Tag Archives: apps
blinkbox

Blinkbox Books Closing Next Month, Kobo to the Rescue?

UK-based Tesco has announced that they will be closing their blinkbox branded ebook store at the end of February 2015, according to a report by The Bookseller. “We have taken the decision to close our e-book service blinkbox Books,” a Tesco representative said. “We’ve learnt a lot since launching the service and whilst we saw […]

Read more
Free Amazon Apps

Amazon Giving Away $220 Worth of Android Apps

This holiday season Amazon is promoting their largest Android app giveaway in the history of the Amazon appstore. From December 24 through December 26th, you can get $220 worth of paid Android apps for free. The bundle giveaway includes a number of games such as Angry Birds and some old school games like Sonic and […]

Read more
Kindle Book Browser

Kindle App for iOS Updated to Version 4.6, Adds Several New Features

Last week Amazon updated their Kindle Android app to add some new features, and now they’ve just updated their iOS app for iPad and iPhone as well. The update adds a number of new features, most notably Goodreads integration and the addition of a Book Browser, with support for downloading ebooks through Kindle Unlimited. Ever […]

Read more
Nook Stacks

B&N Updates Nook App for iPad and iPhone

Barnes and Noble has finally updated their Nook App for iOS devices. It’s been almost a full year since the last update, so better late than never, I guess. The new software version 4.0.0 adds support for iOS 8, Apple’s latest mobile operating system. It was released 3 months ago so it’s about time B&N […]

Read more
Kindle Android App

Kindle Android App 4.8 Update Adds New Features

Amazon updated the Kindle for Android app yesterday to version 4.8.0. The update brings some new features to Android that have been available on other Kindle devices and apps for years. The main change is the addition of X-Ray, an exclusive Kindle feature that displays additional information regarding characters, places, and terms mentioned in an […]

Read more
addr ebook app

Addr eBook App for iOS Offers Advanced Annotation Support

Addr is a new ebook reader app designed for the Apple iPad with a specialized focus on annotations. The app supports ePub ebooks without DRM and integrates with Dropbox for easy sharing and downloading. What makes Addr unique is the ability to add in context notes to the right margin alongside the text. Notes can […]

Read more
Icarus Illumina HD Apps

How to Install Apps From Google Play on Icarus Illumina HD

While working on the article about the firmware update for the new Icarus Illumina HD, I came across an interesting help article on Icarus’s support website that describes how to install apps from Google Play on the Illumina HD. The Illumina HD runs open Android 4.2, and it can install Android apps, but it does […]

Read more
Kobo Android App

Kobo Android App Updated, Gets New Features and Major Redesign

I’m testing the Icarus Illumina HD ereader to review, and I installed the Kobo app to see how well it works, and was surprised to find that it’s basically an entirely new app from the Kobo app I just tested a few weeks ago while reviewing the Onyx Boox T68. I checked the description page […]

Read more
Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android Update 4.6 Adds Lots of New Features

Amazon has issued another software update for their Kindle Android app today, version 4.6, and it adds a number of new features and enhancements. Amazon has been busy improving their Android app this year. This is the second major update in the past two months, and the third in the past three months when they […]

Read more
Kindle iPad App

Kindle for iOS Software Updated to 4.4

Earlier in the week Amazon issued a software update for their iPad and iPhone Kindle reading apps. The update adds some new features, and takes the software version up to 4.4. Amazon took several customer-requested features and made them a reality with this new update to improve syncing and navigation, along with the usual performance […]

Read more