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We like to read. Yes, we do. But we don’t like to carry extra luggage on our daily commute to work or school. That’s where an ereader-app for our phone comes in. The newest edition to the bunch is a beautifully executed one. German made Readmill proved itself on iOS and is now also available on Android.
With its ‘it’s just about the text on the screen, nothing else’ mentality, elegant typography, night reading mode and easy brightness adjustment this app gives you a very comfortable reading experience.
Readmill imports any DRM-free ePub or PDF files already on your device to get started. Books uploaded from your computer to readmill.com will sync to all your devices. Stat geeks can monitor how quickly they finish books, how much time they have left and other stats on their reading behaviour.
Download Readmill in the Google Play Store.

androidawesomeness:

We like to read. Yes, we do. But we don’t like to carry extra luggage on our daily commute to work or school. That’s where an ereader-app for our phone comes in. The newest edition to the bunch is a beautifully executed one. German made Readmill proved itself on iOS and is now also available on Android.

With its ‘it’s just about the text on the screen, nothing else’ mentality, elegant typography, night reading mode and easy brightness adjustment this app gives you a very comfortable reading experience.

Readmill imports any DRM-free ePub or PDF files already on your device to get started. Books uploaded from your computer to readmill.com will sync to all your devices. Stat geeks can monitor how quickly they finish books, how much time they have left and other stats on their reading behaviour.

Download Readmill in the Google Play Store.

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When we only read our ebooks on proper dedicated ereaders, such as the SonyKindle, Hanvon or any other real ereader we never really had a problem with flat batteries, as those splendid devices went on for weeks and weeks on one battery charge.  However, this is no longer the case, as the batteries in tablets only work for about 7 to 10 hours, and then need recharging.

Well, Belkin, who make all manner of accessories for ereaders, tablets, mobile phones and so on, have a couple of rather neat USB chargers in their lists which will help solve that worry. Full Article

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken some of the most popular e-book platforms and combed through their privacy policies for answers to common privacy questions that users deserve to know. In many cases, these answers were frustratingly vague and long-winded. In nearly all cases, reading e-books means giving up more privacy than browsing through a physical bookstore or library, or reading a paper book in your own home. Here, we’ve examined the policies of Google BooksAmazon KindleBarnes & Noble NookKoboSony,OverdriveIndieboundInternet Archive, and Adobe Content Server for answers to the following questions:

  • Can they keep track of searches for books?
  • Can they monitor what you’re reading and how you’re reading it after purchase and link that information back to you? Can they do that when the e-book is obtained elsewhere?
  • What compatibility does the device have with books not purchased from an associated eBook store?
  • Do they keep a record of book purchases? Can they track book purchases or acquisitions made from other sources?
  • With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form?
  • Do they have mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information?
  • Can they share information outside the company without the customer’s consent?