Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's Headlines

iPads Getting Smart Drive
Seattle Times
Seagate announced yesterday an external hard drive for iPads and smartphones.
The palm-sized gadget has 500 gigabytes of storage capacity, a wireless radio to sync with mobile devices and a claimed five-hour battery life.

NY's Public Library Develops iPad App
The New York Times
Biblion: The Boundless Library” is the name for a series of apps available on Apple’s tablet computer that highlight different elements in the library’s collection. It was developed by the library and the design firm Potion.

Four More Magazines From Conde Nast Available for Subscribers on iPad
Allure, Glamour, Golf Digest and Vanity Fair will all offer yearly subscriptions for $19.99, and monthly subscriptions for $1.99. Individual issues can be purchased for $3.99 for Allure and Glamour, or $4.99 for Golf Digest and Vanity Fair. Existing print subscribers can enter their account information to get free access to iPad issues, too.

Glamour's Editor Reflects on the Early Days of iPad Editions
Among her observations:  A feature as simple as style suggestions for different body types, which features tap-to-switch before and after shots, often proves more popular than, say, an elaborate fashion shoot staged in Morocco.

E-Reading Consumers Tolerate Ads:  Amazons Ad-Supported Kindle Ranks #1
The ad-supported Kindle is Amazon's best seller.  It is $25 cheaper than the WiFi-only unsponsored version at $139, has taken first position on the online retailer’s list of bestselling electronics. The Kindle 3G retails for $189.

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