Shock, horror: Techology doesn’t destroy reading habits, younger generation not cabbages

In news that will come as no comfort to Jonathan Franzen and other Luddite technophobes, the Pew Research Internet Project has found that if anything, younger Americans are more likely to read books than their immediate seniors, have more respect for offline/dead-tree sources of knowledge, and are at least as involved with their local libraries...

1 in 4 Shoppers Share Back-to-School Purchases on Social Networks [Infographic]

Almost everyone is back in school and the last of the stragglers have purchased everything they need. An infographic from RadiumOne, demonstrates which networks and sharing methods were most preferred, and just how important mobile was during this year’s back-to-school shopping season. Of the 1,436 shoppers surveyed, 86.6 percent said they would shop in-store as...

EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission

The highest court in Europe has ruled that libraries can digitize books without publishers permission and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals. The decision rests on exceptions built into the EU Copyright Directive for reproducing and communicating intellectual property. Specifically it says that publicly accessible libraries may make works available at “dedicated terminals… for the purpose of...

Swift: Overriding vs Overloading (Xcode 6 GM)

Overriding and overloadingThere are two terms to become familiar with here: overriding and overloading. Overriding is when you create a subclass with a function identical (or near identical) to one in its superclass. Whereas overloading is when a function of the same name takes a different type of argument. This is illustrated here:class A {...

Kobo Aura HD vs Kobo Aura H2O

Kobo released the HD e-reader in April 2013 and the company expected it to only account for 3% of their overall revenue. This was primarily due to the 6.8 inch screen being unproved in the market and the premium cost. Within six months, it quickly became a bestseller and CEO Michael Tamblyn said now accounts for 25%...

Dell Unveils the Venue 10 7000 Tablet; Comes with a Quad HD Display and an Intel Atom CPU

During Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Dell announced beside the Venue 8 7000 tablet, the slimmest Android slate, a 10-inch model too called Venue 10 7000. This one brings in the package similar features as the ones found on the 8-inch Venue device, like a Quad HD display panel that offers a 2.560 x 1.600 pixel...

3 Ways Every Brand Can Use Social Influence to Drive Business

Gina Joseph is the digital engagement manager for Cision’s marketing department, and is an editor and features writer for Cision Blog. She’s a book nerd, Detroit sports enthusiast, lover of cats, lifelong Phil Collins fan and budding snowboarder. Find her on Twitter @Cision. Even as we get ready to usher in 2015, PR pros and...

#FutureChat recap: Publishing innovation

Pushback and pull forward...If there had been any doubt about the scepticism encountered around digital cookbooks, you could find some verification in The FutureBook.net community's #FutureChat on publishing innovation. Alta Editions' Chris McBride, in our walkup to the #FutureChat, had spoken of how the cookbook sector has seemed to lag some other parts of the books...

New Barnes and Noble Website Planned for 2015

Barnes and Noble wants to change how they are currently selling books online by a massive effort to rebuild their website. They have been working at a feverish pace to insure the new design will make discovering and buying content easier than ever. In the latest quarterly filings, B&N cut its overall net loss to...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Discounted to $169

Barnes and Noble is offering a discount for online orders for the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. US residents can order it directly from the Barnes and Noble website and get the tablet until September 14th for $169. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a stark contrast to all previous Nook tablets,...

Asus VivoTab Note 8 Gets a 47% Price Cut on Amazon; Available for $263

A great tablet that we reviewed here on GSMDome is also the Asus VivoTab Note 8, device that was announced back in january at CES. This one packs a 8-inch display and runs Windows 8.1 operating system. Today, thanks to JohnDaniels2, a user from Reddit we get to know that the tablet in case gets...

InDesign Best Practices for EPUB Exports

When faced with ridiculous deadlines and last-minute, messy copy from editors, designers may resort to bad InDesign habits. Here are some basic InDesign best practices that are especially important to follow when the file will be exported to epub. While there are ways to clean up the problems caused by not following these guidelines, it pays...

There is a Literacy Crisis in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is facing a literacy crisis of epic proportions as 1.5 million youth are unable to read properly. 11 year old’s were the focus of a new study and it proclaims that unless drastic action is taken, by 2025 the UK will be in dire straights.  A report by “Read on. Get on.” said...

Social Media Jobs: Urbanful, PMC Studios, Univision Communications

This week, Urbanful is hiring a social media manager, while PMC Studios is seeking a social media coordinator. Univision Communications needs a social media community manager for extreme sports, and WHYY is on the hunt for a social media strategist. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro...

New York Fashion Week Stages Another Social Media Takeover [Infographic]

The fashion industry has become quite adept at using social media to engage the fans. With #NYFW winding down, it’s time to take a look at the breakdown of fashion week’s social media takeover. This year, Curalate was the official social analytics provider for the fashion week runway rundown. There were more than 100,000 images...

Windows 9 Notification Center Shows Up In a Short Video

As we already found out from previous leaks, it looks like Windows 9 will bring beside a Start menu, a notification center too, feature that will be found in the right corner of the taskbar, location from where we’ll be able to check updates from social networks or details about computer and external devices. Among...

HP Slate 6 VoiceTab Plus Tablet With LTE Passes the FCC

A new HP tablet has passed the FCC, with LTE on board and this time we’re dealing with the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab Plus. My first thought was that this one is yet another one of those models made by Huawei as OEM, but let’s see what this is. So, this model passed through the...

Morning Roundup: Ninja librarians? Does book touring still matter

Reading After Grad School (Book Riot) Grad school changed reading for me in ways I both appreciate and regret. My reading life has a depth to it that maybe wasn’t there before, but not the ease it once possessed. *** Radical Librarianship: How Ninja Librarians are Ensuring Patron’s Privacy (Boing Boing) Librarians in Massachusetts are...