An App Bookshelf

An App Bookshelf
One of the cool things about the iPhone 4 and iOS4 on the 3GS is the customizable home screen background. This is also a problem, as some backgrounds are more distracting than others, and can detract from the overall clean appearance of the desktop. Where some people see problems, other people see  opportunities. Jeff Broderick Read more…

Getting Bigger all the Time: Apple has 22% of Book Market

Getting Bigger all the Time: Apple has 22% of Book Market
I’m not quite sure how this one works out, but here’s the deal. Cult of Mac is reporting that Steve Jobs has stated that Apple owns 22% of the book market. Really? Although much talk about Apple’s recent announcement revolves around the new iPhone, CEO Steve Jobs had some interesting news concerning its long-standing competition with Amazon Read more…

WWDC Wrap Up

WWDC Wrap Up
[Photo Credit: Adam Jackson / Flickr] Here it is, our big wrap up of Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at WWDC 10. This is going to be written as it goes, with more formal posts in the coming days to discuss the nuances of the big reveal(s). *iBooks for iPad – Update to the app. Table Read more…

Barnes & Noble Releases eReader for iPad

Barnes & Noble Releases eReader for iPad
When Apple introduced the iPad, it was instantly touted as a competitor to the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. The difference between the iPad and those other devices though is that the iPad can run other programs – including those by Amazon and Barnes & Noble – making it an all-in-one proposition. Barnes Read more…

Lulu Offering Books in iBooks Store

Lulu Offering Books in iBooks Store
I’ve got a little bit of a secret to tell, and I feel like I should get it off my chest. Here goes. I’m working on a book. Actually, I’ve been working on a few different books over the years, but I haven’t actually had the nerve to push forward and try to get them Read more…

Mother’s Day and the iPad

Mother's Day and the iPad
A little over a week ago, I was with my wife and we were discussing what to get my Mom for mother’s day. For the past two years, we’ve been wanting to get her an iMac for either Christmas or her birthday. Of course, that’s a lot of money, and it’s not like we could Read more…

99-Year-Old Woman Buys iPad – Her First Computer

I don’t have a lot of family, at least not on my side. My grandparents have all passed, and most of the others are estranged in one way or another. Really, the only real relatives I have left are my Great Aunt & Uncle, and they live 2,500 miles away. I’ve often considered getting them Read more…

iPhone OS 4.0 – The Deets

iPhone OS 4.0 - The Deets
What do you need to know about iPhone OS 4.0? Here you go: Multitasking Pulls up a dock on the bottom of the screen when you double-click the home key. The dock displays all of your programs that are “running.” Programs aren’t really “running” in the background. Instead, Apple gives apps access to 7 actions Read more…

An Hour (or Two) With The iPad

An Hour (or Two) With The iPad
I got a text message yesterday from my buddy, Tim. “When do want to check out the iPad?” I couldn’t respond fast enough. I had played with the iPad a little bit at the Apple store the day before, but it was definitely on a small scale. I wanted to play with it more without Read more…

Apple Vs Amazon: It’s War!

Apple Vs Amazon: It's War!
OK, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But the fact is, Amazon isn’t too thrilled with the iPad, nor with its iBooks store. The iPad represents a huge threat to its e-book sales, and that’s a hit to the bottom line. Amazon does have an advantage, however. Leverage against the publishers. And guess Read more…