s tracking of the most popular iOS apps of all time, one reader pointed out that this was no guide to ereader popularity on the iPhone or iPad, since iOS devices came with iBooks bundled anyway. Any competing ereader software, excepting possibly Kindle, [...]

App Annie shares the most popular iOS apps of all time

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 2, 2015 // 5 Comments

App Annie, which bills itself as “the standard in app analytics and app market data,” has recently shared what it states are “The Most Popular iPhone and iPad Apps of All Time.” Sadly, there isn’t an ereader app among them. However, there are other interesting trends [...]

How to snorkel with an iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPhone or Apple Watch

By David Rothman
September 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

“The world’s first fully waterproof case for Apple iPad Pro” will keep your tablet safe in up to two meters of water, according to Catalyst. Ah! Good enough for snorkeling—or maybe reading an e-book while floating on an air mattress.  No need to worry about stray splashes. [...]

iPhone Upgrade Program may change how people buy smartphones

By Chris Meadows
September 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple’s new iPhone Upgrade Program could bring some sweeping changes to the mobile industry. That’s what Dwayne de Freitas posits in a fairly long piece on GigaOm. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but it had a few interesting takeaways for me. It suggests that the relationship between [...]

Pocket-sized screens are in again: The rise of smartphone e-reading

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Everything old is new again. Jennifer Maloney at the Wall Street Journal has just noticed that more and more people seem to like reading on little tiny pocket-sized devices. Of course, those devices are now smartphones rather than Palm Pilots or iPod Touches, but the principle remains the same. A [...]

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 [...]

Phablets Are Too Big?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

Ah, first world problems. Phablets are too big to comfortably use one-handed. The post on ReadWrite goes into some detail about how inconvenient large screen phones can be. (Check it out for the image of the phone ring on the iPhone 6+. I didn’t know they were a thing.) Basically, the point [...]

Weekend Links: iPhone is a great watch. Kobo Aura HD discontinued

By Joanna Cabot
March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple is Going to Make it Easier to Put iPads in Classrooms (Ink, Bits & Pixels) The company plans to reduce the number of steps needed to set up an iPad by allowing schools to assign and distribute apps to a device without an Apple ID. *** Why My iPhone is the Best Watch I’ve Ever Owned [...]

Latest Xiaomi sales figures push Apple even further behind

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 5, 2015 // 3 Comments

The recent sales numbers from Huawei which suggested that Apple is in fact facing far tougher competitive pressures in pushing out the iPhone 6 and its ilk than others have implied have been further reinforced by Xiaomi’s latest official full-year figures on sales. Hugo Barra, [...]

Reuters Huawei sales report chimes badly with Apple victory march

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

The already rather surprising report from analytics firm Flurry that implied mobile device market leadership for Apple at end 2014 received fresh contradiction with a year-end news item from Reuters, based on a leaked internal memo, which indicated that Chinese telecoms major Huawei shipped 75 [...]

China and Japan: The device tech faceoff?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Digitimes, the popular though occasionally unreliable Taiwanese technology news platform, has shared fresh intelligence that Japanese mobile device display manufacturers are finally managing to bring significant pricing pressure to bear on their Chinese rivals. According to the Digitimes report, [...]

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

By Joanna Cabot
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

We had our first big snowfall of the year on Monday! And I was all ready, with new boots, a warm hat and fleecy mittens. The only aspect of my life that was hit hard? My reading life! One of the side effects of the loss of physical page turn buttons has been a dip in my reading as soon as [...]

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