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Apple iPad

The Apple iPad is a Surprisingly Awful PDF Reader

For years I’ve been telling people that a good tablet makes for a better PDF reader for extensive use than most E Ink ereaders, but after some further testing I’ve found that I need to refine that statement because, quite frankly, the Apple iPad is a pretty terrible PDF reader. I’m sure there’s a decent […]

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Kindle Android App

Kindle for Android Update 4.11 Adds Lots of New Features

Amazon updated their Kindle for Android app this past week to version 4.11.0, and with it comes a whole slew of changes—it’s one of the bigger updates in a long time. Among the new features, Word Wise has been added to the Kindle Android app. Previously Word Wise was only available on the current lineup […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle for iOS App Updated to Version 4.8

Amazon recently issued a software update for their iOS Kindle reading app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update adds some new features, including flashcards for print replica textbooks, and enhancements to the “Before You Go” screen and Book Browser. The “Before You Go” screen is the annoying popup when you get to the […]

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OverDrive Adds Dyslexic Font Option to Reading Apps

OverDrive updated their reading apps last week to add some new features, most notably they added the option to use a dyslexic font for reading ebooks. Standard fonts often present a problem for people with dyslexia because they make it hard to differentiate words, as the letters tend to get mixed up and jumble together. […]

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Nook Android App

B&N Releases New Nook Android App – Version 4.0

Today Barnes and Noble announced that they’ve just launched a new version of the Nook Android app, version 4.0, that introduces a new look and adds some additional features. B&N is also trying to entice new customers to sign up for a Nook account by giving them a free $5 credit to get started purchasing […]

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Kindle Book Browser iPad

Kindle for iOS Software Updated to Version 4.7

Amazon has issued an update for their iOS Kindle app for iPad and iPhone. The new software version 4.7 doesn’t add as many features as the last update; it’s more geared toward bringing the iPhone version up to par with the iPad version. With the last iOS Kindle update Amazon introduced a new feature called […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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