Carl Franzen - Politics Daily
Even if you don't own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you may have heard the news that Apple made its shiny new operating system available via free download today.
Departing from Apple's previous nomenclature, "iPhone OS," the new "iOS 4" has mostly been warmly received by the nation's tech writers, as well as positively gobbled up by average users who have long pinned for the multitasking and camera-zoom features that come standard on some of Apple's stiffest competition (Google Android lovers, here's your cue).
But could the release of iOS 4 actually be a stalling tactic by Apple to stave...
David Knowles - Politics Daily
The war between the e-reader platforms is heating up.
Amazon.com announced today it was cutting the price of its 3G-enabled Kindle from $259 to $189, Mashable reports. Meanwhile, Barnes & Noble has not only slashed its 3G Nook from $259 to $199, but it has also debuted a Wi-Fi-only version for just $149.
The moves come on the same day that Apple releases its iOS 4 software upgrade for the iPhone, which allows users to access the company's free iBooks application to purchase book titles.
In conjunction with the brisk sales of Apple's iPad tablet computer, which debuted this spring, iBooks...