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  • Nook update adds “Read in Store” functionality

    Nook update adds “Read in Store” functionality

    Huh. This is interesting. So Barnes & Noble just added “Read in Store” functionality to the Nook, a feature that allows you to browse any ebook on your Nook while you’re in the store. When you leave, the ebook disappears. It’s the Brigadoon of ebook reading. The update also adds chess, soduku, and some improvements to [...]

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  • Maybe Hulu is right to block Boxee?

    Maybe Hulu is right to block Boxee?

    If I may, I'd like to play devil's advocate to something I wrote a few days ago. To quickly summarize, Boxee took issue with NBCU's Jeff Zucker's characterization that Boxee was some sort of rogue piece of software, and that Hulu is in the right whenever it blocks access to the XBMC-derived media player. How about this: maybe Hulu is right to block Boxee? Let's see where this takes us.

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  • Apple Now Lets You Preview iPhone Apps In Your Browser

    Apple Now Lets You Preview iPhone Apps In Your Browser

    In November 2009, Apple launched a feature dubbed iTunes Preview, which essentially enabled people to see what music is available on iTunes from their Web browser without the need to fire up - or install - the desktop software program. At the time, you weren't able to actually listen to a sample of music tracks from your browser, but that changed earlier this year when Web-based audio previews were quietly added (paving the way for the imminent roll-out of iTunes.com). This morning, Apple activated the iTunes Preview feature for iPhone / iPod Touch applications in addition.

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  • Gruber on the Tablet

    Gruber on the Tablet

    Good old John Gruber. While the rest of us are panting, he sits in the corner, calmly stroking his luxurious beard. He thinks the Tablet is real, I doesn't know anything about, all of his best sources say Apple's best designers are incognito, and that Steve loves the project.

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