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Play Books Notes Google Drive

Google Play Books App Now Syncs Notes to Google Drive

Google has added a handy new feature to their Play Books app for Android and iOS that gives users the option to sync notes, highlights, and bookmarks to Google Drive. After you turn on the new notes saving feature in the Play Books settings menu, all your notes and highlights get organized into a Google […]

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Kindle Sharing

Amazon Adding More Sharing Features and Instant Previews to Kindle eBooks

Today Amazon announced that they’ve introduced some new social reading features to the Kindle for Android app. The sharing features will be coming to Kindle ereaders and other devices later this year as well. The new Kindle sharing features let users share quotes and recommendations with specific friends using popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger […]

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iOS Light Filters

iOS Reading Tip: Using Low Light Filter and Inverted Colors

I recently stumbled upon a trick that makes reading on an iPad or iPhone at night a lot easier on the eyes. There are two things you can do: lower the screen’s brightness beyond normal limits and/or use inverted colors. This also reduces blue light so that it helps maintain healthy sleeping habits, as some […]

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Oyster Lumin

Oyster Adds Blue Light Filtering to eBook App

Oyster, one of the leading ebook subscription services and recently launched ebook retailer, added an interesting new feature to their ebook app this past week called Lumin. With Lumin turned on, the Oyster ebook app will automatically adjust the amount of blue light that emits from your smartphone or tablet’s screen depending on the time […]

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Text-to-Speech

List of Android Apps with Text-to-Speech Support

A few days ago I posted about the various Kindle devices and apps that support text-to-speech. That got me thinking it would be a good idea to put together a list of Android ereading apps that also support text-to-speech (TTS for short). Having ebooks read aloud is a handy feature to have sometimes, especially now […]

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List of Kindle Devices and Apps with Text-to-Speech

Text-to-speech is one of the features that sets Kindle books apart from the likes of Kobo and Nook. But not all Kindle devices and apps support text-to-speech. In fact most don’t support TTS. Text-to-speech used to be a pretty big feature for Kindles, but Amazon doesn’t seem to be interested in evolving it much further […]

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Send Kindle ebooks

How to Set Default Kindle Device & Send eBooks to Multiple Kindles

One of the cool things about Kindle ebooks is that you can choose which Kindle device or Kindle app you want to send the ebook to directly from the product page when making a purchase. You can also set things up so that Amazon will always automatically deliver new ebooks to a specific Kindle device […]

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Kindle Convert

Amazon’s Kindle Convert Software Plagued with Negative Reviews

Back in February of this year, Amazon released a software program for Windows computers called Kindle Convert that is designed to convert scanned documents, PDFs, and printed books into Kindle ebooks. On the surface that sounds like a good plan, but reading through the reviews at Amazon it appears that Kindle Convert software is a […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle for iOS Update 4.9 Adds Hyphens, Bookerly Font, and More

Amazon has just updated the Kindle app for iOS devices—the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch—to add some new features. The new software version is 4.9, and it’s a fairly major update. There are some big visual changes that Amazon claims to provide faster reading with less eye strain. Among the changes include the added support […]

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Literata

Google Introduces New Literata eBook Font for Google Play Books

This week Google announced on Twitter that they’ve introduced a new font type called Literata for their Play Books app that was designed specifically for ebooks. Literata is now the default font for Google Play Books, replacing Droid Serif. Google claims that their new font is perfect for long reads on all devices, and that […]

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