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[23 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,127 views]

His products are loved, instantly recognizable icons around the world. However, little is known about the man himself. Author Leander Kahney, who also penned a biography on Steve Jobs, has delivered Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, a …

Books, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 710 views]

When it comes to off-the-shelf text-to-speech solutions, the Macintosh is pretty darned good. Although that functionality hasn’t changed in OS X Mavericks, Apple is offering new English language, both US and overseas accent, voices available for download.
So, how do they …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[7 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 390 views]

Historical fiction or simply a magnificently told tale that orbits, at a distance, the Hollywood of a past still half remembered and half believed. Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, the Audiobook of the Month, soars across 50 years and three continents …

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[10 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 179 views]

Two years later, Little Bee appears in London on the day of Andrew’s funeral and reconnects with Sarah. Sarah is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s recent suicide and the stubborn behavior of her four-year-old son, who is …

Books, Mac »

[17 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 528 views]

Listed by their projected publish dates — the earliest arrives on October 28 — here are the OS X Mavericks manuals listed by Amazon from David Pogue, Bob LeVitus, Mark Chambers, Dwight Spivey, Steve Johnson and Paul McFedries. For its …

Audiobooks, Books »

[17 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 650 views]

Have you wondered where the paperback Steve Jobs got to? Fundamentally, the hardcover has sold so well — 2.25 million copies as of March 2012 — publisher Simon & Schuster didn’t feel the need. Soon, however, the wait will be …

Audiobooks »

[10 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 454 views]

• Audiobook of the Year: The End of the Affair, Graham Greene, Narrated by Colin Firth.
• Audio Drama: Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner, Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan and Simon Jones
• Biography: The Seamstress, Sara …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[25 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,948 views]

On the road, waiting, lazing on a beach? You need something to do while you’re doing something else and a free audiobook is the perfect complement to your day. Get Neil Gaiman’s Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar, a short story read by …

Audiobooks, Books, Deals »

[8 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,203 views]

Reading is good, and beach and hammock season is almost here. Even better? Loading up your iPhone or iPad with free ebooks and Apple’s iBooks Store offers a very, very nice selection. From graphic novels to self-help and the classics, …

Audiobooks »

[9 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 685 views]

Listened to a good book lately? The four finalists competing for the Audiobook of the Year have been posted — American Grown, Beautiful Ruins, End of the Affair and Killing Kennedy. Which will walk away with the Audie? Check out the …

Books, Deals »

[8 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 3,937 views]

Your iPad and iPhone are great ebook readers. Why not fill them up with some great free ebooks? Apple’s iBooks Store offers scores of free ebooks that are available just for the taking. Here’s a quick sample of what’s available …

Books, Deals »

[20 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 2,012 views]

More than 80 million copies of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code have sold worldwide and it was turned into a hit Hollywood movie that grossed $758 million, making it one of the most successful book franchises of all time. …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[22 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,552 views]

Classics, they’re good for the soul even when the protagonist sells his. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby is a nourishing tale of the depravities of wealth sans any hope of redemption. And, sometime this year it’s coming to the silver …

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[8 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,603 views]

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Former Navy Seal and American Sniper author Chris Kyle is a fascinating character. Seriously, how many Americans have achieved notoriety in this century based on the number real people they have killed …

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[13 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,194 views]

A.J. Jacobs bathes, nay, wallows in absurdity. Previously, the author celebrated humanity’s absolutist silliness in The Year of Living Biblically and attempted to become a genius of sorts in The Know-It-All. His latest attempt at radical “self improvement,” Drop Dead …