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  • Best tablets 2014: The best tablets available to buy today
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    Best tablets 2014: The best tablets available to buy today

    By 20 March 2014

    If you're looking for the best tablets of 2014, then you've come to the right place. Here we will guide you through the hottest tablets from 7-inches and up, to help you reach a decision on buying the right device for you.   Our list of the top tablets...

  • Kobo for Windows app comes to Windows 8 machines
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    Kobo for Windows app comes to Windows 8 machines

    By 6 March 2014

    Kobo has launched an electronic reading app designed for Microsoft notebooks, tablets and desktop PCs. The Kobo for Windows app not only allows for reading on larger screens but also includes the ability to browse and buy from the Kobo eBookstore. READ: Kobo...

  • Sony Reader eBook store to shut down in US and Canada, will move customers to Kobo
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    Sony Reader eBook store to shut down in US and Canada, will move customers to Kobo

    By 6 February 2014

    Starting next month, Sony will begin closing the doors on its Sony Reader Store for eBooks in the US and Canada. Sony's Reader and Xperia tablet and smartphone users will not be left in the lurch though, as the company also revealed that all Reader accounts...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Kobo Arc 7HD review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Kobo Arc 7HD review

    By 8 November 2013

    Most of the tablets sold on the high street come bundled with a SIM and subscription these days. Not so the Kobo Arc 7HD. Championed by WHSmith, it’s Wi-Fi only, runs on the Android operating system - as championed by many smartphones and tablets out...

  • E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches
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    E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches

    By 18 September 2013

    Some may think E Ink is a limited format, a poor cousin of the full-colour, all-singing and all-dancing LCD that graces each glossy tablet launch. But for those in the know, E Ink is a wonderful display technology that brings with it a wide range of benefits...

  • Kobo fills gap left by Barnes & Noble with new eBook reader and tablet line-up
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    Kobo fills gap left by Barnes & Noble with new eBook reader and tablet line-up

    By 28 August 2013

    Kobo has announced multiple devices to expand its eBook reader and tablet range, effectively replacing Barnes & Noble's Nook line-up in the battle against the dominance of Amazon. The Kobo Aura 6-inch eBook reader features a front-lit E Ink touchscreen...

  • Kobo Writing Life makes it easy for authors to publish their eBooks in just five steps
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    Kobo Writing Life makes it easy for authors to publish their eBooks in just five steps

    By 23 July 2013

    Kobo, one of the major rivals to Amazon in the eBook market, has simplified the process of self-publishing so that authors can make their digital books available in just five steps. It has launched Kobo Writing Life, a website service that you can use...

  • BlackBerry 10 gets Kobo eBook reading app
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    BlackBerry 10 gets Kobo eBook reading app

    By 9 July 2013

    Kobo, the eBook store and multiple eBook reader manufacturer, has released a version of its free smartphone and tablet application for BlackBerry 10. As with Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook digital edition apps, which allow you to read bought...

  • Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on
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    Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    Kobo has one of the most complete ecosystems when it comes to reading. With the bookstore, apps and a choice of both E Ink readers and LCD tablets, there are plenty of ways to get reading with Kobo. The Kobo Aura HD is billed as something of an exclusive...

  • Kobo Aura HD has high-resolution 265ppi E Ink display for the discerning reader
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    Kobo Aura HD has high-resolution 265ppi E Ink display for the discerning reader

    By 15 April 2013

    Kobo has launched the limited edition Kobo Aura HD, a new reader device that features a 265ppi E Ink display, making it sharper than rival reader devices. Typically ebook readers haven't been hugely sharp. Many have offered a 800 x 600 pixel resolution,...

  • Kobo Arc gets Jelly Bean-shaped refresh, update available now
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    Kobo Arc gets Jelly Bean-shaped refresh, update available now

    By 4 April 2013

    Kobo Arc owners who connect to a Wi-Fi network should find a little surprise waiting for them in the form of a Jelly Bean update. Included with the update is face unlock, Jelly Bean's swipe-down notifications area, and Google Now, which itself just got...

  • Kobo Arc review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Kobo Arc review

    By 29 January 2013

    Kobo's latest tablet looks to compete directly with the likes of the Kindle Fire HD and the Nook HD, offering a device that's centred around content. But while the Kindle leverages Amazon's online assets, and Nook those of Barnes & Noble, Kobo takes a...

  • Kobo Mini review
    Gadgets 2.5 out of 5

    Kobo Mini review

    By 31 December 2012

    This, the smallest e-reader on the market at around 5 inches, is gadget nirvana for book-loving commuters. The secret is in its size, which is carefully judged to fit into a handbag, a chest pocket of a shirt, or even the back pocket of a pair of jeans....

  • Kobo Glo review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Kobo Glo review

    By 24 October 2012

    When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: why didn't anyone think of this idea before? As it turns out, they did – you only have to check...

  • How to choose an ebook reader
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    How to choose an ebook reader

    By 19 October 2012

    Ebook readers were once derided as a sort of bastard child of technology. Slow, boring, lacking features; many thought they simply didn't have a place. But the key to the world of ebook readers is content: the books, the bestsellers. People still love...

  • WHSmith turns its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots
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    WHSmith turns its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots

    By 25 September 2012

    WHSmith is turning 603 of its high street stores into Wi-Fi hotspots after joining forces with The Cloud. Available now, customers who breeze through the stores will be able to log on for free with full access to the web via their smartphone, laptop or...

  • Kobo Arc 7-inch Android tablet, now in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes
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    Kobo Arc 7-inch Android tablet, now in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes

    By 20 September 2012

    The Kobo Arc is a new 7-inch Android tablet, offering to push Kobo's services to the fore, with the benefits of the Android universe behind it. The new tablet has been customised to integrate the content you like through Tapestries, letting you pin your...

  • Kobo Mini puts ereading in your pocket, won't cost a packet
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    Kobo Mini puts ereading in your pocket, won't cost a packet

    By 6 September 2012

    The Kobo Mini wants to win a place in your pocket, offering a smaller format ebook reader at an even smaller price. If squeezing 6-inches of ereader into your pocket is just too much, then the Kobo Mini's 5-inches might put a smile on your face, measuring...

  • Kobo Glo lets you e-read in the dark, go where Kindle can't
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    Kobo Glo lets you e-read in the dark, go where Kindle can't

    By 6 September 2012

    Kobo has announced a new ebook reader, the Kobo Glo. As the name suggests, it offers display illumination so you'll be able to read in the dark. Called ComfortLight,  the tech offers an adjustable front-light, so you'll be able to read day or night,...

  • Kobo now available in multiple languages as Android app goes international
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    Kobo now available in multiple languages as Android app goes international

    By 3 August 2012

    Kobo has made its Android app available to a wider global audience by introducing five new languages to its ebook reading experience.  Along with English, the Kobo app is now available in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch all of which get the...

  • Kobo Vox gains Google certification, Google Play, Gmail and apps for all
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    Kobo Vox gains Google certification, Google Play, Gmail and apps for all

    By 14 June 2012

    Kobo has announced that its Kobo Vox eReader tablet will now come with Google certification, meaning owners will get access to the wider Android experience. One of our criticisms of the Kobo Vox, when we reviewed the 7-inch tablet-cum-ebook reader, was...

  • Kobo stores coming to WHSmith shops across the UK
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    Kobo stores coming to WHSmith shops across the UK

    By 20 April 2012

    Kobo, the Japanese ereading company, has announced that it is going to be opening up Kobo stores within 100 WHSmith shops across the UK. Kobo hardware has been sold through WHSmith on the high street, with the bookseller recently moving its online ebook...

  • Kobo Vox review
    Tablets 2.5 out of 5

    Kobo Vox review

    By 15 March 2012

    The Kobo Vox eReader is a 7-inch Android tablet looking to offer the same sort of experience as the Kindle Fire in the US. With the Kindle enjoying successes State-side, Kobo is looking to replicate that, and bring reading and wider multimedia capabilities...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Kobo review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Kobo review (Android)

    By 2 January 2012

    The battleground for reading is being fiercely fought in the politest possible way. Free from the flame wars of PC or smartphone platforms, books, those of the non-printed variety, face the same challenges that digital music did. The ebook reader could...