Tagged With ereaders

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eBooks are great — they're so much more convenient than paperback or hardback titles for travellers and commuters alike, especially if you're the kind of reader that devours long tomes on a regular basis. But e-readers generally have small screens and don't offer the same reading experience as a proper book. But Kobo's new Aura One e-reader has two vital statistics that avid readers will know well — it has a screen the size of a classic hardback, housed in a chassis that's smaller than the thinnest airport thriller paperback.

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JB Hi-Fi's NOW eBook service will be closing its store on September 30th, after merging with eReading giant Rakuten Kobo. This isn't the first time Kobo has acquired another eBook service, with the company also having taken over Sony's Reader Store early last year. It's not particularly bad news for existing customers on JB Hi-Fi's service, however, as they will be transferred over to Kobo's service from the start of October.

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Chart: Reading is a beautiful and relaxing pastime, but it's not exactly portable, especially if you're a commuter. If you don't like lugging dozens of paperbacks around, why not consider an e-reader? Here are the five best e-readers available in Australia as of July 16, 2015.

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For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the ebook path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an ereader many-a-time, but I always find myself reaching for that device never not at my side — my smartphone.

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With iPad Air 2 preorders starting today, you might be ready to kick your old tablet to the kerb. But when the march of technology sends your slate to the junk drawer, don't just sell it off. Recycle it into a high-powered specialist device.

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Have you ever eagerly downloaded an ebook only to find that it's a hideously formatted mess that irritates you at every page turn? Of course you have (especially if you favour free or cheap ebooks). This video explains why those insults to typesetting occur.