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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 23, 2013
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Amazon still isn’t saying anything about the rumored smartphone everyone is talking about, but they are definitely making their Android ambitions clear. Early this morning the retail giant announced that the Kindle Fire HD tablets were now available for pre-order from 170 countries, with the first models shipping out on 13 June. The tablets are…

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  • May 21, 2013
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The kid’s reading app Reading Rainbow has been available for the iPad and iPhone for nearly a year now, and it looks like it might finally be coming to Android. Amazon sent out a tweet last night with an attached photo that hints at the possibility: Look who stopped by the #Amazon office today, it’s…

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  • May 9, 2013
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For the longest time now I have been wanting to buy an Android tablet with an E-ink screen, and while Earl isn’t quite the consumer model I wanted it has me drooling none the less. Earl is a rugged Android tablet built around a 6″ HD E-ink screen . It’s destined to go out into…

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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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  • May 7, 2013
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Do you like library ebooks? Baker & Taylor has just made it easier to check out and download library ebooks. They’ve just announced axisReader, a new reading app for Android, iPad, and iPhone which is integrated into B&T’s Axis360 platform. AxisReader enables library  patrons to instantly borrow and download ebooks in Epub and PDF. This…

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  • May 4, 2013
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Amazon has just added another country to the supported list for their Android app store: China. When Amazon took the Appstore international last month, China was the first among a handful of countries that weren’t supported. Given that Amazon had launched the Kindle Store in China only 4 months earlier, this came as a surprise….

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  • April 26, 2013
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I don’t think Amazon likes me. They’ve just rolled out a new update for the Kindle for Android app, and the one major change is the addition of the one single feature I don’t like from the Kindle Fire HD: the carousel. Yes, Amazon has added the cursed carousel as a new optional view on…

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  • April 24, 2013
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Do you use your Android tablet as a writing tool? One writer posed a common problem in a Reddit post: I carry around a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 wherever I go. It wasn’t long before I grabbed a bluetooth keyboard and started doing some of my writing on the go. I’ve been using Polaris Office…

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  • April 17, 2013
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Amazon announced today that they would soon be expanding their Android app store around the world. Right now the Amazon Appstore is only available in the US, a handful of countries in Europe, and Japan, and the same goes for the Kindle Fire. But according to the press release Amazon will soon be selling Android…