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  • May 29, 2013
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There’s still no formal announcement from Amazon, but it looks like they managed to score another exclusive. Earlier today Amazon tweeted the news that they now had a new version of the Reading Rainbow Android app which had been customized for the Kindle Fire hardware: The @readingrainbow app now avail for #KindleFire, hosted by @levarburton:…

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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 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 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 16, 2013
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There’s a new version of the Google Play Books app in iTunes and Google Play today, and if you’re one of a handful of readers who buy ebooks from Google I think you might appreciate this. According to the changelog, the new iOS app will enable users to download and read ebooks which they had previously uploaded…

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  • May 15, 2013
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Barnes & Noble Nook Media put out a press release this morning touting a new Nook app for iPad and iPhone, but so far as I can tell the app isn’t actually available yet. According to the press release, the Nook app for iPad can now display digital comics with Zoom view, B&N’s own name…

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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 1, 2013
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There’s a new update out today for the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad, and it’s going to make the app much more accessible to the visually impaired. The app has been redesigned so it works better with the VoiceOver feature included in iOS. According to the press release this is going to make it…

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  • April 30, 2013
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Amazon has pushed out another update for the Kindle Paperwhite recently, bringing a few useful improvements to this 6″ ereader. The official update list is after the break, but it’s rather short. Amazon improved the dictionary look up feature and the KPW also reportedly has an improved search function. What’s New: View full definition when…

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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…