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The ongoing challenges of making and reading ebooks

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Serenity Caldwell of Macworld joins Rene to talk about ebooks, how the creation and publication process has evolved, current features and limitations, tools, workflows, and formats, iBooks vs. Amazon, and where ebooks can go from here.

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New and updated apps: Skype, Happy Street, Toast Titanium 12 and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got updates to popular apps like Skype and Kindle, new content for the lovable city building game Happy Street, a new version of the long-running Mac CD/DVD burning software Toast Titanium and much more!

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New and updated apps: Unread for iPad, Kindle, Adobe Photoshop Touch, Angry Birds Space!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new RSS newsreader for iPad, updates to Kindle, Foursquare and more!

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New and updated apps: IMDB, TextExpander, Kindle and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a slew of updates large and small, including stuff from Skype, Amazon.com, games, and more!

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Amazon merging Kindle documents and Cloud Drive, 10GB combined free storage

Good news this morning for Kindle owners; it seems you're likely to be waking up to some changes in the way your cloud documents storage works that results in a combined 10GB of free Amazon Cloud Drive. We've received a tip that this is pushing out, and that the merger of 5GB of Kindle documents and 5GB of Amazon Cloud Drive is now amounting to a combined 10GB account that covers everything. Pretty neat.

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Amazon offers Kindle e-book buyers antitrust settlement credit - did you get yours?

Amazon.com has begun to notify customers who have purchased Kindle e-books from various publishers that they're entitled to a credit, as a result of the legal settlements reached with various e-book publishers in antitrust lawsuits.

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Amazon offering 12 days of Kindle book deals starting now

Amazon has kicked off a new 12 days of book deals valid not only on print books, but also on Kindle eBooks. The promotion is said to cover popular and best selling titles, with different deals being offered every day.

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Could a KindlePhone and FireTube lure you away from Apple? (If they're ever made... or shipped in your country...)

Ever since Amazon launched the Kindle Fire line of tablets, rumors of swirled about them making Kindle phones using the same embedded Android base and store-front centric interface. Now those rumors are back, and they've brought with them new rumors of an Apple TV (or ChromeCast)-style TV dongle to help get stuff off the Kindle platform and onto big screen TVs. Hacker News:

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Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HDX tablets ahead of expected October iPad event

Not to be outdone by Apple dropping newly updated iMacs in a press release this morning, Amazon has just done the same with their Kindle Fire line of tablets. The best front-end to the Amazon storefront you can get, the Kindle Fire is one of the few really good, really mainstream-friendly alternatives to the iPad on the market. You can only buy it in a handful of countries, which is unfortunate but a byproduct of their business model which requires digital content be available to subsidize the upfront cost.

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Best comic book apps for iPad: comiXology, Marvel Unlimited, iBooks, and more!

The iPad is the best thing that ever happened to comic books, especially on the big, beautiful, 9.7-inch Retina iPad screen. Every page comes to life and every panel just pops. Combine that with the convenience of digital delivery, and even the iPad mini has the ability to hold an entire comic book library in your hand. That's almost every adventure of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, of the Fantastic Four, Avengers, and X-Men, and of indie titles every bit as good if not anywhere nearly as well known. Comic books on the iPad are every fan's dream, but which are the very best iPad apps for realizing that dream? Follow on to find out, true believer!

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