Monday, August 13, 2018

Walmart teams up with Kobo to sell ebooks and audiobooks



On January 25, 2018, Walmart announced a strategic alliance with Rakuten, the number one e-commerce company in Japan.
Kobo is a global leader in eBooks and audiobooks with nearly six million titles from thousands of publishers – everything from children’s books to New York Times best sellers and indie titles.
The eBook and audiobook offering will be fully integrated into the Walmart online shopping experience, and customers will be able to buy these versions as well as the physical book while shopping for their favorite titles. 
All eBook content will be accessible through a Walmart/Kobo co-branded app on all iOS and Android devices, a desktop app and Kobo eReaders (which will offer online and in stores later this year). And the official launch of the digital bookstore on the Walmart website will be launched on August 21st.
Partnering with Rakuten for access to Kobo is one of the quickest and easiest ways for Walmart to enter the e-book market. While Rakuten has the chance to grow Kobo's relatively small US footprint, Walmart has a better chance of challenging Amazon with this partnership.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Best DRM Removal Tool for eBooks

The majority of eBooks purchased from popular eBook store comes with DRM protection. So have you even been troubled by the DRM limitation after you purchase the eBooks? For example, you can't share your books with your friends freely or back up your purchased books? If you do, this article is going to show you how to remove DRM from popular mainstream eBook stores using the best DRM removal tool for eBooks.

1. How to Remove DRM from Kindle Books

Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

Step 2, download Kindle books to your computer via Kindle for PC/Mac.

Step 3, run Epubor Ultimate, all of the downloaded kindle books are displayed in the left side-bar under Kindle tab. Then all you need to do is add the Kindle books to the right main to remove DRM.

Tips: After downloading Kindle books to your computer, Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect your downloaded Kindle books in the left side-bar. Epubor Ultimate can also detect your Kindle books downloaded via Kindle e-ink reader after connecting the device to your computer.

2. How to Remove DRM from Google Play Books

Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

Step 2, download Adobe Digital Edition to your computer and authorize it with an Adobe ID.

Step 3, go to Google Play store, click Books > My books on top-left of webpage. Then find ebook title you want to download, click the three dots icon on the top-right corner of ebook title. Next select Download EPUB or Download PDF from popup menu to start downloading the book.
Step 4, you will get a .acsm file instead of a Epub or PDF file directly. So you need to double click the .acsm file, then ADE will download the book automatically. After downloading the book to your computer, you can open and read it in Adobe Digital Editions.
Tips: you will only get an .acsm downloading link when you download EPUB/PDF from Google Play Books website. Then you must double click the .acsm link to download the content via ADE.
Step 5, all of your Google Play books downloaded via ADE will be displayed under Adobe tap in the left side-bar. Next add the books to the right main window to remove DRM.
3. How to Remove DRM from Kobo Books
Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.
Step 2: download Kobo for PC/Mac to your computer and log in with your own account. Then download your Kobo books to your computer.
Tips: Kobo for PC/Mac must be downloaded from Kobo official website, or Epubor Ultimate can't detect the downloaded Kobo books automatically.
Step 3: run Epubor Ultimate, you will see that the downloaded Kobo books are displayed under Kobo tap in the left-side bar. Next add the Kobo books to the right main window to remove DRM.

Tips: Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect your Kobo books downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac.
4. How to Remove DRM from Nook Books
Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.
Step 2: download Nook books to your computer via Nook for PC or Nook for Study.
Step 3: run Epubor Ultimate, go to Settings > Nook, then input your Nook account and password.
Step 4: all the Nooks books downloaded via Nook for PC or Nook for Study are displayed under Nook tab in the left side-bar. Next you just to need to add the Nook books to the right main window to remove DRM.
Tips: Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect your Nook books downloaded via Nook for PC or Nook for Study.
The best DRM removal tools for eBooks can not only decrypt Kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nook books, etc, it can also convert the decrypted book to Epub/Mobi/AZW/PDF/TXT.



Friday, August 3, 2018

Apple Becomes First Publicly Traded Company To Hit $1 Trillion

Apple on Thursday became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at $1 trillion, achieving the milestone when its stock hit $207.05 a share.

The milestone comes a day after Apple reported blockbuster quarterly earnings. The tech giant had relatively flat iPhone sales but increased its revenue thanks largely to higher-priced models including the iPhone X, with a list price of just under $1,000. The company also boosted its revenue from services, including Apple Music and the app store.
Although many have doubted Apple's staying power over the years, unlike many hardware makers the company has ridden the elegance and functionality of its devices. Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple also has embraced the internet, with its thriving services business helping propel the company toward the new milestone.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Your 2018 iPhone may be slower than Android phones

That's because Apple's upcoming iPhones will use only Intel modems, Qualcomm inferred, and that could mean slower network speeds.
Apple has been using Intel 4G chips for some models of the iPhone and Qualcomm chips for others. Apple appears to be making some big changes to the chips in its upcoming iPhones -- and that could mean your next iPhone downloads data slower than rival Android devices.
Qualcomm, a major supplier of 4G chips for smartphones, on Wednesday said it doesn't expect to supply modems for any upcoming iPhones.
"We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor's modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release," Qualcomm financial chief George Davis said during an earnings call with analysts.
Cristiano Amon, the head of Qualcomm's chip business, noted that it doesn't mean Qualcomm has lost Apple's business forever, but it's out for now.
"This is a very dynamic industry," he said during the earnings call. "If the opportunity presents itself, I think we will be a supplier of Apple."
Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting over patents since the beginning of 2017. Qualcomm previously supplied all modems for iPhones, but Apple now uses 4G chips from Intel in about half of its phones -- particularly those running on AT&T and T-Mobile networks. The move gave Apple more leverage in its battle with Qualcomm, but it has been criticized for hurting consumers by limiting their network speeds.
Qualcomm didn't say which company will supply modems for the next iPhone, but it's believed to be Intel.
Apple's apparent move to source its chips from one supplier could have big implications for your next iPhone. Going back to one chip provider could make it tougher for Apple to keep up with demand for its upcoming iPhones, which means you may have to wait even longer to get your hands on a new device. And speed tests have shown Qualcomm-powered smartphones are capable of faster network speeds than the devices running on Intel processors.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

How can You Get a Free PDF of Any Book?

Love to read? Then you'll love these places to find free books. Most importantly, you can get access to millions of books you need, for free. However, some people only want to download the PDF format to read the book. Good news is that even some books are not available in PDF format, here’s a powerful ebook converter software—EpuborUltimate to help you convert to PDF.

1. Read Print--Read Print is a free online library where you can find thousands of free books online to read, from classics to science fiction to Shakespeare.
2. ManyBooks--ManyBooks is one of the best resources for free books in a variety of download formats that you can possibly find on the Web. 
3. The Literature Network--The Literature Network is organized alphabetically by author. Click on any author's name, and you'll see a biography, related links and articles, quizzes, and forums. 
4. Librivox--Librivox.org is a dream come true for audiobook lovers. All the books here are absolutely free, which is good news for those of us who have had to pony up ridiculously high fees for substandard audiobooks. 
5. Authorama--Authorama.com features a nice selection of books written in HTML and XHTML, which basically means that they are in easily readable format. 
6. Scribd--Scribd offers a fascination collection of all kinds of reading materials: presentations, textbooks, popular reading, and much more, all organized by topic. 
7. International Digital Children'sLibrary--Browse through a wide selection of high quality children's literature here. 
8. PlanetPDF--A small collection of classic novels all in PDF format.
9. DailyLit--Read books online by daily email and RSS feed.
10. Wikibooks--Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.
11. Dwalin--Free novels in text format.
12.  Project Gutenberg--Free ebooks from producers.
13. Adobe Free eBooks--n Adobe’s Free eBooks area, you can download, unlock, and read electronic books on your personal computer or reading device.
14. Alive & Free--A page of links to some recent books from living authors available free online.
15. Franklin--Thousands of free titles in text and HTML file formats.
16.  PDFbooks--This new site offers around 4,700 downloadable public domain e-books.
17.  FreeeBook Miners--Free eBooks for your education, research or amusement.
18.  Planet eBook--Free classic literature to download and share.
19. e-Library--Plenty of free ebooks available for download.
20. BookBoon--Provides free ebooks for students and travelers in PDF format. No registration is required.

If the book downloaded from the above sites are not in PDF format, you can use Epubor Ultimate to convert the book to PDF. 

Epubor Ultimate can not only decrypt DRMed ebooks purchased from mainstream ebook stores like Amazon/Google Play Book/Kobo/Nook, etc, it can also convert DRM free books to PDF/Epub/Mobi/AZW3/TXT...



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What's Amazon Prime Day?


Prime Day has officially started! Here's everything you need to know, including our picks for the best deals.

First launched back in 2015, Prime Day has become one of the biggest sales of the year, with major markdowns on everything from electronics to fitness gear to smart home gadgets. The exact details of Prime Day change from year to year. This year, the sale is going to be on July 16. But you don't have to wait until then to save: Pre-sales will be announced a few days before the actual event.
How to find the best Amazon Prime Day deals?

The first thing you need to do is make sure you're an Amazon Prime member; all Prime Day sales are exclusive to members. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial during your first month of Prime, and it's then $119 a year. If you're not already a member, trust me, it's worth every penny: you get access to tons of freebies (music, videos, e-books, and audio streaming services), as well as free 2-day shipping on qualifying items.
Nearly all Amazon devices are on sale!
Echo speakers, Fire tablets, Fire TV streamers, Kindle readers, Ring smart doorbells. With just a few exceptions, the full range of Amazon devices is on sale, likely at the best prices you'll see between now and Black Friday. 

What are you waiting for?  Add the best deal to your cart ASAP!


Friday, July 13, 2018

Why should You Back up Audible Books?

Audible Audiobooks distributed by Audible.com are DRMed AA/AAX files which can be only played on Audible itself, or on specific apps authorized by your Audible account. Even though you have purchased the Audible books, it doesn‘t mean they are totally owned by you. Due to the DRM protection, you only have the right to listen to the purchased book, but you can’t have the Audible books at your disposal. For example, first and foremost, AA and AAX are not the common audio format, like MP3. So it‘s very inconvenient to play Audible AA/AAX books on mainstream MP3 player or other music apps; Second, you can’t share your Audible books to your best friends directly or without any limitations; Third, if someday Audible website no long exist, so will your Audible books. Why not back up Audible books in case something bad or unexpected happened? In my opinion, it‘s very necessary to back up Audible books in order to take full control of your paid content.
How to Back up Audible Books?
The prerequisite of backing up Audible books is to get rid of the DRM protection. While the most useful to do that is Epubor Audible Converter which can decrypted AA/AAX books as well as convert AA/AAX to MP3 losslessly with the fastest speed. What's more, it's the cheapest Audible DRM Removal software that can get the best result comparing to other similar software. You can follow the below steps to back up Audible books.
Step 1, download Epubor Audible Converter to your computer.
Tips: The trial version software can allow you to download the first 3 minutes of the decrypted book. If you are a license user, you need to input the billing email or order number to register it first, then you will get the full content.
Step 2, drag and drop Audible books to the main window to convert AA/AAX to MP3.
If your Audible book is an AA file, then you will get a MP3 file after the successful decryption. Because AA file is actually an encrypted MP3 file. But if your Audible book is an AAX file, then you will get a M4B file after the successful decryption. Because AAX file is actually an encrypted M4B file. Next you need to click Convert to MP3 to get decrypted MP3 file.
Tips: Epubor Audible Converter can only accept AA/AAX format, so don‘t try to drag and drop the decrypted M4B file to Epubor Audible Converter. When converting AAX to MP3, all you need to is add the AAX to Epubor Audible Converter, then click Convert to MP3 after the successful decryption.
As you can see, it's so easy to remove DRM and convert AA/AAX to MP3 using Epubor Audible Converter to back up Audible books. Now you can make the full use of your converted Audible books.