App Review: Google Play Books for Android

By Chris Meadows
June 17, 2014 // 10 Comments

I hadn’t paid much attention to Google Play Books before. I’d installed and even paid for readers like Aldiko and Moon+ (TeleRead review), and snagged a couple freeish ones like UB Reader, but [...]

Faber iPad app brings Scots via Irish with Seamus Heaney Henryson versions

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most interesting posthumous Seamus Heaney publications to appear since the great Irish poet’s death has just debuted in the shape of Seamus Heaney: Five Fables, an iPad app [...]

Android versus Apple apps: The time factor

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The vexed question of Android versus Apple apps has surfaced again, but this time it’s not money: it’s time. And those nice people at Crispy Codes have shared an infographic that helps [...]

Double App Review: MegaReader and QuickReader for iOS

By libertyc
August 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’m reviewing both of these apps together because they’re so similar; there’s just one feature difference between them. The developer was celebrating five million downloads and in [...]

App Review: Duolingo for iOS

By libertyc
July 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Duolingo is a learning app that promised to ‘gamify’ language learning. As a language teacher, I was ready to roll! I downloaded the app, picked my desired language, and … and I [...]

Does Apple’s rejection of political games constitute a monopoly?

By libertyc
June 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

E-books are one form of new media commonly associated with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, but another—arguably, one more unique to them—is video games. But politically topical games [...]

Feedly wants Google Reader’s throne; can it be RSS king?

By Matthew Marchesano
June 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

It’s unfortunate news, but it’s inevitable—and worthless to sulk about any longer. Let’s face it: Google Reader will be no more in less than a month from now—on July 1, to be exact. Will [...]

Flipboard 2.0 Comes to Android with Curated Magazines

By Jeremy Hill
May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Flipboard for Android finally received an update to version 2.0. The biggest new feature of this update is the ability to create and share personalized magazines. This feature was first introduced [...]

Productivity App Astrid Acquired By Yahoo!

By libertyc
May 4, 2013 // 6 Comments

Remember my review of the task management app known as Astrid last week? Well, my timing may have been lousy. Astrid announced on their blog today that they’ve been acquired by Yahoo!, and it’s [...]

ComiXology’s Marvel #1 Promotion Works Like a Charm

By Jeremy Hill
April 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

As promised, ComiXology began sending out emails with personalized links to individuals who asked to be notified about the continuation of the Marvel #1 promotion. The email contains a link that can [...]

Why publishers are ditching their iOS apps for the web

By Paul Biba
July 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

That’s the title of an article in the Cult of Mac: … Since then, however, a handful of publications have decided to abandon their presence on iOS devices. Some are planning to build a [...]

E-magazine service Zinio reportedly seeks buyer

By libertyc
June 25, 2012 // 4 Comments

And speaking of e-magazines, CNN’s Fortune Magazine has broken the story that Zinio, the original e-newsstand app, is now seeking a buyer, to the tune of $50 to $100 million. CNN calls Zinio a [...]

iOS Instapaper app available free for visiting a Starbucks

By libertyc
June 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Interested in the read-it-later iOS app Instapaper but don’t feel like shelling out $5 for it? Our sister blog Gadgetell reports that Starbucks is offering Instapaper as its “Free App of the [...]

paidContent 2012: The app economy – holy grail or dead end?

By Paul Biba
May 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Moderator, Tom Krazit, Senior Writer, paidContent/GigaOM:   Rob Malda, Chief Strategist and Editor-at-Large, Labs Team, Washington Post: Have projects on all sides of the debate.  Have apps and [...]

Kobo’s new web app: good for Kobo, but not for readers

By Paul Biba
May 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Here’s part of an article by Chris Walters from his BookSprung blog: Kobo’s new web app, released earlier this week, is a great first move at breaking free from Apple’s App Store extortion. [...]

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