Medium's new iPhone app helps you read (but not write) long articles

We can't say we know all that many people who routinely digest articles posted through Medium's social publishing platform. However, the readership is bound to go up now that the service has released an iPhone app. The mobile client is more of a... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2014-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Recommended Reading: Blame the apps for iPhone privacy woes

iPhone privacy is broken... and apps are to blame Joanna Stern, The Wall Street Journal Thanks in part to Facebook's privacy blunders, concern over personal data security is growing. And we continue to find things gobbling up our info that we didn... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-06-01 16:30:00 UTC ]
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‘It helps build that daily habit’: Publishers use Instant Articles bundle for daily must-reads

Facebook Instant Articles update, allowing publishers to post multiple articles in each post, is a way of replicating daily email newsletters right in Facebook’s platform. Ten publishers, among them BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, The Sun and El País, are testing out the new feature before a... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One Year Later, Medium Is Changing the Way Its Writers Write and Its Readers Read

It was just more than a year ago that Ev Williams and Biz Stone created the publishing platform Medium. The Internet officially met the site in August 2012, and since then, Medium’s popularity has grown enough for even the most ske ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Just The News That's Fit to Read: Summify Launches an iPhone App

Sometimes keeping up with the Internet can seem like an endless assignment. The tweets and Facebook posts scroll infinitely, the email piles up, and news sites and blogs publish around the clock. That's why Summify seems so different. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing

These feel-good ebooks don't have long waits -- if any wait at all -- from your library. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:32:33 UTC ]
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Duolingo adds short stories to its language-learning iPhone app

Duolingo's library of interactive short stories is finally available for mobile, particularly for iPhones. The language-learning portal's Stories feature, which offers over 100 fully voiced bite-sized stories designed to test your reading and listeni... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-10-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
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She Grew Up in a House Without Books. A Teacher Helped Her Realize She Could Write One Herself.

At the end of her sophomore year in college, Mary Beth Keane’s writing teacher gave her a summer reading list that changed her life. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-07-26 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help

A movement supported by nonprofit groups and libraries is creating literary spaces in places where children find themselves with time on their hands. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-07-02 09:00:13 UTC ]
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How to use L.A. Library apps to read for free

Angelica Gonzalez used to read about a book a year. Then she discovered the Libby app, which allows anyone with a Los Angeles Public Library card to borrow e-books, audiobooks and other electronic media — for free. Now Gonzalez regularly checks out titles and transfers them to her Kindle.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-12 10:00:00 UTC ]
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As Disney writes off its Vice investment, 10 Vice stories to help staffers cope: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. As Angela Doland notes in Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call this morning, citing a... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Norwegian reading app to launch in the UK

Poio, an app created to help children learn to read, is launching in the UK in June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Feeling anxious about that stack of books you haven’t read? This video wants to help you

Just in time for World Book Day, filmmaker Max Joseph delivers a visual essay that will soothe your reading FOMO. A recent study found that we spend more than a quarter of the day engaging with digital content. That means, on average, 8.8 hours a day are spent on social media, watching videos,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Republican Who Helped Write Party’s Platform Says He Is “a White Nationalist and Proud of It”

The Texas Observer published an interesting piece Tuesday about a 74-year-old Dallas-area Republican activist named Ray Myers, who was a 2016 Republican National Convention delegate for Ted Cruz and a co-author of the 2018 Texas Republican Party’s official platform. Myers recently posted a... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AR will help reading win the screen-time battle

Bookful's Benny Arbel explains how AR technology can help children engage with stories and information. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trust receives £40,000 to help Glasgow children read

Scottish Book Trust has received £40,000 funding for Glasgow Reading Buddies, a project that encourages reading for pleasure in primary schools in Glasgow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Piers Torday | 'Reading, writing, telling and sharing stories are the building blocks of humanity and civilisation'

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe had a lasting impression on author Piers Torday—so much so, that his latest book is loosely based on the classic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best comic book apps for iPhone and iPad

These comic book readers make it easy to catch up on beloved series, no matter what type of fan you are. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2018-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in iOS 12

Apple's iBooks app may not have buried the Kindle, but it's still one of the most prominent digital bookstores out there. Today at WWDC, Apple announced a total redesign of iBooks, complete with a new name. Apple Books will replace iBooks; it now has... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ian McEwan helped his son write an essay about his own novel. His son got a C+

If you're a student who's been assigned to write an essay about an Ian McEwan novel, there's one person you shouldn't ask for help: Ian McEwan. The Man Booker Prize-winning British author, known for his novels "Amsterdam" and “Atonement,” told the Daily Mail that he offered to help one student... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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