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.
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 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.
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 has dropped the price of the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX by $50 today as part of the Cyber Monday sales promotion. Indeed, this is the cheapest price that either 7-inch device has been sold for to date and is an incredible savings. If you’re looking to get your parents or grandparents a tablet or ereader then you’d be hard-pressed to beat these prices and value.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2014, Amazon has discounted the price of its popular tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX . Effective immediately, and for a limited time, you can score the Kindle Fire HDX 7 for $199.99, a savings of $30 off the normal asking price. The larger Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has a temporary price cut, down $40 to $339.99 while the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is listed at $189.99.
Looking to pick up an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HD X tablet? There’s no time like the present! Amazon has slashed the price of the 16GB Kindle Fire HD from $169.99 down to $129.99, a savings of $40 off the normal cost. For what it’s worth, the 8GB model is $119.99 today. The newer 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is only $199.
Like with so much else Amazon does, profit comes second to bringing in users. That's especially true when it comes to the Kindle Fire. The tablet will never be the most popular one out there, and Amazon has admitted that they sell the devices at cost. But that's not really the point.
It's always fascinating to get your hands on a product that isn't yet available in your country. That's the case with the InkCase i5, an interesting iPhone case concept that just needs a bit more in terms of app support to become a fully baked idea. Here's what makes it different: The back of the case is an e-ink display intended to be used as a "second screen" for your iPhone.