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Report: 1/3 of iPad Users Don't Use Device for Reading Books!

Posted by John R. on Sunday, November 21, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
Well, that means 66% DO use the mobile device for reading books...And that is a great percentage!

Since the advent of the eReaders, tablets and other multitask mobile gadgets, I have felt they would encourage more reading...and especially spur book reading...if for no other reason than to be able to utilize the new fad gadgets.

I was right. And their presence has also resulted in the resuscitation of the publishing industry as a whole!

Another reason for this particular post tonight is to intro...

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Apple's Big Announcement!

Posted by John R. on Sunday, October 17, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
Apple is set to make a well-publicized, "surprise" announcement next Wednesday...Wonder what it will be? Usually, when Apple makes a grandiose production of a Steve Job's upcoming press show, expectations are that something truly innovative will be introduced. 

Well, I'm not the only one who is wondering.
Nick Bilton is also pondering this in his post for Technology Bits in the NY Times:

When Apple makes an announcement about a coming press event it can sometimes feel like the National Hurric...


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App Developers Beware of Apple!

Posted by John R. on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
"Taken together, particularly with the exclusive control over distribution, and these are the characteristics of a publisher. Apple has effectively become the only publisher for iOS, except it has done it in a way where the developers, who clearly do all of their work on speculation, are responsible if Apple’s customers return products of it there are legal issues. It’s all the upside of publishing someone else’s software with virtually none of the downside."...
Excerpt from Erik Sherma...
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A Kindle for $139?

Posted by John R. on Friday, July 30, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
E-readers are coming down in price...or "rolling back" per Wal-Mart speak...In the increasingly crowded world of digital readers the competition is heating up while the profit margin may be shrinking.

Ahhh, don't you just love open competition?

Claire Cain Miller, writing from the San Francisco bureau of the New York Times, reports this on the latest Kindle shot in the e-reader warfare: 

Amazon.com
will introduce two new versions of the Kindlee-reader on Thursday, one for $139, the lowest price y...
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Constantly Changing Content Magazines on iPad

Posted by John R. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
Flipboard, a free iPad application, provides iPad users with a custom digital magazine that changes content constantly based on the links provided in their interest areas on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Pretty cool, huh? Talk about a living, breathing magazine...

This report comes from the Associated Press as printed in
The Salt Lake Tribune, no author given:
 

Apple Inc.’s iPad has hatched a new breed of magazines, one filled with a constantly changing mix of articles, photos and vid...


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Does iPhone4 Suck or Not?

Posted by John R. on Thursday, July 1, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
Why in the hell would you design an antenna in a metal strip around the edge of a mobile device where you know it has to be held  to use...AND by covering the antenna with your hand it would cut down or eliminate your reception?

Well that's what Apple did...You would think in pre-testing that this flaw would be readily apparent. But what's worse for Apple is the high probability that they are refusing to make the design flaw right by their customers!

Are lawsuits coming? A strong possibility. ...

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iPhone 4 Takes Center Stage

Posted by John R. on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
The much anticipated iPhone 4 danced into reality as Steve Jobs introduced and demonstrated the device at the WWDC yesterday. The crown jewel of the digital delight appeared to be the face-to-face video phone app known as FaceTime.

Nicholas Kolakowski, reporting for eWeek dot com today:

Apple CEO Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone 4, the company's next-generation smartphone, during the opening day of the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference. Analysts' reviews have generally been strong, praising fea...

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Adobe vs Apple - More Intrigue!

Posted by John R. on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 

Why can't people just get along? There is no good reason (unless it's hidden) why Adobe shouldn't be allowed on iPhone...It won't stop Apple from continued development in mobile techs such as HTML5, etc, etc and blah, blah.

This report by 
Stephen Shankland on cnet: 

In a rare
open letter published Thursday, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has detailed the technological reasons behind his company's refusal to let Adobe Systems' Flash Player onto the iPhone: he thinks it's a relic, not the futu...


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Who Makes Blackberry Phones, Anyway?

Posted by John R. on Sunday, April 18, 2010, In : writing digital gadgets 
I got to wondering about iPads, iPhones, tablets, laptops, slates, etc, etc and THEN I progressed to who made them and thought of them in the first place! ANYWAY, today I found this interesting history of the Blackberry on eHow.com written
By
Dennie Ho, eHow Contributing Writer:

Offering the capability of real time email in any location, the BlackBerry Smartphone has become a popular wireless handheld device. Designed and developed by the Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM), the abili...


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About Me


John R. Austin Writer, Old-Warrior-Adventurer, Blogger... I was born in Key West, Florida. A rather famous hangout for some past famous writers: Hemingway and Tennessee Williams to name two. I just hope that I possess a glimmer of their talent. I have a bachelors degree in architecture/construction and a master's degree in industrial engineering. I have been writing for fifty plus years. Most of my writing has been in the technical, instructional and business areas. I am working on my first book: "Havana Harvest---When Cuba Was Naughty" which details my coming of age experiences in 1958 Havana, Cuba, at the age of 15. Please visit my other blog "Writers Welcome Blog" at http://alturl.com/4z88.

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