Foxit Reader is one of the best free PDF tools available. It's a full-featured PDF solution that can open, edit, print, sign, and, yes, create fully compatible PDFs. It's fast, light, secure, and easy on system resources; yet it leaves nothing out. It integrates with context menus in Windows (XP to 8) as your default PDF tool, but Foxit Reader works alongside other PDF software, including Adobe Reader. But Foxit is no Adobe clone; in fact, many users prefer it to Adobe and other PDF programs, free or not. Recent updates to Foxit Reader 6 include improved support … Read more
Lektz eBook Reader works well as a universal eBook reader thanks to its great format support. Its layout lets your eBooks shine their best and brightest, but it's a little lacking in the features department. A night mode or better annotations would push this reader up with the big names like Nook and Kindle.
This application supports any Lektz Publisher Stores' books, so you'll definitely need it if you download your books from that market. In addition to supporting those, Lektz eBook Reader offers support for both EPUB 2 and EPUB 3, as well as PDFs and other … Read more
Thirty-five percent of Americans own a tablet and 24 percent own an e-reader, according to the latest study from Pew Internet Research.
Pew documented a big jump in tablet ownership. In November 2012, 25 percent of Americans owned a tablet. The findings illustrate the democratization of tablet computing and the impact on lower-cost models beyond the larger version of the iPad.
This chart sums up the tablet and e-reader ownership breakdown for Americans 16 years old and up. It's also worth noting that previous Pew studies on tablet ownership in the US started at age 18 and up.
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Digg Reader, one of the leading contenders for those looking to replace the now-extinct Google Reader, now has a Chrome extension that lets people subscribe to new feeds more easily.
The extension adds an icon to Chrome's status bar; clicking on it offers an option for people to add updates from an feed-enabled that means a single click, according to a blog post Wednesday by Jon Ferrer, the company's chief marketing officer and front-end developer. It also shows how many unread items you have in your feed and lets you open Digg Reader in a new tab.
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Flipboard is an incredibly popular newsreader and social network hub that lets you organize the info you want to look at, then flip through it like you would a magazine. The latest version of the app lets you create custom magazines from the sources you like most so you can browse through your favorite topics, share your magazine with others, or even find user-created magazines about topics you're interested in.
Get started by creating an account with Flipboard, then sign in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. You also have the option to connect with your LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, … Read more
Microsoft may have cooked up a new Windows 8 app that can display a variety of different files.
Code-named Office Reader, the app supports Office documents, PDFs, Web pages, e-books, and electronic textbooks, according to The Verge. Citing sources familiar with Microsoft's Office plans, The Verge said that the app was demoed at an employee-only meeting on Thursday by Kirk Koenigsbauer, a corporate VP in charge of Microsoft Office.
Beyond just displaying different files, Office Reader will let you interact with them. For example, users of Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet could use a Surface Pro stylus to mark … Read more
One of the highest-rated productivity apps on iOS, Pocket is adept at keeping your saved articles and links synced across all of your devices. While the app has already proven to be a stellar performer, its developers today release an update that allows it to take advantage of Apple's newly released mobile operating system.
To complement iOS 7's new visual design, Pocket has been outfitted with an updated interface and new icon for your device's home screen. In addition, the iOS app's performance has been tweaked, which should give you faster scrolling, searching, and tagging, according … Read more
This week, it's all about the iPhones with you guys, and guess what: Some of you disagree on the topic.
Love or hate Apple's two-phoned approach to this year's iPhone batch, your opinions ran hot. Last week's Cupertino event stole the limelight from other big events, so we're going to highlight some of the most insightful -- and pointed -- observations CNET readers made about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. With more than 3000 comments so far on our hands-on with the iPhone 5S, CNET audience development manager Liza Maloy had her work cut … Read more
Oyster, a digital book delivery service, began rolling out its iPhone app yesterday to selected subscribers with a buffet-style approach to books for $9.95 a month.
Taking its name from Shakespeare's famous line in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" -- "the world's mine oyster" -- the service targets the insatiable readers among us. Oyster managed to secure up to 100,000 titles and wrangled in publishers like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Workman, Smashworld, and even one of the "Big Six" -- HarperCollins.
The idea is nothing revolutionary from what some libraries are … Read more
Feedly Web has always supported keyboard shortcuts, but there were just a handful of them when Google first announced that Reader would be discontinued. With the latest update to version 17.1, Feedly Web now has 22 keyboard shortcuts in all.
If you want to zip around Feedly and save some time, here are the keyboard shortcuts in Feedly Web 17.1:Navigation
g then m : go to Today g then a : go to All g then l : go to Saved For Later shift+j : go to next feed/category shift+k : go to previous feed/category g then g : … Read more