*+-When I first reported on the new Kindle Voyage earlier this week I mentioned that the Voyage was running the same software as the Paperwhite. It turns out that is not entirely correct. While the two Kindles use what looks like the same web browser, the software running underneath the UI is not even close to… Read More »
*+-Most major ebook platforms offer a web-based reading option, including Google, Amazon, and even B&N, and now we can add txtr to that list. The Berlin-based ebook company txtr just unveiled their new web reader. Based on the open source Epub3 project Readium, txtr’s new app enables users to read DRM-free or watermarked Epub or Epub3 format… Read More »
*+-The Henderson County and Daviess County Public Libraries recently launched a new portal at www.ePublishOrBust.com with the goal of helping potential writers make the leap to self-published authors. These two public libraries in western Kentucky certainly aren’t the first public library to extend a helping hand to authors, or more specifically self-published authors, but they could be… Read More »
*+-In a move designed to attract developers with HTML5 apps in the Chrome Web Store and the Windows Phone Store, earlier today Amazon started accepting self-contained apps for its app store. Developers can now submit apps which are not dependent on an external website like, for example, an ebook app or a news app.
*+-Want to try the speed reading tech offered by Spritz but not sure how? Then you should check out Readsy. Readsy is a browser tool that helps to speed up your reading by taking whatever page you are looking at, filtering out the extraneous material, and presenting the body of text one word at a… Read More »
*+-A news reader service is launching today that takes the passive news reading of Zite, Prismatic, Flipboard, and the like to a new level. Lumi is an 8 month old startup based in London. They’re launching a news reader today that suggests news stories based on all the web browsing you do when not using… Read More »
*+-A couple days ago the web clipping service Findings announced that they were dropping support for Kindle notes and highlights. This service used to be able to extract notes made on your Kindle and let you share them online. Another part of our service has been the ability to make your Kindle reading more social… Read More »
*+-If you can read this, then you managed to avoid the congestion. Congratulations. A number of people have reports that they have trouble visiting TDR. My hosting company have told me that they are currently the victim of a distributed denial of service attack. They’re dealing with it as fast as they can.