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Barnes & Noble pull their Nook out

They’ve not had the best success here in the UK, but still, it’s a bit of a surprise to see US bookseller Barnes & Noble leaving our shores. They strangely chose World Book Day to make the announcement, with sales of books coming to an end on the 15th …

Storytime for grownups. Why you should try digital audiobooks

Prologue If you’ve ever taken a class on ancient literature, mythology, or even anthropology, you’ve probably run across “the oral tradition”, mankind’s earliest form of storytelling. Perhaps I’m getting to heavy here, but I’m basically saying that listening to stories rather than reading them was the norm at …

13 Cool Android/Nook apps that Geeks will love

Software developers are, by definition, geeks, so it should come as no surprise that many of the apps they’ve come up with are tailor-made for people who share their interests. After all, “geekiness” has become something of a badge of honour. Smartphones and tablets offering the full Android …

How long before we get a dual-screen tablet?

Amazingly I’ve still not unpacked my Mobile World Congress, but the innovations I saw on devices like the YotaPhone have stuck with me. This year my flight had relaxed the rules on electronic gadgets, and you can use them – albeit in flight mode – from gate to …

Nookie, now reduced in price – grab yourself a bargain

Nooky? Nookie? Nook? Geddit? OK, now that the smut has been passed over, lets get on with the news. While Amazon seem to try and make as much noise as possible around their Android offerings, Barnes and Noble by contrast just quietly get on with things. Now however, it …

Barnes and Noble are selling off their Android Nook tablets

Since Microsoft got heavily involved with Barnes and Noble and their Nook franchise the writing had been on the wall for their Android tablets. In a move that preempts the discontinuation of the Android tablets you can now get hold of the Nook HD and the Nook HD+ …

Microsoft are rumoured to be buying Nook Media

Every self respecting ecosystem needs books and magazines, don’t they? Apple have them, Google have them, Amazon have them and Microsoft don’t really have them. Relying entirely on third parties like Kindle and Nook. So what better way to start selling books etc? You just buy a third …

Go on, Play with your Nook

Today it’s been announced that the Google Play store will be available for both the Nook HD and Nook HD+. You don’t have to wait either, just ensure that your little Nook is firmly attached to WiFi and an over-the-air patch will roll out to give you all …