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

29 Jul 2009 // 3:07 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 // 12:03 PM

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 // 3:59 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 // 5:15 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 // 5:12 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 // 4:28 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 // 9:00 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 // 11:58 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 // 3:41 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 // 5:50 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 // 2:00 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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12 Feb 2009 // 4:00 AM

Apple’s restriction-free music downloads create pause

When Apple Inc. announced in January that it would sell restriction-free music files, that was supposed to mean consumers could buy songs and play them

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Soon after he was named chief executive of Yahoo, Jerry Yang turned to Steve Jobs for advice. On stage before several hundred

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7 Jan 2009 // 2:14 AM

SAN FRANCISCO - With company icon Steve Jobs a no-show at the 25th annual Macworld, Apple on Tuesday unveiled a radically new pricing plan for

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Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Between English- and Japanese-speakers, dyslexics and normal readers, struggling children and fluent adults, Wolf shows the not-so-obvious differences in both brain structure and in areas of activation.

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Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

While I can't quite agree with McMurtry that even librarians don't want books to be in libraries, it certainly seems true that computers are taking up some of the space that used to belong to the books.

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LeBron James and the Beat Book

If beat reporters keep churning out books on 'Bron, why aren't we learning anything? These books represent the current state of the beat book -- and indicate it may be in serious trouble.

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24 Sep 2008 // 5:16 AM

New crop of MP3 players hits the market

Just in time for late back-to-school or early holiday shopping, Apple, Microsoft and others have unveiled a new crop of digital media players. Some have

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10 Sep 2008 // 5:21 AM

Apple underwhelms with new iPod, a few upgrades

CHICAGO - Here’s what Apple announced Tuesday: a new iPod Nano and a fresh scheme to sell you more songs. The rest is just

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