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Last month, I picked up The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies, a new book by Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, as well as mega-franchises like Disney’s Star Wars and Marvel properties, and what their existence means for the future of Hollywood. He also traces the downfall of former Sony chairperson Amy Pascal following a massive email leak from the studio, and provides a good look at her approach to acquiring and developing films, as the entire film industry grapples with the growth of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.

The Big Picture is equal parts fascinating and horrifying — it suggests that even types of films…

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Google announces new features for Play Books

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In January Google launchedPlay Books – a store for audio books and a direct competitor to Audible. Today the company announced a handful of updates on its blog that should bring better user experience. According to the article, you’ll now be able to place bookmarks wherever you want in the audiobook, so you can later get back to it. There are also plenty of new and updated features like Smart Resume, speed control and Family Library. Smart Resume is continuing the book from the sentence you paused it at, instead of the exact word, so that way you won’t feel confused what is going on…

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Apple’s Digital Books tool for iPad transforms written reports with rich photos, illustrations

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Along with the introduction of a new iPad, Apple announced that users will no longer need a Mac to create educational materials, and will be able to create books directly on an iPad using Pages and the new Digital Books.
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Google Lens lets iPhones identify books, flowers, more

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The image-identification technology in Google Photos is now in the iOS version of this software. Google Lens can find objects and text in pictures and then provide more information. For example, by examining a photo of a business card, the artificial intelligence can pull out all the contact information. Google made the announcement a short […]

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How To Update Kindle Books on Your iPhone

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One of the best features of digital books, besides their incredible helpfulness in saving space, is their ability to be updated. When corrections and changes need to be made, Amazon can simply send the updated content to your Kindle. But how can Kindle owners manage their Kindle settings to make sure these automatic updates happen? Let’s go over how to manage your Kindle settings to make sure your e-books are automatically updated so you can have all the most current versions of your Kindle content! 

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How To Update Kindle Books on Your iPhone

So you’ve heard that your Kindle books are supposed to be automatically updated, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. Let’s get started correcting that issue!

Sync Your Devices With Whispersync

Whispersync for Books is enabled by default and allows devices to share content as long as they are registered under the same Amazon account. Make sure Whispersync is enabled on your account so that you don’t lose your notes, highlights, and reading progress when switching between devices.

  • From the Kindle app, tap on Home in the lower right corner.
  • Now tap on Settings.

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  • Tap on Other.
  • Now make sure that Whispersync is toggled on.

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As you can see, the Kindle app doesn’t include a setting for making sure the content of your books will be automatically updated, so now that you’ve made sure Whispersync is on, let’s get started turning on your automatic updates.

  • Open a web browser on your iPhone or computer and log in to your Amazon account.
  • Tap on the icon next to your name.

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  • Tap Content and devices under Account Settings.
  • Now tap the menu icon next to Manage Your Content and Devices.

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  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Automatic Book Updates.

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  • Turn on Automatic Book Updates.

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    Now your Kindle books will be automatically updated!

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    Stay on top of your goals with business Kindle books from $1

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    Today only, Amazon is offering a selection of top business Kindle books at great prices. Titles start at only $ 0.99. If you don’t have a Kindle, fear not; you can read these on your smartphone or computer using any one of Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps.

    It never hurts to brush up on your business skills or gain a new perspective on things you think you already know. “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” promises to show you how to tackle what you most love, and how to face down what you most fear. It’s only $ 2.99 and normally sells for around $ 15.

    Another fascinating read, “Algorithms to Live By“, is an exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives. Today you’ll pay $ 3.99 instead of the normal $ 18 price.

    Make sure to check out this entire sale before the deals expire at the end of the day.

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    Fourth iOS 11.3 beta reverts ‘Books’ app name back to iBooks

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    Apple has changed the name of ‘Books’ in the fourth beta release of iOS 11.3, reverting the name of the iPhone and iPad e-reader app back to its former identity of iBooks after just over a month.
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    Michael B. Jordan burns all the books in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ trailer

    Last year, HBO announced that it was adapting Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 into a movie and today we get its first trailer. In it, we see Captain Beatty, played by Michael Shannon, telling underling fireman Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan) about the d…
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    Dutch library puts massive collection of historical occult books online


    One of the world’s biggest collections of occult texts is going online, meaning anyone will be able to access and read hundreds of obscure and fascinating books for free. The Dutch Ritman Library is digitalizing its collection of occult texts as part of its Hermetically Open project — an initiative of library director Esther Ritman to make the library’s rare texts more accessible. Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, was a major contributor to the project, donating over $ 300,000 to the Library in 2016 with the express purpose of getting the library’s Hermetic texts online where everyone…

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    Apple makes available second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, with renamed Books app

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    Three hours after the release of the second iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, Apple has deployed the second macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta.
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