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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Morning Roundup: iPhone 6 review. Worst eReader of 2014?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

iPhone 6 review: The little things make it a real star (InfoWorld) The larger design is very welcome, but there’s much more to the iPhone 6 than a bigger screen. *** First Impressions: The [...]

Apple Watch shows Cupertino has lost the plot

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

For anyone following the checkered history of digital wearables and smartwatches, the advent of the Apple Watch drips with bathos. It’s like watching a flabby, ageing Mr. Incredible-style [...]

Apple event impressions

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

I’ve been watching the Verge live blog of the Apple event, and the new iPhones do look like nice devices. Big surprise. They are larger. As all the leaks indicated, the iPhone 6 comes in a [...]

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