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Tag Archives: Kindle

3 Tips for Writers, Courtesy the AP Writer’s Conference

The AP Writer’s Conference ‘Bridging Cultures: Creative Writing and Literary Translation in Asia today’ was a blast! Really, we aren’t just saying that because we got to eat a lot. Hosted by the Arts House in conjunction with the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), the conference was held from July 17th to 20th…

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On Books, Digitized

I’m not into ebooks, which is strange because in addition to being a huge bookworm, I also consider myself tech-savvy. Social media presence? Boom: 115 tweets away from 26,000. Digital music? I started using Napster in fifth grade, before my voice even broke. Teaching old people about technology? I once attempted to show my grandmother…

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Catch no ball about ebooks vs print books?

All the Lion City folks around us are in the mood of celebrating the nation's 47th birthday this week. At Tusitala, we are definitely doing our part as well. Presenting to you our Unofficial National Day Fun Pack item: information + graphics. We have been trying to 'kay poh' (poke our nose into) what's the…

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iPads and Kindles Now On Loan at Bedok Library

The concept of eBook lending at libraries is finally in Singapore. Visit the Bedok Library and you can now borrow an iPad or a Kindle for two weeks. Pre-loaded with books, these devices can be checked out just as how one would take physical books out on loan. According to TODAY Online: “Available on loan…

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Amazon Upgrades Kindle App

Amazon recently announced a couple of nifty improvements to its Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader and Kindle for Android apps. The three apps now support children’s books, comics and graphic novels. The comics and graphic novels are presented in what Amazon called Kindle Panel View, which showcases artwork in the panel-by-panel format similar to…

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Amazon to Release Color e-reader Later This Year

Amazon is reportedly prepping the launch of at least one color e-book reader in the second half of this year. Amazon’s new color e-book readers will be built with multi-touch capacitive touch panels instead of infrared touch panels used in the previous mono-color e-book readers. Citing multiple unnamed sources within Amazon’s supply chain, Digitimes reported:…

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Linsanity for Your Kindle?

What’s the most overused pun in the last couple of weeks?  Linsanity. Referring to the Jeremy Lin of course, the Taiwanese-American star of the New York Knicks. Lin is the first American player in the NBA to be of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.  He was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in a Christian family in the San…

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