The iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Color and many other mobile tablets have now made purchasing and reading eBooks very easy. But what's been missing is a consistent format for delivering these eBooks--especially when creating an enhanced eBook with multiple media types and interactivity. This article will survey the current eBook formats, eBook reader apps, and eBooks software as well as uncover the obstacles facing publishers who want to create these enhanced ebooks.
The iPad along with Apple's iBooks Author application has created a new platform for digital content. One such example is Pearson's new textbooks for iBooks2. Here's a look at some of the great new features of these digital textbooks.
On December 15, 2010 Quepublishing.com and InformIT.com rolled out a new commenting feature that is powered by the DISQUS commenting engine and appears for all podcasts, articles and blogs. We're excited about the ease of use and powerful new features and in this post I'll talk about the new features and how we'll use it to drive more community feedback on our sites.
Apple started shipping its second-generation Apple TV last week. I’ve had mine up and running for several days, and although I’m pretty happy with all it can do, I can see several limitations that may make some users unhappy. I warn you about the top ten in this post.
Apple’s recent approval of the VLC Media Player app now allows for playing native AVI and QuickTime movies on the iPad. I’ll overview Apple's recent change of heart on apps such as this one and discuss how easy it is to play these movie formats on the iPad.
Jailbreaking phones such as the iPhone is now allowable in the US according to the US Library of Congress. However, is this something you really want to do? I’ll give you my take on the pros and cons of jailbreaking your iPhone so you can decide if it’s right for you.
Do you have a Twitter, Buzz, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts and wonder how to simplify your status updates? Well, there are several applications that help you manage multiple social networking accounts. I'll tell you how to do it using my personal favorite: TweetDeck.