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Briefly: Aquafadas and Kobo magazine collaboration, new Sonos app

05/13, 4:09pm

Aquafada Cloud Authoring platform utilizes by Kobo to digitize its magazine content

Digital e-magazing software publisher Aquafadas and e-reader maker Kobo have begun collaborating, in light of Aquafadas' cloud-based eZine publishing offering. The Aquafadas Cloud Authoring platform allows Kobo to digitize magazines on a mass-focused level, and has done so for more than 200 titles and a total of over 7,000 issues.

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Review: Kobo Aura ebook reader

12/18, 4:22pm

Small and light six-inch touchscreen ebook reader examined

Five years ago, we thought that by the end of 2013 there'd be a bigger market for e-book readers. Then, along came the tablet that Jobs built and a slew of followers-on. Just as the iPod did away with most of the competition, the tablet market seems to be having much the same effect on the ebook reader segment. Kobo, a big player in the international market, has a well-received line of e-readers, and we got a chance to spend a month with the Kobo Aura, one of its latest devices. Read on to see what we thought of this dedicated e-reader.

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First look: Readability app for iOS a mobile boon for users

03/01, 9:00pm

Despite typical 1.x issues, a treat for readers

After a long struggle with Apple's App Store policies that resulted in the company changing its business model, the typographical service Readability has arrived for iOS devices. Readability takes articles from the web and reconfigures the content to eliminate ads and other distractions, adjust the font and size for best readability and lets users save articles for later reading, now syncing across between computers and iOS devices automatically.

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Kyobo eRreader mixes Mirasol and Android

11/22, 5:45am

Qualcomm brings its Mirasol technology to life

Qualcomm has teamed with Kyobo Book Center to launch the world's first e-reader to use a Mirasol-based color e-paper display. After killing what would have been the first generation version of the device in June before its planned launch, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has now made good on his promise to deliver a 5.7-inch Mirasol device. The Kyobo eReader, which also runs Android 2.3 has now gone on sale in South Korea for the equivalent of $310.

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Bookeen intros Cybook touchscreen e-book reader

09/22, 9:50pm

Device focused on European markets

Bookeen has introduced its latest e-book reader, the Cybook Orizon, which features a multi-touch display with improved contrast. The company claims its touchscreen implementation does not compromise the display readability, even in direct sunlight. Multi-touch gestures can be used to change pages, annotate, highlight text, or adjust the character size.

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Kobo eBook app updated for iOS 4, supports Retina Display

06/30, 2:55am

Version 3.2 supports multitasking, rich text, more

After inspiring the Kobo eReader and originally geared toward the iPad, Kobo has now brought its eReading app up to iOS 4 compatibility. The app, which opens up access to numerous eBooks in the Kobo library uses Kobo-optimized formatting, offers alternate appearances for bookmarks and an 'I'm Reading' feature for quickly switching between active books. It can sync across multiple platforms.

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iRex files for bankruptcy following lackluster sales

06/09, 8:55pm

Fate of products uncertain

iRex Technologies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following poor sales of its DR800 e-book reader. The Netherlands-based company, known for developing electronic paper technology, has blamed its financial woes on delays during the FCC approval process.

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Stanza 3.0 update adds iPad support

06/04, 1:40pm

App now optimized for iPhone and iPad

Lexcycle has released an update to its Stanza app, which is now available as a universal title for the iPhone and iPad. Version 3.0 allows users to take advantage of the iPad's larger display, presenting a similar layout to dedicated e-book readers.

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Amazon readying a black Kindle DX?

05/27, 10:25pm

Image shows form similar to DX

An anonymous source has allegedly snapped a picture of an unannounced Kindle variant with a black color scheme. The image, posted on CrunchGear, was shot in a Seattle coffee shop where the device was being photographed by someone with a Canon 5D Mark II.

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Hands-on: Kobo's new e-reader hardware

03/25, 1:35am

Reader aims to maintain entry-level pricing

Kobo at CTIA introduced an e-book reader, the eReader, which provides access to the company's own e-book store. Electronista took a quick look at the new device, an affordable offering at $149, and talked to the company about their changing strategy in the growing market.

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Review: Sony PRS-600 Touch eReader

10/06, 10:55pm

Sleek, easy to navigate, touch screen Sony eReader

The Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition provides users with a different approach to eReaders than its predecessors or its rival, the Amazon Kindle. The eReader supports various formats including text, Microsoft Word and Adobe PDFs, and features an overhauled desktop software. The included application connects to the Sony eBook store with reduced priced eBooks, such as New York Times bestsellers for $10. The app synchronizes with the eReader, transferring eBooks, RSS feeds and "Collections" which are similar to iTunes playlists, but for books. Our latest review exposes the pros and cons of the new device.

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