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App Annie Index suggests Google has an app problem?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest quarterly mobile app market index from analytics firm App Annie, the App Annie Index: Market Q1 2015, suggests that the Google Play store and the iOS App Store are following [...]

Kindle X-Ray finally makes it to Kindle Android client – but is it worth it?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Android apps have been going through a slew of upgrades and retoolings since the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and now it's the turn of the Amazon Kindle app, which has just updated to version 4.8.0. As per the Google Play Store blur, this brings, for the first time, Amazon's Kindle X-Ray functionality "for Books and Textbooks to look up places, characters and terms," as well as "push notifications from Kindle," "improved library search," "flashcard sets to review textbook material," and the usual "experience improvements and bug fixes." [...]

Google Play Books’ most self-referential release to date: A guide to being a successful Google app developer

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Google has conveniently levered off its own platform to deliver one of the most Google-friendly books you could possibly find on Google Play Books: The Secrets to App Success on Google Play: A guide [...]

Ematic launches kid-friendly FunTab Mini 2, a tiny but robust $70 tablet

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Children-focused tablets very rarely come with top-notch specs and features in tow, but you can at least count on them to be cheap. In the case of Ematic’s latest, called FunTab Mini 2, really, [...]

Coming Soon: Google Play for Education

By libertyc
June 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

From The Digital Shift comes the intriguing news that Google’s app store is launching an education portal in a bid to gain traction in the schools. With Google Play for Education, coming this [...]

7 Must-Have Apps For Your New Nook HD

By libertyc
May 12, 2013 // 5 Comments

If you’ve taken advantage of the great sale on the Nook HD (ending today), or if you’ve had one for awhile and recently upgraded to add the Google Play Store, you might be wondering what [...]

Penguin Turns "The Pocket Scavenger" Into an Interactive Creativity App

By Dan Eldridge
May 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Until I opened an email this morning from a publicist at the Penguin Group (USA), who’d sent me a press release about the company’s newest so-called “creativity app,” The [...]

Nook HD as an Android Tablet Contender: Part 2 — Nook HD vs. Nexus 7

By libertyc
May 6, 2013 // 11 Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about the Nook HD mostly from a stock OS perspective. But I know the question you really wanted to have answered was this: “Does it work as an Android tablet?” After [...]

Are you a Wired subscriber? Grab your free e-book.

By Dan Eldridge
May 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Wired magazine will be celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout the remainder of 2013, and as something of a celebration, the editorial team has put together Wired @20, an e-book consisting of [...]

Nook HD as an Android Tablet Contender: Part 1 — The Stock Experience

By libertyc
May 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’ve wanted a Nook HD from the moment they came out. The reviews of the hardware were great, but I swore after I sold my first tablet, a Nook Color, that I’d never buy another crippled [...]

Google Play celebrates its first birthday with a big sale

By Matthew Marchesano
March 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

So it’s been a full year since Google’s Play Store went live (how time does fly,) and the Web-based media store is celebrating by offering deep discounts in all departments. Free tunes, apps, [...]

New Nexus 7 Now Available; Nexus 10 Coming Soon

By libertyc
October 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the ever-evolving world of Android tablets today comes news of Google’s much-anticipated new line of Nexus devices. As Nate Hoffelder points out at The Digital Reader, Google was [...]

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