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Morning Roundup: Digital vs Print, Pocket adds premium service and more
May 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

digital vs printDigital vs Print: What is the Future of Reading? (Digital Book World) This is a topic that has headlined presentations since the digital revolution began, but interestingly, we still don’t have the full picture of what reading will look like in even one year, let alone ten, fifty, or one hundred years. *** Accepting Amazon's DRM Makes it Impossible to Challenge its Monopoly (Techdirt) Monopoly, of course, is economically the correct term. Publishers of books that are restricted by copyright have a set of exclusive rights granted to them by law. Their monopoly looks distinct from Amazon's near-monopoly bookseller position, though, because it's one...

Pocket for Kobo: A Quick How-To and Review
December 3, 2013 | 12:15 pm

pocket for koboMy Kobo Glo updated itself last night and I immediately noticed a new feature: integration with Pocket, a web clipping app which allows you to save web pages, articles and so on to read offline. Setting Up Pocket for Kobo Once you've saved something on one device (such as a phone or computer) you can sync it to any device on which you have it installed. There was a bit of work involved in actually getting this 'installing' done on my iOS devices once I had committed to the whole thing, so I appreciated how slick and seamless it was on the...

Morning Roundup: Kobo launches a fleet of new devices
August 28, 2013 | 9:02 am

KoboKobo Launches Fleet of New Devices, Kids eBook Store, Partnership with Pocket (Digital Book World) International ebook retailer and device-maker Kobo has launched a new fleet of e-reading and tablet devices along with an ebook store for children and a partnership with content aggregator Pocket — all aimed at helping Kobo win the fight for “people who have reading at the center of their lives,” according to Kobo chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn. * * * Can Slow-Moving Universities Adapt Quickly Enough to Change in the Digital Age? (Media Shift) The start of classes this fall will also bring renewed debate about what journalism and...

7 Must-Have Apps For Your New Nook HD
May 12, 2013 | 1:43 pm

If you've taken advantage of the great sale on the Nook HD (ending today), or if you've had one for awhile and recently upgraded to add the Google Play Store, you might be wondering what apps to add. Here's my list of must-have apps, not available in the Nook App store. 1. Feedly With Google Reader going away this July, you'll need another way to keep track of your feeds. I've been using Feedly for awhile now, and it's an excellent Google Reader replacement. In some ways, I've grown to like it better. For example, I've found its integration with Pocket to...

Pocket Gets Even More Social with ‘Send to Friend’ Feature
April 22, 2013 | 5:00 pm

PocketBy Christina Jones Pocket has added a few new feature for its users. Before, you could share your saved articles to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as through e-mail. Now you can share articles along with a personal comment and highlighted quote to other Pocket users, sending them push notifications and an e-mail about it. You can also view archives of where and who you sent articles to directly in the app. The Send to Friend update is the latest overhaul since Pocket re-branded itself from its Read it Later namesake. The new feature is a reflection of the...

Morning Links: E-Publishing Stories You May Have Missed
April 18, 2013 | 9:20 am

Morning LinksKobo Aura HD and Kobo Glo Video Comparison (Good e-Reader) Authors Guild Shuts Itself Off from Criticism as People Realize it Represents Publishers, Not Authors (Techdirt) Pocket Adds 'Send to Friend' Sharing Option (The Digital Reader) Why Digital Book Publishers Are Starting to Embrace Data (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Fly by Wire by Ward Larsen (and 3 others)...

How Has the Tablet Changed Your Life? Your Business? Your General Disposition?
April 17, 2013 | 2:10 pm

tabletIt's hard to believe it's already/only been three years since Apple introduced its category defining iPad. On the one hand, it seems like only yesterday. On the other hand, for those of us with tablet computers of one stripe or another, it's hard to imagine life before our new constant companions—in the same way those of us who came up before the Internet can barely remember the days before Pine. There was a great piece on Ars Technica about two weeks ago in which its editors reflected on the device, their initial impressions and its impact on their lives since. I recall my own...

App Faceoff: Pocket vs. Instapaper
February 7, 2013 | 11:30 am

"Read Later" apps have become more popular as people use their smartphones and tablets on-the-go. I’ve used Pocket for years, and I recently decided to pay for Instapaper because it offered features Pocket does not. I use both, but for different purposes. Pocket is great for short articles, especially ones with images. I’ve set Flipboard up to share with Pocket, and I’ll often scan headlines during breakfast and then send articles to Pocket for reading throughout the day. Pocket is also my repository for articles I want to reference for later posts. I only use Pocket for short articles because I find the app’s page-flipping option to be...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
October 25, 2012 | 8:57 am

Self-Publishing Sees Triple-Digit Growth Since 2007 (Publisher's Weekly) Read-it-Later Service Pocket Launches Mac App (GigaOM) UK's Waterstones Forges Deal with Amazon (Good E-Reader) Libraries, Tablets and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom (The Digital Shift) Kindle Daily Deal: A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst Monster by Walter Dean Myers * * * Follow us @TeleRead Join us on Facebook ...

Impressions of Pocket’s new text to speech feature
September 29, 2012 | 8:17 pm

Pocket formerly known as Read it LaterBy Jeremy Hill | for Gadget Tell  Pocket (previously known as Read it Later) released an interesting update for its Android app last week: Known as the "Listen" feature and part of the Android 4.2 update, Pocket can now read your articles to you. It's easy enough to use: You simply open any article you've previously saved, press "Listen," and then sit back as Pocket reads the article to you, word for word. It’s a neat update, but is it practical? Here are our impressions: I think Google’s artificial intelligence voices are among the best in the industry. For example, the voice assistant within Google Now sounds...