Tablet Chipset Shipments Increase 23% Annually in Q2 This Year

A fresh report from Strategy Analytics says that chipsets meant for tablets have registered a a 23% jump from last year in Q2 2014. The estimates show that $945 million worth of tablet chipsets have been shipped in the last quarter. At the top of the figures rests Apple, with its iPad slates, that offer...

FreedomPop Debuts an $89 Tablet Called Liberty

FreedomPop launched its first Android tablet, after selling other companies’ slates for a long while. Their model is called FreedomPop Liberty and it’s a 7 inch WiFi only slate, with an $89 price tag. I have to say it doesn’t look bad. Freedompop is a carrier, so it’s strange to see them launching a WiFi...

A Fallacy in the ‘Cloud’ Argument

I have carefully been avoiding the iOS 8 upgrade, following numerous reports from both the blog world and my own father-in-law about bugs, glitches and slowdowns. Yet somehow, something, somewhere on one of my many Mac products got upgraded, and now my Safari bookmarks are all messed up. And it has highlighted for me a...

The Fetish of the Print (and Digital) Book

What exactly is a book fetish, other than a clichéd excuse to hold onto sentimental texts? In preparation for teaching this past summer, I pursued a relentless quest to find either museum publications or books on digital technologies in museums. What I found led me to the painfully personal conclusion that the “printed book versus...

How Will Facebook’s Atlas Effect the Marketing World?

Leah Pope is the VP of global marketing for Synthesio, an award-winning, social intelligence company helping the world’s leading brands listen to, understand and engage with consumers. By delivering social media data within 200 countries and 50-plus languages, brands receive crucial insights into their market’s opinions, wants and needs. In today’s digital world, new online...

Ebook Subscription Service Bookmate Launches iPhone, Android Apps

[Press Release] Bookmate launches new reading app for iOS and Android App features new social features and access to 500,000 titles in nine languages Bookmate, the subscription-based social e-reading service, has today released a new app, tailored for reading books on smartphones and tablets. The app’s features include a social feed which will allow users...

Book Marketing The Old Way Versus The Way That Works Today — Part 1: Book Reviews

When it comes to selling a book, whether it’s self-published or distributed by one of the top-tier publishers, there’s the traditional way of marketing, and then… there’s the way that works today. To demonstrate the difference, I’ve written a series of articles that show side-by-side comparisons of a traditional book marketing technique compared to a more...

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Ready for Japan Release on November 7th; Here’s the Price!

Sony Mobile has announced the release date of its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact slate on the Japanese market: November 7th. The product is expect to cost around $400 in Sony’s home market and this one is a waterproof and dust proof slate that was announced at IFA last month. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and...

Chuwi V10HD Dual Boot Tablet Officially Announced, Comes With Windows 8 and Android

The concept of a dual boot tablet is not new, but the Chuwi model below is and it comes with Windows 8 and Android. The device is named Chuwi V10HD and it appears that its maker is using the relaxed Windows licensing to release a rare kind of product. This dual boot slate can switch...

Facebook Messenger Is No. 1, But Users Still Hate It

Facebook Messenger has generated a lot of controversy among users since Facebook decided to make the app mandatory for viewing and responding to messages. Dan Frommer, the tech editor for Quartz, is declaring the app a monster hit, but on closer inspection, that may not be the case. Frommer cites data from app analysis service...

Reddit Closes $50 Million Round, Will Give 10% Back to Users

Reddit announced a $50 million funding round on Tuesday, led by Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator. Other notable investors include Peter Thiel, Jared Leto, Snoop Dogg and Reddit CEO Yishan Wong. From the announcement: We’re planning to use this money to hire more staff for product development, expand our community management team, build out...

Soylent: The ‘e-book’ of food

Remember how much resistance there’s used to be to e-books? You still see some of it, though it seems to be growing less and less pronounced over time. Seems like people worried that the presence of a new way of doing things like reading books would mean that the old way was destined for the...

Microsoft Windows 10 Launch Event Available in A 40 Minutes Video On YouTube

As we found out last night, Microsoft launched a new version of its operating system for a couple of different smart device, OS named Windows 10. Even if this name surprised everyone, most of us expecting to the 9 version of this software product, we discovered the fact that Microsoft wants that Windows 10 to...

Microsoft Shows A Couple Of Screenshots With The Features From Windows 10 (Video)

Even if Microsoft just announced yesterday the new version of its Windows operating system, more precisely the Windows 10, we have to wait a little more until we’ll be able to install this new OS in the full version on our devices. Until then, we can take a look on several screenshots with Windows 10...

Apple Rumored to Launch New iPads Also in Gold Color

Apple is said to host an event later this month, announcing a new desktop OS release, as well as a brand new full sized iPad. Today we learn they may add gold among the colors of their slates, in order to boost sales. The iPad Air 2 is expected to be only a slight upgrade...

Making Rape Threats on Twitter Lands London Man in Jail

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London made a landmark decision to jail a Twitter user for making violent and abusive rape threats against Stella Creasy, Labor MP for Walthamstow. The crime is outlined in section 127 of the U.K.’s Communications Act, which prohibits digital messages found to be “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or...