Posts Tagged ‘ Kindle ’

Three Devices That Gave Us Better Ways To Do Things We Don’t Want To Do Anymore

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Commentary, iPods & Portable Media Players

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 […]

Why Are People So Hyped About The Apple Tablet?

Jan 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, General, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players

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 […]

TechCrunch Kills Off “CrunchPad” Tablet Project….Over Supplier Problems?

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

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 Opens Gate To Kindle’s Closed World, Adds Native PDF Reader

Nov 24th, 2009 | By | Category: General

Amazon today announced two new enhancements to the latest generation Kindle—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 in  PDF format without conversion. To read PDFs, users can email PDFs to their Kindle email address or move […]

Why Amazon Is Getting Sued Over The Kindle

Aug 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General

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 […]

Five Reasons The Apple Tablet Will Rock

Jul 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Streaming Video, Video

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.

Amazon Just Killed Off The Kindle’s Buzz

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: General

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 […]

iPhone eBook Reader Stanza Reaches 2 Million Users

Jul 13th, 2009 | By | Category: General, iPods & Portable Media Players

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. “These milestones highlight that many people are quite comfortable reading full length books via Stanza on their iPhones and iPod touch. From […]

Buying A Book For The Kindle Is Digital Russian Roulette

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, iPhone

The Amazon Kindle may be a failure as a new media platform, but it’s great for reading books, right?

Maybe not.

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 Failure Of The Kindle As A New Media Platform

Jun 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, General

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.