Holiday Events Part I: Device Mania

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Over the next few weeks, holiday shopping will be in full swing. Hot gifts this year will be tablets and eReaders. Make sure your library is recognized as a resource for helping folks find the perfect device while promoting your digital collection at the same time.   Holiday Device Showcase Also known as a Gadget… Read more »

A Tale of Two iPhones: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s

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The weather is getting colder, and you know what that means—time to curl up with a new device and download some library books! (Oh, who am I kidding? It’s always a good time to download library books!) However, with the holidays just around the corner, it’s a good excuse to check out the latest portable… Read more »

Updated Printable Getting Started Guides

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If your library only prints out one promotional piece for your digital collection, I would encourage you to select our newly created Printable Getting Started Guide. (Although, why would you only want to print one thing from the Partner Portal when there is so much goodness there?)   Those of you who checked out our… Read more »

New Nexus 7 (2013) review

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The new Nexus 7 has the highest ppi screen (323) on the market. It’s easier to hold than a paper-back book, and it’s responsive as heck. Put all that together, and you’ve got one killer device.   For reading, it’s nigh impossible to beat the new Nexus 7. Seriously, the screen and features are just… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console for Android and iOS out May 28th

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OverDrive Media Console v2.6.5 is coming to iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Android on May 28th. This release is all about bug-fixes to improve the end user experience.  Here is what’s coming out in v2.6.5: Enhancements made to improve the speed of the in-app browser (iOS) Fixed a bug that causes the app to crash when… Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 Review

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BlackBerry was once king of the smartphone world.  For 4 years, it reigned supreme, until their world was eclipsed by the rise of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s subsequent introduction of Android. Since then, the company has spent time trying to regain their foothold by updating their OS and releasing touch-screen devices ranging from the Torch… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console compatibility for Linux Users

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  Maybe you have dreaded telling the users who come into your library and are wanting help with Linux that OverDrive Media Console was not compatible with their chosen platform. Due to a recent discovery, we have found a way to get OMC on a Linux computer. Things are about to get nerdy, so stick with me.   Many Linux users are familiar with a program called Wine – not the popular… Read more »

Device Specific How- to Guides Now Available

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As you may have noticed, with the creation of OverDrive’s new Partner Portal, our Learning Center received a facelift as well. This change is not simply cosmetic! At the Learning Center, you’ll find updates to our On Demand trainings, registration for live sessions and frequent additions to the resources available for training your staff and… Read more »