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REVIEW: iPad Mini
December 29, 2012 | 9:30 pm

I posted earlier this year about my first impressions of the iPad Mini, and since then, I've remained on the fence about whether or not I would get one. I use my devices so much, and I really welcomed something smaller and lighter and nimbler. On the other hand, the price point horrified me a little, and I was having trouble justifying the purchase. Then I got a gift card to a mall I wouldn't otherwise shop at, and it was time to cash in the tech jar, and there was nothing else I especially wanted... ...and so I bit. And after two...

REVIEW: Google’s Nexus 10 Android tablet as a library patron’s delight
December 26, 2012 | 10:05 am

Google Nexus 10 I drive a 1988 Honda and on the whole lead a frugal life. But I have a weakness for e-books and gizmos for reading them. You can’t fathom technology, at the practical level for library patrons and other book-lovers, without using it. Curious where the tech is headed? Well, what costs too much now may someday be in Asian villages and on the racks at Kmart or in the hands of every high school student in Watts or Harlem. I no longer ask for loaners of review units, though. Why worry about offending vendors? Most of my purchases end up on Craigslist or eBay in a...

REVIEW: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
December 24, 2012 | 11:19 am

  By Mike McEnaney | for Technology Tell Google’s play in the tablet market is the Nexus 7, a 7-inch screen Android tablet clearly built for on-the-go use; once you play with this one for awhile, you’ll also see it was truly designed around—and for—Google Play. While little headway has been made with regard to challengers of Apple’s iPad, we have to say the Nexus 7 may prove one of the more a formidable opponents as the tablet wars roll along. First off, just to be upfront, an iPad feature the Nexus 7 doesn’t have: no rear camera. And the screen resolution, while...

Kobo Arc: First Impressions
November 21, 2012 | 9:51 pm

Kobo Arc tabletI got my hands on a Kobo Arc today! A co-worker bought one and wanted my help setting it up. She's a complete e-book newbie, and was persuaded to buy the Arc because she travels a lot, and wanted a device she could take with her for books, movies, light Web browsing and entertainment. The Kobo Arc is—in my opinion—a great little device for those needs, and it has something some of its competitors don't: a wide retail presence at every chain bookstore in Canada, and a comparatively bargain price, listing for $70 cheaper than the lowest-priced Google Nexus, which Indigo...