Dedicated magazine apps for tablets may look good, but I fear they're headed straight to oblivion.
How the iPad could become the least practical way for people to traverse their digital lives.
At some point in the early 2000s, I got my wife a Nokia phone with a keyboard, so we could text each other. It was a great little phone, not hard to use or understand, but she texted me only once with it, to send the word "no". Then, in late 2007, not long after the iPhone came out, she told me she wanted one. Why? "Because I can work with it." So we got her one, and she worked it like a chef with a collection of W195188sthofs. A few months later, I got an iPhone 3G. She immediately schooled me on how to use the thing, and she still knows more about texting and other essential iPhone apps than I do. After the iPhone 4 came out in mid-2010, we traded up to those, and that's where we'll stay until our AT&T contract runs out. The plan after that is to replace them with Androids.
Did you ever think that Canonical/Ubuntu's massive ambitions and accelerated technical path toward them just might work?
From the responses to our story on how tablets are hurting the future of e-readers, one thing was clear: we still love our E Ink.
One thing's certain when Barnes & Noble announces Thursday how much money its Nook e-readers brought in over the past three months. The news will be lousy.
No, Microsoft's not selling one million Surface RTs this quarter.
Hidden features, reduced discoverability, cognitive overhead from dual environments, and reduced power from a single-window UI and low information density. Too bad.
I wrote this post with my voice. I made no changes, save for a few typo corrections, and used no keyboard. That's probably why it's so bad. It's an experiment of mine. The hypothesis is whether or not a keyboardless world will change writing. And make no mistake, at some point we will live in a
The onward march of digital tablets looks incontestable. Tablets are now threatening sales of personal computers in K-12 education in the USA. And the forthcoming launch of a new kiddie-tablet called Tabeo
Samsung has rolled out the first official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for its Galaxy S III smartphone. Customers in Poland are reportedly getting the update first. Samsung will apparently roll out the update to customers in other countries later this month. A slew of Android devices that are ready for Jelly Bean are being released before the end of the year.
As you were browsing www.chronicle.com something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen:
The Android platform provides Google with plenty of headaches.
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Don't feel guilty about not buying your toddler a Pentium, a new book argues: You may be doing the kid a favor.