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Apple Announces iPad

by Barbara J. Feldman February 3, 2010

Apple recently unveiled the long anticipated Apple iPad, and announced that the first models will be shipped in late March. Gizmodo describes the iPad as a smaller, thinner, lighter MacBookPro, with a unibody construction. Or, one could also call it, a bigger iPhone. With this announcement, Apple has also opened an ebook store called iBooks, […]

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Kindle 2 Live Up to the Hype?

by Barbara J. Feldman March 3, 2009

Does Amazon’s Kindle 2 live up to the hype? Here are three reviews of the new e-book reader. CNET editors rated it “Excellent” Alatest gave it a 96 out of 100. The New York Times concludes “Good before, better now.”.

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Amazon’s Search Inside the Book

by Barbara J. Feldman December 30, 2003

Joel Mokyr, professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, compares the importance of’s new Search Inside the Book capability with the invention of the encyclopedia. To search the contents of 120,000 books, simply enter a phrase into Amazon’s regular search box. For more details on how this works, see Amazon’s help page.

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Product Manuals

by Barbara J. Feldman December 1, 2003

There should be corollary to Murphy’s Law (“If anything can go wrong, it will”) that states “If anything goes wrong, you won’t be able to find the product manual.” But help is just a few clicks away. Live Manuals and both offer free user manuals for many manufacturers. And, last but not least, many […]

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