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Kindle Android App Update

Kindle Android App Update Adds Bookerly Font and Word Runner

Amazon has started rolling out a new software update for their Kindle Android app. The new update version is 4.18.0. It’s a fairly significant update that adds some new features, including the addition of the Bookerly font and the Kindle’s new speed reading feature, Word Runner. Support for Amazon’s new KFX format that uses the […]

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free apps

Amazon Giving Away Over $70 in Apps and Games for Halloween

Amazon is giving away a bunch of paid Android apps and games for free once again as part of their Scary Good Deals promo for Halloween. Here’s the link to the list of free apps. The offer expires on October 31st at midnight. These free apps and games aren’t apart of Amazon’s new Underground apps. […]

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Kindle Word Runner

Kindle Word Runner Review and Video Demo

With the release of the 5th generation Fire tablets—the $49 Fire, the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10—Amazon has introduced a new speed reading feature called Kindle Word Runner. I don’t think that most people will be interested in using the new feature much, mainly because it’s a completely new way of reading. It […]

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Readme Beeline Reader

ReadMe! eBook App Offers Unique Speed Reading Features (Videos)

ReadMe! is an ebook app for Android and iOS tablets and phones. It supports ePub format, and what makes the app different is it offers two different speed reading tools. ReadMe! is the first app to incorporate BeeLine Reader, which uses colored text to help guide your eyes from one line to the next. BeeLine […]

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Amazon Underground

Amazon Underground Replaces the Free Daily Android App

Ever since Amazon first launched their Android appstore back in March of 2011, they’ve been giving away a free paid Android app each and every day. After nearly four and a half years, that has finally ended. Last week Amazon suddenly stopped doing the free app a day giveaways. Amazon didn’t give any official explanation […]

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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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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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