Marvin

What? Robots threaten ME? Here’s how I’d use one to write TeleRead posts

By David Rothman
June 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nate got it right when he said journalists should spend less time worrying about robots and more time figuring out how to befriend the silicon. Human/bot collaborations, anyone? He mentioned the use of robots to write up the basics when earthquakes struck L.A.—followed by in-depth reporting [...]

Universal Marvin App Free For "Limited Time"

By libertyc
November 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Marvin released an upgrade today, and while the changelog wasn’t as impressive as some I’ve seen, there’s still big news. This was the last upgrade for Marvin for iPad. Going forward, all updates will be to the universal iPhone/iPad version. From a development perspective, that [...]

Dedicated E-Readers vs. Tablets: The ongoing discussion

By libertyc
September 5, 2013 // 14 Comments

I just read an interesting article by Ryan Cordell about why he’s started carrying his Kindle with him instead of his tablet. Obviously he can have the Kindle app on his tablet, so why just the Kindle when the tablet can do so much more? Well, that’s exactly the reason: Because the [...]

Marvin and Calibre: Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (video)

By libertyc
July 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

Since I just received a shiny new iPad (fourth generation) as an early birthday present, I’ve been doing more reading in Marvin, which I reviewed earlier this year. There have been several updates since my initial review, and one of the things I noticed was a “Calibre Connector” [...]

Why are the better e-reading apps only on one platform?

By libertyc
March 6, 2013 // 13 Comments

E-book stores tend to have their apps on multiple platforms: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc. But the discerning e-book reader wants more features than those apps usually provide, so we start looking for third-party apps. And then we run into an issue. Think about some of the better-regarded e-reading [...]

App Review: Marvin e-reader app for iPad

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 8 Comments

Move over iBooks, there’s a new e-reader for iPad in town: Marvin. I heard about it from a KindleKorner reader, and it’s almost enough to make me wish I’d bought an iPad Mini instead of a Nexus 7. First, the basic information. Marvin is free, for now, but their website indicates [...]

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