App Annie shares the most popular iOS apps of all time

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 2, 2015 // 5 Comments

App Annie, which bills itself as “the standard in app analytics and app market data,” has recently shared what it states are “The Most Popular iPhone and iPad Apps of All Time.” Sadly, there isn’t an ereader app among them. However, there are other interesting trends [...]

Amazon eating Google’s lunch?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Following my earlier report on the way that Amazon’s business is evolving, here’s some fresh meat for the thesis in the shape of a Business Insider article quoting Morgan Stanley analysis on the proportion of mobile e-commerce traffic going through dedicated apps rather than through [...]

How to use SHAREit for superfast file transfer

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Courtesy of a bundled install on my Lenovo A7-10 tablet, I’ve discovered the wonders of SHAREit – the cross-platform file sharing app that claims to be “200 times faster than bluetooth” and, surprisingly, works without a WiFi or mobile data network. Readers of my other posts [...]

The trials of downloading a Kobo book

By Joanna Cabot
August 21, 2015 // 6 Comments

All these years into my e-book journey, there is one question the Kobo people still have not been able to answer for me: Why does it have to be so hard? Why, Kobo? The Beloved has an office manager with a Kobo, and he regularly brings it home for me to ‘help’ her with one seemingly [...]

On deep linking to bring departed app users back

By Chris Meadows
August 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

It’s funny how an article intended to be informative and instructive to one audience can be downright disturbing to another, can’t it? That’s the thought I had when I ran across this article on ReadWrite about deep links. It’s fairly up-front about who it’s meant for and what it’s meant [...]

Finding the best EPUB reader solution

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 5, 2015 // 4 Comments

As some readers may remember, I recently plumped for a Lenovo A7-10 as my preferred ereading/writing platform. And since this has a microSD card slot for storage expansion, it made huge sense to store my library of EPUB books in the external memory. However, combined with the issue of finding EPUB [...]

Paid Google Play apps on Fire tablet without installing Play Store

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 15, 2015 // 6 Comments

While I was able to get most of my “must-have” apps on my new Fire HD 6 from the Amazon app store, there are a few which aren’t available. While it’s possible to use sites like GetJar to download apps, not everything is available. Android PIT used to be a good source for [...]

Morning Links: Juvenile book sales drop. Reading on the bus dangerous?

By Joanna Cabot
April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Juvenile Book Sales Plummet (PW) Industry members expected that sales in the two segments would cool this year and sales, which started to slow this spring, plunged in the week ended April 19, 2015, compared to the similar week in 2014. Unit sales in the juvenile nonfiction category fell 39% in the [...]

Searching for the perfect tablet writing app

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 29, 2015 // 5 Comments

You’ll note the title says “searching.” There’s a reason for that. I’ve found an option that works, after a fashion, and I’ve found another app I intend to try, but I’m open to suggestions. Let me lay out the situation. I do my best fiction writing in [...]

Moon+ Reader Pro sporting new Material Design

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 6, 2015 // 9 Comments

Your Android device might not yet be running Lollipop (and you might be glad of that with recent reports of Lollipop woes), but you’ve probably noticed that many of your apps are sporting the new Material Design look. (Anyone else amused when an Apple app gets updated to a Material Design [...]

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