Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36
Publishers need to diversify and compete head-on with other media in order to deflect the 'one-screen' effect of tablet devices, a panel discussion at the World e-Reading Congress declared.
The session sought to answer the question: "Can e-reading win the war against Angry Birds?" Jonathan Glasspool, managing...
Wed, 23/10/2013 - 10:08
Apple has released “the lightest full size tablet” onto the market in time for Christmas, the iPad Air.
The technology company has named the device, weighing just 1lb, the iPad Air. It features a 9.7in Retina display along with “a new, thinner and lighter design” and Apple said the tablet is 20% thinner and 28...
Wed, 24/07/2013 - 07:55
Apple saw a drop in tablet revenue in the three months to the end of June 2013, although iPhone sales grew.
Apple shifted 31.2m units in the period, up 20% from a year earlier, when it sold 26m iPhones in the third quarter. Tablet sales saw a slump, however, with revenue down 14.1% to 14.6m from the same quarter last year. The company...
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 07:00
Dorling Kindersley has partnered with licensor DeLiSo and app developer Famloop to launch board books and interactive digital stories for French teething toy, Sophie La Girafe.
DK pre-school publisher Sue Leonard said the pairing of DK and Sophie “brings together two quality brands that parents trust”. The board books,...
Fri, 24/05/2013 - 08:28
Nelson Thornes is to launch a suite of GCSE resources for the iPad, created with iBooks author software, before the next academic year.
NT said that the new initiative, which follows its recently-launched textbooks for iPad, will offer “a huge breadth of dynamic content covering the core GCSE subjects”. The materials will...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:30
Transworld has created the first Discworld app, giving users the opportunity to delve into the fantasy city of Ankh-Morpork as imagined by Terry Pratchett.
Discworld: The Ankh-Morpork Map, developed with app development agency Agant, will be available for £9.99/$13.99/ €12.99 from 11th February, and is designed...
Thu, 24/01/2013 - 09:15
Apple sold a "record" 22.9 million iPads during its last quarter but failed to meet analyst's expectations on sales of iPhones, leading to shares at the company tumbling on the stock markets.
The technology giant has reported an increase in iPad sales in the last three months to 22.9 million, up from 15.4 million in the...
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 05:30
Children's character Captain Pugwash is hitting the high seas of digital for the first time, with Aurum Press and Frances Lincoln publishing the seafaring John Ryan titles for the first time in full-colour e-book format.
The first title, Captain Pugwash, will be released on 20th December, available across...
Tue, 30/10/2012 - 07:45
Google has announced a new tablet, the Nexus 10, which it claims has “the world’s highest resolution display”.
The device, made by Samsung, will go on sale in the UK on 13th November priced £319 for the 16GM model, with 300 pixels per inch, compared with 264 ppi that the Apple iPad retina display has. Google...
Thu, 18/10/2012 - 09:00
Collins has launched a new Atlas app for iPhones and iPads, allowing users to explore the world using interactive 3D maps.
The Atlas by Collins app will sell at £6.99, and includes seven different globes with different themes, including politics, energy and the environment. Using pinch and scroll functions on the devices, users...