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 [ on]

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

By Juli Monroe
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 Pocketbook 640 Ultra is a Prime Candidate for Worst eReader of 2014 (The Digital Reader) Alas, the [ on]

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 former superhero lumber up for the big confrontation, only to discover it’s all over. Apple’s [ on]

Apple event impressions

By Juli Monroe
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 4.7″ (starting at $199 on contract) and a 5.5″ variety ($299 on contract). For those of you [ on]

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 [ on]

comScore U.S. rankings give Android OS lead, Apple still leading devices

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest numbers from comScore, Inc., "a global leader in digital measurement and analytics," showing U.S. mobile phone market share for April 2014, reveal that Android is now well entrenched as the Number One smartphone OS, with 52.5 percent of market share by platform, followed by Apple with 41.4 percent. Apple, however, continues to hold the lead in market share by device manufacturer, with 41.4 percent of the market, while Samsung comes in second at 27.7 percent. [ on]

Latest Kantar data shows smartphone big boys struggling in Europe

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, covering the three months until April 2014, shows that international leading brands, from Apple to Samsung, are facing attrition from smaller newcomers who are picking away at their market share. Alongside comeback stories from the [ on]

Will it help Apple to be big in Japan?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has just released its worldwide smartphone sales figures for the first quarter of 2014, with some (moderately) encouraging news for Apple, especially in the light of the not-so-encouraging breakdown in their figures for the previous quarter, as well as some similarly [ on]

Accessory Review: Snugg iPhone pouch case

By Juli Monroe
April 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

My husband says if I had my way, I’d change cases and covers for my devices like other people change clothes. He’s probably right. Good thing I occasionally get review copies for free, like this one: [easyazon-link asin=”B0091T1HQ2″ locale=”us”]Snugg iPhone 4 / [ on]

How much would you pay for a phone installed with Flappy Bird?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Too much of a good thing can be tough to handle. Dong Nguyen the creator of the viral game Flappy Bird couldn’t handle the quick rise of popularity of his game – even though he was supposedly making a lot of money off ads – so he took it down. This has caused people to find alternative [ on]

Kantar data emphasizes Android lead, Apple slide in smartphone sales

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

New 4Q 2013 data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech backs up earlier IDC figures for 2013 smartphone sales that suggest Android is continuing to extend its lead across global markets, especially outside the U.S. According to the Kantar analysis, “the three-month period ending December 2013, shows [ on]

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