My iOS App Picks for 2014 — eBook Readers

It’s that time of year again — the year is end­ing, com­ing to a close. And we often take time to look back at things we’ve done. In my case, I thought I’d look back at the iOS apps that have most engaged me over the last year. I’ll basic­ally select a ‘win­ner’ and a […]

Many flavours of RSS readers for iPad

Earli­er today Feedly was rein­tro­duced to the iPad iOS world with sig­ni­fic­ant buzz — Robert Scoble pro­filed the read­er (check the video below). One of the not­able things about Feedly is its HTML 5 base — which allows the major­ity of func­tions to be device agnost­ic (Android, Win­dows Phone, etc). But on iOS devices, there […]

Emerging Tech: This magazine app knows what you like

You’ve got an iPad and all the pop­u­lar magazine, con­tent, read­ing apps like Reed­er, Flip­board, Pulse, and FLUD. Well now there’s a new one using tech­no­logy from the Uni­ver­sity of Brit­ish Columbia’s Labor­at­ory for Com­pu­ta­tion­al Intel­li­gence. It’s called Zite, and is it ever cool. But first, the video. Why I like it It’s a learn­ing […]

Why I’m not recommending an eBook reader this Christmas

This hol­i­day sea­son it seems that the eBook read­er is the must-have tech gift. I can under­stand why: Port­able — it’s easi­er to carry one eRead­er loaded with a few hun­dred (or thou­sand!) books Search­able — some of the eRead­ers can  scan and search for text pas­sages, let­ting you book­mark them for future ref­er­ence Annota­tions […]