A better mobile eBook reader?

It’s been a while since I took a look at what’s cool in the mobile eBook read­er space, as I’ve been quite sat­is­fied with my cur­rent read­ing apps (GoodRead­er for PDFs, Stanza for ePubs) and their use with Cal­ibre (a must-have eBook lib­rary man­age­ment pro­gram). So today I’ve installed Read­Mill — a ‘social’ eBook read­er […]

Three essential PDF readers for iPad

A while ago I wrote about ways to read PDF files on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Well that post is show­ing it’s age, so rather than com­pletely redo it, I thought I’d dis­cuss my cur­rent three top PDF read­ers, and why. GoodRead­er GoodRead­er is my first choice, go-to PDF read­er on my iPad. […]

Print? Scan? Copy? Fax? It’s covered!

I had an oppor­tun­ity to put one of the new Broth­er multi-func­tion
print­er devices through it’s paces, and over­all, I liked what I saw.Priced as an entry level unit, the Broth­er MFC-J615W (that’s a mouth­ful, why can’t they…

It’s the iPlatform, not the iPad

Steve’s just announced the iPad (not the best name selec­tion in the world, but it’ll do), and after watch­ing the announce­ment event being repor­ted by vari­ous online media, includ­ing our own Future Shop Techb­log­gers, I’m struck by the impres­sion that the hard­ware is cool, inter­est­ing and looks great, but the iPad hard­ware is not the […]

Apple Tablet prediction as a game

So, tomor­row’s the big day that Apple lifts the veil on pro­jects under devel­op­ment and ready for release in the next year. The myth­ic­al Tab­let is likely the biggest announce­ment tomor­row, and tech­no­logy pun­dits have not been shy in pre­dict­ing what the device will have (or not). This all sounds too ser­i­ous to me, so […]

Awesome free iPhone app creates sales for other iphone apps

Yep, it seems odd, but a very cool crowd­sourced recom­mend­a­tion engine for iPhone apps is cre­at­ing a bunch of sales of oth­er iPhone apps. Which is good, because when there’re a lot of apps to choose from — a sol­id tool (not tied to the Apple Store recom­mend­a­tion sys­tem, which has been gamed in the […]

How the Apple Tablet can really succeed

Giv­en that Apple isn’t really pay­ing atten­tion to my mus­ings, I’m rather free to go on about things I *think* they can do to make their products, and make them bet­ter. I’ve been fol­low­ing Apple’s tab­let designs since the New­ton Mes­sage pad. An inter­est­ing device, yet not very prac­tic­al. I’m com­pletely smit­ten by my iPod […]