The ereader experience, text, and prose

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

This article picks up on some comments made on my recent piece on display technology for ereaders, which basically implied that no ereader screen, no matter how perfect its quality, could precisely duplicate the experience of reading a physical book. Well, that’s as may be. But how much of [...]

Feedly wants Google Reader’s throne; can it be RSS king?

By Matthew Marchesano
June 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

It’s unfortunate news, but it’s inevitable—and worthless to sulk about any longer. Let’s face it: Google Reader will be no more in less than a month from now—on July 1, to be exact. Will this effect you too? I’ve used and continue to regularly use Reader for years, so for me this is the [...]

New OverDrive Site Not Meeting User Expectations?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 30, 2013 // 5 Comments

Late last year, OverDrive began rolling out a new look to their site. My own library in Fairfax County had a “New Look Coming” banner up for several weeks. When I tried it out for the first time, my reaction was, “Not great, but I can live with it.” I wasn’t crazy [...]

New mobile apps from Flipboard, Evernote

By Chris Meadows
December 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

This past week, Google launched its new Flipboard-alike Currents app, but Flipboard hasn’t been standing still either. The company launched a scaled-down version of its iPad reader app for the iPhone. (Alas, it requires at least OS 4.0, so it won’t run on my first-generation iPod Touch—not [...]

6500+ pages of ElfQuest comics readable on-line

By Chris Meadows
May 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

A reminder that e-reading doesn’t just encompass prose: Although one commenter points out it’s actually been on-line for two years now, the Comics Beat blog (and BoingBoing) just noticed that the entire 6500+ page collection of Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest comic book series is posted [...]

I love my Kobo by Mark Meadows

By a TeleRead Contributor
May 3, 2011 // 8 Comments

I purchased a Borders-discounted Kobo Reader for my father at his request and set it up for him a few weeks ago. Now he has contributed a review of his experience with the device. –CM I have been using my new Kobo electronic book reader for a month now, so it is time for me to ponder what I do [...]

Safari Reader part of Apple plan to move web content to apps?

By Chris Meadows
June 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

I’ve been trying out Safari 5, most notably the Safari Reader feature. At this point I doubt I will be switching away from my preferred browser, Chrome, but Safari Reader does make it more than a bit tempting. I find that Safari Reader works remarkably well for article reading, especially on [...]

The Kindle makes another convert

By Chris Meadows
April 26, 2010 // 2 Comments

64-year-old British writer Max Hastings, a self-professed technological traditionalist, has a new best friend—an Amazon Kindle. He first encountered it in Kenya, of all places, and after he expressed an interest a friend bought him one. After a month of using it, he finds himself completely [...]

How Sony lost its way

By Chris Meadows
March 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Gizmodo has kicked off a series of articles called “We Miss You, Sony” about how Sony, a company that used to be on top of the world thanks to the Walkman, the compact disc, and the Playstation, ended up a struggling also-ran. The first piece in the series is called “How Sony Lost Its Way” [...]

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