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Just like HTC with its doomed movie service, Samsung is apparently starting to realize that its in-house efforts can't compete with specialist alternatives. While Spotify has been busily publicizing its rapid growth, the Korean manufacturer has been quietly warning Galaxy phone and tablet owners a...

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When Ubisoft's highly-anticipated hacker adventure Watch Dogs debuts on May 27, it will be accompanied by a newly-announced eBook dubbed "Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds." As that grammatically baffling title suggests, the book centers on the sort of near-future cyberpunk intrigue that fuels the ...

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Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced this morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the s...

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If you have any documents (or e-books acquired in a "non-standard" way) stored on your Kindle, now you can access them anywhere via Amazon Cloud Drive. Starting today, documents uploaded to your e-reader via your browser, mobile device or email will automatically be stored in a new "My Send-to-Kin...

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Sony may not have been at the forefront of the digital music revolution, but when it came to e-books and e-readers, the company was certainly a pioneer. It all started in the '90s with Sony's first chunky, flip-topped Data Discman. This two-pound, paperback-sized player came bundled with a selectio...

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EverQuest Next has taken a novel approach to providing fans with lore by publishing a series of ebook novellas, each focusing on a different facet of the EQN incarnation of the world of Norrath. The latest installment in this series, titled Prison of Fire, released today, and it centers on Neria N...

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Today only, over at Amazon, nine World of Warcraft books are available on Kindle for just $1.99 each. It's part of the Kindle daily deal, so if you're undecided, don't delay too much. It's worth noting that you will need a US-based Kindle account to obtain the books, or indeed for the link to the ...

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As someone who has gone through the fun of self-publishing e-books for use on everything from the Amazon Kindle to Apple's iBooks, I know what a pain in the neck it can be to get everything formatted and set up properly for publishing. Even Apple's iBooks Author has limitations once you've actuall...

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While we previously covered Apple's dissatisfaction with its new court-appointed monitor, a more thorough reading of Apple's complaint reveals deep-seated concerns the company has with Michael Bromwich, and perhaps, with Judge Denise Cote herself. Broadly speaking, Apple takes issue with the fact t...

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Oyster has a fascinating proposition for avid readers -- unlimited e-books for one low subscription rate of US$9.95. In the past, you had to request an invitation to be added to the service, and the only device you could read your e-books on was an iPhone. Today, the company is announcing that it ha...

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This past summer, Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had colluded with a range of publishing companies in an effort to raise the price of e-books. Now comes word that Apple has filed a motion appealing the ruling. The appeal was filed on Thursday, but formal arguments on the matter may be submitted ...

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TUAW has been providing you with some hints and tricks about iOS 7, but there are a lot more cool tips that we haven't even touched upon. It's About Time Products, which has been in the business of making Macs and iOS devices understandable for quite a few years, has just come out with a wonderful...

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Penguin and Macmillan sent out emails to eligible customers today, notifying them that they're eligible to either receive iTunes credit or a check as part of the settlement of the US Department of Justice antitrust suit against these companies. Apple, despite a guilty verdict, remains the lone hol...

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