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  • May 26, 2013
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I think Amazon might be on a revivalist kick lately. They’ve just brought back the Kindle DX, that 9.7″ ereader that was launched in 2010 and discontinued in October 2012. There’s been no announcement from Amazon, but earlier this week Amazon quietly started selling the Kindle DX again on amazon.com. The current list price is…

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  • May 26, 2013
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Your favorite enhanced textbook company rolled out an update this week, restoring a feature that has been missing for the past couple years. The Inkling app for iPad and iPhone now includes an ebookstore. Inkling had removed this store in early 2011 as a result of Apple’s attempt to extort collect a 30% commission on…

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  • May 25, 2013
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This is just a brief note to acknowledge that my website has been largely inaccessible for the past 12 hours or so. I have identified and fixed the problem (I think). Edit: Nope. The CPU is still being used too much. 1And1, my webhost, is having server issues and they are refusing to fix them….

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  • May 25, 2013
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For the longest time I have been wanting to find a news reader that would show the discussion inspired by a blog post, and today I finally found one. A little while ago a reader tipped me to BazQux Reader, and I have to thank Guillaume for really making my day. This browser-only news reader…

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  • May 25, 2013
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Earlier this week Amazon launched a new platform to publish fanfic. It’s called Kindle Worlds, and while at first glance it appears to be aimed at creating a market for fanfic SF author Tobias Buckell thinks Amazon could have a differenr motive: Interesting, everyone is responding to this as a way to monetize fan fiction,…

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  • May 25, 2013
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For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week. They include apps to clean your Android device, recommended apps for kids, and a Google Glass photographer. (video embedded above). Click here to sign up for AppNewser’s daily email newsletter, getting all our publishing stories, book deal news, videos, podcasts, interviews, and…

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  • May 25, 2013
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If you’re wondering exactly when the publishing industry will meet its justly deserved end then I have the perfect infographic for you. The future trends website Now And Next has put together a timeline (PDF) that predicts when significant technologies, ideas, and customs will be obsolete. According to their best guesses, copyright will be effectively…

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  • May 24, 2013
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Google rolled out a new update this past week for Google Play Magazines. Wednesday’s update brings the app to v2.0, and while the update doesn’t add any significant new features it does make the app easier on the eyes and easier to use. Google has completely redone menu layout. They’ve added the new slide-out navigation…

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  • May 24, 2013
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What will the world look like when more people have Google Glass? This parody video imagines what a Google Glass viewer will look like shooting footage at a flower garden, rock concert or even a wedding. One reader disagreed with the hilarious video: Glass’ Camera is not meant to be used for recording/capturing videos/photos that…

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  • May 24, 2013
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This is just a brief note to let my readers know that I have updated this blog’s mobile site again. I only made a couple minor changes, both of which I think you’ll like. The first change is a simply alteration to a setting. You should now be able to use pinch-zoom to change the…