David’s Links: Rescuing classic old tech gizmos. Austen relative’s crime novel almost back in print. Writerly tools—from anti-piracy app to marketing helpers

By David Rothman
May 31, 2015 // 2 Comments

Keeping Your Classic Tech Devices Running (New York Times) There are mechanics who can keep your gear going. Solutions include experts who will pay a visit to fix devices like iPods, as well as mail-in repair services. Plus there are a host of how-to sites so you can solve problems yourself. The [...]

Interesting facts about Apple (Infographic)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s a fun infographic, oddly appropriate to publish on April 1, since that was the day in 1976 that Apple Inc. was founded. I have been off and on using Apple products since the Macintosh 128K. I still remember my mom being told to get a Commodore 64 because “we’d never need [...]

Apple music DRM case wraps up with final witness

By Chris Meadows
December 14, 2014 // 2 Comments

The Apple iTunes DRM case proceeds apace. After finding a replacement plaintiff to supplant those who were found not to have bought iPods during the required time period, the case moved forward, hearing reluctant testimony from a former iTunes engineer who worked on blocking the interoperability of [...]

Apple iPod DRM case heats up, but might still fizzle

By Chris Meadows
December 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

The wheels of justice grind slowly, and sometimes a bit of grit gets stuck in the gears. This seems to be the case with the ten-year-old lawsuit against Apple over the DRM policies it used to enforce on iTunes Music Store music and iPods. Over the last couple of weeks, it’s started moving again, [...]

Review: Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

By Chris Meadows
December 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

I finished reading Fred Vogelstein’s book Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, which I mentioned in my post yesterday. I quite enjoyed it. Even though I read the news reports of the events it describes as they happened, you don’t get the big picture until you [...]

Enjoying tablets and smartphones? Thank e-books!

By Chris Meadows
October 31, 2013 // 5 Comments

The world has been changing a lot. In the 98 years my grandmother has been alive, we’ve gone from cars as rickety novelties on dirt-track roads to polished metal eggs on highways that span the globe; the Wright Brothers’ first flight to putting people on the moon and machinery on Mars. [...]

Exploring Technology Overload with Students, Part 2

By Joanna Cabot
March 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

I wrote a few weeks ago about the health unit I’m doing with my Grade 2 class, exploring technology and how we can use it safely in our lives. Well, our second lesson was delayed by a snow day, so I’ve only now gotten around to lesson two, and it was a doozy! In our previous class, we [...]

Exploring Technology Overload with Students

By Joanna Cabot
February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

As my school’s technology coordinator, part of my job is to explore the different ways our students use technology, and how that’s working for us. Are there tools we are under-utilizing? Tools we are over-utilizing? Are there concerns parents have over how their kids are interacting [...]

Apple iPhone 5 Media Event live blog

By a TeleRead Contributor
September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Kirk Hiner & Bill Stiteler | Technology Tell Apple has been highlighting features of the forthcoming iOS 6 for many months now, and new we finally get to see some features of the newest device to run it. The iPhone 5 is being unveiled today at 10:00 am PT (1:00 ET), and this link will take [...]

iBooks updated to 1.5 – adds night-reading theme

By Paul Biba
December 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the App Store: iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:• Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.• Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.• iBooks now features an [...]

Original iPod prediction: descendants might ‘replace the PC’

By Chris Meadows
October 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Ten years ago, the original iPod came out, changing Apple inexorably from a snooty little computer company whose best days were seemingly long behind it to one of the greatest powerhouses of the consumer electronics industry. Today it seems likely Apple is going to kill off the last vestige of that [...]

How to make the iPod Touch better

By Chris Meadows
September 14, 2011 // 2 Comments

On CNet, Donald Ball surveys a number of suggestions for what Apple can do to improve the iPod Touch, Apple’s “forgotten” iOS product. I’ve long held that the iPod Touch is Apple’s true “game-changer”. Maybe it doesn’t get as much press as the flashier iPhone and iPad, but it’s [...]

Patent troll Lodsys files suit against iOS developers

By Chris Meadows
May 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

The latest chapter in the saga of patent troll Lodsys has come to light today. Despite having been told by Apple that it did not have grounds to sue developers for infringement, based on those developers’ use of Apple’s in-app purchasing technology, Lodsys decided to go ahead and file [...]

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