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Scribd extends e-book subscription app to Kindle Fire

In the battle to become the "Netflix of digital books," Scribd is taking its app to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets while updating its iOS and Android apps.

By January 29, 2014


BlackBerry PlayBook email app demoed as though it's something impressive

Criticised for its lack of native apps -- especially email -- the BlackBerry PlayBook has been showing off new features that will run on the tablet after an update this summer.

By May 5, 2011


BlackBerry PlayBook 'bridge' app not available for AT&T

AT&T says it's still testing the "bridge" app that syncs BlackBerrys with the PlayBook tablet. Critics suspect AT&T doesn't like the app because it allows BlackBerry users to bypass AT&T's tethering fee.

By April 19, 2011


On his birthday, Dr. Seuss' books top App Store

The celebrated children's book author, who would be 107 today, has 80 percent of the top spots in the books-as-apps category in the Apple App Store.

By March 2, 2011


Apple changes mind on rejected e-book reader app

App Store initially rejected the Eucalyptus app because it offered access to a text-only version of the Kama Sutra.

By May 24, 2009


Amazon snaps up iPhone e-book reader app Stanza

In an effort to expand its e-book reach, Amazon acquires Lexcycle, the maker of a popular iPhone e-book reader app called Stanza. It appears to be hedging its bets.

By April 27, 2009


Amazon makes kid play with new Kindle subscription service

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited serves up kids books, games, apps, movies and TV shows to Prime members for $2.99 a month -- or $6.99 per family.

By December 4, 2012


The 404 964: Where we ice the kicker (podcast)

It's our last week of 404 podcasts for 2011! We'll be back in the new year for a round of LIVE CES COVERAGE, but Wilson's not feeling well today so Joseph Kaminski fills in for an update on kid tech. This year's most-wanted gift is LeapFrog's LeapPad, a junior tablet with games, e-books, and apps that helps kids learn...and also frees up the TV so Dad can watch the game.

By December 12, 2011


How to stay synced with iCloud

Apple's new iCloud service syncs your music, books, and apps wirelessly among all your iOS devices. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.

By June 14, 2011


Stay synced with iCloud

Apple's new iCloud feature syncs your music, books, and apps wirelessly among all your iDevices. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.

By June 7, 2011