Tablets Are From Mars, E-Readers Are From Venus

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When it comes to gadget purchases, new data from Nielsen shows that men prefer tablets, while women prefer e-Readers. The data comes as part of a quarterly survey of connected device users and found that smartphone usage is about equal across genders. Women control 61% of the e-reader market, up from 46% a year ago. Men have […]

15 Back to School iPad Apps

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For students heading off to school in the next few days and weeks, toting an iPad might make you the envy of the class. It also ensures that you have some great tools to make the Dean’s List. There are numerous free apps for those on a budget, as well as excellent paid apps that […]

Kindle Cloud Reader Launches, Rocks on iPad

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Amazon hasn’t officially announced the new online ebook reading application, but it is now live at read.Amazon.com. The new online kindle reading app is officially known as the kindle cloud reader, and works in Chrome, Safari and on Safari on the iPad. iPad access is huge, because it gets around Apple’s restrictive in app purchase […]

Nook for iPad Updated with Periodical Subscriptions

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The Nook Color is a nice eReader, especially for enjoying periodicals in full color, and now with an update, the iPad Nook app provides readers with the same rich full-color periodical experience. This is a leg up for Barnes & Noble, because the Kindle device and the Kindle app can’t display periodicals in full color. […]

Amazon’s Android Tablet Will Be a Color Android-Based E-Reader

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Amazon‘s initial foray into the tablet space will be positioned more akin to an Android-powered e-reader rather than a tradional Android tablet offering. As such, it would probably be a closer competitor to the Barnes & Noble-powered Nook Color rather than be a true iPad, Xoom, or Asus Eee Pad Transformer challenger, according to a […]

More Evidence That Amazon’s Tablet Could Be Huge

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The folks over at Retrevo have given us perhaps the best evidence of what we’ve been saying for a while now. The site’s study shows us that Amazon’s tablet has the potential to do things that previous Android tablets haven’t been able to do thus far – like sell. The surveys covered several categories, and […]

Google Books Makes It Back to the App Store Complying With Apple

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Well, whadda ya know? Looks like Google made the necessary changes to its Google Books App for Apple’s App Store obeying Apple’s rules about in-App purchasing and subscriptions. You’ll notice that like Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s Nook App, an updated version is now available in the App Store. I am still wondering this from […]

Look Out, Android Tablets – Amazon Just Locked Up CBS for Streaming

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Amazon’s tablet is coming, and it just may be a real beast. While there isn’t any new information specifically referring to the retailer’s upcoming slate, this little tidbit is very much related: Amazon has just, according to Techcrunch, secured instant video streaming rights with CBS. We have said before that Amazon could deliver the first […]

Amazon TextBook Rentals Launch, Can They Compete

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Amazon just took another bite out of the remaining college bookstores, with the announcement of the Kindle Textbook Rental program. The new way to get the textbooks students need at a fraction of the price. Can Amazon convince students to ditch their paper textbooks and jump from the current digital textbook front-runner CourseSmart? The Kindle Textbook […]

Is This What Amazon’s Tablet Will Look Like?

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We have all known for a while now that Amazon has a tablet in the queue. Today the Wall Street Journal shed some more light on the subject with word that the slate will be arriving “by October.” So we decided to put our Photoshop skills to use and show you what we think the […]

Wall St. Journal Sorta Confirms that Amazon Will Have a Tablet This Fall

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In news that isn’t really news to those who have been paying attention, the Wall St. Journal is sorta kinda confirming that Amazon will launch an Android Tablet this fall most likely around the October time frame. According to “people familiar with the matter” the Amazon Tablet will have a screen “roughly” 9 inches and […]

Is Ad-Supported 3G Kindle a Preview of What’s to Come?

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While Amazon fans wait for word of their upcoming Android tablet, those content to simply read books on an e-ink device can now save some money on a 3G version: AT&T will be sponsoring an ad-supported 3G Kindle that will sell for $139. Would the retailer take the same approach with their tablet? Kindle 3G […]

Hotels.com Offers Free Kindle With 3 Night Stay

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Want a free Kindle just for taking a vacation? This may sound like an offer that’s too good to be true, but it’s not. Hotels.com is giving away a free Amazon Kindle to anyone who books a three-night stay at participating hotels on Hotels.com by August 2nd. To take advantage of this book lover’s bundle […]

First Google eBooks Reader Set to Launch

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With the tablet market (or, as some would call it, the iPad market) getting most of the attention, it’s easy to forget about the eReader wars. The Kindle is still the most famous, but Barnes & Noble’s recent reboot of the Nook (along with the tablet hybrid Nook Color) has been turning a lot of heads as […]

Amazon Giving Away Apps, Music, & eBooks With Android Purchases

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Amazon’s phone and tablet center, Amazon Wireless, is offering an extra incentive to buy your next Android phone or tablet from them. The retailer will throw in $15 worth of vouchers for purchases in the Amazon Appstore, Amazon MP3, and the Kindle store. Good from now through October, buyers will get $5 to use  for […]

Did Amazon Survive Apple’s Ban on Web Store Links?

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Apple recently change the rules regarding iOS apps that link to websites for making external (web) purchases. Namely, it doesn’t allow them anymore. Apple set a deadline for these apps to remove those links – or face possible removal from the AppStore.  Amazon’s Kindle app prominently features this method of linking, and, as the deadline […]

Amazon Hopes to Deliver 4 Million Tablets By End of Year?

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Touchscreen component suppliers indicate that Amazon may be looking to ship between 1.5 to 2 million of its self-branded Android tablets when the device debuts in September and potentially could ship up to 4 million tablets by the end of 2011. Outside of relatively more affordable WiFi-only Android tablets, like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer […]

The Best iPad and iPad 2 Apps – Summer Apps [June 2011]

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Now that summer is officially in full swing, we thought we’d bring you the best apps for using while travelling this summer. We chose the categories below because they would be useful while on a road trip, waiting for a plane or in a hotel room. You can read, watch video, or play a couple […]

Amazon Prepping a Tablet for this Fall? Well, yeah.

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The Internets are abuzz with word from DigiTimes that Amazon is prepping a Tablet for the fall. Yes, that’s a Tablet, not just a Kindle refresh. Or will it be something akin to the Nook? No one is really sure and the company that comes closest to Apple in keeping its secrets secret is Amazon. […]