Barnes & Noble Updates Nook App For The iPad’s Retina Display

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Barnes & Noble updated the Nook app for iPad with Retina Display enhancements plus the ability to read in one or two columns when in landscape mode. The Retina update is the most important, especially for a reading-focused app. Not only were the graphics fuzzy in magazines, but the text in normal books wasn’t crisp […]

Nook Comics Now Available On Android Tablets

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Barnes & Noble announced that the comic books available via Nook Comics are now available to customers with the Nook app on Android tablets. Previously only available to those with a Nook device (Color or Tablet), the bookseller is expanding the reader base to the thousands of customers with Android tablets (7 inches and up. […]

Get More Space On Your 16GB Nook Tablet

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One of the minor drawbacks to the original version of the Nook Tablet is that, even though the device has 16GB of internal memory, only about 1GB of it is accessible to users. This is a normal state of affairs for Android devices. Manufacturers partition or split up the internal memory to reserve sections for […]

It’s Official: $199 8GB Nook Tablet Available Today

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Looks like the rumor was true. Today a new Nook Tablet went on sale on Barnes & Noble’s website. The 8GB version of their second gen tablet not only has half the internal storage, it also has half the RAM (512MB instead of 1GB). This is a bit ironic since the company touted the original […]

Best eReader Apps for iPhone and iPad

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Book lovers have many choices for reading eBooks on the iPad and iPhone — too many, really. The best eReading apps have comfortable, customizable reading experiences and an easy to use interfaces. There are two contenders for the top spot on iOS: Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Bluefire Reader.

New Nook Wild Speculation Post

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Yesterday the New York Times published a piece on how Barnes & Noble intends to beat back the looming evil that is Amazon and how publishers are in love with the bookseller for doing so. But one paragraph has tech blogs buzzing: “Barnes & Noble is trying to strike at Amazon with another device. At […]

Gift Guide 2011: 5 Simple Last Minute eGifts

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If you’re like me you’d really rather not brave the last-minute shoppers this weekend as the Christmas buying frenzy reaches a peak. I love this time of year, but I hate what it does to people as they push through crowds on their way to get last-minute gifts for their family, and friends. That’s why […]

10 Best Nook Tablet Covers

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The Nook Tablet is proving as popular as its predecessor, with over a million shipped so far and more to come as we roll through the holiday season. If you’ve already scooped up yours or bought one to give as a gift, you’ll need a nice cover to go with it. If the selection in […]

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 […]

Best Tech and Gadget Gifts Under $100

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Finding affordable tech gifts for the holidays doesn’t require getting up early or braving the Black Friday madness. There are quite a few really good gadgets and accessories at $99 or below. Especially if you or the lucky people on your list love media. But if you do happen to find any of these products […]

Black Friday eReader Deals 2011: Nook, Kindle and More

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Black Friday eReader deals are quite common this year, but make sure you do your homework before you buy an eBook reader on Black Friday. To help you sort out the good from the bad, we’ve rounded up our favorite Black Friday eReader deals on Kindles, Nooks and other brands, so you can get a […]

Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire, Which will you buy?

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The reviews of the Kindle Fire start trickling out tonight and that reminded about my wife’s Christmas present, the Nook Tablet. Earlier today, I read a nice article by a friend of mine, Kevin Tofel over at GigaOM asking the same question. Kevin chose the Kindle Fire for pretty much the same reasons I chose […]

Nook Color now $199 with Hulu Plus, Comics and More

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Barnes & Noble just announced a $50 price drop on the Nook Color, bringing it down to $199. The price drop comes as the company introduces the Nook Tablet, a faster Android powered eReader that will take on the Kindle Fire. The Nook Color remains a good value, and will get many new features like […]

eReader Gift Guide – Best Devices for eBook Lovers

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eReaders continue to top many holiday wish lists despite predictions that tablets would eliminate them in short order. They flourish thanks to steady improvement in page turn rates, eInk display technology, and now the addition of touch capabilities. The ever more reasonable prices don’t hurt, either. Voracious bibliophiles and casual novel snackers alike love eReaders […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]