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Kindlebility sends Web pages from your computer to your Kindle

Kindlebility is a bookmarklet that can send any Web page you're viewing to your Kindle. Kindlebility will format the websites so that viewing them on the Kindle isn't a pain. Once you've set it up (more on that in a moment), Kindlebility only requires one click to use -- and the pages arrive on your Kindle in seconds. Before you use Kindlebility for the first time, you have to quickly set it...

Kindle update brings real page numbers, public notes, and new magazine layout

The latest generation Amazon Kindle e-book reader is about to receive a software update over-the-air that will add quite a few interesting features. Chief among those is what's probably been the most requested feature from Kindle owners: real page numbers. These match the numbers in printed books and have already been added to tens of thousands of books, including the Top 100 best selling books in...

Send to Kindle extension for Google Chrome saves articles to your Kindle

Kindle owners who would rather read web articles on their Kindle devices than on a laptop screen are in luck: there's now a Send to Kindle Chrome extension. With a little bit of setup, you can pass articles to your Kindle over Wi-Fi or Amazon's Whispernet with one click. When you install Send to Kindle, you'll see a setup screen where you'll have to enter your Kindle's registered email address....

Nook Color hacked to run Ubuntu

Ever wondered if your $249 e-book reader was able to run a full-fledged desktop operating system? Wonder no more, for the wizards over at XDA-Developers have managed to port Ubuntu to Barnes and Noble's tablet slash e-book reader. First off, you'll obviously need to have rooted your Nook Color. The Ubuntu install boots off of the SD card, and as such won't replace the Android OS the Nook Color...

Amazon Kindle lending lets you share e-books

Amazon announced back in October that its Kindle e-reader platform would allow users to lend books to one another "by the end of the year." Today, Amazon introduced a lending feature for US customers just ahead of the deadline. Kindle users across the entire range of Kindle apps and devices can now lend each of their purchased books one time only, for a period of 14 days. To lend a book, go to...

Apple updates iBooks with folders and PDF printing and emailing, Canadian books are coming soon

Apple's iBooks has received an update today, pushing it to version 1.2. New in the app are a few features that have long been requested by iBooks fans. First off, iBooks now has support for folders. These work in a similar fashion to iOS folders, only they're called 'Collections.' The two default collections are Books and PDFs. Of course, you can create your own, name them however you like, and...

Google eBookstore now available on Android, iOS, Nook and Web... if you're American

Gentlemen, start your e-readers! Google, as promised, has launched its e-book store. More than 3 million titles are available to read right now, and you can read the books on the Web, or a wide range of devices. [At the time of publishing, the iOS app isn't yet available.] With Android, iOS, Nook and Sony e-reader compatibility, Google surely knows that it could have a Kindle killer on its...

Root your Nook Color to make a DIY 7-inch Android tablet

Got a Nook Color? Want to use it as a tablet as well as a color LCD reader? Well now you can thanks to nookDevs and a bit of Android rooting action. With a 800MHz ARM chip powering a modified Android ROM, it was fairly obvious from the get-go that the Color could make for a decent, cheap, DIY tablet, and now that dream has been realized. Of course the actual process of rooting the Nook Color is...

Two quick ways to read library e-books on your iPhone or iPad with Bluefire

The Bluefire e-reader for iPhone made a big splash last week because it's a free app that can read DRM-protected e-books, like the ones offered by many public libraries. We've reviewed Bluefire and shown you how to get borrowed e-books onto your iPhone, but there are two better and faster ways to accomplish this, without opening Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or syncing with iTunes....

Bluefire Reader for iPhone and iPad lets you read public library e-books

Bluefire Reader is an e-reader app for the iPhone and iPad that, along with letting you read e-books in EPUB and PDF formats, has a unique twist compared to its competitors -- support for Adobe DRM. Not only that, but starting today, it supports the unique DRM used by public libraries, so you can download free e-books from hundreds of public library websites, transfer them to your iDevice using...

Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 will be out later this year

Amazon has announced that a Kindle application will be available for the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system "later this year". This would be the first e-reader app to make it to Microsoft's new smartphone OS, and would continue Amazon's cross-platform strategy for the Kindle. Aside from the Kindle devices themselves, Kindle apps are already available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad,...

Kobo e-book reader gets newspaper and magazine content and subscriptions

Aside from Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook, there's a third, often overlooked, e-reading device+service combo out there -- Kobo from Borders. And while it doesn't get in the news anywhere near as much as the other two, it's still a decent offering. One glaring omission so far has been lack of subscriptions to newspapers and magazines. Kobo now finally has newspaper and magazine...

Amazon announces Kindle book lending feature

Well, it's no Amazon Library, but the Kindle e-book platform will soon let users lend books to one another for a limited amount of time. You'll be able to loan out a book for up to 14 days at a time, and you won't be able to read the book while a friend is borrowing it. Not all books will support lending, though. Allowing or blocking lending will be up to the publishers and other...

Kindle for Mac update brings Whispersync annotation and highlighting

Amazon's Kindle software for Mac has received a number of nice feature additions today, of which annotation support and highlighting are certainly the most interesting. What's more, both of these work with Amazon's Whispersync tech to instantly sync your highlights and notes across all Kindle apps and devices. You can also search within a book now and use a multi-column reading mode. Kindle's...

Kinstant is a great start page for the Kindle's browser

Kinstant is a custom start page that's tailor made for the Kindle's "experimental" Web browser. It's monochrome, has an easy to use layout and crisp text, and you can reach it by simply going to Kinstant.com on your Kindle. Kinstant has four link categories: Read, Share, Buy, and More. Read is filled with links to some of the most prominent information sources across the Web. Share has links...