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Google Play Books Updated To Make It A Better eReader For Students, Chefs, And Others Who Read Huge Books

Most eReader apps tend to be built for reading something from start to finish — which makes sense, given that that’s how about 99 percent of fiction works are meant to be read.<p>But what about non-fiction stuff? The research documents, the textbooks, and the cookbooks of the world? In books of that …

The 12-inch reader/tablet is HERE!

<b>The 12-inch tablet is here!</b><p><i>Reading comics on this device once again gives me that unexpected experience in digital media: it is not only as good as</i> …

Kindle Fire's "closed garden" system, and their low market share

Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire<p>It's a bit frustrating: outside of iPad, you can choose between full-featured general Android tablets (with almost any screen …

Phone, Meet Tablet. That’s Phabulous

Apple's feet-dragging tactics is becoming more laughable by the month.<br>Apple's CEO claims they are waiting because they want to make sure that the …

The iPad as mobile journalist studio

I've written about this before, and here is a <b>nice article</b> from a journalist who prefers his iPad to a MacBook for mobile production of text and …

Man-Machine love

Woa, somebody <b>really loves</b> his new Mac Pro!<p>This almost makes me want to get the new Mac Pro. But not a used one, I think!<br>By the way, I was sure for …

Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs. iPad Mini Retina

<i>Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs. iPad Mini Retina,</i> <b>article</b>.<p>I am very much on the same page (even if it's electronic) as Janet Tokerud here.<p>The Kindle …

How much Would an iPhone Really Cost in 1991? How about $3.5M

<i>How much Would an iPhone Really Cost in 1991? How about $3.5M</i> <b>Post</b> <i><br>it turns out an iPhone in 1991 would cost you a lot more than $3,000. 32GB of RAM</i> …

Kindle Fire, lighter than Air

It's a bit shocking: the bigger Kindle Fire HDX is not only cheaper, but actually <i>lighter</i> than the iPad Air! (Though 0.8 inches smaller screen.) (I …

"iPad Pro" (updated)

27 Oct 2013<p>Hey, here's a prediction. It came to me in a flash:<p>in 2014, Apple will come out with a bigger iPad, probably 13-inch. It will be named …

Open letter to Amazon

<i>I have sent this to kindle-feedback@amazon.com</i><p>I love Amazon and its philosophy. I must have bought over $10,000 worth of books and films over the …

Wow, iPad Air and Mac Pro (updated)

Apple <b>Keynote speech</b> 22 Oct 2013.<p>(Funny how they still call them "keynotes", even though they for years haven't had a expo to be keynote <i>for</i>. :-)<br>(Yes, …

eReaderJoy

iPad software is cheap<p>Here is an upside to iPad which one may not think about: a lot of software, like image processing and writing software, has …

So how's that iPhone 5 camera?

I was very much in doubt if I wanted the iPhone 5S (I have a 4S). But now I'm glad I did, for I've found tests showing it to be better in low light, …

Undisturbed reading, app proposal

I forget if I ever wrote about an idea I brought up during my interview in The Kindle Chronicles.<p>For people who like to read, and read on a Kindle …

The Great Forest of Demo Monsters

<b>This article</b> is many things, but for me, mainly funny.<br>Many people consider the introduction demo of the first iPhone in 2007 to be one of the …

Free pulp novels

That Samsung smart-watch (Galaxy Gear)

OK, so the first serious smartwatch is here.<br>It is getting very mixed reviews. Some say the interface is really good, but the design and heft are much …

The New World of Abundance

<i>Open letter to Len Edgerly (Kindle Chronicles):</i><p>I feel your, uhm, pain regarding having fifty books waiting on the Kindle, and yet looking at new book …

Pad/phones as camera remote controls

Here's a relatively new game: Pad/phones as camera remote controls.<p>I made this self portrait holding the camera in my left hand, and controlling it …

Siri's voice actor

It's unbelievable how mainstream Apple products have become. The voice actress for Siri (the original, not even the present one, apparently), …

All you can read for ten bucks per month (updated)

So finally the "Netflix" model is appearing for real in the ebooks arena.<br>One which seems really promising is <b>Oyster Books</b>.<p>So far it's only per …

iPad five rumors, case (updated)

It seems the iPad 5 will be slimmer, smaller, and lighter (over 50 grams lighter, and that's only the back cover!). I like that. I'd hoped it, but it …