iPad
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  • March 2, 2011
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I can’t hope to cover the iPad 2 hullaballoo as well as those at the San Francisco event, but it doesn’t mean I’m not up at 4am following the action. Here are the choice cuts from the coverage, via Mashable, TechCrunch: After selling 15 million iPads in 2010 and gaining 90% market share in the…

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  • February 24, 2011
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This not-so-subtle graphic was all over the invite that Apple sent out yesterday (US time) to local media types. I wouldn’t think that, after seeing the little corner of iPad peeking through from under the “page” that anyone could think the announcement won’t include an update to the groundbreaking tablet device. Given that no Android…

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  • February 22, 2011
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Remember when I said that the new version of the greenp0ison jailbreak was picked up by iOS and rendered your iBook store, erm, closed? Well, the Empire strikes back (depending on your version of good v evil, that is). Yes, those canny hackers have updated their particular p0ison recipe to Sn0wbreeze – which brings iBooks…

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  • February 22, 2011
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Man, it’s snippets of info like this that start to leak out and make Apple look very cynical in their new stance on in-app subscriptions. Today Teleread is reporting on an ex-Kobo engineer who was in charge of developing the ebook vendor’s systems for the Apple platform. He doesn’t work for Kobo anymore but has…

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  • February 15, 2011
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This is not strictly ebook-related news, but the release of iOS4.3, if it contains the rumours “hotspot” feature, if going to make a big difference to my ereading life. In case you haven’t heard, there have been uber-coders that have spotted clues in the iOS4.3 beta releases that suggest there will be a way to…

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  • February 10, 2011
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So if you’ve been paying attention you would have seen that, despite the usual Apple reticence to say anything about anything, the slimmer, lighter iPad 2, with front-facing camera, is all-but-locked in to ship late-March early-April, according to the Wall Street Journal. An announcement is expected this month. But you’re reading the headline and shaking…

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  • January 19, 2011
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(Sadly, this is restricted to buyers from the US – for some dopey reason). From the Kobo blog Now that the holiday hype has settled down and everyone is cocooning in their homes, it’s nice to spend our free time curled up with a good book. Our Kobo team often generate lists of “My Next…

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  • January 5, 2011
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Man, compared to Amazon, the rest of the ebook-reading eco-system is snoozing. Yes, including Apple, they’ve showed with their semi-baked iBookstore offering that they are focused on hardware, not software. That’s fine, but Amazon is kicking goals in both departments right now. Ahead of the flood of Android tablets being announced at the Las Vegas…

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  • December 29, 2010
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I’m a journalist, and a member of the journalists union, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (of which the Australian Journalists Association, the AJA, forms part). All members receive a monthly magazine with news and in-depth articles about the industry, but this year is special – it’s 100 years since a wily bunch of Aussie…

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  • December 17, 2010
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I have a friend who just got an iPad – call it an early Christmas present. She rang me yesterday, because she knows I turn the nerd-o-meter up to 11 on these things, and asked what apps to get. (She also sort of asked what an app is – so she’s completely new to iDevices.)…