Articles tagged apple, ipad, steve jobs, books, reading

18 Oct 2009 // 4:47 AM

For music buffs, Zune HD strikes right tune

In the two years I’ve been reviewing gadgets, I’ve never tested Microsoft’s digital music and video player, called the Zune. The device

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Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.

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1 Oct 2009 // 7:51 AM

SEATTLE — Apple fans can’t sneer at the Zune anymore. The new Zune HD is the latest evidence that Microsoft can design and produce lovely

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Soundscape of the Body Politic: The Songs of Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice’

Interpolators of literature always try to figure out how we, as readers, glean the book in our hands. Arguments between the likes of Harold Bloom

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Jobs makes surprise appearance at Apple event; video camera for iPod nano

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Steve Jobs’ appearance marked the only real surprise at Apple’s press event Wednesday in San Francisco, an otherwise low-key affair in

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (trailer)

A literary/pulp mashup. At its best? That remains to be seen. Author Seth Grahame-Smith must have some real cajones to tamper with a such

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19 Aug 2009 // 2:43 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Figuring out what Apple Inc. has in store for its next big product launch has become as popular a game as gathering to

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30 Jul 2009 // 5:14 AM

What’s to become of Microsoft’s answer to the iPod?

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.‘s quarterly earnings report last week featured a number of grim statistics, including a relatively overlooked, albeit steep decline related to

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29 Jul 2009 // 2:07 AM

iPhone iconoclast: Teen whiz shakes up Apple’s world

PHILADELPHIA — As a baby, Ari Weinstein was mesmerized by light switches. By 2, he had mastered the family TV, stereo, and VCR and soon was taking

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28 Jul 2009 // 11:03 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple is poised to once again revolutionize the entertainment industry — this time with an “iTablet” portable device that lets users download and

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24 Jun 2009 // 2:59 AM

iPhone: the Great White Hype?

The iPhone has been heralded as the second coming of mobile games. But just how important a piece of the more than $5 billion dollar mobile

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10 Jun 2009 // 4:15 AM

For a company whose iPhone products have set the agenda for the mobile phone industry for the past two years, Apple’s announcements this week

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SAN FRANCISCO — John Chambers, chief executive of Cisco Systems Inc., is turning 60 this year. Apple Inc. head Steve Jobs is 54. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

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8 May 2009 // 4:12 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As the media appearances of Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have multiplied, so have rumors that the company is for

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22 Apr 2009 // 3:28 AM

It has been a year since Apple Inc. became the No. 1 music retailer in the country. To those of us who miss flipping through record

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24 Mar 2009 // 8:00 AM

After years of being a punchline among hardcore gamers, Apple has gotten serious about gaming. They just happened to use a cell phone and not

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18 Mar 2009 // 10:58 AM

Apple solved one problem with its fun, new iPod Shuffle: With the push of a button on its headphone cord, it can tell you what

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18 Mar 2009 // 2:41 AM

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. on Tuesday lifted the wraps on a major update of its software for the iPhone, saying the new operating system

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12 Mar 2009 // 4:50 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - It’s a new recession iPod. Apple on Wednesday rolled out its third iteration of its low-end iPod shuffle with speech-based

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20 Feb 2009 // 1:00 AM

Microsoft’s mobile efforts are facing a critical stretch. After a lull in activity, the company this week formally announced a marketplace for mobile applications,

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

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