iPod Touch

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 [...]

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: 1. Tap on your Setup icon. 2. Move down to General and tap on it. 3. Then choose Accessibility. 4. [...]

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 $8; apart from Amazon’s cables, relatively few are less than $10." 2. "Grasp the hard [...]

Requiem for the iPod Touch

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

It’s funny how viewpoints change over time. Apple just introduced a new version of the iPod Touch the other day, with a faster CPU and better camera hardware. The price stays about the same, starting at $199 for 16 GB and topping out with a new $399 for 128 GB option. But the screen size remains [...]

Weekend Roundup: Used eBook site face lawsuit. Apple updates iPod Touch lineup

By Joanna Cabot
June 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

Used eBook Website Faces Lawsuit in Europe (The Digital Reader) The used ebook marketplace Tom Kabinet is only a week old but it is already facing legal challenges to its business model. *** Should Canadian Courts Get to Decide What the World Sees Online? (Michael Geist) The ruling provides the [...]

Polaroid mini-tablet offers Android iPod Touch alternative…though not a very good one

By Chris Meadows
January 23, 2014 // 2 Comments

I have mentioned more than once that Android lacks a real equivalent to the iPod Touch. Sure, there are plenty of smartphones, and there are more than a few mini-tablets, but the mini-tablets generally seem to be running version 2 of Android, which means they have no (legitimate) access to the Play [...]

Voice Dream reader app can now play audiobooks

By libertyc
December 8, 2013 // 1 Comment

The new version of the Voice Dream reader app, a superb iOS text-to-speech app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, can now play audiobooks, too. Even at $10, costlier than the typical app, Voice Dream is a Buy, capital B, at the Apple App Store. Voice Dream 2.9.2 can handle zipped MP3s as well [...]

Apple allows old iOS devices to install ‘last compatible version’ of newer apps

By libertyc
October 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

This is a slightly old story, but I thought it was worth following up on when I had the chance. A few weeks ago, Apple quietly added a new feature to its iOS app store. It used to be that when you had hardware too old to run the latest version of an app, and you lost the version of it you had, you [...]

Android still lacks iPod Touch alternative

By libertyc
September 12, 2013 // 11 Comments

Why is there still no good Android alternative to the iPod Touch? I last posed this question over two years ago, when Apple’s imposition of the 30% fee policies to apps with stores first caused me to question whether it was worth staying with the platform. At the time, there just weren’t any [...]

My Answers Expert Articles: E-Readers, iOS

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

One of the reasons I haven’t been writing as much lately here is that I have another part-time writing gig now that takes up much of my attention. I’m the “PC Expert” for Answers.com’s Experts program, contributing 500- to 600-word articles on subjects pertaining to computers, tablets, [...]

Pedestal Stand for iPad also holds your toilet paper?

By Charles Moore
February 10, 2013 // 2 Comments

One of the things I love about my iPad is that it liberates me from the constraints of my desktop workstation and the lousy body English of using a laptop sitting on one’s lap. I can use the iPad in a wide range of venues in my house and yard—pretty much anywhere within range of my Wi-Fi [...]

Apple apparently opens refurbished outlet on eBay

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s not clear whether Apple is doing this or it’s just someone who’s cut a deal with them (both 9to5Mac and CNet asked Apple for clarification, but the company apparently hasn’t responded yet), but an eBay store entitled “refurbished outlet” has opened up, selling factory-refurbished [...]

Review: Kobo Glo with SleepCover

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 5 Comments

There’s a new e-reader in the house! I had been eying the Kobo Glo with some envy ever since it came out. It seemed like Amazon’s readers kept getting thicker and chunkier-looking, while Kobo’s kept getting smaller and cuter and faster. The glow light was what really sold me, [...]

Refurbished 4th generation iPod Touch on bargain sale

By libertyc
November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

If you’re looking for a handily pocketable e-reader and wouldn’t feel dirty giving money to Apple, CNet points out that Apple is running a pretty good deal on refurbished 4th-generation (the model from two years ago) iPod Touch units. The 8 GB version is available for $129 shipped (it costs [...]

Review: Quotebook for iOS

By libertyc
October 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

Quotebook is an app that came to me via the Genius suggestions in my newly updated iPad’s App Store. It’s an app designed for clipping and storing favorite quotes for future reference. Unlike other iOS quote apps, it does not come with a library of quotes pre-installed. You are meant to [...]

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