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Apple vs The Galaxy! Exploding iPhones?

Posted: July 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple vs The Galaxy! Exploding iPhones?

AppleAs if Apple’s war with Samsung, a pivotal supplier …or it’s recent brush with price-fixing, weren’t enough, the gadget giants products are now electrocuting users?

Apple says it will investigate claims that an iPhone electrocuted a Chinese woman who was making a call while charging the device. The case drew attention – both sympathetic and sceptical – after a woman in the western region of Xinjiang wrote about the death of her 23-year-old sister Ma Ailun on China’s popular microblog service Sina Weibo.

China is Apple’s second largest market, it’s products, many of them made in the country, are highly sought after. But the company came under criticism from state media in April for alleged “arrogance” and double standards, prompting an apology from chief executive Tim Cook. The People’s Daily, a mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, berated the US company for five days running, urging consumers to “strike away Apple’s unparalleled arrogance” :: Read the full article »»»»

The Future of Publishing

Posted: June 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Naked Truth, Read A Book, Standout | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Future of Publishing

The Future of Publishing

PART ONE: The behemoth that is AMAZON

The e-book has been called the biggest change to publishing since the printing press, and perhaps its biggest challenge. And although digital publishing is still a relatively small business in Australia, sales of ebooks and digital reading tablets are expected to bust all previous sales records this Christmas.

So does this mean death for the humble hard copy book, will we all be reading only from screens in years to come? It’s a stupefying question that publishers and technorati have been pitching back and forth  for the past 5 years, can paper, print and pixels live together?

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995, twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the Kindle ebook reader and promptly began selling ebooks. By July 2010, Amazon ebook sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, ebooks overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing ebooks, Amazon.com now sells more ebooks than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined ::

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10,000 U.S. Libraries to Lend eBooks

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Kindle, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 10,000 U.S. Libraries to Lend eBooks

KINDLELibraries have always embraced technology, from the Dewey Decimal System, computerised cataloging and solid public internet access, libraries are a hive of techo-activity.

The row upon row of racked books have left libraries with a stuffier image, hiding the technological machinations behind their operation. The ability to search a catalogue online means we no longer have to trip down to the local library to see if a book we’re after is available or not.

Just to prove they are in the swing, libraries across the U.S. are now allowing  bookworms to borrow a book from the comfort of their favourite armchair. More than 10,000 local libraries in the U.S. are set to lend eBooks that can be viewed on Kindle eReaders as well as devices running the Kindle App.

To borrow an eBook, all you’ll need is your library card and an Amazon account . Head to your local library’s website, find the book you’re after and select “Send to Kindle” to check out the book :: Read the full article »»»»