eBook Evangelist News

Sep 29

Daily Links: Grooveshark Guilty of Mass Copyright Infringement

Daily Links: Grooveshark Guilty of Mass Copyright Infringement

From Digital Music News, Grooveshark has been found guilty of massive copyright infringement. The details of what the company did are pretty shocking. I am the wife of a talented musician whose music was illegally used by Grooveshark, We not only lost music sales income, but had to go as far as to hire an attorney to deal with the company’s infringement. Here’s a link to his wonderful holiday…

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Sep 25

Daily Links: Kobo downloads, Bendgate, more

Daily Links: Kobo downloads, Bendgate, more

From the Digital Reader, How to download Kobo books (including the ones they don’t want you to).

Apple apologizes for IOS 8.0.1, from Mashable and then denies the “Bendgate” problem, fromRecode.

From The Next Web, Google’s latest Chrome build has a hidden game that to play offline.

Cosmixology celebrates Nation Comic Book Day by giving away 25 free comics, from The Digital Reader.

From The Ebook…

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Free Amazon apps – limited time offer

For a limited time, Amazon is offering 27 apps for free in the Amazon App store. The offerings include tools for productivity like OfficeSuite Professional and Swype keyboard as well as camera apps and games.

Free Amazon apps – limited time offer

For a limited time, Amazon is offering 27 apps for free in the Amazon App store. The offerings include tools for productivity like OfficeSuite Professional and Swype keyboard as well as camera apps and games.

Sep 24

Daily Links: KU and Google Play expand overseas, more

Daily Links: KU and Google Play expand overseas, more

From Teleread, the Amazon Kindle Unlimited program finally launches in the UK.

Google Play Books launches in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine, from The Digital Reader.

From Publishers, weekly, Mother of Columbine Shooter sells her memoir to Crown books; the proceeds are going to charity.

You may have heard that Barnes and Noble no longer allows you to download your e-book purchases via the…

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Sep 18

Will a Nook Glowlight case fit the new Kindle Fire 6 inch?

Will a Nook Glowlight case fit the new Kindle Fire 6 inch?

javoedge6vintageI am still sorting through all the info on the new Kindle offerings to evaluate the specs and decide which one(s) I want. Amazon has given us lots of choices and I even got an email first thing this morning reminding me of certified refurbished Kindle Fire offerings.

So far, I  am most interested in  ordered the new Fire HD 6″ tablet. It looks like a great size to fit in a purse for use on the…

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Sep 17

New Kindles are confirmed and up for pre-order

New Kindles are confirmed and up for pre-order

kindle_voyageAmazon now has the new lines of Kindles and Kindle Fire tablets up for pre-order. I am still sorting through the info, but here are the links to learn more about the new models:

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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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