Steve Ballmer Will Make His Basketball Team Use Microsoft Products; Giving Up The iPads Already?

After leaving the position of CEO at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer took on sports, by buying the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. Now it appears he can’t help being their tech advisor, so he’s making everyone at the team ditch Apple and go with Microsoft products. Of course, one may say that it’s his team, but...

Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet Was A Real One

As you may know, at the previous Microsoft launch event it was almost sure that the show was going to be the place where the Microsoft Surface Mini was going to be announced, but this didn’t happened, even if the press invite let us know this. Today, we get to know that the Mini tablet was...

NFL Players Unhappy With Battery Life of Tablets Used as Digital Playbooks; Surface Slates the Culprits!

It appears that Microsoft paid almost half a billion dollars to become the official provider of sideline technology for the NFL, only to get confusion with the iPad and discontent regarding battery life. The season is well on its way and people in the NFL are complaining about battery life of the playbook slates. The...

Rethinking Ebooks and Media Tie-Ins

With nearly half of the titles on this week’s Ebook Best-Seller List connected to a movie or TV series, it could be time to start rethinking what publishers mean by “media tie-in.” Sure, the Outlander TV series that debuted in June on the Starz network is based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon that was first published in 1991...

Walmart Gives Toddler’s Family Tablet Filled With Porn

Well, that’s the most inappropriate piece of news I’ve heard all day: a toddler’s tablet was found to be filled with porn, after being purchased. A slate was bought by Nicole Barrett and Christopher Leusner for their 3 year old, but when it didn’t work, they got another one in return. Then they took the...

Amazon Starts Hiring More Engineers for Connected Home and Smart Watches

Over the course of 2014, Amazon has been relentless in the number of new hardware offerings they have released to the public. They have a new television box, smartphone, Amazon Dash, and 8 new e-readers and tablets. According to a new report, this is just the beginning, as Amazon is hiring more hardware engineers and...

Wattpad and International Festival of Authors Team Up for Online Book Festival

Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, has partnered with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) to launch the event’s first Online Festival. The Online Festival will run from October 1 through October 22, before the official kickoff of the IFOA in Toronto, which runs October 23 to November 2, 2014. As part...

iPhone 6 Plus Unboxing: Surprisingly Light and Thin, Protruding Camera is No Issue (Video)

The iPhone 6 Plus came in today for testing purposes and we’re actually pretty impressed by it. Priced at $299 in the 16 GB version on contract, this model also costs $399 in the 64 GB version, on contract. Finally, the 128 GB version is $499 on commitment. Below you can watch the unboxing of...

12.9 Inch iPad Pro Rumored to Rely on Improved Apple A8X Processor

In the good tradition of Apple tablet releases, the Cupertino company may use an improved version of this year’s iPhone CPU for their upcoming iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 has been in the news once or twice before, but usually it’s mentioned with an Apple A8 chip. Meanwhile the iPad Pro hasn’t been a...

BookBub Extends Discounts to UK Ebook Readers

It’s shaping up to be quite a day for British ebook readers. Amazon announced it’s launching a UK version of Kindle Unlimited, its subscription-based ebook and audiobook program. Today the email book marketing start-up BookBub extends its offering to UK readers as well. BookBub offers its members exclusive discounts on popular ebooks and functions as an ebook discovery platform...

Amazon Kindle Unlimited Available in the UK

Amazon made international headlines when it unveiled its Netflix for eBooks concept entitled Kindle Unlimited. This program allows users to pay a low monthly fee and read as many titles as they want per month, from a pool of 650,000 digital books. All of the major publishers have so far refused to contribute their titles,...

Morning Roundup: Why tablet magazines aren’t getting better. Culture vs. Copyright

Amazon Expands Kindle Unlimited to UK (Digital Book World) UK readers today gain access to the subscription ebook program Amazon launched in the U.S. in July this year. *** Review: Culture vs Copyright (Indie Reader) CULTURE VS. COPYRIGHT is an intelligent, thoughtful and lively discussion of intellectual property rights and their purpose in the larger...

Google Adding Transparency to In-App Purchase Prices

According to Google, price ranges for in-app purchase will be listed on their detail pages within the Play store –including those fees payable for virtual products and subscriptions. Recent changes had already indicated whether in-app purchases were present within each title, but this takes it a thankful step further. I expect reactions to this change...

Photographer explains why piracy is driving him out of business

We hear about Internet piracy and its deleterious effect on creators dozens or hundreds of times every year. In most cases, it’s about music, movies, games, or books that are circulating on peer-to-peer. The arguments rage on and on about whether this piracy is a good thing or a bad thing, whether it provides much-needed...

Vevo Adds New Shows to Its Original Programming

Vevo is stepping up this fall by launching its biggest original content offering to date. The online music-video streaming service announced in a blog post that the programming contains more than 100 new episodes covering “music, fashion, lifestyle and everything in between.” “This is an exciting time at Vevo as we unveil our biggest season...