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  • March 30, 2011
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photo credit: mlibrarianus There’s an interesting story over at Publishing Perspectives about the publishing industry trying to adapt to digital storybooks for children. It’s written from the perspective of  a O’Reilly Media’s “Tools of Change” conference, which was transplanted into the midst of the recent Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. The topics covered: Still Adapting to…

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  • March 29, 2011
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For all their locked down, controlling mentality, Apple are good at fixing problems when they arise. If they see a problem with one of their products, they jump on it fast and resolve it. Remember the other day when I posted on iOS4.3 and its tethering feature? The one that even let’s you tether your…

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  • March 24, 2011
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As we sometime say here in Awstraya, “Yeah, nah.” With WordPress.com crowing about it’s new iPad-magazine auto-conversion functionality – the hosted WordPress platform’s ability to now detect viewers that are on an iPad and show then a WordPress.com site in iPad-friendly, swipeable mode, I gave it a go. I had to use the OnSwipe plugin,…

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  • March 24, 2011
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WordPress site owners are going a little potty today, at the announcement that sites hosted on WordPress.com will get an auto-generated iPad- friendly HTML5 view for readers on tablets. Nice. Considering I’m writing this on an iPD, you can probably guess that I’m keen to show Bookbee’s wares (oo-er) in the same way. Luckily, there’s…

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  • March 23, 2011
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I an effort to go on sale in 25 extra countries as close to simultaneously as possible, Apple stores will be open late on Friday for the launch of the iPad 2 in Australia. In addition to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands,…

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  • March 21, 2011
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With all the hullabaloo surrounding the release of the iPad2 in the US, and the iOS4.3 update, a significant feature upgrade to older devices has been overlooked. In all the reviews and posts on Apple’s iOS4.3 update, I don’t remember reading anywhere that it allowed first-gen WiFi iPads tethering to ye olde iPhone 3GS. If,…

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  • March 19, 2011
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Shots of iPad2-ified grudges are breeding across the interwebs. Those in the US are already thwapping their Twos to the fridge, which may come in handy when used with reminder apps, news, and even cooking apps. Those in Australia will have to wait until Friday before they can get thwapping-happy with their own “Twos”. This…

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  • March 17, 2011
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Ah, the Blendtec “Will it Blend?” publicity campaign – it’s still studied as one of the original breakout no-budget YouTube publicity campaigns. So why stop now? The Blentec team is still at it – now with a bigger budget.

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  • March 17, 2011
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There are mixed messages aplenty over the readership and viability of The Daily – the iPad-only app-spaper (just made that up – like it?) launched by News Corp in the US. Yesterday on Adweek, there was a suggestion that journalists are falling over themselves to jump off The Daily‘s sinking ship. I have a contact…

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  • March 10, 2011
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I flipped for Flipboard, Apple’s “app of the year” in 2010. But I think it’s been bettered by a new reading and content curation and discovery app called “Zite” – as in zeitgeist. Flipboard is still the reigning champion in taking your current social feeds – Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader – and assembling them fast…