In what is clearly not a pointless move, Google wants to make a real point of its new Google Play Points program that lets you earn points and rewards for the ways you already use Google Play - and it's free to join with no monthly fees.
SPONSORED NEWS (Sponsored by iTWire): As Australians start to think about the gifts they will share over the festive season, children’s education charity The Smith Family urges them to also consider stepping up to help change the course of a child’s life, by supporting their education to break the cycle of poverty.
Based on Australian shopper trends and research, eBay's toy experts have handpicked the most-wanted toys.
Promising IPX8 water resistance with a 7-inch, 300dpi Paperwhite display that proffers "the latest e-ink technology, and colour adjustable front light", the all-new thin and light Kindle Oasis is no mirage in the desert!
Amazon Echo: It's in the news for "accidentally" spying on a user, sending a private conversation to an employee in their contact list, but you can now purposefully ask Amazon Echo to read you a spy novel – or any other kind of book.
Digital disruption has hit the book industry hard, resulting in a significant drop in onshore book sales, according to an Australia first study by Macquarie University of the country’s book publishing industry.
App users typically spend more time in games than any other type of app, - up to 10 times more depending on the category of apps – according to data released by mobile analytics platform, adjust.
Billing itself as ‘the first and only global eBookstore to offer a rewards program for booklovers’, Kobo Super Points aims to make reading more rewarding.
Online buyers of goods from overseas could be hit with price hikes of 250% if the federal government reduces the low-value threshold of the goods, according to consumer advocacy group Choice.
2014’s not over yet, but Kobo has gone all-in with its inaugural 2014 Book Report and eReading trends from its ebooks, ebook readers and bookstore with 4.2 million titles.
Facebook may have a new book-based rival after Melbourne-based publishing startup Tablo announced the launch of new social features for its cloud-based e-book publishing service, as part of what it describes as the biggest shift in its plaftform since its 2013 launch.
Are programs designed to boost the number of women in IT doomed to failure?
Amazon has announced that its hugely popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is now available down under at Dick Smith and Big W stores.
Kobo has announced some big additions to its hardware lineup in Australia, with a bunch of new e-readers and tablets on the way.
Google just announced a "fresh new look" for Google Play, furthering its new focus on entertainment for its Android tablets and smartphones.
What was hot in the iTunes Store and App Store during 2011? Some of the answers may surprise you.
Although some are excited to finally see Amazon's soon-to-be-superseded B&W Kindle 3 models set for sale from month's end in Big W, Dick Smith and Woolworths, if you already have a tablet, why swindle yourself by spending yet more on outdated Kindle hardware?
Google has released the source code to its '20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web' web-book.
The popularity of ebooks continues to soar - Amazon is now selling more Kindle books than paper editions. And that doesn't count the ebooks it gives away.
Sony might not be the first to arrive for the Android tablet party, but at least it's bringing something different.
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