Way back in 2000, cartoonist turned comics theorist Scott McCloud discussed infinite canvas in his book Reinventing Comics. The concept, simply put, is that electronic mediums afford artists an infinite space on which to create their work. Cartoonists should, therefore, take advantage of this new found freedom.
A tablet for readers has always been a tricky proposition. For starters, the manufacturers that have attempted to create such a thing also make dedicated e-readers -- devices with longer battery life and screens designed to make text look as much like print as possible.
Acer'sIconia W3wasn'tquitethe best introduction to 8-inch Windows tablets; we liked it, but its subpar display and modest performance kept it from being stellar. Give credit to the company for quickly learning from its mistakes, though. Less than a year later, the company has released theIconia W4, and it fixes those earlier gripes even as the price has dropped below $300 as of this writing.
The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is the second half of what Amazon hopes will be a one-two knockout punch to rival tablets, sliming down the last-gen Fire HD 8.9 and boosting speed and screen resolution in the process.
It's now officially spring -- that wonderful time of the year that leaves you feelingguiltyfor not going outside. Why not take a small, portable computing device with you? A selection of modestly discounted Android, iOS and Windows 8 slabs await your frugal whims after the break. Abhor reading LCDs in the great outdoors? No worries, we tossed in a more traditional e-reader for good measure.
When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath. Like all the iterations before it, version 10.
mazon.com today announced that the new 7" Kindle Fire HDX is now shipping. Fire HDX combines groundbreaking hardware, the latest version of Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito," and exclusive new features and services like X-Ray for Music, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. Order now at www.amazon.
We hope you weren't too attached to theNook app for Windows, because it's going away -- well, sort of. Barnes & Noble's Nook Media subsidiary and Microsoft haveamendedtheirpartnershipwith terms that let Nook Media stop distributing its Windows e-book software. The company won't leave bookworms completely stranded, though.
Duolingo (free) has updated its app to version 3.3. The update offers more language classes for native speakers of a variety of languages — Romanian and Polish speakers now have access to an English course, while Portuguese speakers can now take a Spanish class, and vice-versa. Duolingo also lists bug fixes and performance improvements, in addition to a “few surprises” within the update.
One may seem like a paragon of modernity compared to its 94-year-old rival, but the UK's two biggest retailers have a lot in common. For starters, both Amazon and Tesco succeeded far beyond their original missions (bookseller and greengrocer, respectively) to become retail giants.
ComiXology, developer of the popular iOS Comics app, has reported a security breach and is asking all account holders to reset their password. The company sent out an email detailing the breach, noting that payment information is safe. However, an “unauthorized individual” did access a database with ComiXology user names, emails, and passwords.
And then there were... four? Once considereda novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovohas one; so doesToshiba; and Acer is already onits second. Not to be left out, Dell recently started shipping theVenue 8 Pro, which costs about the same as its competitors ($300), but adds an active digitizer for pen input (psst: The stylus is sold separately).
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch has begun shipping, the company’s third-generation Android tablet, complete with Amazon’s new remote support “Mayday” system that puts a real assistant at your fingertips.
Amazon's tablet lineup for 2013 is now complete, following the release of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, a bigger version of the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX that launched last month.You can buy it now starting at $379.The differences between the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models are about as subtle as the differences between the iPad Air and iPad Mini. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has the same software, apps, and services as its little brother, but packed into a bigger body.So I'm not going to spend a lot of time going over the same stuff I did in my last Kindle Fire HDX review.
Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's no denying thatTim Cookhas played a large role in making themprofitable, first as an operations executive and later in running the company. But just what kind of a leader is he? Thanks to anexcerptfrom Yukari Iwatani Kane's upcoming bookHaunted Empire, we have a clearer picture of what makes Cook tick.
Users of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets have been noticing a strange issue. The screen seems to have a blue-ish tint all the way around the screen, which can be distracting. To their credit, Amazon is aware of the issue and supportive of unhappy customers, but it’s a problem that could have a big impact.The problem is pretty simple, and shown nicely in the video below.
Cyanogen has release the latest in the "M" series of builds. This time around we are seeing the CyanogenMod 11.0 M4 release, which naturally, is a follow-up to the M3 release we saw around this time last month. All the CM11 M4 builds should be live and available from the official download portal at this time.
Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HDX back in late-September and while pre-orders had opened almost immediately, there is a bit of follow-up news today. The Kindle Fire HDX is now shipping. This includes the 7-inch WiFi-only model, while the LTE equipped model remains available for pre-order.