The Future of the Ebook
Avid readers are constantly bickering over whether or not ebooks reign supreme, or if print is still the gold standard. One little Canadian startup, however, thinks that a little of both is the solution to keep everyone happy, and they’re starting to convince the players in the publishing game that matter most.
Bitlit, an app Read More
If you’re suffering from a gross-looking skin rash, don’t worry — it might not be bedbugs. Instead, you could be having an allergic reaction to your iPad (but it’s also possible you still have bedbugs because New York lololol).
iPads and other popular electronic devices may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, the AP reports.
It’s an Apple emergency.
Several Aussies woke up this morning to find their Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, and laptops, locked by a hacker demanding money, Time reported.
The leaked screenshots from Apple of the project codenamed “HealthBook” have whipped up excited talk about possible wearables from Apple in the near future. But when enough people are generating larger and more sophisticated sets of personal health data, the question isn’t if, but when marketers will arrive to begin buying and selling Read More
In Loco Parentis
In Canada, Black Friday is all topsy turvy. For example, there is no Thanksgiving the day before, so Canadian shoppers don’t get the three-for-one Deadly Sin deal of greed, gluttony and sloth that Americans enjoy on this festive weekend.
And, it turns out, the stuff they buy from Canadian Target actually belongs in a Yard Sale pile or at least a Goodwill, if one lady’s story is correct.
There’s nothing like the soothing glow of a digital screen to shut your kid up for a few minutes. Parents have known this since the dawn of television.
But now, there’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to getting your kid to sit still for longer than three seconds, and it’s called the tablet. Tablet ownership among families has risen at an insane rate–40 percent of families own the devices now, while two years ago, only 8 percent did, according to the New York Times. So if you wondered who was buying all those Kindle Fires, there you go.
Apple in Your Eye
A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District had the genius idea of handing out iPads to their students. Well, it turns out giving the devices to the digitally adjusted Facebook fiends was dumbest thing one could do with taxpayers’ money, so they’re taking them back.
The iPad makes a pretty great babysitter for about 15 minutes. Unfortunately, if you leave the kids alone too long you’re likely to end up broke.
The Telegraph reports that a couple of parents in the U.K. are livid, after their six-year-old twins managed to spend almost £979.90 on virtual pets and clothing in two online games. (This is not the first time this has happened.) Their father complained to the paper:
Brooklyn We Go Hard
Ex con and DIY O.G. Martha Stewart is having technical difficulties. On Wednesday evening, she announced via Twitter, “I just dropped my iPad on the ground and shattered two glass corners. What to do?does one call Apple to come and pick it up or do I take it?”
“My name is Oliver and I’m here to say/I like organic onesies and gluten-free cake,” is just one of the rhyming couplets we imagine Brooklyn babies are incorporating into their sick beats at a new DJ school for babies. Because, yes, Baby DJ School exists nowadays.
It’s an eight-week program for individuals ages three and below. Natalie Elizabeth Weiss, a DJ who’s worked with LCD Soundsystem, Fischerspooner, and other big kids with turntables, will orchestrate the whole thing.