Guide: Convert comics to PDF without white margins

The bug bit me this afternoon in the desire to convert some comic book CBR files to PDF so that I could put them in iBooks and have everything in one place. I turned to trusty Calibre to do this, but could not find a combination of settings that wouldn’t mess with aspect ratios and […]

A Look at the Value of the Original iPad

When the iPad was first announced, in January 2010, I posted an initial outlook for the new device. Nearly 2 years has passed since that article, and since then the iPad 2 has been available on the market for quite some time. The question that I asked was, “is the iPad worth it?” Now it […]

Is the iPad Worth it? My Initial Thoughts

We can all breath a sigh of relief that nearly a decade worth of rumors can now be laid to rest in the face of an actual product announcement: the iPad. With the iPad Apple says it is trying to create a new product category, but I think of it more as a merging of […]