FAA approves mobile device use for “all phases of flight”

Back in September the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee recommended allowing the use of gadgets during takeoff and landing. Given the committee recommendation, it seemed likely that the approval would come and the rules would be lightened. Of course, nothing could change until the official word was received. That said, coming by way of an FAA issued press release, that approval has arrived.

Amazon “Day One” weekly magazine launches

In a world where we crave the quick read, Amazon is going another way. With their new weekly reader Day One, Amazon intends to showcase short stories and poems. The “publication” is Kindle only, and has an introductory price of $9.99 for 52 issues. Otherwise, it’ll run you $19.99/year.

Readmill, the popular iOS eReader app, is now available for Android

Available only for iOS until now, popular mobile device reading app Readmill has made its way to Android. The simple, elegant iOS app offers nothing more than a clean reading environment, free of cluttered ads or a fussy interface. Readmill also offers a community for sharing books, and will upload books you have saved on your device in ePub format. Of course, for those using Kindle or Play Books, the app will not find any of your books.

FAA committee recommends the use of gadgets during takeoff and landing

It looks like airlines may soon begin lifting some of the device restrictions that are currently in place. Individual airlines have yet to come forward with any rule changes, however the FAA advisory committee is coming forward with a recommendation to ease those device restrictions. According to an AP report, the committee is expected to send their recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday.

NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets take on Kindle Fire HD

Barnes & Noble's response to the new Kindle Fire HD are here, and the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ don't hold back. Each packing an HD-capable display - 7-inch 1440 x 900 on the HD, and 9-inch 1920 x 1280 on the HD+ - the two slates run a carefully-re-crafted version of Android with new multi-user Profile support.

Kobo Arc tablet hitting stores in November, comes in 64GB flavor

If you're in the market for an e-reader and want something with beefed-up storage space, the Kobo Arc may be your solution. The company announced the Arc tablet earlier this month and now it has announced that it will be hitting store shelves in November. The Arc will support up to 64GB of storage, which is quite a lot of storage for such a small tablet. While you could easily match that with your Nook Tablet using an SD card, the Kobo Arc is one of the few e-readers that comes packing with 64GB of built-in storage.
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