The folks at Kobo have worked hard to be an ebook store built by and for readers, and their app is a worthy extension of those efforts.
There are plenty of examples of ebook stores out there that exist as a part of a larger machine, but not nearly as many ebook stores that exist to just be really good ebook stores as there probably should be. Kobo is at the top of an unfortunately short list of companies that focus intently on delivering a top notch ebook platform, including a store, apps, and standalone devices for consuming ebooks.
While the Kobo ereaders and tablets are perfectly capable standing on their own and delivering enjoyable experiences, the Kobo app exists for everyone who wants their books to exist wherever they are. Whether this is your first time giving Kobo a serious look or you're already embedded in their platform, the app is well worth your time.
You can kill the "Downloads" and "Suggestions" folders without losing the entire Sense Home Widget. Here's how.
One of the bigger changes in Sense 7 and the HTC One M9 is on the home screen. You now have this 4-by-2 "Sense Home Widget" that does a couple things. First and foremost is that it tries to predict which apps you're using at home, at work and when you're on the go. It takes a look at what you're using throughout the day and then surfaces those apps at the appropriate time and place.
And it's also home to a new "Downloads" folder — that's all the stuff you get off Google Play — as well as a "Suggestions" folder for recommended apps. But what if you don't want those folders?
Update: Google says that the issue has been fixed. The company advises anyone still experiencing issues to reset their IMAP client. They also assure customers that they continue to improve Gmail to improve reliability.
Original story: A large set of Gmail users are experiencing a service disruption when using the service with an IMAP mail client.
Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. The issues seem to only be affecting those using Gmail with an IMAP mail client, and results in error messages and other problems.
When regular skins and hard cases just won't cut it, we look to the hardcore covers to keep our Galaxy S6 safe from impending doom
Whether you have a plan for protecting your Samsung Galaxy S6 or not, it's always a good idea to weigh your options before pulling out your wallet. There are a number of OtterBox-style cases for the Galaxy S6 already available, but which ones are truly worth the investment?
We've selected a handful of rugged cases for the Galaxy S6 that have proven themselves with previous devices in withstanding against the rigors of an outdoor lifestyle and a strenuous work environment. Jump past the break to get the complete rundown and let us know some of your personal favorites.
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to reading. Nowhere is this more true than reading on your phone.
Whether you're reading on a 4-inch budget phone or a top-of-the-line phablet, reading on your phone is unique to each and every voracious bookworm that does it. Some will only read on their tablet, some will squeeze in a few pages anywhere they can — and we do mean anywhere. Some will switch apps on a dime — or to save a dime on a particular book — while other are committed to one service and one service alone. But at the end of this week's poll, there can only be one... or can there?
It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!
Chromebooks are supposed to be 'made for everyone', but that doesn't mean it doesn't take adjusting to.
Just as there's some adjustment to using any new computer — even one with the same operating system — Chromebooks take a little fresh thinking and a little time to get the hang of for most users. While it may not seem like much of a difference to you, if you're getting ready to give a Chromebook to a friend of family member who isn't a huge fan of changes in their technology, you can expect things to get a little bumpy in those first days and weeks while they're essentially re-learning how to use a computer. And while you may not be able to take every single call from them about how to do this or that, there is someone who is there all the time to help.
It's called the Chromebook Help app, and it's here to — you got it — help.
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