Google has just issued an update for their iOS app that will read a single or a bunch of articles aloud. When the app is updated a new “speaker” icon will appear in the top right corner of the UI that enables the web page or article to be read out loud. Google will then process the text on the page and read it with the user able to pause or skip around in the “track.” Further, … [Read more...] about Google will now read web articles aloud on iOS
Netronix is based in Taiwan and they design and manufacture e-readers on behalf of their customers. Barnes and Noble contracts out the Nook to them and ditto with Kobo. Mobiscribe, MooInk, and a slew of other companies do business with Netronix. The CEO has announced that they expect its e-book reader shipments to reach 1.5 million units in 2020, up from 1.3-1.4 million units … [Read more...] about Netronix is going to be shipping out color e-readers
Amazon is working on a Kindle Paperwhite 5 e-reader and and the big selling point are the amber LED lights, giving it a color temperature system. This is the same warm light system that that Kindle Oasis 3 employs. Amazon should announce this new Kindle sometime before Prime Day, which is set to occur sometime in October and Black Friday, at the end of November. Although, due … [Read more...] about Amazon is developing the Kindle Paperwhite 5 with Glowlight
Pocketbook is not really known for developing slick commercials to advertise their e-readers. Sometimes they promote various products, but nothing that is big budget and slick, until now. They have a new campaign called Inside your PocketBook, and there are going to be four commercials. The first one is the blockbuster “The Spy Granny”, a classic romance “The Shocking … [Read more...] about Pocketbook releases new commercials to advertise e-readers
Kobo Plus is a new subscription platform that launched in Canada a couple of months ago. There have been many commercials advertising the service and hyping up the unlimited model. With reading time increasing so dramatically, the Kobo Plus eBook subscription is an ideal way to approach a bucket list of literary classics, an entire author's catalogue, or to dive into a new … [Read more...] about Have you signed up for Kobo Plus?
Amazon owns a company called Woot, where they sell all sorts of clearance items. Every once in awhile they have a Kindle blowout, until they are all sold out. Today, they are running big sale on a myriad of e-readers, such as the Kindle Paperwhite from 2013 and also the Kindle Paperwhite 3, from 2016. If you are in the market for a premium Oasis, they have the second gen model … [Read more...] about Amazon is having a crazy sale on Woot for refurb Kindles
Apple is releasing a new iPad Air in October and it will have slim bezels and feature a 10.9 inch display with a resolution of 2360 x 1640 and 264 PPI. It will not have FaceID to unlock the device, but a fingerprint sensor that is on the power button. It also has the new Apple A14 Bionic processor, the first 5nm processor that has ever been released. This will provide a … [Read more...] about Will you buy the new iPad or iPad Air?
Audible Escape is a standalone subscription package for Romance audiobooks. The program launched in 2017 under the name Audible Romance, and rebranded two years later. It cost around $6.99 per month and ranked the titles with flavorful names, such as Sweet, Simmering, Sizzling, Hot Damn, and O-O-OMG. Audible has announced that they are discontinuing Escape on November 1st, … [Read more...] about Audible Escape audiobook subscription is being discontinued
Onyx Boox has two new devices that are coming out next week. It is unknown what new e-readers or e-notes they are going to be releasing. They have refreshed a number of products this year, such as the Poke 2, Poke 2 Color and Nova 2. In 2019 they released the Nova Pro, Note Pro, MAX 3 and Note 2, so it will interesting to see if any of those devices will have a new sequel or … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox has something new coming out on September 21st
Students are supposed to read a lot to develop critical thinking, collect evidence to their ideas, and write academic papers in a sophisticated manner. Studying is mostly about reading because, as of now, there is no other way to condense valuable information rather than a book.At the same time, many students are avid readers of novels and fiction. They literally devour … [Read more...] about 8 Best Ebook Reader Devices for Students
Inspiration to create can come from various places and mediums, but books are one of the most powerful ones. There is nothing like being compelled by a storyline with relatable characters. And even if it is a non-fiction, it still can be an inspiring read.And some novels are designed to make you think, “maybe I should start writing myself.” Whether you want to be a fiction … [Read more...] about 7 E-Books That Might Inspire Students to Become Writers