How to add, buy and read a book from Google Play Books

Google Play Books can make any Android device a great eReader, but how do you use it? Sure, Kindles and Nooks have (relatively) long been forces to reckon with in the digital book arena, but Google Play Books allows you to enjoy your favorite page turners on so many more Android devices. But how to get started? […]

GRE Vocab Lock Learn A New Word Every Time You Look At Your Phone [Android]

Having a richer vocabulary of words in your arsenal is one of the most effective ways to improve your speaking and writing skills, but there are so many words in English that it sometimes get really difficult to know where to begin. A few Google queries may return various online resources to nourish your vocabulary, […]

How to Add an Instant Dictionary to Android

Android and iOS have many things in common. However, one thing that iOS users sometimes miss is their on-screen dictionary. iPhone users – particularly iPhone users who don’t speak English as a first language – love this feature, as was discussed in this post. It’s a great way to quickly identify a word on a website, […]

Add a pop-up dictionary to Android

If you’re familiar with the iOS pop-up dictionary, you may wonder why the same functionality isn’t built into Android. On iOS, you can select words in most apps, and easily access their definition. WordLookup is an Android app that can offer you that same convenient and omnipresent dictionary. The one restriction when using the app is whether […]

Word up: 16 apps to help you read on the move

From books and magazines, to op-eds and reviews, if the digital onslaught has been responsible for anything, it’s been for delivering a myriad of content. Oftentimes, way too much content, in fact. But where problems lie, solutions normally follow, so here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best apps out there to help you […]

Readmill: A Synced, Social Home of Reading

Books are amazing. They can thrill, sadden, educate, inspire and amuse with only the words they hold. For bookworms like me, the introduction of e-reading only further broadened the opportunities to be captivated by prose, particularly given the considerable selection of public domain titles which are freely available to download. There are quite a few […]

iStoryTime Library of Titles Now Available for Android Devices

The award-winning children’s enhanced ebook creators at zuuka’s iStorytime have announced that their complete catalog of titles, many of which are adaptations of some of the most beloved current children’s films, are finally available for Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Formerly only available for iOS devices, this catalog includes favorites like Shrek, Madagascar, Rise of the Guardians, […]

Motivational app Lift lands on Android to help users turn goals into regular habits

Lift, an app that lets you pick from predefined personal goals which you want to transform into habits, has finally landed on the Android platform more than a year after an iPhone app was launched. The team behind Lift announced in a blog post that the Android version, available for both smartphones and tablets, is a fully functional version of Lift replete with […]