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Apple iPhone 5 Media Event live blog
September 12, 2012 | 2:44 pm

By Kirk Hiner & Bill Stiteler | Technology Tell Apple has been highlighting features of the forthcoming iOS 6 for many months now, and new we finally get to see some features of the newest device to run it. The iPhone 5 is being unveiled today at 10:00 am PT (1:00 ET), and this link will take you to Technology Tell's live blog of the event. Live blog entries at TechnologyTell.com (click here) will update every 20 seconds. ...

Apple.com searches spill the beans on what will be announced later today
September 12, 2012 | 11:51 am

By Robert Nelson | for Gadget Tell In what confirms some of the rampant rumors, the Apple.com website has revealed some of what will be unveiled later today. The results were first discovered by the folks over at 9to5Mac, however they are easy enough to replicate on your own (at least at the moment). A search for terms such as “iphone 5″ or “iphone-5″ will return results of links. The links will not take you to any publicly available page, but the URLs say what needs to be said. Well, at least for now. Anyway, without further ado, the results seem to have confirmed an LTE...

E-Book Ergonomics: Best Practices?
September 12, 2012 | 10:29 am

I was working only part-time over the summer, and had a lot more time for reading than I usually do. I found, to my dismay, that about halfway through July, I started getting wrist issues: pain when I typed for long periods, numbness and tingling at night and other troublesome symptoms. What was the culprit, and how did I begin solving the problem? My conclusions surprised me! 1) Identifying the Culprit I had found that, during the school year, I barely used my Kindle at all. I had the iPad with me at school so I would read during short breaks. And then...

Apple’s Media Event Today: What can we expect?
September 12, 2012 | 9:46 am

By Jonathan Pena  | for Apple Tell Apple has been highlighting features of the forthcoming iOS 6 for many months now, and today, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, many journalists and consumers are waiting to see what Apple will unveil. Tons of leaked pictures of the rumored iPhone 5 cases, 4-inch screen panels, and connector jacks have appeared on the Applet web, and we gathered them in our iPhone 5 rumor roundup. The iPhone 5 will be unveiled at 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and Apple Tell (a...

4” iPhone, iPod Touch, 8” iPad Mini possibly expected in September
July 25, 2012 | 12:06 am

macotakara_ipod_touch_2012_mockupAs the new hardware refresh comes ever closer, the Apple iDevice rumors grow ever thicker. Here’s a couple of choice ones with e-reading implications. MacRumors has a report suggesting that the iPod Touch will get an update to a new 4” design right along with the iPhone. (The picture at left is a mock-up of what this iPod Touch might look like.) It will have a “buffed aluminum” rear shell, and apart from the camera there will be another hole in the case, at the center near the bottom. It’s not clear what this hole would be for. ...

iPhone turns five today
June 29, 2012 | 7:06 pm

Five years ago today, a nifty little gadget appeared on the scene—a palm-sized color tablet with cell phone connectivity. Owing a lot to the design of the old Palm Pilot (before Palm went all QWERTY thumb-boardy), the iPhone quickly became one of Apple’s most popular products. (Of course, Apple had announced it months earlier so it’s not as if it was a big surprise.) Although it didn’t ship with e-readers included, early TeleRead looks found it could be used to read e-books via Manybooks’s web interface. But for the next year, e-book reading apps would remain the exclusive province...

Why I am reading less on my Kindle this year – and more on my tablet
May 8, 2012 | 8:36 am

Images I have a confession to make, and it's one that surprises me as much as anybody else: my Kindle has been collecting some serious dust this year. I always swore that tablets and e-ink were different animals, that use of one need not threaten use of the other, that you would have to pry my Kindle from my cold, dead hands and so on. Well, now, I stand corrected. 90% of my reading this year has been on my tablet device, and here's why. 1) Sometimes, you just need a backlight. I like to read just before bedtime, and since my...

4th-generation iPod Touch sees refurbishment discount
April 17, 2012 | 12:30 am

CNet has a piece about what a good deal the newly-discounted refurbished 4th-gen iPod Touches available at the Apple Store currently are: 8 gig discounted $30 to $169, 32 gig discounted $50 to $249, and 64-gig discounted $60 to $339. These are the models that have the double-resolution Retina Display, and would make great e-readers. If I didn’t have other demands on my money, I might very well scoop one of those up. Another CNet writer has argued that Apple should ditch the iPod Touch, saying that as a brand name the iPod had basically died out. But...

E-reader accessory review: Flygrip one-handed device grip
April 15, 2012 | 6:26 pm

GEDC0093A few days ago, I was contacted by Chih-Chin Sun of Flygrip, an iPhone/e-reader handgrip accessory made by a company that began selling its products in February of this year. Ms. Sun had read my post about seeking a one-handed e-reading solution for my mother, who had her right arm amputated on New Year’s Eve, and wanted to send my mother and me each one of the Flygrip devices gratis—for my Mom to try out, and for me to review. She noted that the device already had a number of quite satisfied one-handed (and two-handed) users. After looking at...

Kindle for iOS updated to 3.0
March 15, 2012 | 2:18 pm

Screen Shot 2012 03 15 at 2 17 33 PM According to the App Store the updates are: New library design - view your content in a new, updated look and feel.  iPhone users can now choose view [sic] their library in grid view. Cloud view - easily access all of your content in the coud in a simple, combined view Optimized for the new iPad retina display I'm glad its been retina-optimized because my iPad 3 should arrive tomorrow.  Look for some comparison pictures with my iPad 2.  ...

Whited00r backports later features to old iOS hardware
January 19, 2012 | 2:00 am

whitedoorTechCrunch has an article looking at an iOS hacking project that has the potential to be rather interesting. Whited00r is a custom version of OS 3.1.3, hacked to include features such as app folders and multitasking from later versions of the OS. It’s meant for older-generation iPhones and iPod Touches. Of course, it’s a jailbreak, which means losing access to some official Apple stuff such as the App Store and notifications. It looks like it might be fun to try out, but I don’t think it will fix one of my biggest annoyances with having a 1st-generation iPod...

Review: TruConnect prepaid 3G MiFi 3300
January 15, 2012 | 1:15 am

GEDC0518A while ago, I wrote about the idea of using a MiFi to retrofit 3G mobile web access to wifi-capable devices (such as e-readers), and I also mentioned the TruConnect MiFi pay-as-you-go service that allows bite-sized prepaid-3G-wifi usage with no contract required. It has been a couple of weeks since I received my TruConnect MiFi for Christmas, and I’ve used it enough to get a decent idea of how well it works. I use the MiFi mostly with my iPod Touch and iPad, though I have had the chance to try it with my laptop as well. Fundamentally,...

Samsung begins selling Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 direct to consumers
October 19, 2011 | 9:15 am

ScreenClip(32)Our sister blog Gadgetell reports that Samsung has started to sell the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 directly through its website, for $229.99 and $269.99 respectively. Both devices have similar specs: 800 x 480 resolution on 4” or 5” screens (just a bit less than the current iPod Touch’s 960 x 640 at 3.5”, but certainly better than its prior 480 x 320), 8 GB internal memory with a microSD card slot for expansion, front-facing camera and 3.2 megapixel rear camera (compare that to the iPod Touch’s 1 MP camera), Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, and Android Market access. They...

Apple offers great deals on refurbished 1st-gen iPads
October 18, 2011 | 1:15 pm

CNet reports on some great deals Apple is currently offering on its first-generation refurbished iPads. For $399 you can get either a Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB model, or a Wi-Fi-only 64GB model. For $499 you can get a Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB model. Not a bad deal at all for those who don’t mind a few extra ounces and the lack of a camera. They will run the new iOS 5. Alas, Apple doesn’t have much to offer in the way of refurbished iPod Touches right now. It does have a 64 GB 2009 (3rd-generation) model for $249. Lots...

Apple event disappointing from e-reader standpoint
October 4, 2011 | 10:46 pm

ipodtouchFrom an e-reader point of view, the Apple event today was a bit of a disappointment. The iPad is the best-selling tablet ever? We already knew that. One bright spot is that the entry-level iPod Touch price will drop by $30 to $199, basically equivalent to the price of the Kindle Fire which it outspecs in a few ways (camera, microphone, motion sensor, etc.). I wonder whether the new iPods are enough of a change from the old that the old will get an additional refurbishment discount when they launch. I wouldn’t mind having one of those retina display screens…...

Original iPod prediction: descendants might ‘replace the PC’
October 4, 2011 | 11:11 am

first_generation_classic_iTen years ago, the original iPod came out, changing Apple inexorably from a snooty little computer company whose best days were seemingly long behind it to one of the greatest powerhouses of the consumer electronics industry. Today it seems likely Apple is going to kill off the last vestige of that original hard-drive-and-music-player-only device. Yesterday Gizmodo took a look at some of the complaints and erroneous predictions of low sales surrounding the original device, and pointed out a CNet review by Elliot Van Buskirk predicting that descendants of the iPod might replace the PC. The funny thing is,...

The problem with 7-inch tablets
October 1, 2011 | 11:15 am

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWired’s Gadget Lab takes a look at the history of 7” tablets, and why Steve Jobs has been extremely dismissive of the idea. To Jobs, a 7” tablet is too small to accomplish anything worthwhile, and many would see the form factor as little more than a smartphone that’s too big to picket, too small to do much. But the fact that Apple is staying away from that market niche has been allowing others to exploit it without fear of competition—in particular, the Nook Color and now the Kindle Fire. They’re being marketed as media consumption devices rather than...

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