Amazon to buy touchscreen startup?

3 February, 2010 // 2 Comments

The New York Times is reporting: In a sign that Amazon wants to upgrade its Kindle ereader to compete head-on with the Apple iPad, Amazon has acquired Touchco, a New York-based start-up specializing [Read More ...]

Free PDF: How to make a PDF

3 February, 2010 // 0 Comments

Adobe just posted this how-to guide on their blog. You can download it here. Relevant scenario Prerequisites Important considerations Equip yourself with relevant details Stage 0: Prepare the content [Read More ...]

See, Apple can play nice

3 February, 2010 // 0 Comments

From Cloned in China: When Apple was still in talks with China’s carriers to bring iPhone into China, we’ve heard reports that Apple selling iPhone in China might face legal troubles in future, [Read More ...]

Textbooks are coming to the iPad

2 February, 2010 // 0 Comments

The WSJ is reporting: Major textbook publishers have struck deals with software company ScrollMotion Inc. to adapt their textbooks for the electronic page, as the industry embraces a hope that [Read More ...]

Against Intellectual Monopoly

2 February, 2010 // 1 Comment

Yesterday I pointed you at a free ebook on piracy. Because of that post, someone gave me a link to this ebook. From the summary: It is common to argue that intellectual property in the form of [Read More ...]

Nature.com iPhone app

2 February, 2010 // 0 Comments

Nature Publishing Group just announced a new iPhone app that allows you to access science news stories and the latest published research. The app is free. I installed the app, and while I can't vouch [Read More ...]

Free ebook on Piracy

1 February, 2010 // 0 Comments

The University of Chicago Press is offering the book Piracy: the Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates as a free download today.  This is a 1 day offer. Note: Adobe DE is required for [Read More ...]

Amazon Caves!

31 January, 2010 // 1 Comment

Amazon just posted this note on the Kindle forums: Dear Customers: Macmillan, one of the "big six" publishers, has clearly communicated to us that, regardless of our viewpoint, they are committed to [Read More ...]

A brief review of the WikiReader

31 January, 2010 // 1 Comment

This was released back on October, so it's a little late for a review. But I pulled it out again today so I could look something up, and I realized how much I use it. Also, there are a number of [Read More ...]
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