The Apple iPad may have debuted to mixed reactions from tech analysts – but it’s clear that Apple’s new tablet computer already has competitors struggling to find ways to stay competitive. Three examples have cropped up in the last few days: Amazon announced that it is buying Touchco – a start-up based in New York […]
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Steve Rubel wants to know what’s up with all they hype about the rumored Apple iPad computer. He speculates that We’re Bored and Out of Shiny Objects: For the last several months there’s been a ton of interest in the mythical Apple tablet. Just how much? Since July Google searches for the words Apple and […]
If you’ve been hoping for a touchscreen Internet tablet, it looks like you’re going to have to keep waiting. TechCrunch today announced that they were sending their much-hyped CrunchPad design to the deadpool. According to TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington: The CEO of our partner on the project, Chandra Rathakrishnan, sent me an email with the subject […]
Amazon today announced two new enhancements to the latest generation Kindleâ€”85 percent more battery life and a native PDF reader. The 6-inch Kindle now has a built-in native PDF reader. This will let users read documents inÂ PDF format without conversion. To read PDFs, users can email PDFs to their Kindle email address or move […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s Corynne McSherry has published a blog post that explains why the group is taking part in a lawsuit against Amazon over the Kindle: Customers who shell out $300 for a Kindle are not getting the product they expect: a device that will let them do electronically most of the things they […]
The Apple Tablet may still complete vaporware, but it’s looking more and more likely that Apple is going to release a large-scale version of the iPod touch.
Here are five reasons why the Apple Tablet will rock.
From the day it was released, people have recognized that the Kindle is crippled by compromises. Since then: We’ve learned that the Kindle is a failure as a new media platform; Amazon is turning off Kindle features to keep publishers happy; and that “Buying” a book for the Kindle is like Russian roulette. A lot […]
Amazon today announced that more than 2 million users have downloaded Lexcycle Stanza, an electronic book reader application for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Stanza users have downloaded over 12 million books. â€œThese milestones highlight that many people are quite comfortable reading full length books via Stanza on their iPhones and iPod touch. From […]
The Amazon Kindle may be a failure as a new media platform, but it’s great for reading books, right?
Based on the experience of Gear Diary’s Dan Cohen, buying a book on the Kindle platform is a game of digital Russian roulette.
The Kindle book reader is a technological wonder – but some bloggers are beginning to recognize that the device is a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
The Kindle looks like it should be a new media platform, but it’s primary focus is old media.
As a result, supporting the Kindle is, at least for some bloggers, a waste of time.