Tag: Borders

Apple Forces eBook Apps to Stop “In App” Purchases

Just a heads up for those of you using iPads and iPhones for eBook reading through apps such as the Kindle, Kobo and Nook apps. If you remember, Apple drew the ire from the user community for wanting to claim 30% of the revenue for in app purchases for media publications including newspaper subscriptions and …

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A Closer Look at the Kindle E Ink Display

Amazon Kindle DX - Closer Look

A few days ago I got some feedback from someone who wanted to see what a PDF document looks like on the E Ink display.  E Ink is renowned for its readability and high contrast without the use for a backlit like traditional LCD or LED based displays which can cause eye discomfort after prolonged usage. However, …

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The iBookStore is Open But Nobody Cares

Way back at the start of the year, I wrote an article about Apple’s iPad being a market disrupter or DOA and mentioned that I had made a prediction with the wife that 2010 was going to be the year of the eBook. I still stand by that prediction and I think we have seen …

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Borders Selling Kobo In-Store – Bold or Desperate?

Last weekend, the missus brought it to my attention that Borders had started to sell their own eBook reader in-store. This comes at a time when Amazon have had the market to themselves for ages with their Kindle before the Apple iPad made its recent entrance and the launch of the iBooks application on the …

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