And if you've ever plunked down in bed or on the couch to read something, you've probably discovered that the screen will automatically rotate between portrait and landscape orientations depending on how you hold your phone or tablet. This can be useful, or it can be a huge hassle -- especially if you move around a lot and don't want the screen constantly shifting back and forth.… Read more
Following Apple's loss in court earlier this year, Judge Denise Cote tapped former Assistant US Attorney and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich to keep tabs on the company for the next two years. Bromwich's job as a monitor is to work from inside Apple to maintain the company's compliance with US antitrust laws.
But now the two sides are having a … Read more
Suppose someone recommends a book, like I'm about to do. "Oh, hey, you gotta read Mitchell Zuckoff's 'Frozen in Time.' Total page-turner. Couldn't put it down."
Because you're a smart shopper, you know that different e-book sellers often have different prices. But short of going from one Web site to another (or, if you're a smartphone or tablet user, one app to another), how can you find the best deal on that particular title?
Actually, all you need to do is visit one site. Here's the easy way to score the lowest … Read more
Halloween may be over (and I've got the candy gut to prove it), but it's still the season of creepy-spooky-scary, right? Heck, the way the wind is howling outside my window, it's the perfect time to hide under the covers -- with a good book, of course.
The good bundlers at StoryBundle have put together their latest, a six-book collection of thrillers. Price: you name it. Well, anything over $3, that is -- a more-than-reasonable minimum for this many quality works. And if you pay at least $10, you'll get a total of 10 novels.
As … Read more
Lektz eBook Reader works well as a universal eBook reader thanks to its great format support. Its layout lets your eBooks shine their best and brightest, but it's a little lacking in the features department. A night mode or better annotations would push this reader up with the big names like Nook and Kindle.
This application supports any Lektz Publisher Stores' books, so you'll definitely need it if you download your books from that market. In addition to supporting those, Lektz eBook Reader offers support for both EPUB 2 and EPUB 3, as well as PDFs and other … Read more
Searching for a digital version of a print book you bought from Amazon? You may be able to find it at a low price, courtesy of a new Kindle program.
Launched on Tuesday, Kindle MatchBook lets you buy the Kindle version of certain print books you purchased new from Amazon. More than 70,000 books are now part of the program, with more being added on a daily basis, according to Amazon. Prices for the associated e-books range from free to $2.99.
Customers can pick up digital copies of books they've purchased since 1995, assuming the publisher has … Read more
Yesterday's flash-drive giveaway met with some skepticism, and in hindsight I agree it was a little too much hoop-jumping for too little reward. That said, I still think cashback services are the bomb, and I hope you're able to put TopCashback or an equivalent to good use.
Today, I've rounded up some freebies that don't involve driving anywhere* or waiting on rebates. So keep that credit card in your wallet and read on!
*OK, one of the freebies does involve a trip to your local Target. But you were headed there anyway, right?
1. Mad Magazine … Read more
It's no big secret that Apple will take the wraps off a couple of new iPads tomorrow, most likely an updated full-size model and perhaps a Retina Display-enhanced iPad Mini.
If you're planning to buy one of them, you may find yourself pondering what to do with your current iPad. Sure, you can make back a few bucks by selling it on Craigslist or eBay, but maybe it would make more sense to hang onto it. After all, an iPad can do some pretty cool stuff when you dedicate it to a specific task or set of tasks.… Read more
I love to shop. (Don't tell my guy friends; they already think I'm low on man-cred.) But you won't find me in a mall; most of my shopping takes place in the virtual aisles of online stores.
That's because most of the best deals reside online. You probably knew that. But what you probably didn't know is that you can get a cash rebate on nearly everything you buy, making online shopping an even better deal.
The secret is using a cashback service, which works much like a Discover card: Buy a product, then get … Read more
A US judge on Wednesday appointed an external monitor to keep Apple in compliance with antitrust laws, following the tech giant's loss in court earlier this year.
Judge Denise Cote named former Assistant US Attorney and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich to keep tabs on the company for the next two years. That's less than the five-year injunction Apple faces across numerous deals with publishers as part of a July ruling.
Bromwich was one of two names picked by the Justice Department as well as plaintiff states as part of last month's injunction ruling. As monitor, … Read more