Technology: No Big Deal Anymore?

By Joanna Cabot
July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I posted earlier about the computer shopping that’s been going on in my family lately. Well, gadget lusts strikes again—the Beloved’s mother showed me a 900-page doorstopper of a historical fiction novel she plans to take on an airplane with her, and I commented that it would be so [...]

Instagram, Cyber-Bullying the the Connected Kid

By Joanna Cabot
April 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Blogger Hollee Actman Becker is making headlines for her blog post on a disturbing Instagram trend: the ‘beauty pageant’, wherein tweenaged girls post collages of their friends and ask readers to vote on which is the prettiest. The girl with the least votes gets Xed out of the picture, [...]

Study shows tablets continue to overtake e-readers

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

My e-reader sits on the bookshelf, dust growing on it every day. My Nook Simple Touch used to be one of my favorite gadgets—I carried it everywhere, even just to sneak a couple of pages here and there. I’ve replaced my e-reader with a tablet. I ordered a Nexus 7 last July (a birthday present) [...]

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 [...]

Mexico's illiteracy problem is growing worse

By Dan Eldridge
March 8, 2013 // 2 Comments

For years now, whenever reports from Mexico have popped up in American news outlets, the stories have almost always revolved around the seemingly endless homicides that are taking place in the northern reaches of the country, where many of Mexico’s infamous drug cartels are based. But an [...]

Will Smaller Tablets Outsell the Big Slates in 2013?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 1, 2013 // 6 Comments

Apple famously refused to sell a 7″ tablet for many years, then reversed that notion and came out with the iPad mini last year and it sold very well. iPad mini and its many cousins have solidified the smaller tablet market. Display Search reported yesterday that in the first month of [...]

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