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Audible updates iOS app to version 2.0, adds iPad support

Audible updates iOS app to version 2.0, adds iPad support

It has taken quite a while, but Audible has finally released an update to its iOS app that adds support for the iPad. Previous to this, the app was iPhone-only and rather difficult to use regardless, with the most basic functions you'd expect in an audiobook app - such as the ability to track progress - pretty much absent. That changes with version 2.0, which both adds iPad support and introduces a new user interface that is altogether more intuitive.

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Kindle Now Gets WiFi Delivery Of Audible Audiobooks

Kindle Now Gets WiFi Delivery Of Audible Audiobooks

For those who appreciate listening to literary works as opposed to reading them in their digital form, the newest iteration of Amazon’s Kindle allows users to download Audible Audiobooks via Wi-Fi. This opens up the more than 50,000 audiobook titles available from Audible.com. Any version of the Kindle can still download audiobooks from the Audible website and transfer them via USB.

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Amazon adding audible menus, bigger font to Kindle

Amazon adding audible menus, bigger font to Kindle

Amazon have announced an incoming update for their Kindle ebook reader, which will add an audible menu system so that blind users will better be able to navigate the device and play back audio books.  The update will also add a seventh font size, which will be double the scale of the current largest font on the Kindle.  The changes come in response to positive feedback from blind and partially-sighted users.

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Amazon grabs comiXology for digital comics

Amazon grabs comiXology for digital comics

Amazon has acquired comiXology, the digital comic service, aiming to bring graphic novels to a broader audience familiar with Kindle. Offering more than 50,000 titles from publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, BOOM, IDW, Top Shelf, and Oni Press, comiXology already offers an app for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, as well as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows 8.

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Microsoft CEO doubted Nokia deal in screaming Ballmer board meeting

Microsoft CEO doubted Nokia deal in screaming Ballmer board meeting

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella originally opposed the company's acquisition of Nokia's device business, it's reported, with claims of a ferocious board meeting that saw then-CEO Steve Ballmer shouting at the leadership team over their deal doubts. The outspoken exec, Microsoft's second CEO in the company's history, supposedly signed his fate, with his shouting - apparently audible outside of the closed conference room - getting him the necessary support to go ahead with the Nokia purchase, but also the final stroke in undermining the board's confidence in him.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 hits retail this week

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 hits retail this week

The massive tablet known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is pumped up and ready to hit retail here in the United States this week. The team responsible for pushing the device to retail locations suggests that groups like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg will be carrying the device for a cool $649.99 USD. This device will be stacked with software that Samsung suggests will be worth over $800 - in digital content, that is.

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