HP Slate 7 Extreme review

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What makes it unique? In November, NVIDIA did a really interesting thing. With the help of EVGA, they launched a seven inch Android tablet. What makes that interesting, you ask?  NVIDA, who is known for making video cards and mobile processors, is sticking to the same business model they use in the world of desktop… Read more »

The updated, improved Test Drive

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Has it been a while since you last took a look at OverDrive’s Test Drive program? If so, then it might be worth taking another look. We’ve been updating the website, adding new devices and archiving ones that are hard to find. For those of you that may be unfamiliar (or didn’t read Justin’s post… Read more »

What MP3 means for your library, school, and users

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We recently revealed that we’re planning to provide all OverDrive audiobooks in MP3 format only, and sunset the distribution of WMA audiobooks. Our goal is always to give readers what they want—by providing the largest catalog, easiest user experience, and the most compatibility across all devices. By moving to MP3 only, all OverDrive audiobooks will… Read more »

Test Drive your way to new technology

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Since the iPad’s introduction, and the rise of Android’s star, tablets have become ubiquitous. In the early days, the technology was a little intimidating for first-timers, but with the spread of tablets, smartphones, and even hybrid laptops, tablets are a little more David, and a lot less Goliath. The library sphere, as it expands further… Read more »

Penguin eBooks are now downloadable for Kindle without USB

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As previously announced, the USB side-loading requirement for Penguin eBooks on Kindle devices has been lifted. Today, we are pleased to inform our partners and end-users that direct downloads of Penguin eBooks in Kindle format for U.S. library accounts are now standard. This means that these titles will have the same ease of use as… Read more »

Rapid City Public Libraries: Let patrons take eReaders for a test drive

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It’s time to check in with another winner of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest! Since August, we’ve been highlighting winners and their success stories through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Test Drive” category, Rapid City Public Library in South Dakota, as written by their… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for Kids and the XO Tablet

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Around this time last year, I reviewed the then current crop of tablets geared for kids. The offerings were some fairly sturdy little devices meant for little grubby hands to poke around and play games on devices that offered a range of parental controls. Many of those devices have been improved upon since then, and… Read more »

Budget Tablet Review

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As evidenced by our many device reviews, the holiday season brings out a new crop of eReaders, tablets, computers, and MP3 players to provide a large assortment of options for buyers. Much like at the North Pole, the elves here at OverDrive have been busy testing devices to see how well they work with eBooks,… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series Review

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Samsung released an updated line of the Galaxy Tab 3 series tablets earlier this year. This series sees a lot of similarities to the Galaxy S4. The similarities these devices share with the Galaxy S4 are nice, however if you’re looking for a more cutting edge tablet, you would be better served looking into a… Read more »