Google Play Books for Android v3.4.5 Adds Hints Of Google Drive Sync For Notes, New Font, New Translation Interface

Most major ebook platforms let readers sync notes and highlights across the devices on their account, but now Google Play Books is going one better. The latest version of Google Play Books for Android showed up yesterday in Google Play. This wasn’t a major update but it did add a couple features and drop a hint about Google’s… Read More »

Glose Update v1.5 Adds Speed-Reading on the Apple Watch

Over 3,000 apps have been released for the Apple Watch (there’s even a web browser) and countless apps have been updated to support  the smartwatch. That includes Glose, which just released an update today. The update adds a cluster of new features. Glose says they added a new night-reading mode, better formatting, and new Tinder-inspired gestures for… Read More »

Kindle for OSX v1.11.2 Adds Support for Textbook Trials, Japan Marketplace

 Amazon rolled out an update today for its Kindle app for OSX, and users aren’t pleased. According to Amazon, the improvements include the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements as well as new support for the free trial period for textbooks, and support for “Japan marketplace” (huhwhat?) Not having a Mac myself, I can’t… Read More »

Inktera Pulls Its Bookstore From Clean Reader, Effectively Killing an App Which Had More Protesters Than Users

After fewer than 3 months on the market, the profanity-filtering reading app Clean Reader has been neutered by its developer. Inktera announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that it was bowing to pressure from authors and publishers, and was yanking its ebookstore out of the Clean Reader app. In support of #authors #readers #books everywhere, the @Inktera… Read More »

Dropbox’s New and Improved Android App Adds PDF Viewer, In-Doc Search

Continuing their roadmap of “help people get work done with our app”, Dropbox launched a new version of its Android app earlier this week. Android Police reports that the new Dropbox app features a PDF viewer, and a new option for in-document searching of Word, Powerpoint, and PDF files. I don’t have an Android device handy so I… Read More »