02. May 2011

New Kindle ad targets real books

So Amazon targets real books as competitors to their Kindle reading device instead of the recent iPad mockeries. Well since at the moment it is hard to get enough LC-Screens anyway…

15. January 2011

Apple forbids free iPad magazine subscriptions

The great control freak strikes again: Apple allegedly has told European newspaper and magazine publishers that they will not be allowed to offer free iPad magazine e-subscriptions to print subscribers through Apple’s e-newsstand app.

The reason is obvious: Apple can not earn a 30% fee from money that is not collected through their store. This is also the reason why iBooks is the only e-book app that is allowed to offer in-app purchases. This shows again, if you want to do anything on Apple’s devices you are caught in their walled garden. The price you have to pay to get in it, is that Apple will tell you, what to do and what not.

So with the rapidly growing number of Android devices this might be another point for the open system from Google, and Apple could soon be forced to be much less restrictive.

16. November 2010

eReader Christmas ahead

According to the New York Times this is going to be the “tipping point” holiday season for e-book readers. This is because it’s the first season that e-readers are going to be widely available for under $150 (even for under $100 in some cases). Thus a lot more e-books are going to be sold to read on those e-readers.

The NYT suggests that over ten million e-book readers will be in circulation by the end of 2010.

About 10% of adults plan to give an e-reader as a gift this year whereas last year that numbar was only 4%.

However the growing number of e-book readers may caus confusion to consumers.

While e-book readers are going to be a popular holiday gift, it appears iPads may not. Some analysts are predicting Apple may miss estimates of 6 million devices sold in the fourth quarter due to consumers cutting back spending or going with other devices instead.

It’s just that the even cheapest iPad costs several times as much as most e-book readers. So fewer people will be giving one for Christmas.

11. October 2010

Amazon sells iPad

Apple’s iPad is now available directly from Amazon rather than just through third party carriers.

For $13.69 – instead of originally $39.99 – you get the CrazyOnDigital Black Leather Case for Apple iPad, which is getting 4 out of 5 stars from 86 customers so far. priced retail at $39.99.

If you wanna do some word processing or calculations with your iPad you might be interested in the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock.

Hinzugefügt hier, da viele Besitzer Kindle iPads und viele wurden unter Berücksichtigung einer für Nicht-Tages-Lesung Zwecke haben.

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14. September 2010

Commercial shows differences on reading on a Kindle and an iPad in direct sunlight

As you can see in this ad, while the Kindle is the better the more light is available the iPad doubles as a perfect mirror in direct sunlight. I can promise you, reading on a TFT in sunlight will give you a real head ache.

Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest GenerationKindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite – Latest Generation

by Amazon $139.00

During my vacation I enjoyed my Kindle DX on the beach on every day. Actually even a friend who usually opposes all electronic gadgets read a whole book on my Kindle during that time, cause it was much more convenient than his own book.

13. August 2010

Hanvon Windows 7 Tablet vs iPad

The Hanvon Windows 7 tablet is a new competitor to Apple’s iPad and will hopefully arrive till the end of this year. Until then you can whatch this video where it competes directly with the iPad. And the Hanvon kinda busts the iPad and it might become even better when it becomes available.

The iPad clearly wins when it comes to zooming in the browser. Typing on the keyboard, and web page rendering is slightly faster than on the Hanvon, but the Hanvon comes really close. Not much difference there. But with Windows 7 you’ve got Adobe Flash support of course. So your YouTube experience is infinite better than he would get on the iPad.

Other than the restricted iPad the Hanvon Windows 7 tablet comes with an quite open operating system and is packed with a front-facing camera, three USB 2.0 ports, a SD card slot, and even a trackpad.

But see for yourself:

29. June 2010

Amazon launches Kindle for Android

Finally you can read Kindle books on your Android phone! As with iPhone, iPad and so on no Kindle is required. Or if you own a Kindle, access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you. Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync. Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible device. Read in portrait or landscape mode.

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28. June 2010

Update for Kindle for iPad, iPhone and iPod

Amazon today announced a new update to Kindle for iPad and Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch. It allows readers to enjoy the benefits of embedded video and audio clips in Kindle books. The first books to take  advantage of this new technology, including “Rick Steves’ London” by Rick Steves and “Together We Cannot Fail”  by Terry Golway, are available in the Kindle Store.

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24. June 2010

Apple: Not available for redownload. Purchase it again at full price.

It seems that after updating the iPhone to iOS4 the shelf of your iBooks app is empty, even if you already bought some ebooks. If you want to redownload these books, the store recognizes that you already purchased them but wants you to buy them again at full price.

Just to remember: with  my Kindle I can redownload any book I bought on Amazon at anytime anywhere for free! Well actually you can do this with all Kindle applications on any device, but at the Kindle itself even the 3G connection is for free. It goes even further, I actually can download any mobipocket ebook for free from the internet from any site i.e. from google docs.

Also with the Kindle you can read any  ebook purchased at Amazon on any of your devices with a Kindle app running, no matter if its a Kindle, a PC, a Mac, Android device and so on! Any device with an internet connection can instantly download your books, sync the last read position as well as bookmarks and annotations.

The conclusion: “Forget about iBook, and use Amazon Kindle and Stanza for your reading needs.”

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01. June 2010

iPad vs. Pixel Qi

If you plan to use an iPad as an e-reader or just as a web pad outside of buildings, for surfing while sitting in park or a street café you should whatch this video first.

At the Computex there was a face off in broad daylight between the iPad and a Pixel Qi netbook. Well, the iPad definitely lost this. It is just not the kind of device you can use outside.

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