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iPad stealing sales of e-readers and portable game consoles

In a balky economy with limited opportunities for people to spend discretionary income on electronics, it's not surprising that a purchase of one device -- an iPad, for example -- might keep a person from purchasing an e-reader device like an Amazon Kindle or a portable game console. A report...

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Reading a book is faster than reading an iBook

A study conducted by usability consultant Jakob Nielsen claims that reading on e-book readers like the iPad and the Kindle still doesn't match up to the reading speed of good old printed paper. The test chose 32 people (admittedly a small sample, but one that was felt to be representative of an...

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Steve hates the New York Times iPad app

That's the word from Gawker. Ryan Tate is quoting people close to the paper who say the Apple CEO is very unhappy with the free New York Times Editor's Choice app, mostly because it leaves out a lot of the content of the daily Times. The trimmed-down Times on iPad stems from a reported deal that...

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iPad defeats Kindle in reader poll

Over at Mashable, a poll of readers put the iPad up against the Kindle, by asking which device would "...win over the hearts and minds" of Mashable readers. The results were 48 for Kindle, and 11% preferred their books in analog format. Mashable is not a Mac fan site, so the results are, at...

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iPad vs. Kindle: Which way to go?

In my post yesterday I touched on the likely long faces at Amazon H.Q. in Seattle. The iPad is something I'm sure they wished hadn't happened, but of course it did, and I thought I'd take a closer look at the competition between the Amazon and Apple devices. First off, if you were thinking of...

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