The first publishing meeting of 2013 – the Digital Book World has ended, but has witnessed a real hype about EPUB3 and HTML5 as the new digital formats of choice. There is no consensus on where the future is taking us, therefore many indie companies are employing any of the two. The major question to ponder on is whether HTML5 or EPUB3 will be future of digital publishing in the New Year.
Giants like Kobo and Barnes and Nobles announced the inclusion of the EPUB3… Read the rest
One particular issue that normally arises on the subject of ebook readers and PCs is actually which is superior in electronic reading? Quite a few people find it difficult attempting to select from similar devices, especially those released by the same market leaders: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?
iPad vs Kindle
The most important thing to think about is the way these devices will likely be used in. Some opinions are that E Ink ebook readers are usually more suitable to… Read the rest
Tablet and ebook reader users multiply on a daily basis and get to enjoy the benefits of a sleek, light device that, week after week seems to have more extensive use. It all started with the basic ebook reader, perfect for uploading digital books and carrying around for a quick read in the lunch break. Then the Wi-Fi connection was added, and users were able to download their favourite ebooks from the www. Fast forward a couple of years and here we are today: it’s… Read the rest
Aluratek has successfully been presenting its line of ebook readers for almost three years. The company has recently launched the latest models in their new line, CinePad, the Android 4.0 tablet computers. The latest two models presented to the market have the same software and hardware features, the most notable difference being the size: 7 and 10 inch, with similarly low prices.
The first model, AT107F comes with a 7 inch screen and a resolution of 800 X 480 ppi. The tablet is driven by… Read the rest
There are some rumors about Samsung that have reached our screens repeatedly over the past few weeks. A brand new, world class Samsung tablet is being prepared for the public, a highly attractive version of the Galaxy Tab that is expected to go head to head with the iPad 3. As many “unicorns” such as this remain in the form of rumors only, we are wondering if the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 is truly something we might see in the near future.
Galaxy Tab 11.6… Read the rest
Do you remember when you read your last book that wasn’t displayed on a small screen? When you literally turned the page, not swiped it? Ebook readers have been in our lives for a while now, but not that long; yet we cannot seem to remember clearly how the reading experience was before.
Growth in ereaders and tablets
They have become an important part of our lives and as technology evolves by the hour, we cannot imagine how we would go through the day without… Read the rest
We have all came to know and love the latest baby of the Apple family, namely iPad 2. It looks and feels great, with its slim features and comfortable grip, its responsive touchscreen and awesome software it comes with. It is relatively pricy, as are all Apple products, but the level of proficiency is high, so some would say it’s worth its cost.
March 2012 is an important month for Apple. They are releasing an updated, upgraded version of the iPad 2, the second big… Read the rest
The year 2011 has been a success for the gadget world. Cool devices are developed every day by numerous companies that want to make a name for themselves.
Corporations that already have their devices populating the market have brought updates and released upgrades, and some of them developed publishing houses and applications that would make the use of tablets and eBook readers much more interesting.
Studies show that since the appearance of the electronic book, people have started to read more. Maybe it’s because… Read the rest
As the month of February comes to an end, most eBook reader and tablet companies have decided to slash prices and create contests, so that their faithful users may benefit of some discounted, but still great devices.
Kobohas organized a contest, ongoing until February 29th, with many prizes and opportunities. Their official website provides numerous coupon codes for those who enter their daily trivia contest. The lucky winners will get 10%-35% off ebook coupons, $25 cinema vouchers and for the grand prize, three Kobo Touch… Read the rest
Fans of the Blackberry Playbook will be delighted to find out that RIM has made some rigorous and quite interesting updates to their device. With the new 2.0 OS, a bunch of new features are added to the sleek tablet. The upgrade also fixes a number of bugs the users were experiencing on the previous operating system.
The new Playbook receives new keyboard functionality updates through SwiftKey, and gets a great pre-programmed auto correct feature. Furthermore, numbers are added above the letters, making passwords type… Read the rest