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Why Not Buy an iPad for eBooks and Everything Else?

April 25, 2010 | Comments Off
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eReaders VS iPad and iBooksOK, so I’m really sick of the eReader VS. iPad articles – and yet, here I am writing one myself. Why? Because for the first time yesterday I played with an iPad and an eReader at the same time. I love eReaders (and yes, they are for “reading”), but after playing with the iPad, I felt very underwhelmed by the NOOK and Sony Readers that Best Buy had stocked.

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Does The Future Of eBooks Include Multimedia?

April 20, 2010 | (1) Comments
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Alice for the iPad Multimedia eBookBefore the printing press, printed materials were in short supply. Once Gutenberg invented the printing press, books for the population became commonplace – and not much has changed since then.

Until now…

We are in a pretty exciting time with eBooks available to the majority of readers. However, should eBooks keep the same-old-same-old of black and white text, or should they evolve as their digital medium allows?

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Newspapers, eReaders and the Great News Corp Swindle

February 20, 2010 | Comments Off
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News Corp SwindleNewspapers as we know them seem to be on their last leg. And Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has a big stake in newspapers (they own several newspapers around the world, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post). Apparently Mr. Murdoch thinks the Internet is to blame for newspapers’ demise, and he set out to stop it – by stopping Google from indexing his newspapers’ Websites.

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The Benefits Stealing Digital Content

February 19, 2010 | Comments Off
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Stop StealingJust like music and movie companies have done for years, eBook publishers are taking a stand on their content by trying to stop it from being pirated or shared. Broken record? Yep.

I understand why content producers are up-in-arms over the illegal distribution of their content. They put in a lot of work and money, and then they see it pirated on the Internet for free and their profits gone. Sites like the thepiratebay.org offer consumers the option to immediately download music, TV shows, movies, and yes, eBooks. These sites are easy-to-use, well-organized and free.

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Is The Google Tablet Real?

February 19, 2010 | Comments Off
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Google TabletThere’s been a ton of rumors this month about the Google Tablet with prototype photos and even a video being released. All of this speculation has got people talking – especially after the not-so-great launch of the Apple iPad tablet.

So is this thing real? You bet it is – but it won’t be limited to a single device.

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So What Is The Best eReader?

February 18, 2010 | Comments Off
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Which eReader Is Best?This is a hard question – with all the choices of eReaders, and more coming every day, which one is the best?

You probably won’t like my answer.

Currently, I don’t have a choice for the best eReader – because I don’t think it’s been made yet. I am a fan of the Kindle DX and the newer Sony Touch Edition, but neither of those have what I’m looking for in an eReader.
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