Morning Roundup

Should TeleRead drop its daily links? Time better spent on more original stuff?

By David Rothman
July 9, 2015 // 23 Comments

No one in the TeleRead community has spoken up in the wake of our post saying we’d swap “Morning Links” for “TeleRead Links.” Does this mean we made our case—thus, no objections? Or that link-oriented posts just do not matter as much as our news [...]

Morning Links: Understanding Hugo Awards Snafu. Famous Typographical Optical Illusion

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 2, 2015 // 6 Comments

Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awards Snafu (iO9) This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of [...]

Morning Links: Apple Music First Look. Kickstarter Setting Records

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing (re/code) I’ve been testing Apple Music on an iPhone 6 Plus, loaned to me by Apple for about a day. Because of the short testing time, this isn’t a full-on review but a first look. I set out to gather some initial impressions of how it [...]

Morning Links: Comixology Subscription Plan? New Movie Anti-Piracy Ads Aimed at Moviegoers

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 30, 2015 // 5 Comments

Comixology to Launch “All You Can Read” Subscription Plan? (Ink, Bits & Pixels) There’s an unsubstantiated, unverified, and unsupported (but almost certainly true) rumor going around today that Comixology is about to offer a Kindle Unlimited type of subscription service for digital [...]

Morning Links: B&N Revenues Down. Hoopla Adds Digital Comics

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

B&N Reports Revenues Down Across the Board (Ink, Bits & Pixels) According to the press release (which was also filed with the SEC as the 10-K report), the company saw a net loss was $19.4 million in the 4th quarter, compared to $36.7 million in the same period last year. For FY2015 [...]

Morning Links: No Curfew For Adult eBooks. Cord Cutting On the Rise

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

eBooks Won’t Actually Be Getting a Curfew in Germany (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Yes, that is as crazy as it sounds, but now it appears that German regulators recognize that fact as well. A new story crossed my desk this morning which suggests that the curfew might not be enforced after all. [...]

Morning Links: Wendig on Fixing Kindle Unlimited. Real Price of Traditional Publishing

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s How Amazon Could Fix Kindle Unlimited (Terrible Minds) So, Amazon — you and me, we’re pals. We’re cuddlebuddies, right? I’m going to fix Kindle Unlimited for you. I’m going to blow it open and make it awesome for authors. TeleRead Take: I’m usually not a fan of Chuck Wendig [...]

Morning Links: Typeface Mimics Dyslexia. Why Apple Might Become a Bank

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

This Typeface Simulates Reading with Dyslexia (Ink, Bits & Pixels) Daniel Britton doesn’t have to wonder; he’s had the condition all his life, and now he’s found a way to communicate it to others. TeleRead Take: I’ve always had sympathy for people with dyslexia, but it [...]

Morning Links: Apple Receives Helen Keller Award. 1990s Guide to the Web

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple receives Helen Keller Award for its pioneering VoiceOver feature (Cult of Mac) Organized by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Apple was specifically praised for VoiceOver, the iOS feature which reads out descriptions of everything happening on a device’s display. TeleRead Take: [...]

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. [...]

Morning Links: What Is a Book? Pebble Time Review

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Book is a Book: What is a Book? (Dear Author) When you hear the word book, what comes to mind? TeleRead Take: It’s a fair question. eBooks have been challenging the question. I think about it when I “report” finished books to Goodreads. Most of the time, I don’t bother [...]

Morning Links: Reports of iOS Ad Blocking May Be Premature. Fix or Replace?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

iOS 9 content blocking extensions are not a mobile advertising armageddon (Baldur Bjarnason) Over the past couple of days I sat down and did what most tech columnists seem unwilling to do: I actually looked into what an announced API is capable of. Namely, the upcoming iOS 9 Safari content blocking [...]

Morning Links: No Graphic Novels in English Course? Android Apps with TTS Support

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course (io9) A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the [...]

Morning Links: New Kobo Firmware Update. Getting Reviewed by the NYT

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Firmware Update 3.16 Released for Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch (The eBook Reader) Kobo has started rolling out a new software update, version 3.16.0. Unlike most updates, this one is only being issued to a couple of models, the new Glo HD and the old Kobo Touch. TeleRead Take: A new Kobo Glo HD just [...]

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