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The Kindle Voyage Review: Pricey, but worth it.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Amazon unveiled its “Voyage” e-reader. Amazon invented the first-ever e-reader with the Kindle, so the Voyage represents the newest incarnation in the constantly-growing family of Amazon e-book reader gadgets.

Here’s a quick overview and consumer review of the Voyage:

Lightweight But Tough

The Voyage offers crisp text on a 6-inch 300ppi screen made of glass. The device weighs in at less than six and a half ounces, so it is extremely lightweight. But it is also housed in black rubberized magnesium instead of plastic, for long-lasting durability.

Realistic Look and

Holiday Season Tips: Cyber Security and Your E-Reader

With the biggest online shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening this month, it is important to pay attention to your financial security, especially online and over Wi-Fi. You need robust passwords, trustworthy websites, anti-virus protections, and reassurance that your accounts are all guarded from personal data thieves. Virtually any computer and Internet-enabled gadget can be susceptible. So what about your handy e-reader? Is your Kindle or Nook a source of security worry?

An Epidemic of Cyber Attacks and Hacks

Last holiday shopping season it was a huge headline-generating sensation when the Michael’s store chain was

Back to School with e-Books: Are they healthy for children?

Kids everywhere are heading back to school this month, and many of them are armed with digital technology, including e-books and e-readers. But parents and educators sometimes wonder if staring at an electronic screen instead of a traditional book may cause undue strain on the eyes of youngsters.

Because the popular technology is still relatively new, there are not yet sufficient studies or research results to answer all of the questions or satisfy everyone’s e-book curiosity. But there are some informed conclusions that can be reached with help from a pediatrician who was interviewed last year about this

E-Reader Device Preferences for Fiction vs. Nonfiction

Have you noticed that generally speaking, there are two kind of people in the world – those who are fans of fiction and others who would rather spend their time absorbing nonfiction content? A researcher in Europe did, and that inspired him to conduct research to determine how those taste preferences impact the selection of an e-book reading device.

Which Kind of Reader are You?

All you have to do to confirm this phenomenon is to suggest a new nonfiction title for the novel-loving members of your book club to read. Then sit back and watch the fireworks

The Top High-Quality e-Reader Apps

Even if you own and use a device that serves as an exclusively dedicated e-reader, you may still want the added convenience and portability of reading e-books on devices like iPads, tablets, and smart phones. There are many smartly designed e-book reader apps to help make that happen, including some offered through major industry leaders like Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Here are some of the top contenders in terms of popularity, reliability, flexibility, functionality, and features.

The Amazon Kindle App

Amazon’s multi-platform app (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) includes a customizable display and syncs across multiple