Category Technology

The New Kindle Product Line

And so it’s official – the new product line of Kindle eReaders and tablets is now announced and available for pre-order the Amazon.com website. They all ship in November, but Bezos himself recommends pre-ordering now.

10:52AM Fire ships November 15th. “We’re making many millions of these, but I still recommend you pre-order today.” – from the engadget live-blogging post

As predicted and been talked about almost endlessly since rumors of the new Kindle were heard, Amazon.com and their entire website and supporting infrastructure is now tailored to allow mobile devices (and especially the new Kindle Fire) to take

Get your Kindle on … offline

Suppose you are one of those people who still haven’t quite gotten into the whole online ordering fad? You like to give all your stuff a test drive before you buy. You like to play with the display model a bit to see if it fits you and your style before you commit your money.

This is where the Barnes and Noble nook has won out over the Kindle; because the Nook is universally known to be available for try and buy at your local Barnes and Noble booksellers storefront. The Kindle, traditionally, was only available online at

Storytelling Reinvented By A New App & The iPad

Things are hopping at the App Store as a new little app that takes a new approach to storytelling has landed at the top of the heap.

Storytelling on the iPad has been evolving and now the new app Papercut launched by London-based developer Ustwo is taking it to a whole new level. Papercut combines video and sound as well as text to make stories come to life in a whole new way.

The idea behind Papercut was to use the simplicity of of the iPad’s capabilities and create an easy to use enhanced reading experience. Written text

Kindle lending program beta starts quietly

I was just about ready to go off about the lack of fulfillment on a ‘promise’ we had earlier this year from Amazon (via Mashable) that they would partner with local libraries to institute a lending program for eBooks. Then, I happened on this TechCrunch article.

It was something I had been looking forward to because buying eBooks can get expensive and frustrating. Plus, my mother had always told me that the library would probably prove the best reading resource I would ever need anyway.

As an avid reader, owning the books (preferably hardcover versions) was

Amazon’s New Tablet

Yes! Amazon is going head-to-head with the Apple iPad and is expected to perform competitively. Something Apple hasn’t seen much of in the tablet market to date.

Amazon’s launch into the world of tablets reportedly includes a a multi-colour screen, like their Kindle, and will have a backlit 7-inch screen. With a price tag of around $300 or less it’s expected to be very competitive with the iPad.

With shipping expected to begin sometime in October Amazon’s tablet is sure to be on many wish lists for the holidays and would explain the current redesign of Amazon’s