iPad
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  • November 19, 2010
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Ever wondered how those “bound” iPad cases are made? I hadn’t either, until I saw a tweet with a link to this video of the Dodo Case guys making one from scratch. It’s pretty interesting, in an old-tech-meets-new-tech kind of way. They’ve actually repurposed book-binding machinery – one of which is over 100 years old,…

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  • November 17, 2010
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These video walk-throughs are coming thick and fast. This one is from Mashable – of Oprah’s O magazine iPad app. The major new feature it has is integrated  – and 3D animated – shopping withing the ads. Should be big within her demographic. And make her more money -like she really needs it. Aminated shopping,…

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  • November 11, 2010
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Adam Turner, the gadget/tech writer at the Sydney Morning Herald (hi everyone at the SMH – worked there once) has just done a hands-on review of a new iDevice ePub reader app called Bluefire Reader. It’s free and its claim to fame is that it can read ePub ebook with Adobe DRM – on your…

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  • October 26, 2010
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There are plenty of new tools coming out for designers and even publishers who need to produce book and magazine content for mobile devices. Some are for serious designers, some are aimed at making amateurs look good. All are interesting, and signal a gradual shift in publishing towards DIY. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Adobe is…

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  • October 11, 2010
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Over at Gottabemobile, they’ve already posted a pic of iPads creeping into Walmart, the largest chain store in the US. Apple’s uber-slate is also scheduled to debut at Target stores soon. With this strategy, Apple have finally realised that they need to sacrifice total control of their product (although I’m sure there are plenty of…

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  • September 20, 2010
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Oh happy day – I got to play with the main contender to the iPad’s shiny tablet crown – the Samsung Galaxy Tab. You’ll get more from the video below, but if you’re in a hurry, here’s a summary of what I found… Quick specs Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 /…

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  • September 14, 2010
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Well, it had to happen. Just when you thought the iPad couldn’t get any more popular, Apple announce that it will release the device in China next week. Apple have sidestepped telco issues by restricting the release to the wi-fi version (at this stage). Customers in China will be able to buy an iPad at…

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  • August 24, 2010
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The Androids are coming! Huzzah! Last week I listed but a tiny portion of the upcoming flood of Android devices, and who would have thought a local company would be first to market! Small Sydney tech device and accessory firm Pioneer Computers – no relation to the audio-visual brand – have released a range of…

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  • August 23, 2010
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It’s not often in the daily digital publishing news maelstrom that I stop, take a moment, and just say “Wow.” Want to have that kind of moment? Go get the Inkling [iTunes (US) link] interactive textbook app. I just bought it and can’t wait to sit down and learn about … well, pretty much anything…

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  • August 19, 2010
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IPad-killing tablet computer/eReaders have be just around the corner since the iPad launched in the US six months ago, but nothing significant has launched yet, despite the rumours of myriad shining slates continuing to mount up. Today, I’ve scraped together a reasonable, if not definitive, round-up of the tablets that claim to be launching before…