Technology is Making Us (Anti-)Social

Thom Stark was one of several who shared this on Facebook. In addition to the irony of the phrase, which applies as well to newspapers as it does to smartphones and other electrinic devices, there is the fact that the things the passengers are holding connect them to news and information about and from a [Read More...]

Restoring Your iPad From Backup (When Things Go Wrong)

If I’ve seemed surprisingly quiet over the past couple of days, it is because I decided that I ought to finally respond to Apple’s notifications that there was an update available for iOS, the iPad operating system. I backed up my iPad, then let it do its thing. As has happened on the last several [Read More...]

This Year’s AAR/SBL iPad App is Finally Available!

If you are an iPad, iPhone, or iPod user, and you are attending the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and/or the Society of Biblical Literature in November, you have been impatiently awaiting the promised iOS app for your device dedicated to the event (just as we did around this time last year). [Read More...]

How Apple Can Take Over The World

The iPad has become the Tablet standard, and Apple managed to come out with an improved version before any of its competitors had even managed to come close to matching the first iteration. As the news breaks that Amazon is going to be offering an eBook reader that they hope can compete with the iPad, [Read More...]

Overdrive Media, WMA Files and the iPad (A New Way to Enjoy Lost Episodes of Doctor Who)

This post should be of interest to those who are not Doctor Who fans, but I thought I would use Doctor Who as an example. Many public libraries, including that in Indianapolis, have been acquiring increasing numbers of ebooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded directly from their web site. I recently checked out a [Read More...]


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