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Cheap Tablet in India now in UK

18 Dec

When the Aakash was launched in India in 2011 , was told it would be the “cheapest Aakashtouch-screen tablet in the world ” , and was aimed at schools and colleges , but the first version was not well received by critics , as the Aakash 2 fared better .

In India , the tablet was released to be used by students and was designed to provide inexpensive Internet access to help improve education
Now being launched in the UK with the name UbiSlate 7Ci , manufactured by British company DataWind , with the commercial version of Aakash 2 tablet .

The 7in ( 18 cm ) Android tablet has Wi – Fi connectivity , 512 MB ​​of RAM , a microUSB connection and 4GB of storage.

Market analysts claim that British customers who want to buy and compare it to others in the market may be disappointed .

He has a very short battery in just three hours , low memory is limited and front camera (VGA Camera) .

The price in the UK is £ 30 (around U$ 40) .


New version of Kindle Paperwhite

13 Dec

Since Wednesday ( 11/12 ) the new version of Kindle Paperwhite reader is on sale at AmazoKindleFiren online store in Brazil and in several resales various points of malls and stores authorized.

Battery With high durability , range of up to eight weeks of regular reading and weighing only 213 grams and a faster processor , the new version has screen with higher contrast and LED lighting, has Wi – Fi connection and memory that can store up to 1000 books .

Now the device is connected to the Wikipedia dictionary and also the X- Ray , plus a quick reference of vocabulary terms learned while reading .

The Wi – Fi with 3G version comes with free 3G internet plan.

But the launch is a contrast with the overseas release of the new Kindle Fire tablets HDX , with a 7 inch screen and another with 8.9-inch screen, lighter and more powerful than the previous generation of Kindle HD , and come with storage capacities of 16 GB , 32 GB and 64 GB .

In the online store Amazon in Brazil has 400,000 eBook titles.


Book about Brazilian scientific journals in health

03 Oct

Is available online free book: Journals on Health Sciences : Visibility , form and content, published by theLivro Revistas na Saude School of Public Health and organized by me and researchers : Vania Maria B. Funaro de Oliveira , Lucia M. S. V. Costa Ramos and Rosane Taruhn and prefaced by Dr. Flavio Fava de Moraes .

In the presentation Prof . Dr. Flávio Fava de Moraes , Rector of the USP (São Paulo University (1993-1970) and former director of FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foudation) (1986-1993) , states that ” The book does not address the issue of the Journals only as a goal of disseminating results for an interested community . ‘s more, it considers its theoretical , conceptual , methodological , comparative , modern and spotless pedagogically , which could only be obtained by aggregating people here from proven skills in selected thematic ” .

Clarify in my presentation that the adoption of this form means : ” in the case of scientific … the inclusion of readers and consumers of content in a process that allows access to the ‘ distributed capital ‘ , i. e. , Web content , expanding and facilitating the process of information dissemination “.

In the first chapter the authors analyze where magazines , national and foreign researchers publish some projects funded by FAPESP , selected criteria , the Virtual Library of the Center for Information and Documentation of FAPESP .

The second chapter analyzes the Brazilian Public Health Journals : editing aspects , form and content , the authors , members of the Research Group on Science Communication in Public Health from CNPq , making a thorough analysis of 22 national titles.
The third chapter covers the Brazilian journals in nutrition : shape and theme brings an important contribution to an area still considered in its initial Brazilian scenario in the Nutrition.

The fourth chapter brings s Brazilian journals of Dentistry and its channels of dissemination of scientific research, is the state of the art of Brazilian scientific journals of dentistry in relation to their evolution over the years linked to quality, indexing bases data and the international visibility.

The fifth chapter , the authors bring Journals in Nursing in Latin America and the Caribbean reveals in his introduction , the professional in the field , with generalist, humanist, critical and reflective qualified to practice the profession , based on scientific and intellectual rigor and follow ethical principles .

Just consult the Library BVS School of Public Health School at the link provided


Sales of tablets grow in Brazil

20 Sep

The institute IDC Brazil, selling tablets in the second quarter of this year in the country soared reachingtablets a growth rate of 151% over the same period last year.

Compared to notebooks data already approaching, April-June, the tablets reached 35% of the total while the notebooks had 38% of sales in the quarter and 27% were desktops.

As for operating systems, 95% of tablets sold are Androids, and equipment priced up to R$ 500 (U$ 230), had 55% of the total, showing a drop in price, since the same period in 2012, the ceiling price was R$ 628 (U$ 300).

The expected tablet sales in the Brazilian market in 2013 is estimated gora up with an expectation of 7.2 million units, 120% more than 2012.

In total, Apple has sold 14.6 million iPads in the country, but the fall of this year of 14%, shows that the Androids must overcome the total number of equipments of the enterprise Apple.


Digital devices in the Brazilian book Biennial

09 Sep

According declared Marcus Antônio Parise, responsible for the content of Iba, a company specializing in e-books: “The digital market in Brazil had a forecast of a boom in 2013, which did not happen. But digital has grown in an organized and conscious . and that’s good for publishers, players and consumers. ”

The giant market e-books Amazon will also be at the fair, but its new e-reader (see our post) is only in the domestic market in November.

Another company will present the canadian Kobo, its director Samuel Vissoto, says the domesticBienalRio market varies 2-4% compared to the U.S.A., which now has a share of 26% of all books sold, Vissoto said: “We have a long way to go. has space for everyone to make money, grow and consumers enjoy the digital book market. travels and takes you a thousand books with you. ”

The provisions of these companies begin to have more affordable prices to the Brazilian public, ranging from R$ 289 to R$ 699.

The International Book Fair, ended on Sunday in RioCentro, West Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro.


New Kindle is announced

05 Sep

Amazon, the giant global online sales, and that generates many conflicts in the publishing market, announced a new device with the highest quality from their devices: the paperwhite, sense of color and light in the printed electronic device.

The advertised price is also inviting, the price of the sixth generation of the Kindle e-reader Paper, the United States will arrive on September 30 to $ 119, according to the website The Verge.

Among the new features of the device include the antireflective of sunlight and the ability to take notes in marl leaves of digital books, the long-awaited features.

Two other big news is a vocabulary list, and being able to make footnotes that appear as a pop-up, it is possible to keep active new words while reading, and is connected to a dictionary with Wikipedia X-Ray built.

Amazon recently acquired Goodreads, which is a social network for shared reading lists KindleNewand comments on them.

The new Kindle device Paperwhite, weighs 206 grams (less than the iPad mini 312 grams) with battery “lasts for weeks, not hours” as stated by the manufacturer and processor promises to be “25% faster”, we hope to give .

The American version 3G (cost U $ 189) will have a free data plan included, and the unit has 212 ppi resolution and measures 16.9 cm high and 11.7 cm in length, with 9.1 mm thick.


Prices will fall ebooks

20 Jul

It was my prediction from the beginning, but with attempts to trusts, with the lobbiesPrecoAgo of publishers to push through legislation free access and especially the prices of tablets and e-readers this trend has been delayed, but is a matter of time.
Think the first ebook reader appeared in 2004 and was Sony, the Kingle came only in 2007, the first tablet iPad came only in 2010 (when I started the blog), so technologies are still very young, but the trend is already visible on some data.
According to an article by Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book Wold, the average 25 bestseller charts in the last six months of last year, fell by an average of $ 11.37 to $ 8.23​​, according to the graph.
The article states that took control of the discounted titles of some of the largest publishers in both the Amazon with Barnes & Noble (there are others as well) have been lowering the price of bestselling titles, and fell from $ 14.99 to 12 $ 99 until arriving at the lowest points, sometimes below $ 5.

Already there are companies like Zola and Smashwords, which allow communities and platforms organize authors and readers, connecting them with editors, marketing professionals, and librarians.


Amazon began selling Kindle HD

24 May

Amazon began selling on Thursday the tablet Kindle Fire HD in two versions of 8.9 inches and 7 inches, among 170 countries included, according to Mashable, are the U.S.A., UK, Germany, KindleFireHDFrance, Spain, Italy and Japan, but Brazil stands out.

But the device will only be delivered from June 13, according to the website the 7-inch device costs $ 214 without shipping, since the 8.9-inch costs U.S. $ 284. had a high of 22% in revenues in the first quarter, jumping to $ 16.07 billion, due primary to higher sales of digital content services in cloud computing and gains in its core retail business: books.

Here, the options continue to be the traditional Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite which costs R$ 479, being the model of e-reader most advanced in the Brazil.


Em Lages, professores recebem tablets

13 Apr

Segundo o Correio Lageano, no início do mês (04/04) todos os professores da rede estadual receberam tablets, no total 512 professores da rede de ensino ligados à Secretaria do Desenvolvimento Regional (SDR) de Lages, Santa Catarina.

Foram 30 escolas contempladas, porém as lousas digitais para interatividade entre alunos e professores ainda depende de treinamento para o uso futuro em sala de aula.

A gerente regional de educação, Maria de Fátima Ogliari afirmou ao jornal lageano que “Os tablets virão juntamente com as lousas digitais, onde a comunidade escolar, professores e alunos poderão fazer um trabalho interativo”, afirmou.

Já o secretário regional Jurandi Agustini lembra que o projeto faz parte do chamado “Pacto por Santa Catarina”, que destinou 7 milhões de reais para o setor público de Santa Catarina, que estão aplicados diretamente nas áreas de Segurança, Educação, Saúde e Mobilidade urbana.

O governo federal também afirma desde o início do ano que disponibilizaria quase 600 mil tablets para a rede de ensino médio, sendo dados do site Tecmundo, o modelo seria da Positivo (não vai haver licitação?), em dois modelos um de 7 e outro de 9.7 polegas, com o sistema Android 4.0 e processador de 1 GHz, câmeras frontal e traseira de 2 MP, com suportes Wi-Fi e 3G.


Donos do iPad3 podem ganhar novo de graça

25 Feb

Uma ação movida contra a Apple no Brasil poderá o novo tablet da empresa da maçã de graça para os donos do iPad3, logo após o lançamento já era visível a “redução de estoque” nas lojas da Apple, conforme notícia no próprio site MacMagazine.

O motivo é simples, por “obsolência planejada” do iPad, uma vez que o aparelho iPad 4 foi lançado em 23 de outubro do ano passado, ou seja, sete meses depois do iPad 3, e segundo Instituto Brasileiro de Política e Direito da Informática (IBDI) que move a ação, o aparelho foi lançado sabendo que ficaria ultrapassado em pouco tempo.

É fácil argumentar isto porque um aparelho leva de 6 meses a um ano para ser projetado ou atualizado (neste caso seria “upgrade”), portanto a empresa, ou já sabia disto ou iniciou o projeto do “novo” logo em seguida, ou até mesmo já estava em curso.

Além de receber o novo aparelho poderá haver uma multa, que segundo a ação, dependerá do número de compradores, o IBDI não tem este valor total que a Apple pode ser obrigada a pagar.

O iPad 3 começou a ser vendido no Brasil, num preço em torno de R$ 1.700 a R$ 2,300.