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Using Applause as an e-book app rating system

By libertyc
January 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

I recently wrote an article for GadgeTell about a new site, Applause, that ranks iOS and Android apps. I thought it would be fun to run various e-book reading apps through the site, and see how they rated. Here’s the list, organized from high to low: • FBReader: 84 • Moon+ Reader Pro: 81 [...]

Good news for Stanza fans: It apparently works under Apple’s new operating system for iPhones, iPads and the rest

By libertyc
September 25, 2012 // 16 Comments

Stanza, one of the best e-reading apps around, was broken when Apple upgraded to iOS 4 or later. Amid the uproar from the app’s users, Stanza’s overlords at Amazon tweaked the ePub-capable app but did not promise future upgrades. But Stanza runs fine under iOS 6, the new operating system for [...]

Baen Webscriptions is now BaenEbooks.com

By libertyc
January 4, 2012 // 8 Comments

Baen has rebranded its Webscriptions program, changing the name of the site to BaenEbooks.com, redesigning its look, and renaming the monthly e-book package program to “Monthly Baen Bundles”. All account information and previously purchased bundles will remain the same under the new site, [...]

Stanza updated, but for the last time

By libertyc
November 10, 2011 // 16 Comments

From Macworld: Fans of the Amazon-owned Stanza e-reading app for iOS have been granted at least a temporary reprieve: Amazon on Thursday released an update to the app that fixes a slew of problems that affected the app when running on iOS 5. … …The company’s customer service team told [...]

iOS5 kills Stanza!

By libertyc
October 13, 2011 // 54 Comments

Received this info from Chris Bridges.  Here is what he says in his Bashing in Minds blog: I also am not exaggerating when I say that when I upgraded to iOS5 this morning, my displeasure at finding out that Stanza no longer works was epic, loud and very likely offensive in a family setting. Just [...]

Windows/iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Nook Reader

By libertyc
March 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

Since posting my review of Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series, I have been moved to go back and reread the entire thing, including the latest book that was released only recently. And a couple months ago I had purchased a $20 Groupon to Barnes & Noble, which was only good through April. So it [...]

Web/iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Ibis Reader

By libertyc
March 8, 2011 // 3 Comments

Paul linked to a positive Project Gutenberg review of Ibis Reader a few months ago, but it first came to my direct attention when I tried out Jolicloud and discovered what it was: a web-based EPUB reader. It was an interesting idea, I thought, but I wasn’t sure what it was really good for. But a [...]

The best ebook apps and non-apps, by Meredith Greene

By libertyc
January 8, 2011 // 6 Comments

So many device eReading apps to try, so little time. Or, perhaps you’ve resisted the pull of gadgetry and prefer using the laptop yet harbor a desire to delve into the realm of digital prose. After polling customers, contacts and a few fellow book reviewers–and sorting through an immense amount [...]

Touched by an iPod again

By libertyc
January 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

One of the best surprises I got this Christmas was the gift of a used iPod Touch by my sister-in-law. She belongs to an iPhone family, and they’ve gotten so many iPhones over the course of the last few years that the Touch, originally bought for the kids to play with, was relegated to sitting [...]

Use Dropbox as a cloud bookshelf for Stanza by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
August 5, 2010 // 7 Comments

By now Stanza is the most robust e-reading application for iOS. It’s packed with features other apps, like Kindle or iBooks are missing. However it has one big disadvantage: no cloud-based bookshelf. The application is associated to a device not an account. There is no way to sync books and [...]

Stanza on the iPhone 4

By libertyc
July 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Curious how Stanza looks on the new high-resolution iPhone 4? Here’s a video. Of course, the resolution of the video is nowhere near as high as that of the iPhone, but it still seems to look pretty nice. (And the iPhone 4 itself looks nice in person, too—my brother showed me his a couple of [...]

Ereading applications: my feature wish list by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
July 24, 2010 // 2 Comments

Currently to read e-books I’m using two devices (iPhone and iPad) and three apps (Kindle, Stanza and iBooks). I don’t have any problem with using either iPad or iPhone. The devices are perfectly complementary. I read on iPad mostly at home and when on the move an iPhone is a perfect reading [...]

From Ireland – To E or not to E: a beginner’s guide to iPad ereading apps

By libertyc
July 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

This week Amazon announced that, for the first time ever on Amazon.com, ebooks had outsold hardbacks, proving that whilst some of us are reluctant to part with our beloved bound volumes, there is an ever increasing number embracing the concept of electronic reading. And with Apple‘s much heralded [...]

Stanza updated

By libertyc
June 27, 2010 // 1 Comment

Stanza has been updated. According to iTunes the update includes Support for iPhone 4 retina display Multi-tasking support Launch Stanza when PDF books are downloaded from external apps (like Mail and [...]

Comprehensive review of ereader apps for the iPad – great resource for newcomers

By libertyc
June 22, 2010 // 4 Comments

ZDNet’s Tech Broiler, by Jason Perlow, has a really good review of all the major ereaders for the iPad: iBooks, Kindle, Stanza, eReader, Kobo Reader, Ibis Reader and vBookz. For once it is clear that the reviewer actually knows whereof he speaks. Good job! Anybody who is new to this space [...]

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