Morning Links: One bright future of color e-paper. End of free?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The once-bright future of color e-paper (Engadget) Still, even those predictions fall flat sometimes, and it can burn to look back at the track record of a horse we once bet on. For this editor, that stallion was known as color e-paper, a series of dimly hued electronic-paper technologies that [...]

Morning Links: Vook to relaunch as Pronoun. Change to MacBook Pro

By Joanna Cabot
May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

My Personal List of What Should be Top-of-Mind for Publishers Around Digital Change Today (Mike Shatzkin) To prepare for DBW 2016, we need to decide what publishers need to be thinking about and learning about next March, when the seventh annual DBW will take place. *** Vook to Relaunch as Free [...]

Morning Links: Apple making iPads in classrooms easier. More on Little Free libraries

By Joanna Cabot
March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

How My Little Free Library Became Self-Sustaining (Book Riot) The reality of running a Little Free Library is often much less bright and cheery. A lot of the books that get put in aren’t anything anyone would want to take. *** How I Manage my Creative Process on an 11-Inch Macbook Air (GigaOM) I [...]

My Technology Wish List

By Joanna Cabot
January 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

An article in today’s Morning Links has GigaOM’s Mark Crump explaining why 2014 will be the “year of the iPad” for him. It basically comes down to this: the iPad can’t do every computing task he wants to do. But it can do all the ones he needs to do on the go. So [...]

Why I am Buying a Macbook this Christmas

By libertyc
November 16, 2013 // 6 Comments

I wrote earlier this year about my upcoming need for a new computer. My aging Macbook is, well, showing its age, and I was no longer sure if the price premium on Macs was worth it for me given how much of my day-to-day work I have offloaded onto my iPad these days. I also wasn’t sure if I [...]

When’s the Best Time to Buy an Apple Product? (Infographic)

By Matthew Marchesano
March 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

When is the best time to purchase a new Apple device? Is there a best time? We’re fully aware of how sporadic and paltry the big Apple can be when it comes to offering customers discounts on their products. Usually feeling like you’ve earned a ‘deal’ from an Apple retail store or from their [...]

Technology Overload In Education: Stop the Madness!

By libertyc
January 15, 2013 // 4 Comments

Fresh off the heels of CES and the Polaroid Kids Tablet and the iThis and the iThat, I have a confession to make about technology in education. And here it is: We actually don’t need any more technology. We don’t, really! That might be a strange thing to say in this age of tech [...]

The trackpad conundrum: Why Microsoft is building the Surface itself

By libertyc
June 24, 2012 // 2 Comments

On Pando Daily, Farhad Manjoo discusses why Microsoft felt the need to build the Microsoft Surface itself, rather than farming Windows tablets out to an OEM. He casts the explanation in terms of the trackpad on your laptop or netbook. Because Apple builds its own hardware, it is able to make the [...]

10 devices not to buy right now—including e-readers

By libertyc
May 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

Gizmodo has a list of “10 gadgets you’d be a fool to buy right now” (that it reprinted from Laptop Mag but thankfully de-slideshow-ified)—devices that are soon to be replaced by something better. Weirdly enough, you can read e-books on all but one of them—including, naturally, e-readers. [...]

I like reading ebooks on my MacBook Air – much to my surprise

By libertyc
October 7, 2011 // 19 Comments

I recently bought an 11-inch MacBook Air.  It’s a fantastic machine.  I got the upgraded version – 1.8GHz i7 processor, 256GB Flash storage, 4GB memory.  It is so fast that it has spoiled me for anything else.  My poor 17″ MacBook Pro is a turtle compared to it.  Of course [...]

An ebook (and print book) lover’s house tour

By libertyc
July 21, 2010 // 3 Comments

Often lost among all the ‘iPads mean that ebooks WIN!’ articles is the idea that for many of us, for the long foreseeable future, it is not an either/or scenario. Some books may be well-suited to e-reading, while others are (and will remain for various reasons) a better experience in [...]

The dangers of the walled garden: when things go wrong

By libertyc
July 1, 2010 // 10 Comments

I have written before about my love for my trusty Macbook. I vividly recall my first wireless network experience with a freebie from a Windows-using friend. Hours of frustrating tweaking later, no network. A techie finally told me to just get Airport since I had a mac. I plugged it in and five [...]

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