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Zola Adds Social Features to iPhone, iPad Reading App

April 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ipad app, iPhone app, software news, Zola → No Comments

Indie ebook zola-books-logoretailer Zola Books rolled out a new update today for their iOS app. (Or at least they planned to release the app today; it’s not available yet.)
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FBReader is Adding Support for DRM-ed eBooks – But Not For the Reasons You Think

April 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · DRM, FBreader, Marlin, software news → 1 Comment

FBReader has fbreaderlong been a DRM holdout among reading apps, but that’s about to change.

FBReader put out a press release on Wednesday with the news that their Android app will soon support DRM (the other apps will gain DRM support later). They have partnered with Intertrust to integrate ExpressPlay DRM into FBReader for Android. ExpressPlay is based on the Marlin DRM standard, and it is wholly incompatible with Adobe’s Epub DRM.
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Pocket for Android, iOS Updated

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Pocket, Save for Later, software news → No Comments

Pocket pocket logocontinued their international push today with a couple app updates. They’ve released new versions of their apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, adding support for additional languages.
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Kobo for iOS Updated

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ipad app, iPhone app, kobo, software news → No Comments

Kobo kobo itunes ios logoissued a minor update today for their reading app on the iPad and iPhone. There aren’t any major new features mentioned in the changelog, but the several subtle improvements.

In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, the update adds a two new reading theme as well as a new option for customizing a reader’s home and library screens.
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New Windows 8.1 Update Arrives 8 April, Improves Mouse and Keyboard Support

April 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Microsoft, software news, Windows → 2 Comments

Microsoft msftsurfacestandalone1[1]formally announced  the release date for the next update to Windows 8 today at the Build developer conference in San Francisco. Available for download next Tuesday, the update will make the OS more welcoming for those of us still using a mouse and keyboard.
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Barnes & Noble Rolls Out New Update for the Nook Glowlight

March 31st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Barnes & Noble, Nook, software news, Uncategorized → 4 Comments

Pokingbarnes-noble-nook-glowlight-hand holes in the rumor that they fired their entire hardware staff, Barnes & Noble released a new update today for the Nook Glowlight, their latest ereader.

Readers can now enjoy a better shopping experience, improved search capabilities,, and the ability to redeem access codes on the device (this previously required the B&N website).
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Kindle for Android Updated

March 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, Kindle, software news → 7 Comments

kindle itunes logoAmazon issued an update today for the Kindle Android app.  The update doesn’t add any major new features, but according to the changelog it does offer a few useful refinements.

The update adds faster cover loading and it reportedly also fixed the sensitivity issue that some have experienced when using the volume buttons as page turn buttons. According to the changelog readers also have greater font choices, which strange because I can’t seem to find any options for font choices.
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Scribd Apps for Android, iOS Updated with Search, Clipping, and Dictionary Lookup

March 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, ebook subscription, ipad app, iPhone app, Scribd, software news → No Comments

When scribd-logo-blk_100x28Scribd launched their subscription ebook service last Fall their apps were missing a few key features that a lot of ebook readers expect. Scribd has repaired that shortcoming today.
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B&N to Kill Nook Windows 8 App, Will Replace it With Microsoft’s New Reading App

March 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, Microsoft, Nook, Nook Media, software news → 8 Comments

Over the pastwindows-nook-tablet-new[1] few months I have been saying that the international Nook Store actually belonged to Microsoft, and it seems that my snark may have had a grain of truth.

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have filed a new Form 8-K with the SEC today, and it has revealed that Microsoft is going to be taking a more active role in the ebook market.
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Amazon Rolls out an Update for the Original Kindle Paperwhite

March 6th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Kindle, software news → 7 Comments

Amazon Kindle-Paperwhite-product-image-7[1]might not be selling the original Kindle Paperwhite in very many markets but that doesn’t mean it’s been forgotten.

The publisher’s bane has just released a new update for the 18 month old ereader, and it more or less gives the first-gen Kindle Paperwhite all of the features found on the newer model, including Kindle Freetime, Goodreads integration, vocabulary builder, and more. (Now if only Amazon would release a similar update for the Kindle Touch, that would be great.)
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