Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know. It's only the latter part of July, and the last thing you probably want to be thinking about is school being back in session. However, it'll be here before you know it, and one way you can be prepared is by looking into renting e-books, or rather e-textbooks. Heck, you might even save some money along the way!
Early this morning, Barnes and Noble released Nook updates for iPhone, iPad, and PC versions of the App. The applications have been completely revamped to include features like themes, day/night content options, line spacing, font styles, preferred justification, previews, and more. Best of all, the iPhone 4 version now adds hi-res images for the Retina display.
Barnes and Noble pushed its Nook app live to Android today, so mobile users that have decided to stick with Google can now choose between Amazon's Kindle app and B&N for their reading-on-the-go endeavors. Additionally, iOS device owners have also been given a little treat through the Nook app.
You knew it had to happen. With the iPad shaking up the e-reader market by bringing to users full color screens, the ability to watch movies, surf the Internet, and run all the apps that the iPhone runs, the e-ink product makers have to be feeling the heat. Now Barnes & Noble and Amazon are slashing prices on their e-readers with two different strategies that may or may not succeed.
Not that it’s a huge shocker, but Amazon has just gone live with a new page on their website promising a Kindle for iPad app -- and they aren’t stopping there, with versions for other tablet devices as well.
As we all look forward to going to sleep tonight with visions of Apple tablets running through our heads, there’s a rumor floating around that Cupertino may be joining hands with bookseller Barnes & Noble to bring e-books to the device.