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Good.iWare has released a new version of GoodReader 2.6 which is a very versatile viewer for handling huge PDF and TXT files.
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According to LibraryJournal.com eBook provider ebrary is soon to release a portion of its platform to subscribers of its Academic Complete product.
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TMCnet.COM report that SLG Mobile have announced the beta release of the BeamReader PDF viewer for the Android platform.
Foxit Corporation, a provider of e-document technology for mobile, desktop and on demand platforms, announced the release of Firmware 2.0 for its eReader device, eSlick. eSlick customers will now have the ability to view documents in ePub and eReader (PDB) in addition to earlier supported PDF and Text formats. By the end of November, all eSlick devices will come with the Firmware 2.0 pre-installed.
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One of the power-sellers of paperbacks, Barnes and Noble have announced the release of a dual-screen e-book reader called the Nook. Based on Google’s Android operating system, it’s due for release sometime in November…
World’s best bookseller, Barnes and Noble, today unleashed its new eBook reader, the Nook, which will be available by the end of next month and can read almost every file format including the most popular, PDF.
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Adobe and Barnes announces further advancement for eBook distribution by joining hands to standardize the open EPUB and PDF eBooks and collaborating on a content protection standard based on Barnes & Noble and Adobe technology. Barnes and Noble will make all their content available to customers in PDF, which is one of the most compatible and secure file formats.
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Waleed Al-Shobakky a science and technology journalist has published a recent piece highlighting the use of the security-related functions available within PDF files, and how they can be used by third parties, and whether this can be appropriate or inappropriate.
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Gizmodo is reporting that the next version of the Kindle will include support for natively viewing PDF documents.
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Previously we’ve covered the announcement of the Foxit eSlick, a competitor to Sony Reader and and Amazon’s Kindle — now we have footage of the first prototype of the Foxit eSlick to share with you.
Foxit Software has also posted a video on YouTube demonstrating the hotly anticipated reflow feature in the eSlick.
The reflow functionality is important because it means that the text in the PDF document can automatically be reorganized to fit the screen size. More information about the eSlick Reader can be found here.
Patience makes the heart grow fonder, as they say. Perhaps that’s why I’m longing after the Plastic Logic Reader. We first got to see a short demo of this nifty electronic reading device back in September of last year and now a few more videos of the new prototype have shown up.
These videos are from CES 2009 in Las Vegas. They give you a pretty good idea of the quality of the display screen that the Plastic Logic Reader uses and it’s size.
The last video is from CNN and can …
Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.
All-in-all the specs for the eSlick are quite similar to its competitors. It uses E-ink technology for the display, has a 600 x 800 screen, includes 128MB of RAM, weights 6.4 ounces (180 grams) and measures 7.4 inches x 4.7 …
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The Nieman Journalism Lab is reporting (although unconfirmed at this stage) that there are 10,000 Kindle owners subscribed to the paid electronic edition of The New York Times.
One other important note from that internal New York Times memo my colleague Zach got a hold of: The company reports it has “more than 10,000 paid subscribers” to an electronic edition of the newspaper on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader.
Very interesting if it’s true. 10,000 isn’t a big number by itself, but if you compare it to the number of rumoured Kindle owners — around 240,000 according …
TeleRead.org reports that while traditional paper book sales have dropped in 2008, sales of E-books have actually increased 55.2 percent in the same period. To be fair, paper book sales still dwarf E-book sales, by a massive margin — but I expect that the increase in E-book sales will continue in 2009 as electronic E-book readers improve and become more accepted. And as people start to resent the ever increasing postal rates for paper books purchased online.
If you’ve been following this blog recently you will have noticed that I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with e-book readers. It persists. In this video we see a demo of the Sony Reader and the E-Ink technology that it uses — which not-so-coincidentally, I’m really impressed with.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your laptop screen was as crisp as that?