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Fabrik: Simple ebook reader with Dropbox support

by: Carl ParkerOctober 17, 2012

Ebooks are portable digital versions of printed books. Being digital in form, such books are easy to carry around in one’s tablet or smartphone. There are millions of ebooks on the Web, and there are also numerous ebook reader apps for Android.

One new ebook reader app that we find worth checking out is Fabrik, created by XDA Developers member eirikrwu. It is a simple eBook reader that supports Dropbox accounts. This means that you can store your ebooks in the cloud via Dropbox, and Fabrik lets you access and read them wherever you are for as long as you have Internet connection.

When connecting the app to your Dropbox account, you just need to choose [...]

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Humble eBook Bundle lets you name your price for eight works of literary genius

by: AdrianOctober 10, 2012
While the first thing that usually comes to mind when talking about Humble Bundle is indie video games, the latest promotion targets literature consumers rather than gamers. The Humble eBook Bundle lets you name your price for eight bestselling “books with an e”, and as usual, you can make a good deal while also helping people less fortunate.
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Google settles with American publishers after 7-year Google Library lawsuit

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 4, 2012
Digitizing books and indexing the contents thereof might seem like a good idea, if only to increase access to content. But when Google launched its Library project, a lot of publishers voiced dissent, saying Google was infringing on their intellectual property. Google has now settled the lawsuit, opening the door to the sale of more ebooks on Google Play.
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Galaxy Note 10.1 explores its educational side, comes with pre-loaded Kno textbook app

by: AdrianAugust 16, 2012
It’s not every day we see a mainstream Android device take an interest in educational software, but then again Samsung’s newly unveiled Galaxy Note 10.1 is not your usual run-of-the-mill tablet, is it? Sammy’s 10-incher comes pre-loaded with the Kno textbook app, which comes with a multitude of features that aid in learning.
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Kobo eBooks for Android receives revamped UI and extra features in latest update

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 2, 2012

Our smartphones and tablets have been responsible for making obsolete a lot of electronics, such as MP3 players and point-and-shoot cameras. Looks like books are the latest casualty in the path to electronic dominance by our handheld devices. Does that mean we’ve stopped reading? Not even close! We are now seeing an increasing trend of consumers turning to eBooks and eReaders to get their literary fix. Gone are the days of papercuts from turning a page. Swiping across a screen is so much easier.

There is not shortage of good eReader apps on the Google Play Store, and Kobo eBooks has been one of the more popular ones. Kobo boasts an extensive collection of free [...]

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Best Android apps for book lovers

by: GeneMarch 31, 2012

 

For centuries, the wisest of men – poets, priests, and scholars – have basked in the company of books to grasp the infinite knowledge of the world. Today, much has changed, yet books continue to parade the streets of enlightenment inside the minds of every thought leader of this mobile generation. However, the Web 2.0 era, with its “Midas’ touch”, has pretty much digitized almost everything form of physical media, making ebooks and audio books the gold standard in education, both formal and informal.

For all book lovers out there, here is a look at the best Android apps guaranteed to please the bookworm inside of you.

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