In a bit of an early back-to-school promotion, Best Buy has discounted the price of two of Apple's most popular 13-inch MacBooks by $200.
As first noted by All Things D, the electronics retailer on Thursday reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM from $1,200 to $1,000, while the 750GB model with 8GB of RAM is now available for $1,300.
Interactive e-book publishing platform Inkling announced on Wednesday new, multiyear contracts with two major textbook and medical publishers, deals that will expand the number of titles it offers.
The San Francisco-based company, which makes tools for publishers to create and distribute books for tablets, smartphones, and the Web, is now working with publishers Pearson and Elsevier; The two plan to use Inkling's technology to produce digital versions of their books.
In Elsevier's case, it plans to bring more than half a million pages of content, or about 600 books, says Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis.
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Are you really going to take your tablet to the pool? The beach? The campground? Nah, for times like those, you want a simple e-reader, something that lets you read to your heart's content without all the typical tablet-powered distractions (I'm looking at you, Limbo).
And why not keep a dedicated e-reader in your beach bag when you can score a great one for just $50? Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch for $49.99, shipped (plus sales tax). It's new, not refurbished, and normally priced at $… Read more
One of the most surprising things about the Windows 8 era has been the revival of 11-inch laptops. After a couple of years of seeing very few PCs with smaller displays, we've reviewed half a dozen 11.6-inch systems in the past two months alone.
This is especially interesting to me, as ultraportable laptops, with their 11-inch screens (along with a few 10- and 12-inch stragglers), have had a very uneven history.
Ultraportables were once, typically, extremely expensive brag-worthy laptops that could cost $2,000 or more, back when miniaturization and thermal issues were much more difficult to navigate … Read more
The Google Nexus 7 is one of our favorite budget Android tablets for many reasons, but durability isn't one of them. As our Always On torture test has demonstrated, the touch screen on the Nexus 7 is a rather delicate flower.
If you've experienced the fragility of this screen firsthand, chances are you've got the tablet gathering dust somewhere with a partially or completely unresponsive screen.
Apple may not be thrilled with Wednesday's e-book ruling, but Amazon investors seem pleased.
The Internet retail giant surpassed the $300-a-share mark for the first time Thursday, trading as high as $300.69 before closing at $299.66, up $7.33, or 2.51 percent. Apple was also up today, closing at $427.29, gaining $6.56, or 1.56 percent, on a day when all the major U.S. stock market indices recorded improvements of 1 percent to 1.5 percent.
A number of programs in OS X include a hidden menu that offers some extra functions. These are generally not intended for use by the end user, but there are times when these features can be useful. For instance, there's a debug menu in Disk Utility that lets you enable viewing hidden partitions to better manage volumes and disks.
Similar to Disk Utility, a debug menu exists in the Contacts program for managing your Address Book database, which offers a couple of useful features.
To enable the debug menu, simply open the Terminal utility (in the Applications > Utilities … Read more
Apple, during the three-week trial last month in New York, warned that a verdict against the company could have a negative impact on how deals are negotiated in the U.S. and "send shudders through the business community." Its attorneys argued that companies would have to hold "hermetically sealed" meetings so no other companies know they're taking place, and all deals would have to have very different terms.… Read more