Kobos Kobos Kobos

  This month Japanese eReader gurus Kobo have announced not 1, not 2, but 3 brand spanking new devices.  Let’s take a gander.   The Kobo Mini Ok, first up we have the aptly named Kobo Mini. Though it is the world’s lightest and smallest full-featured E Ink eReader, weighing just 134 grams and 5 […]

Insight Releases Interactive Apps

Have you ever gone on holiday and left your trusty phrasebook at home? Or, even worse, believed that you didn’t need one and that your rudimentary memory of GSCE French would get you through? I can tell you, it’s not fun when you get there and all you can say is ‘Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?’ Well […]

10% Adults Own e-readers

According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2012, 10% of adults now own an e-reader (this does not take into account tablet-based e-reading, so the number reading on portable devices – including tablet and mobile – is certain to be much higher). The ownership of tablets has also increased by 9% in the last year. Further […]

Kublai Khan, Conquered

It’s been long in the making, but the Conqueror interactive ebook is finally here. The new ePub, put together by The Bespoke Pixel, uses GestureKit (a java-based coding framework) to allow users to swipe their way back to a dynamic map at any point in the text. Simply swipe three fingers up the page and […]

The Kindle Touch

Priced between £109.00 and £169.00, the Kindle Touch is the latest ebook reader from Amazon to hit the digital market. So, what’s different about this new device? The first thing you notice is the lack of buttons. The 5 way controller of its predecessor, the Kindle, has been replaced with multi-touch technology. This means that, […]

The Surface Launches! The new Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft has launched their new tablet computer “family”, named Surface. Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division described the devices as: “a tablet that’s a great PC – a PC that’s a great tablet” The Microsoft tablet will be initially launched in two versions. The first version to be released will work on the […]