A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 2)

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  And now, the thrilling conclusion of my geeky holiday gift guide. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m focusing mainly on devices that are particularly good at consuming media (like eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and music). Today, it’s on to the strange new land of “phablets,” to be followed by my top picks for less expensive… Read more »

A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 1)

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Looking for the right gift for the techie in your life? Perhaps I can help you out. See, here at OverDrive, I get my eager little hands on tons of new tablets and eBook reading devices every year–often right after they release. If you combine that experience with my natural, nerdy obsession with technology, then… Read more »

Be entered to win a prize while shopping the biggest content sale of the year!

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‘Tis the season for giving, and OverDrive is taking part by giving away hundreds of brand new devices and Facebook marketing credits to say “thank you” for being great library and school partners. Every purchase order submitted at OverDrive Marketplace from November 17 through January 11, will automatically receive one entry into the 2014-2015 Holiday… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

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I’m sitting here at my desk, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 Nook® is dropped into my lap. I cast my mind back to recent history and remember that Barnes & Noble left the tablet game, looking to find another way to have Nook tablets distributed. Enter Samsung, and the new Galaxy Nook. To break… Read more »

Amazon Fire Phone review

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After finding success with the Kindle Fire, Amazon has decided to dip their toes into the smartphone waters with the Fire Phone. Their newest offering is a phone running the Android-based Fire OS 3.5 on a 4.7 inch screen, with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB storage… Read more »

Test Drive updates!

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A little while back, we updated OverDrive Media console for Android and iOS devices to version 3.1.  The 3.1 update includes improved integration between the app and your OverDrive account—specifically, the ability to save and restore an Adobe ID. This is great news for the Test Drive program, because it makes clearing and restoring devices… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5

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Let me start this off by saying that I LOVE my Droid Maxx. I’m an Android user to my very core, and the Droid Maxx has been my favorite phone so far. Basically, my Maxx is the yardstick by which I will measure every new phone I get my hands on. But I’d be lying… Read more »

Kobo Arc HD Review

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Kobo released the Arc in 2012 as competitor to Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet and HD series, and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. A few months back, Kobo brought us the Arc HD, as a way to get into the high definition market, as well as offering a 10-inch model to supplement their 7-inch device. The difference… Read more »