Apple Allows iBooks Customers to Give the Gift of Reading


Just in time for the holiday season, Apple has made some changes to the iBooks service for iOS and OS X to allow customers to now gift a book to family, friends, and loved ones. Gifting a specific book title is new for the iBookstore, a feature that has been a staple on rival Amazon’s […]

Kindle First Arrives for Early Access to New eBooks

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If you enjoy having early access to things before the general public does, then Kindle First might be for you. It’s a new service from Amazon that sees a handful of new books being chosen each month and offered to Kindle users for just $1.99, or for free for Prime members. New books are chosen […]

Kindle Book Prices Ready to Drop

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Kindle users may soon enjoy lower prices on eBooks thanks to a new antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department. The government challenges the legality of the Agency model. Introduced in 2011, this is the reason that some books on Amazon say, “This price was set by the publisher”. Typically books priced by the […]

Read The Hunger Games Trilogy for Just $3

If all the buzz around The Hunger Games has you interested, you can download all three books in The Hunger Games Trilogy for just $3 to read on your smartphone or tablet. The Hunger Games movies took in 70 million on opening weekend and is sweeping the nation, but as always I recommend checking out […]

Amazon Launches an iPad Optimized Kindle Web Site


For those who correctly think that Amazon’s Kindle Fire is just part of a bigger strategy instead of those who narrowly think it’s all about hardware in the trumped up for the headlines Kindle Fire/iPad 2 fight, this might be some confirming news. Amazon has released an iPad optimized website for Kindle Content. No, it’s […]

Barnes and Noble Makes Nook Books and Apps Giftable

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Finally! Only two weeks before Christmas Barnes and Noble finally gives gift givers what they need: the ability to gift Nook books and apps. You can’t delay delivery of said content until a later date, so you still have the slight inconvenience of buying right on the day of to maintain the surprise. Still, they’re […]

Amazon Kindle 4 Review: Nice Update at a Great Price

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Amazon’s new $79 Kindle 4 brings reading eBooks to a lot more people thanks to a nice smaller design and a great price. The upgrade cuts a few features like audio and a physical keyboard in order to hit that price and slim it down. Most people won’t miss them. The smaller, lightweight design makes […]

Amazon Launches the Kindle Touch for $99

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At their long-awaited tablet announcement, Amazon unveiled their new Amazon Kindle Touch. The Touch is a touch e-ink book reader for $99 with no keyboard, but rather an infrared touch screen which allows you to quickly turn pages and interact with your eBooks or periodicals on-screen instead of the old buttons the current generation device includes. […]

Amazon Working on Netflix Model for Digital Books


So far, digital books, or e-books, are only available to users on an a la carte basis, meaning that they pay per book title. However, that may change if Amazon can sway publishers into allowing users to rent books utilizing a premium subscription model similar to what Netflix employs for movies and TV shows. There […]

Mac Screen Rotate: Turn Your MacBook Air Into an Ebook Reader

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Your MacBook Air can already read eBooks, but with a handy screen orientation app you can flip your MacBook Air on its side for a more booklike reading experience. The MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13 may look awkward while held in portrait mode, but if you are sitting in a big comfy chair the portrait orientation […]

Fathers Day 2011: Tech & Gadget Gifts for Dad

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With Father’s Day right around the corner we wanted to give you a look at the hottest Father’s Day gifts for dad’s that love technology, gadgets, cameras and more. Dad doesn’t need to be a geek to appreciate these incredibly cool Father’s Day gifts, but it will help. You can head over to for the full […]

New Nook E-Ink E-Reader Coming Later This Month?


There’s been chatter that Barnes & Noble is getting ready to introduce a second-generation e-ink-based Nook electronic reader to replace the original Nook. The new e-ink reader would be released help Barnes & Noble better compete against Amazon’s Kindle 3, which offers a newer, better electronic ink display that’s even easier on the eyes with […]

eBook Wars Continue: Borders Launches Apps for iPad, iPhone


Everybody wants a piece of the eBook action. Yesterday we saw the great price drop for the Amazon Kindle and the Nook. Today we’re seeing Borders announce the availability of its eBook reading app for the iPad and the iPhone. From what I’m reading the Borders app doesn’t come with the syncing function that we […]

Asus Unveils eBook Reader: DR-900


Asus took the wraps off of its eBook Reader called the Asus DR-900 at CeBit. Joining an increasingly crowded field, (with technology that might actually be yesterday’s news within a year or so) the DR-900 has a 9 inch display. The e-Ink device supports PDF, ePub and HTML formats on the 1024 x 768 res […]

TrendyDigital Keeps iPad, Kindle Waterproof and Trendy


Thinking about using that new iPad at the beach this summer? The folks at TrendyDigital have a few iPad and eBook accessories they’re hoping you’ll find useful. Among them is their new waterproof case that has been specifically designed for the iPad, Kindle, or Nook. A reasonable $19.99 can get your very own water-resistant pouch […]

Plastic Logic QUE eBook Reader Makes its Debut at $800


Yikes! Plastic Logic is unveiling its QUE eBook Reader at CES2010, trying to position it as business class device calling it a “paperless briefcase.” Well the initial pricing certainly is aiming at a class of individuals used to writing off expenses. Try a whopping $800 for a 8GB version. A 4GB version is $649. Now […]

Barnes & Noble e-Reader May Be Coming Soon


The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Barnes & Noble will be releasing its own e-Reader in time for the holidays. The Barnes & Noble device is rumored to have a 6″ multi-touch display that’s manufactured by E-Ink Corp. A Gizmodo blogger’s talked to a source that claims to be developing software for the Barnes […]

Will Pirates Disrupt the eBook Party?

The NY Times published an article that asks if books will be “Napsterized.”  RapidShare is a major distributor of pirated eBooks and the company doesn’t seem to mind all that much. In 1997 I was in college and remember the birth of illegal music sharing. A few students used applications like Hotline to download music […]