Category Archives: Apple iPhone

Why I Returned to iPhone from Amazon’s Fire

1. Meerkat At South by Southwest Interactive, Meerkat was The Thing. The buzzing of the early adopters was electric. Yes, I would be able to try it with my iPad mini when I returned to Denver, but who wants to lug something that big around for spontaneous video livestreaming? Meerkat, and now Periscope, have added a whole […]

TKC 347 Tom Semple

Software Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, California  Interview starts at 13:06 and ends at 39:32 So if you have Evernote installed on your Fire, then it will be one of the options. You can put it directly into your notebook. It’s not quite as slick as I’d like, but it’s better than copy and paste. […]

TKC 345 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 17:05 and ends at 40:13 I think the problem with the written word is that it is so easy to generate and—no disrespect to the best writers out there—but at least poorly constructed sentences are very easy to generate. It means that this is a […]

TKC 313 Andrew Savikas

CEO of Safari Books Online Interview starts at 20:55 I don’t have any firsthand knowledge about how things have looked on the Kindle Unlimited side, though it’s certainly notable that for now, at least, I don’t think any of the Big Five trade publishers are participating. Show Notes and Links: News “ComiXology now offers DRM-free […]

TKC 312 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla Interview starts at 9:23 I don’t think their market [for Fire phone] is people who don’t have a smartphone now. I think it’s people who have some version of an Android phone or an iPhone, and they’re committed Amazon customers. I would expect that 75 percent of their […]

Sun Test: iPhone 5S versus Amazon Fire Phone

  One of the benefits Jeff Bezos claimed for the Amazon Fire Phone is that its screen would be easier to read in direct sunlight than existing smartphones. Today I took my Fire phone review unit and my iPhone 5S outside to compare the screens. I took the photo above with a real camera, my […]

Kindle Guy is First in Line at Apple iPhone Launch

I didn’t bring my Kindle Paperwhite, but I do have Nicholson Baker’s new novel, Traveling Sprinkler, on my iPad mini Kindle app, so I won’t be lacking for something to read.  As was the case six years ago at the first iPhone launch, I find myself first in line at the Cambridgeside (MA) Galleria Mall […]