Fight Off The Sinister Six in Spider-Man Unlimited for Android

There are plenty of action hero games available in the mobile world, but few that capture the true essence of their comic book beginnings. In Spider-Man Unlimited, Gameloft has found a way to marry an action-packed arcade adventure game with the hand-drawn charm of a classic Marvel comic. The aim of the game is to...

Amazon Debuts New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, With 70% Graphics Boost, Better Acoustics

Amazon has upgraded its most powerful tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, with an improved graphics solution and better audio. The new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 still has the 2560 x 1600 pixel display, but there’s a new chip inside. Namely, the Snapdragon 800 got replaced with a Snapdragon 805, skipping the 801 in...

Newspapers and the Decline in the Use of Traveller’s Cheques

I’m thinking about two very different products each apparently well on the road to oblivion. Here’s a graph (roughly) illustrating the decline in the use of traveller’s cheques (aka “travelers checks” and several other spellings). There was tremendous growth through the mid-1990s. The drop-off is severe. Wikipedia details that “travelers cheques are no longer widely accepted...

Amazon Unveils New Kindle E-Readers, High-End Kindle Fire, Children’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire for Under $100

[Press Releases] Amazon Introduces Two All-New Kindles New Kindle Voyage is our thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever, with our brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display, plus reimagined page turns—$199 New $79 Kindle is small and light, with weeks of battery life, a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a touch interface...

#FutureChat: Can we float more indie boats?

Join us Friday for a #FutureChat session with The Bookseller’s FutureBook community. We’ll be live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p...

Apple Watch shows Cupertino has lost the plot

For anyone following the checkered history of digital wearables and smartwatches, the advent of the Apple Watch drips with bathos. It’s like watching a flabby, ageing Mr. Incredible-style former superhero lumber up for the big confrontation, only to discover it’s all over. Apple’s days of identifying and defining entire new consumer product categories are long...

Bookshout Rolls Out New eBook Program for Radio and TV

Television and Radio programs often have to rely on sponsors and public donations to keep everything running smoothly. Bookshout is pioneering a new eBook program that can be used to give literary rewards to donors and philanthropists. How exactly does this new program work? Jason Ilian the CEO of Bookshout spelled it out out. ”...

Internet Users Have No Idea How to Protect Their Privacy Online

The desire for privacy and the active measures users take to maintain their privacy are often at odds. Cybersecurity software company Trend Micro commissioned a survey of 2,029 users that demonstrates just how different users desires can be from their actions. “A simple step to protecting our digital lives begins with being mindful of the...

Amazon Readying New, More Expensive Kindle Model?

Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch the Kindle Voyage, the latest model of its series of Kindle e-readers. The Verge, which has the news, is citing pages on Amazon sites in Germany and Japan that have since been taken down. According to the reports, the new Kindle has a high-resolution screen and a new way...

Amazon Releases Fire OS 4 Sangria

Amazon is having its usual autumn blowout, by launching a few products today, including a new software platform for slates. They debuted the Fire OS 4 aka Sangria, that is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and it keeps the unique Amazon design   You won’t even tell you’re using Google’s platform, since the homescreen and...

Looking for a Great New eBook? Giller Prize 2014 Longlist Revealed

The summer season is winding down and many people are wondering about the next great read. You might want to check out the offerings from twelve Canadian writers, who are all contending for the the richest fiction prize in Canada – the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. These authors are vying for the grand prize of $100,000, up...

Amazon’s NEW lineup of e-Readers and Kindle Fire Tablets – First Quick Look 9/17/14 – Updated 9/19 to include Tablet Comparison Table, Trade-in your Kindle page, and more basic information

NEW AMAZON LINEUP, with new Kindle eReaders and UltraFast Fire TabletsThe new lineup of tablets and an ereader was announced Sept. 17, so this was a very quick announcement that night -- details are still being explored for the blog entry I'm working on to expand on the differences...