Nook
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  • May 8, 2013
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When Apple was awarded a patent on the page turn in late 2012, more than a few bloggers and tech experts rolled their eyes. This common and basic feature seemed both obvious and easy to replicate, so many of us didn’t think it deserved a patent. That’s what I thought, at least, but it wasn’t…

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  • April 9, 2013
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Barnes & Noble has launched a new self-publishing program called NOOK Press. Independent authors who used the bookseller’s PubIt! platform need to switch to the new platform. If you want to see what sign-up entails, watch the video embedded above–you can follow the same sign up process at the NOOK Press sign up page. In…

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  • March 5, 2013
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What with all the bad financial news out of B&N HQ many Nook owners are concerned that B&N plans to abandon the Nook. This would leave many few in the lurch, and today I am thrilled to share a solution which will let Nook owners escape from B&N’s clutches. Remember Nook2Android, the service that sells…

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  • October 30, 2012
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Barnes & Noble hasn’t given a specific date for when they plan to release Nook Video app and start selling movies and TV shows on the Nook HD, but they have been dropping hints about the content they plan to sell. Today B&N announced they had signed new deals with  NBC and Fox. These deals…

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  • October 5, 2012
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It’s been just over 5 months since B&N and Microsoft shocked the digital publishing world with their new partnership, and they are back again today with news that the deal has been finalized. The jointly owned subsidiary, which had previously been called Newco, is now going to officially be named Nook Media. (Boring name, isn’t…

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  • October 4, 2012
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It may have taken B&N a long time to wake up to the fact that readers want easy access to library, but now it seems B&N has it heart. Last week Barnes & Noble made the new 3M Cloud Library app available in the Nook App Store. This happened right around the same B&N was…

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  • October 3, 2012
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Lost amid the Nook HD news last week was a small news story about the Nook Android app. Barnes & Noble pushed out an update last Tuesday for this app, bringing it some long needed features. As always, the app got unnamed big fixes and other under the hood improvements, and there’s mention of fixes…

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  • October 3, 2012
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Lost amid the Nook HD news last week was a small news story about the Nook Android app. Barnes & Noble pushed out an update last Tuesday for this app, bringing it some long needed features. As always, the app got unnamed big fixes and other under the hood improvements, and there’s mention of fixes…

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  • September 12, 2012
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I might have my issued with Barnes & Noble corporate but every so often their engineers make me sit up and take notice. There is a new update for the iPad app which quietly makes it more competitive against the many other Epub readers on the market. My first favorite new feature has actually been…

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  • September 2, 2012
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The Nook Touch might be over a year old now, but thanks to the combination of Android OS, a decent hardware design, and an enthusiastic development community it is still the best 6″ E-ink Android tablet on the market (in spite of the lack of sound). Actually I’d call it the only 6″ E-ink Android…