Holiday Gadget Close-Up: iPad mini

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Last month, we previewed some of the “Hottest Devices for Library eBooks,” and throughout the holiday season we’ll be spotlighting the best gadgets for accessing your library’s OverDrive collection.  Today, we focus on the iPad mini. –Ed.   It’s bigger than an iPhone, but smaller than an iPad—it’s iPad mini. With a 7.9-inch screen, this… Read more »

Test Drive for Schools: Bridging the Digital Divide

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Test Drive, the eBook device lending program OverDrive introduced for public libraries last fall, is now available to schools, as well. This great program provides support for schools looking to lend eBook reading devices to students who may not already have access to such devices.  We’ve compiled a list of Test Drive-approved devices, and schools… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Guide: Hottest Devices for Library eBooks

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When you wake up on Christmas morning and scurry downstairs in your PJs, will you find an iPad Mini under the tree?  Are you hoping Hanukkah will net you a Surface tablet? Or, after the dust settles from Kwanzaa and Festivus, will you treat yourself to a Kindle Fire HD? There’s no shortage of eReading… Read more »

OverDrive App Comes to NOOK®

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Borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from the library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Last week, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront. This NOOK app enables users to wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from… Read more »

Social Media Sharing Comes to OMC Apps

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With the release of OverDrive Media Console v2.5 for Android™, iOS and Windows® Phone, we’re implementing features that enable users to share their enthusiasm for library eBooks and audiobooks via social media networks. On each of the platforms, users have the option to share from within the eBook or audiobook title they’re enjoying. Selecting a… Read more »

Scoping Out Summer’s Biggest Tech News

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Summer is a busy time in the tech industry, as several of the big hardware and software players announce new products at their annual user conferences. In recent weeks, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) and Google’s I/O all served up big tech news. The events provide a glimpse of… Read more »

New OMC Apps Streamline eReading Experience

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Here’s good news for patrons using Apple and Android devices to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from the library: We recently released new versions of OverDrive Media Console for iOS and Android platforms. With these new apps, users will notice “look and feel” changes as well as improved overall performance. OverDrive Media Console version 2.4.2 for… Read more »

OMC For Windows Now Features MP3 Return

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We recently released a new version of OverDrive Media Console for Windows computers. In addition to the usual navigation and playback features enabling users to download and enjoy OverDrive audiobooks, music, and video on Windows computers,  the updated desktop application—OMC v3.2.2—allows users to return MP3 audiobooks before the end of the specified lending period. The… Read more »

New OMC App Features Dictionary Look-up

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This morning, we launched OMC for iOS version 2.4.1. This updated OverDrive Media Console app for iPhone and iPad users includes a dictionary look-up feature with Wikipedia integration, several bug fixes and other performance improvements to make the eReading experience even better. If you have a previous version of OMC for iOS on your device,… Read more »