Computerworld Blogs - e-books en Kobo's Aura HD e-reader: High quality and high priced <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I recently had a chance to try out Kobo&#39;s new e-reader, the Aura HD</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">. It&#39;s an interesting device -- but can it compete against Kindle, the Nook and a marketplace full of tablets?</span></p> e-books e-readers Kobo Mobile/Wireless Tablets Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:07:41 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 22375 at Cyber Monday tech e-book, video deals today <p> Interested in brushing up a tech skill -- or learning a new one? Today&#39;s a good day to stock up on tech e-books with Cyber Monday sales.</p> e-books E-Business Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:42:34 +0000 Sharon Machlis 21386 at Four reasons the federal suit against Apple and publishers is flat-out wrong <p>The suit filed by the U.S. Justice Department today against Apple and a group of publishers will accomplish the exact opposite of what it's designed to do: It will help lead to a monopoly in the book market, rather than lead to increased competition. Here are four reasons the suit is flat-out wrong.</p> Amazon anti-trust lawsuit Apple e-books publishers U.S. Department of Justice E-Business Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:04:49 +0000 Preston Gralla 20016 at Using libraries in the age of e-books <p>Matt Hamblen's recent article on e-book borrowing illustrates the difficulties libraries are facing in the digital age. It's too bad, because libraries are an important resource.</p> audio books e-books ebooks libraries Applications Desktop Apps Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:40:29 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 19613 at Apple, publishers face European anti-trust iBooks probe <p>Apple and its iBookstore deals face regulatory investigation, with the European Commission launching a formal antitrust probe to find out if publishers colluded with Apple to force new 'agency' e-Book sales agreements.</p> AAPL Amazon antitrust Apple books e-books ebooks electronic publishing europe European Commission hatchette iBooks iBookstore Macmillan penguin Simon & Schuster Emerging Technologies Hardware Laptops Mac OS X Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless PCs Smartphones Tue, 06 Dec 2011 11:47:28 +0000 Jonny Evans 19384 at E-book readers as stocking stuffers <p>In all the excitement about the new color e-reader/tablets, not enough attention is being given to the the smaller and less expensive E-Ink e-readers that may, because of their approximately $100 price tags, be even more of an impulse buy than their sexier siblings.</p> Amazon Barnes & Noble e-books e-readers ebooks ereaders Kindle Kobo Nook Hardware Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:59:28 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 19276 at Amazon Kindle tablet to take on iPad 3 at "$171" <p><a href=""><img src="" align="right" height="100" width="107" vspace="7" hspace="0" border="0" alt="Amazon logo " />Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will launch its new color Kindle tablet on Wednesday</a>, it seems. At an effective rumored price of $171, it'll be stiff competition for the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad <i>3</i>, let alone the current version. In <a href="">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers look forward to true slate market competition -- at last! Not to mention: <i><a href="">How to get a refund for an overpriced sandwich</a>...</i></p> AAPL Amazon AMZN Android Android Tablet android tablets Apple e-book e-books eBook ebook reader iPad iPad 3 Jeff Bezos Kindle Kindle for Android E-Business Hardware Linux and Unix Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Open Source Smartphones Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:48:34 +0000 Richi Jennings 18994 at iRiver Story HD: Google's first e-reader <p>Google's iRiver Story HD is an interesting e-reader with some nice features and an excellent display, but it also has several design flaws.</p> e-books e-reader ebooks ereaders Google Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:19:09 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 18828 at Hands on: Kindle Cloud Reader <p>The Kindle Cloud Reader lets you read your Kindle books with the Chrome browser, Safari for iPad and Safari for desktop. But how does Apple feels about that?</p> e-books e-readers ebooks ereaders iPads Kindle Kindle Cloud Reader Review tablets Desktop Apps Mobile Apps Web Apps Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:32:57 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 18772 at Hands on: The 9-in. Pandigital Novel color e-reader <p>A few weeks ago, I got in an e-book reader called the Pandigital Novel, an Android-based e-reader with a lot of good qualities -- but which, in the end, doesn't really stand out amid all its competitors.</p> Android e-books e-readers Novel Pandigital Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:15:55 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 18143 at HarperCollins wants libraries to pay -- and pay -- for e-books <p>Back in 1984, I wrote a book that sold to a lot of libraries. It stayed on the shelves for over a decade. If it had been an e-book published today by HarperCollins, there's a good chance it would have been off those shelves within a year. Or sooner.</p> e-books HarperCollins libraries Macmillan Simon & Schuster E-Business Emerging Technologies Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:28:25 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 17923 at The Kobo Wireless eReader: Sometimes simplicity works <p>I recently had the chance to play with the new Kobo Wireless eReader,and was impressed by its simplicity and usefulness. Sometimes, all you really want to do is just read.</p> e-books e-readers ebook reader Kobo Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:46:27 +0000 Barbara Krasnoff 17580 at New Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iPad and Android tablets (and sad toons) <p>Amazon has launched its latest Kindle: smaller, faster, lighter, less expensive. Can it <a href="">compete with the Apple iPad, or those new Android tablets?</a> In <a href="" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers offer their opinions. Not to mention <i><a href="">those oh-so-depressing kids' cartoons</a>...</i><br /> (AMZN) (AAPL) (GOOG)</p> Amazon Android e-book e-books e-reader e-readers iPad Kindle Tablet PC Applications E-Business Emerging Technologies Hardware Internet LAN/WAN Laptops Linux and Unix Mac OS X Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Networking Operating Systems Smartphones Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:26:40 +0000 Richi Jennings 16620 at iPad goes global as Apple's clever TV plans come clear <p>Some fact, some speculation, but as Apple delivers its million-selling iPad to international audiences (at a premium price), we're seeing broadcasters embracing HTML5 as that Apple TV 'hobby' looks ever more like a secret fourth weapon in Apple's future business strategy.</p> 3G Apple Apple TV broadcasing CBS e-books HTML5 hulu iBookstore iPad iPhone iphone OS Netflix publishing television Wi-Fi YouTube Cloud Computing Desktop Apps Emerging Technologies Internet Laptops Mac OS X Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless PCs Smartphones Web Apps Fri, 07 May 2010 18:27:32 +0000 Jonny Evans 16069 at Google Editions turns the page on e-books <p>While Amazon and Apple offer closed, proprietary e-book platforms, Google Editions looks like it will offer a lot more freedom. That's great for businesses of all sizes, writers, and readers. </p> e-books Google Google Editions iBooks iPad Kindle Applications Cloud Computing E-Business Emerging Technologies Internet Web Apps Wed, 05 May 2010 16:49:35 +0000 Mitch Wagner 16052 at