Vanguardia says Wright-less Phoenix must learn to adapt

first_imgVanguardia, though, shared that it’s a sacrifice the Fuel Masters are willing to take for the benefit of the national team.“Ever since we got him in the draft, we knew that this will happen. We just have to live with it. For sure, there’ll be lots of tournaments after this, especially in the third conference, so we need to get used to him not being around.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWright, who is Phoenix’s starting small forward, has been such an integral part of the squad’s campaign this conference as he is averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.4 steals in the five games he played in this 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Though the rookie’s contributions are a glaring dip from his averages in the first conference, Vanguardia noted that Wright’s presence alone could have made a difference, especially with the squad firing blanks for the game after shooting a measly 32-percent from the field. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia admitted that the team really missed the presence of Matthew Wright in its game against Meralco on Wednesday.“We really felt it because he opens up the lane for Jameel (McKay) and he’s the second to RJ (Jazul) in assists for our team,” the mentor said following the Fuel Masters’ 81-66 defeat to the Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Not helping was the poor shooting from his guards, with Jazul going 1-of-13 from the field while Cyrus Baguio shooting 4-of-10.“We couldn’t score today. RJ couldn’t buy a bucket. We were lost in our flow of offense,” said Vanguardia. “We did okay on defense considering we were trying to make some stops, but the way Baser (Amer) and (Chris) Newsome were scoring, that’s the one thing we can’t stop.”Despite the loss, Vanguardia still believes that Phoenix can adapt with its situation, especially with a game against GlobalPort slated on Friday.“The good thing is we just have one day to prepare and we can bounce back on Friday,” he said. “We’re not really focusing on our loss because we got to get the next game. We have to figure out how to win without Matthew Wright. I think by Friday, we’ve already figured out how to play without him.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ceres tops Group G, reaches AFC Cup knockout round Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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MASSE, WALL GOLDEN ON DAY 2 OF U SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgW 4 x 100m Free Relay1. Montreal 3:37.76 (Canadian Club Record)(Sandrine Mainville, Camille Bergeron-Miron, Ariane Mainville, Katerine Savard)2. Toronto 3:40.51(Rachel Rode, Kylie Masse, Sarah Polley, Olivia Sbaraglia)3. UBC 3:41.76(Quincy Brozo, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Hoi Lam Tam, Ingrid Wilm) Full results 1. UBC, 974.5 points2. Toronto, 6943. Montreal, 5664. Calgary, 3115. Victoria, 232.56. Western, 1917. Regina, 190.58. McMaster, 184.59. McGill, 17310. Dalhousie, 15911. Alberta, 13912. Manitoba, 13413. Ottawa, 12414. Guelph, 11014. Laval, 11016. Waterloo, 7317. Lethbridge, 6918. Memorial, 5619. Acadia, 4219. Laurier, 4221. York, 1522. Sherbrooke, 2623. Laurentian, 1524. UQTR, 925. Mount Allison, 3 Women 200m Free1. Danica Ludlow, Calgary, 1:55.432. Maia Brundage, UBC, 1:58.063. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 1:58.08 Masse also teamed up with Sarah Polley, Sophia Saroukian, Victoria Radounski to finish second in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay in 8:02.98. Fifth-year veteran Eli Wall handily won his third career 200 breaststroke national title, touching the wall in 2:08.77, over a second ahead of Calgary’s Frederik Kamminga (2:10.32). M 200m Butterfly1. Montana Champagne, Ottawa, 1:56.582. Osvald Nitski, Toronto, 1:56.923. Josiah Binnema, UBC, 1:57.10 1. UBC, 749.5 points2. Toronto, 6343. Calgary, 568.54. McGilll, 368.55. Western, 3156. Montreal, 3137. Victoria, 2838. Regina, 278.59. Laval, 220.510. Alberta, 19111. Ottawa, 18612. Manitoba, 8513. Dalhousie, 8214. Sherbrooke, 5315. Lethbridge, 4316. Acadia, 4117. Laurentian, 3818. Guelph, 26.519. Waterloo, 2320. Mount Allison, 1221. Brock, 1122. Queen’s, 2 Fellow third-year Blues standout Osvald Nitski earned the men’s 200 butterfly silver medal in 1:56.92, while sophomore sensation Rachel Rodé placed third for the bronze medal in the 50 butterfly (26.79). Men (Nelson C. Hart trophy) The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s team sit in second place after Day 2 of the 2018 U SPORTS Swimming Championships (Feb. 23) at Varsity Pool. Women M 50m Free1. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 21.50 (U SPORTS Record)2. Cameron Kidd, Toronto, 22.013. Luke Peddie, UBC, 22.21 M 4 x 100m Free Relay1. UBC 3:14.58(Markus Thormeyer, Yuri Kisil, Luke Peddie, Josiah Binnema)2. Toronto 3:17.61(Dan Kuiack, Cameron Kidd, Gaël Chaubet, Mitch Ferraro)3. Laval 3:20.42(Alexandre Cayot, Pierre-Adrien Simard, Nicolas Gauthier, Quentin Dabauvalle)Print Friendly Version Story Links W 200m Butterfly1. Danielle Hanus, Victoria, 2:08.942. Sophie Marois, Montreal, 2:09.423. Georgia Kidd, Alberta, 2:11.61 M 400m Free1. Peter Brothers, Calgary, 3:44.032. Davide Casarin, Ottawa, 3:46.553. Cote Tristan, Calgary, 3:47.71 M 400m IM1. Tristan Cote, Calgary, 4:10.972. Josh Zakala, Victoria, 4:11.793. Montana Champagne, Ottawa, 4:11.96 W 400m Free1. Danica Ludlow, Calgary, 4:05.982. Emily Overholt, UBC, 4:07.743. Maia Brundage, UBC, 4:09.14 M 100m Breast1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 59.602. Matthew Loewen, Western, 59.753. Jonathan Naisby, Sherbrooke, 59.91 W 50m Free1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 24.25 (U SPORTS Record)2. Ariane Mainville, Montreal, 25.053. Charis Huddle, Western, 25.07 M 4 x 200m Free Relay1. UBC 7:10.07(Markus Thormeyer, Jonathan Brown, Josiah Binnema, Yuri Kisil)2. Calgary 7:17.69(Tristan Cote, Peter Brothers, Teddy Kalp, Sterling king)3. Regina 7:23.74(Brian Palaschuk, Noah Choboter, Jacob Lee, Etienne Paquin-Foisy)DAY 1 INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS DAY 2 TEAM STANDINGS Men 200m Free1. Markus Thormeyer, UBC, 1:43.782. Yuri Kisil, UBC, 1:44.503. Davide Casarin, Ottawa, 1:45.92 Women 100m Back1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 56.38 (U SPORTS Record)2. Danielle Hanus, Victoria, 58.203. Ingrid Wilm, UBC, 58.57 W 50m Fly1. Sandrine Mainville, Montreal, 26.022. Marie-Lou Lapointe, Montreal, 26.543. Rachel Rodé, Toronto, 26.79 Cameron Kidd picked up a pair of medals on Day 2. The Paris, Ont., native claimed the men’s 50 freestyle silver medal in 22.01 seconds and earned bronze in the 50 butterfly in 23.97. W 4 x 200m Free Relay1. UBC 7:57.88(Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Maia Brundage, Emily Overholt, Megan Dalke)2. Toronto 8:02.98(Kylie Masse, Sarah Polley, Sophia Saroukian, Victoria Radounski)3. Montreal 8:03.36(Frederique Cigna, Ariane Mainville, Camille Bergeron-Miron, Katerine Savard) W 200m Breast1. Kelsey Wog, Manitoba, 2:21.842. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 2:25.003. Jasmine Raines, Laurier, 2.27.84 Men 100m Back1. Markus Thormeyer, UBC, 52.302. Robert Hill, Calgary, 52.853. Andres Klein, Calgary, 53.04 W 400m IM1. Emily Overholt, UBC, 4:35.792. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, UBC, 4:38.073. Megan Dalke, UBC, 4:38.20 DAY 2 INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS M 50m Back1. Robert Hill, Calgary, 24.572. Kyle Haas, Toronto, 24.853. Anders Klein, Calgary, 24.95 W 50m Back1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 26.15 (CANADIAN & U SPORTS Record)2. Danielle Hanus, Victoria, 26.853. Rachel Rodé, Toronto, 27.16 M 50m Fly1. Luke Peddie, UBC, 23.872. Samuel Wang, McGill, 23.943. Cameron Kidd, Toronto, 23.97 W 100m Fly1. Kylie Masse, Toronto, 57.52 (U SPORTS Record)2. Danielle Hanus, Victoria, 58.243. Hannah Genich, Toronto, 58.87 M 100m Fly1. Josiah Binnema, UBC, 52.132. Gamal Assaad, Western, 52.963. Luke Peddie, UBC, 53.36 W 100m Breast1. Kelsey Wog, Manitoba, 1:06.262. Olivvya Chow, McMaster, 1:08.603. Rachael Parsons, Toronto, 1:09.08 M 200m Breast1. Eli Wall, Toronto, 2:08.772. Frederik Kamminga, Calgary, 2:10.323. Jonathan Brown, UBC, 2:10.88 The Blues men are in a tighter race with 634 points, also behind UBC (749.5). Calgary (568.5), McGill (368.5) and Western (315) sit third, fourth and fifth, respectively.”It was a great day for Toronto in the pool today,” said Varsity Blues head coach Byron MacDonald. “UBC is out in front of us by a long way but it looks like we’re going to be in second spot and we came in favoured to finish third so that’s a huge breakthrough for our women. On the men’s side we have a really nice battle with Calgary for second spot.” Varsity Blues star Kylie Masse claimed her third gold medal of the meet to kick off Day 2. The 2017 world champion and world record holder in the 100m backstroke won her signature event, bettering her own U SPORTS record in 56.38 seconds. Toronto’s women have 694 points, behind the UBC Thunderbirds (974.5). The Montreal Carabins (566), Calgary Dinos (311) and Victoria Vikes (232.5) round out the top five.last_img read more

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Third place tussle to spice Mtaani Rally

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya December 6 – The 2011 National Rally Championship comes to a resounding conclusion this weekend with the stage set for the third place battle between former national champion Azar Anwar and Jas Mangat.Veteran driver Ian Duncan and Carl Tundo had already sewn up the top two places in the main Kenya National Rally Championships (KNRC) category ahead of the season ending KCB Mtaani Rally that will run in Mombasa.At the same time, the 2WD drive class diadem is still open with James Kirimi and Joel Muchiri vying to succeed last year’s winner Leonardo Varese. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Anwar’s navigator Julius Ngigi was optimistic they would seal a podium finish that would ensure they end the campaign in the bronze medal position. “We have not been able to finish two events and that has not worked for us, but we have to fight for that position,” he added.Ngigi, who is a pastor and has been Anwar’s long time pace notes reader, expressed their readiness to give it a go in Mombasa.“Perhaps the party will start on Monday being a holiday and we will see how to enjoy ourselves. I’m looking forward to a good event, it’s going to be interesting but it has its on challenges starting from the logistics.”After posting some of the fastest times so far this season, Mangat is now ranked joint third with Anwar in the KNRC standings with 195 points.In the 2WD class the championship battle is wide open with Kirimi and Muchiri aiming for the coveted victory.“It’s only been one season and I expect to feature in more events next year. I might be going to the main competition if I get the car,” Muchiri, the rallying season debutant expressed.Alastair Cavenagh and Carl Tundo who are fresh from taking part in the Kenya Airways East Africa Safari Classic Rally will be absent from Mombasa.With Carl missing from action his father Frank will represent the Tundos and will be navigated by daughter Tash.Frank has out of action for ages but he will be driving Carl’s Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9.The first car will be the flagged off outside KCB Mariakani Branch at 7am.Three stages will repeated twice around Matopeni, Mtaa and Mnyenzeni for the rally where the 2WD cars will cover the first two sections once before completing their run. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Jackson ordered to pay overdue attorney fees

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.In July, Chalfant said Jackson would have to pay the law firm $256,000 for unpaid fees. Jackson’s attorneys have appealed. Monday’s award compensates the law firm for having to hire a lawyer to sue Jackson. The firm had asked for nearly $450,000. “We’re very happy with today’s outcome,” Jackson’s attorney Thomas Mundell said. Asked whether his client would pay the firm, Mundell said “You’d have to ask him that.” The bills keep piling up for Michael Jackson. A judge on Monday ordered the singer to pay $175,000 in overdue attorneys’ fees to a law firm that sued the pop singer. Superior Court Judge James Chalfant’s order means Jackson’s legal bill to the firm, Ayscough & Marar, now totals more than $430,000. The firm sued Jackson in February 2006, claiming he didn’t pay for services it rendered on his behalf. The firm said it had obtained court orders to delay discovery in civil cases and kept information from being released during the singer’s 2005 child molestation trial, according to the lawsuit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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CHARGED! Man United hit with FA fine for ‘failing to control players’ in FA Cup

first_img1 United Red Devils players reacted angrily to Ander Herrera’s sending off at Stamford Bridge Manchester United have been charged with failing to control their players during Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea, but Marcos Rojo has avoided sanction for his apparent stamp on Eden Hazard.Monday’s tense Stamford Bridge encounter ended with Antonio Conte’s Blues triumphing 1-0, with Jose Mourinho’s latest Stamford Bridge return being thrown off kilter by Ander Herrera’s first-half dismissal.The Spain midfielder’s second booking was followed by United players haranguing referee Michael Oliver – actions that have led to a Football Association charge.“Manchester United have been charged for failing to control their players,” a statement from the governing body read.“It follows an incident in the 35th minute of the Emirates FA Cup quarter final tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday.“The club have until 6pm on Friday, 17 March 2017 to respond to the charge.”last_img read more

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Off they go: Edwards opens for air show

first_imgParking is free, and bleacher seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, though most spectators bring folding lawn chairs or blankets.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Visitors can enter from Rosamond Boulevard, which is off the Antelope Valley Freeway east of Rosamond, or off Highway 58 east of Mojave. The air show boasts nearly 100 static displays with more than 20 flying performances and several hours of nonstop flying. Edwards officials said there will be more than double the flying and four times the static displays of most base open houses west of the Mississippi. In addition to showcasing the aircraft of Edwards’ Air Force Flight Test Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, the show will feature the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate and Marine Aircraft Group 46, both based at Edwards. Among the aircraft on display today are ones being used in Iraq and Afghanistan: the Predator, Global Hawk, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, F-16, C-17 Globemaster III and C-130J Hercules. Also on display will be the new F-22A and the tilt-rotor CV-22. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Edwards Air Force Base will open its gates to the public today and Sunday for one of the largest military air shows in the western United States. Starring will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flying team, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and the one-of-a-kind aircraft tested at Edwards. Additionally, the show celebrates the 60th year of the founding of what is now NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Gates will open at 7 a.m. each day. Flying will start at 10 a.m. last_img read more

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Man United star rejected Deadline Day moves to Newcastle and Fulham – reports

first_img TOP WORK 1 Valencia opted to stay with the Red Devils until the summer IN DEMAND REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti However, it seems as though the 33-year-old wants more time to think about his future.According to The Sun, Valencia has fallen out of favour under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was prepared to let the former Wigan Athletic ace leave in January.But the former winger will now see out the remainder of his £100,000-a-week deal before making a decision on his future.Valencia signed for United from Wigan in 2009 after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in a deal worth £16million. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Antonio Valencia rejected Deadline Day moves to Newcastle United and Fulham, according to reports.The full-back has been left out of the last five Manchester United matchday squads and is out of contract in the summer. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on LIVING THE DREAM LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LATEST targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star After initially struggling on the wing, a move to full-back sparked new life into his career and he was named United’s captain at the start of this season by Jose Mourinho.However, Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young have been preferred to the veteran and he has not played since the 2-0 win against Newcastle on January 2.last_img read more

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New Nightmare Before Christmas Ears and Hats

first_imgShare This!Move over rose gold sparkles. Get ready for a darker look for your theme park headwear this season. The Disney parks shops are now offering a line Minnie ears, Mickey ear hats, and regular baseball-style caps, all themed to The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Minnie ears and ball caps are the standard $27.99 and the Mickey ears are $19.99. We found these at Mouse Gear at Epcot, but they will be available throughout the parks. Photos: Christina Harrisonlast_img

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IDC secures €30m French credit line

first_imgProparco is a partially owned subsidiary of French development finance institution Agence Française de Developpement, and acts as a catalyst for private investment targeting economic growth and development in developing countries. Last month, it secured a US$50-million (about R422-million) loan from the China Construction Bank Johannesburg branch to recapitalise its export finance book, as well as €60-million (about R690.9-million) credit line from the European Investment Bank to finance viable projects by small and medium enterprises in the industrial, resources and services sectors. “This loan will also boost our export credit finance, which has proved to be a key stimulus for the South African economy.” “We have a strong working relationship with Proparco, which is demonstrated by the fact that the IDC is receiving its fifth credit facility from the institution,” IDC chief financial officer Gert Gouws said in a statement late last month. Lending capacity According to the IDC, the demand for lending had increased tremendously due to the global economic downturn, prompting the state-owned lender to source funding from the international market in recent months. “The funds will benefit a wide range of South African businesses that need foreign currency to keep funding their activity,” she said. Proparco southern Africa regional representative Sophie le Roy explained that this fifth transaction with the IDC would meet a crucial need for hard currency in the country. 17 June 2009 Alternative funding South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation has had further success in raising funds from foreign credit agencies, the latest being a €30-million (about R334.5-million) credit line from French-based Proparco. According to the IDC, the line of credit will be used to increase the state-owned lender’s capacity to lend, in line with their target of investing over R60-billion in the South African economy over the next five years. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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E-Books on the iPad: iBooks vs. Kindle for iPad

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Kindle for iPad Amazon, of course, offers a far larger store than Apple. With close to 450,000 paid and free books. It’s worth noting that the Kindle store also launched with slightly more books (about 88,000). Compared to iBooks, Kindle for iPad feels a bit more pedestrian, as it doesn’t feature fancy animations. Pages just slide left and right and instead of two-page view when you flip the iPad to landscape mode, you just get a single page with a very wide layout. The Kindle app also doesn’t allow users to customize the font of a book, though it does offer the standard screen brightness and font size settings.Update: we originally reported that the iBooks app doesn’t allow users to highlight text. We were wrong. Just select any part of the text in a book and select “bookmark.” You can even change the color of these highlights. As far as we can see, there is no annotation feature in iBooks, though. As with its other mobile apps, Amazon forces its readers to download apps from the Kindle online store. The only way to access this is through the browser. Here, Apple’s ability to integrate the store into the e-reader application is a big plus.Verdict: iBooks is the Better App; Kindle is the Better PlatformIn terms of functionality, the choice between the two apps depends on your needs. If you need to highlight and if you want to take notes, then the Kindle app is the only way to go. If you just want to read, the iBooks apps is just fine. Prices in both the iBooks and Kindle store are likely to be very similar – especially now that Amazon is slowly giving up on its idea of selling all e-books at $9.99.The real advantage of the Kindle app is that you can read and sync books with more devices. You can start reading a book on the iPad at home or on the plane, for example, and then continue reading on your iPhone while you are waiting in line at the post office. Chances are that Apple will launch an iBooks app for the iPhone sooner or later, but until then, investing in Kindle books seems like a smarter decision as you don’t lock yourself completely into Apple’s smaller ecosystem. More About the iPad LaunchClick here for our full archive of posts about the iPad launch. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#Digital Lifestyle#E-Books#mobile#NYT#web frederic lardinois Ever since Steve Jobs first announced iBooks for the iPad, pundits have been wondering about the future of the Kindle and similar e-book readers in the face of this new competition. Now that we actually have access to an iPad, we had a chance to take a closer look at both the iBooks and Amazon’s Kindle for iPad apps. We are still waiting for the B&N iPad app, but both iBooks and iPad for Kindle already highlight the iPad’s potential as an e-book reader.iBooks It doesn’t come as a surprise that Apple managed to develop the prettier e-reader app. Switching from the iBooks store – which looks a lot like the App Store – to your bookshelf is done through a nifty animation. Newly downloaded books and samples smoothly slide into the bookshelf and thanks to a faux 3d look and a page-flip animation, the app itself mimics the look and feel of a book. When you click on a book in your shelf, it flips open and zoom to the page you left off. Flipping the iPad to landscape mode switches iBooks from displaying on page per screen to a more book-like two-page view. Given how wide the iPad’s screen its, this makes it a lot easier to read as the individual lines are much shorter.center_img With regards to customization, iBooks allows its users to change the size of the font, but also the font itself (Baskerville, Cochin, Palatino, Times New Roman and Verdana). You can also set the screen brightness right from within any book, which is great for reading at night. As far as we can see, however, you can’t switch to white text on a black background. Another neat feature is the search function that feels a lot like Spotlight on OSX. This search feature is extremely fast – though sadly it only works for the book that you are currently reading. You can’t search through all of your library, though you can initiate a Google and Wikipedia search from within any book (these open up Safari, however).The iBooks app can also read DRM-free ePub texts. You simply download the e-book to your computer, drag it into iTunes and after your next sync, it will appear in iBooks.iBooks StoreThe iBooks store mostly features books between $9.99 and $14.99 (with a few outliers). There are currently about 30,000 free books in the store (courtesy of Project Gutenberg) and about 60,000 books from most major publishers – though there are still some holdouts. Every book in the store allows you to download a free sample (sometimes more than 50 pages long). What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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