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Review: Quotebook for iOS
October 11, 2012 | 4:33 pm

Quotebook is an app that came to me via the Genius suggestions in my newly updated iPad's App Store. It's an app designed for clipping and storing favorite quotes for future reference. Unlike other iOS quote apps, it does not come with a library of quotes pre-installed. You are meant to input your own via typing directly into a new record, or by coping and pasting from Twitter, Safari, iBooks or some other source. I had previously been using an epub file to store quotes and clips from books I was reading. It had definitely improved my reading; I liked being...

Good news for Stanza fans: It apparently works under Apple’s new operating system for iPhones, iPads and the rest
September 25, 2012 | 9:07 am

Stanza, one of the best e-reading apps around, was broken when Apple upgraded to iOS 4 or later. Amid the uproar from the app’s users, Stanza’s overlords at Amazon tweaked the ePub-capable app but did not promise future upgrades. But Stanza runs fine under iOS 6, the new operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, at least as best I can determine. I did suffer a lockup when I tried to change fonts, but my hunch is that this is probably an iOS 6 issue rather than a Stanza-specific one. A reboot of my iPad did the trick. Let me know if you...

iOS 6 Now Available
September 19, 2012 | 2:13 pm

By Bill Stiteler | for Appletell iOS 6 is now available for download. The new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can be downloaded over the air from the device, or via iTunes, and requires 2.4 GB of space. The update is compatible with the iPhone 3GS or better, the 4th generation iPod touch, and the iPad 2 or better, though not all of the 200 new features are available on all devices. To download the update on your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS 6 brings a slew of new features, including system-level Facebook integration (much like iOS...

The 7-inch iPad may not be a value product after all
September 15, 2012 | 1:07 pm

By Jeremy Hill | for Gadgetell Apple spent its entire media event this past Wednesday showing off the iPhone 5, the fifth generation iPod Touch, the iPod Nano and updated software for iOS and iTunes. We didn’t hear a peep about the fabled 7-inch iPad, so it’s fair to assume that’s being saved for a later event. However, I’m not so sure it will be the Nexus 7 destroyer many have made it out to be--assuming it’s real. Here’s the problem: The 7-inch iPad is believed to be a more budget-friendly version of the full sized iPad. It’s supposed to swoop in and completely...

Morning Roundup – Links to Start Your Day
September 13, 2012 | 10:08 am

New iPod Touch Looks Better for Reading Than Ever (The Digital Reader) Apple Announces iTunes 11 (GigaOM) Kindle Paperwhite Won't See Int'l Release Until 2013 (Good E-Reader) Waterstones CEO: Amazon Deal Great Except for the Bear Traps (Paid Content)   Kindle Daily Deal: The Goddess of Fried Okra [&] Mary Poppins...

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 (click here) will update every 20 seconds. ... 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 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...

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