eBook Evangelist News

Sep 15

Problems with installing the Amazon Instant Video App?

Problems with installing the Amazon Instant Video App?

instant videoLast week, Amazon finally released its long-promised Instant Video app for Android. (There was a previous app a few years ago available for the Sony Dash, but that one was removed a while back.)

The new app is designed for phones, although it is working on some tablets. It is a somewhat complicated install procedure because you first must install the Amazon Shopping app, then download the one for…

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Sep 14

Putting Smartphone Zombies In Their Place

Do we really need a special sidewalk for people to walk and read their cellphones at the same time?

Putting Smartphone Zombies In Their Place

Do we really need a special sidewalk for people to walk and read their cellphones at the same time?

Sep 10

Do you follow the eBook Evangelist on Google Plus?

Do you have the eBook Evangelist circled on Google plus? I link to a lot of ebook and digital stories that don’t make it into blog posts. :) Stop by and say hello!

Do you follow the eBook Evangelist on Google Plus?

Do you have the eBook Evangelist circled on Google plus? I link to a lot of ebook and digital stories that don’t make it into blog posts. :) Stop by and say hello!

Sep 08

Fire Phone now 99 cents with two-year contract

Fire Phone now 99 cents with two-year contract

amazon fire phoneThe Amazon Fire Phone has been reduced in price. It is now available for 99 cents with a two-year contract or for $449 for an outright purchase of the unlocked phone. The purchase includes a free one-year subscription to Amazon Prime. That’s a savings of $200 over the original price.

There have been a lot of rumors that the phone has not been selling well in the US, even among die-hard Amazon…

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Sep 07

Daily Deals: Iris Johansen mysteries and William Gibson’s Neuromancer

Daily Deals: Iris Johansen mysteries and William Gibson’s Neuromancer

iris_Johansen_coverAmazon has a couple of great Daily Deals today.

First, there are twenty of New York Times best-selling author Iris Johansen mysteries and thrillers on sale at Amazon for $2.99 each. This is a super deal if you are trying to fill in some backlist titles. :)

Also, for sale today, William Gibson’s Neuromancer, the now-classic book that started the cyberpunk genre for only $1.99.

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Sep 04

An Online Historical Images Bonanza

An Online Historical Images Bonanza

14782842204_eaee417787_mThere have been an amazing number of historical images released for public viewing online. Here are just a few of the ones I have discovered recently:

The New York Public Library has released over a hundred and fifty years worth of restaurant menus that date from 1851 to 2008.

Yale University has launched an archive of over 170,000 images documenting the Great Depression. There is a…

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Aug 27

Daily Links: Calibre

From The Digital Reader, E-book management program Calibre gets an update. 

Hewlett Packad is recalling power cords that pose a fire risk, from Ars Technica.

From Make Use Of, A comparison of 4 top ebook subscription services.

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news.

 

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Aug 19

Daily Links: Heirs get digital access to accounts

Daily Links: Heirs get digital access to accounts

From Ars Technica, Heirs get digital access in Delaware 

Tom Hanks’ typewriter app a hit, from Techcrunch.

From Lifehacker, Paranoid Paul monitors terms of service and alerts you to changes

Apple promote free magazines for UK Bank holidays, from Talking New Media

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the…

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The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

Smartphone Separation Anxiety. I still have a landline, and even I tend to carry my phone with me from room to room.

The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

Smartphone Separation Anxiety. I still have a landline, and even I tend to carry my phone with me from room to room.

Aug 18

Daily Links : A new Harry Potter story

Daily Links : A new Harry Potter story

From Lifehacker, Spot a boring Kindle Book by looking at popular highlights.

JK Rowling post a new Harry Potter background story on Pottermore, from The Digital Reader

From Teleread, Almost a year with Scribd. Has anything changed with my reading?

Whispersync comes to the UK with 10 freebies, from The Ebook Reader.

From ReadWrite, In exposing followers, Medium fails readers.

As part of Amazon’s…

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