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  • May 3, 2012
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On sale for today only, a certified refurbished Kindle Fire is on Amazon for $139. Limit of 5 per customer. Not much more to say than that.  I’m quite happy with my unit.

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  • April 13, 2012
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It looks like yesterday’s leak showing a new, front-lit Nook Touch was as accurate as predicted. Barnes & Noble has just announced the “Nook Touch with GlowLight”. They’re building on the same Nook Touch hardware with its 6″E-ink screen, and they’ve added a light to the screen. As you probably know, an E-ink screen cannot…

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  • April 3, 2012
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Ars Technica’s Charles Jade has a fairly long piece looking at what the new double-resolution retina display on the iPad 3 might mean for comics. Most interestingly, it has some comparison screenshots of comics at the old and new resolutions. While the resolution doesn’t make too much of a difference to the art, I was…

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  • April 1, 2012
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Readability has lately found itself plunged into some of the same hot water as aggregators Flipboard and Zite. Originally conceived as a reformatting service to let people read articles on the web in clear, easy-to-read formatting, without distracting advertisements, the service revamped itself and expanded into a subscription service to pay publishers for skipping their…

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  • March 30, 2012
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New Features E-book viewer: Allow the up and down keys to scroll past section boundaries calibredb: Allow specification of basic metadata on the command line when adding books. Driver for Samsung Galaxy Plus GT-I9001 KF8 Input: Support KF8 format Amazon book samples. When a new plugin is added to calibre for the first time, have…

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  • March 30, 2012
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New Features E-book viewer: Allow the up and down keys to scroll past section boundaries calibredb: Allow specification of basic metadata on the command line when adding books. Driver for Samsung Galaxy Plus GT-I9001 KF8 Input: Support KF8 format Amazon book samples. When a new plugin is added to calibre for the first time, have…

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  • March 30, 2012
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Dan Frakes has a Macworld article with the above title.  He just loves the iPad for reading.  I must say that I agree with him,  Like Frakes, since I’ve gotten a new iPad I hardly ever use my Kindle Touch, DX or Fire any more.  There is no question that the iPad has a far…

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  • March 29, 2012
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The normal price of the Fire is $199, but Amazon is offering refurbished ones in its Today’s Deals section for only $139.  It comes with a full one-year warranty.  As it’s a Deal of the Day, it should be withdrawn at midnight tonight. You can find it here.

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  • March 29, 2012
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From the press release: txtr are to provide eReading solutions and a versatile eBook catalogue for Toshiba’s tablets and PC devices in Europe. From the end of this month, the txtr eBook platform and content will be connected to Toshiba’s  European digital media platform, Toshiba Places. Users will be able to easily download the new…

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  • March 29, 2012
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Amazon is shortly going to push an over-the-air update to upgrade all Kindle Fire users from version 6.2.2 to version 6.3. The upgrades will include a number of performance improvements such as faster reconnection to wifi after the Fire has been asleep. It will also be adding the ability to highlight and share passages from…