Our verdict on Facebook's privacy retool: well ... we're tough graders. Also today, will Steve Ballmer show up at the WWDC keynote? Palm loses its mobile UI design guy to Android, which is good news for Android, but continuing bad news for Palm and WebOS. Also, introducing Darth Vader's Dog.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Barnes and Noble launches an iPad app to sell books from the Nook store
Google Latitude will now track where you've been
BillShrink can help you compare cable and satellite TV services in your area
The iPhone 4G may launch on Sprint, not Verizon. Keyword: may.
While Amazon had its Kindle for iPad app ready in time for the launch of the iPad, Barnes & Noble decided to take its sweet time before releasing its BN eReader for iPad, which is finally available as a free download in Apple's App Store.
Like Amazon, Barnes & Noble is trying to give its customers access to its e-book store from a wide array of popular mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and next month, Android smartphones. Users can store content in one master digital library and shuffle content between devices.
Barnes & Noble is touting the fact that it's designed this version of its eReader app from the ground up, specifically for the iPad. It's also highlighting its e-book lending option, which lets you lend out certain e-books to friends one time for a 14-day period.
Here's a look at the key features:
Two options for displaying your library (Library Grid and Library List views) Choice of colors for text; pages (background); highlights; and links Eight typefaces and five text sizes Variety of margins and customizable spacing options LendMe feature (limited lending of certain e-books) All e-books and most periodicals purchased through the Barnes & Noble eBookstore are accessible on your iPad Built-in dictionary Google and Wikipedia integration for quick searches of terms and words
As more games are released for Apple's tablet device, some of the old stand-up classics are making the jump to the touch screen. The iPad version of Pac-Man is almost identical to the original in every way, with the same ghost paths, same fruit bonuses, and same intermission movies. But can Pac-Man still be anywhere near as popular as it once was, with today's smooth graphics and multilevel arcade game offerings?
Before you head to the App Store and spend your hard-earned money, there are a couple things you should know about the iPad version of Pac-Man. Though … Read more
"So let's go back to the office and work the numbers."
Those are the words most car buyers dread. They come just before figures are pulled out of some accountant's bottom (drawer) in a room adorned with pictures of large people playing golf.
I can offer you a smidgen of joy, should you be wishing to waft into a Mercedes dealership this Memorial Day weekend.
It seems certain of these exalted places are being equipped with iPads, so your friendly dealer can inspire you to closure without the smell of leather ever leaving your nostrils.
Though perhaps not quite as ornate as that steampunk computer desk from last month, the handmade iPhone and iPad docking stations and iMac and MacBook case covers at Old Time Computers are more accessible, at least for the moment.
A side project of Etsy user and old-time hot rod restorer woodguy32, the Old Time Computer items are all limited edition. According to the Web site, "they all take a long time to build, so they will not be in production. This is just a hobby and something I enjoy and put my heart into."
Prices range from $42 … Read more
Wal-Mart launches a gaming cite called Gamecenter
Yahoo and Nokia may announce a partnership agreement next week
The iPad steering wheel mount is probably not the safest way to drive
Super Mario Galaxy 2 launches in a few days and Guinness names the franchise the best-selling video game series ever
Morley Safer interviews Marty Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone, on 60 Minutes this coming Sunday
Google released information about Google TV today. Here is what I can gather about it so far: It is Google Search on your TV and it will marry Web video with broadcast and cable TV. So if you want to watch Top Chef Masters (and why wouldn't you?), you could just search "Top Chef Masters" and it would tell you … Read more
Apparently, Australian border guards can now search your laptops for porn when you enter the country. Um. Ok. As a protest, we suggest everyone flying there just declare that they have porn. Why not? Also, tons of news coming from Google I/O, including the very interesting Google TV and the latest on Android 2.2. Let the waiting begin.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more