It seems as if Microsoft is adding some necessary heat to the tablet wars. This week, they revealed their upcoming tablet called the Microsoft Surface.
Microsoft has been particularly quiet in the eReader and tablet department. Then a few weeks ago, we heard that the PC giant was pledging some $300 million to Nook, Barnes and Noble’s e-reader business. That gave many of a e-reader geek pause because if Microsoft was investing that heavily in Nook, what does that mean for Amazon and the Kindle platform?
Apple’s iPad has dominated the tablet market since its launch in April of 2010. Barnes and Noble’s Nook color and the follow-up Nook Tablet are popular but they don’t quite meet the same market demands as the iPad. Many people I’ve spoken to agree with me that the iPad is in a class by itself. It’s not an e-reader, it’s not a computer, it’s not a gaming console, but it is a pretty good attempt at providing all the functionality of those in one compact and concise platform. It certainly [ more ]
The title of this post belies the truth since the Qur’an burning of 2010 makes the ‘book burning times’ more current than we’d like it to be.
As a bibliophile, I cannot imagine burning a book. The Concise Oxford Dictionary is up to its 12th edition, and I still have my 8th edition sitting on a shelf somewhere because I don’t know what to do with it. I can’t throw it away, I’m not sure what recycling will do to it, and I can’t imagine what use a dictionary that is 4 editions behind the current one will be for anyone. So it sits on that shelf taking up space and dust. Meanwhile, there are people who are flippantly talking about burning books regardless of the consequences of that action.
As a bibliophile and a thinking person, the action of burning books from my perspective is akin to cutting out the tongue of my neighbour. And I have no right to that – no matter who that neighbour is or who he represents. I really believe that if something was [ more ]
I know this is an eBook blog and that our tech talk is limited primarily to eBook related tech, but today is one of the biggest days in the year from a geek standpoint. And being one of the biggest geeks here at Free-eBooks.net, I wanted to talk for just a few minutes about today’s excitement. I ask for your indulgence, please – whilst I wax geek.
Today is the launch of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in California. Traditionally, this conference was directed at developers who are interested in the new offerings from Apple from a development standpoint. It’s where developers get a week to play with new products and send feedback to Apple. Within the last few years, however, the public has mainly been focused on the opening day of WWDC and the all-popular keynote address.
It is during these few hours that the world hears about all the newest toys that Apple Inc. is sharing with the world.