How to save interesting digital stories? Print them out

By Chris Meadows
August 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

How do you keep track of interesting stuff you read? Oliver Burkeman has developed a system for doing that, and he discusses it in his latest column in The Guardian. After spending some time talking about how hard it is to pull all that different stuff together in the digital age, he then gets into [...]

Morning Links: Instapaper Opens API. Gaming the System

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Instapaper Opens Its API, Gives Free Users More App Options (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Instapaper announced on its blog yesterday that it was loosening a restriction on the Instapaper API, finally making it possible for free Instapaper users to use any 3rd-party app which supports Instapaper. [...]

Ars Technica exhaustively documents all Android versions

By Chris Meadows
June 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the interest of documenting it for the historical record, Ars Technica has just posted an immense 40,000-word retrospective on all versions of Android to date, with as many screen shots and as much information as they can gather. It’s possibly the biggest article I’ve seen on their site, at [...]

Morning Roundup: Apple iTunes U expands, Instapaper launches weekly digest and more

By Joanna Cabot
January 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Apple iTunes U Expands Into 50 New Countries (GoodeReader) Apple iTunes U is the outfit responsible for thousands of interactive eTextbooks that are aimed at the educational sphere and learning inclined. *** China Tightens Control Over Online Video, Book Publishing (Variety) Chinese authorities [...]

Mashable app list: Really making you a better reader?

By libertyc
November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Social media and technology site Mashable has grouped together “8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader” – and not just concentrating on e-reading, but also bringing in some apps that will be just as helpful for print reading as well. If they help. Because the premise for choosing some [...]

Google Reader post-mortem: The death of the API, the rise of the all-in-one, and the return of the RSS reader

By libertyc
July 3, 2013 // 7 Comments

Well, it’s a couple of days after the death of Google Reader, and just about time for the post-mortem wrap-up. There are a few articles offering different perspectives on the event, and we’ll start with one by Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper. Marco believes that Google killed Reader, [...]

End-of-month roundup: My Answers Expert articles

By libertyc
June 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just a quick end-of-the-month postscript to add four more Answers Expert articles I wrote with e-reader relevance. From here on out, I will probably limit these posts to one a month at the end of the month, though you can get instant notification of each new article as I write it if you follow my [...]

Morning Links: Instapaper sold, new products at N.Y. Times, and more

By libertyc
April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Instapaper Sold to Betaworks (Good e-Reader) What do readers really want from ebook frontmatter and endmatter? (Futurebook) Revenues Up 22% to 16 Billion at Amazon in First Quarter (Digital Book World) NYT Says New Products to be Profitable by 2014 (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Die for Me by [...]

App Faceoff: Pocket vs. Instapaper

By libertyc
February 7, 2013 // 5 Comments

“Read Later” apps have become more popular as people use their smartphones and tablets on-the-go. I’ve used Pocket for years, and I recently decided to pay for Instapaper because it offered features Pocket does not. I use both, but for different purposes. Pocket is great for short [...]

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 Week”. To get it, you have to go to a Starbucks location and pick up a card with a code to redeem for [...]

Page-turning animation is popular for e-readers

By libertyc
May 13, 2012 // 6 Comments

You wouldn’t think that you would find page-flipping on tablets. But many e-reading apps have it. iBooks has a page-turn animation, which it actually lifted (along with its wooden bookshelf display) from the iPhone e-reader “Classics”. Instapaper recently added page-flipping as an option [...]

Using Instapaper on the Kindle [video tutorial]

By Piotr Kowalczyk
May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Ever wanted to read articles from your Instapaper account on your Kindle? This simple video tutorial from Amazopia will show you how to do it. Via Amazopia – YouTube. Read an ebook. Get one from Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. (Via Ebook Friendly » Tips & [...]

Read It Later renames itself Pocket, goes free

By libertyc
April 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

Saving web content for later has been growing in popularity over the last few years, with several new players entering the game and the functionality being added even to Apple’s own web browser. Most recently, Readability went to a free model after its attempt to offer premium subscription [...]

Readability changes link-sharing format to link to original articles

By libertyc
March 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Readability has lately found itself plunged into some of the same hot water as aggregators Flipboard and Zite. Originally conceived as a reformatting service to let people read articles on the web in clear, easy-to-read formatting, without distracting advertisements, the service revamped itself and [...]

Readability launches iOS app March 1

By libertyc
February 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

Readability’s latest attempt to stay relevant hits the iPad and iPhone on March 1. That’s when a free Readability iOS app launches. As with its predecessors Instapaper and Read-It-Later, the app promises to allow users to tag articles they would like to reformat in a web browser, then sync them [...]

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