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NOOK apps for iOS and Android updated for UK debut

NOOK apps for iOS and Android updated for UK debut

Barnes & Noble's NOOK apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android have been updated, adding broader language support and arriving in the UK download stores for the first time. The new apps - v3.3 - add British English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish language features, along with iPhone 5 support and VoiceOver functionality with Apple's accessibility tools; there's also screen magnification on iOS devices.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review

Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review

The popular bookseller Barnes & Noble surely have a great pair of tablets on their hands, but they are rarely mentioned while talking about budget friendly tablets. With a strong focus on e-readers and digital content the Nook HD puts up a great fight against the competition. With the iPad mini selling like crazy, the Nexus 7 popular in the Android world, and the Kindle Fire HD does their new Nook HD stand on its own? Read on to find out our thoughts on this impressive 7-inch HD tablet that doubles as the perfect reader.

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B&N NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ arrive in UK

B&N NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ arrive in UK

Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets have gone on sale in the UK, taking on the iPad and iPad mini with competitive price tags. The two Android-based slates use B&N's latest customized version of the open-source OS, replacing the standard interface with a more multimedia-friendly version complete with hooks into the retailer's own stores for ebooks, magazines, apps, and - eventually - video.

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Barnes & Noble Nook app hits Windows Store

Barnes & Noble Nook app hits Windows Store

It wasn't long ago that Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a new digital book agreement. One of the first things to come out of that agreement are Nook apps available for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. Both of those apps are now available at the Windows Store.

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NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order

NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order

While the device may be old news for those living in the states, Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch is now available for those who live across the pond in the UK. The regular model, as well as the Glowlight model, are now available to purchase. Plus, the UK can now also pre-order the NOOK HD and the NOOK HD+, which is set to arrive late next month.

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Barnes & Noble lists 63 stores affected by PIN hack

Barnes & Noble lists 63 stores affected by PIN hack

Today book retailer Barnes & Noble confirmed that 63 of their retail stores have been compromised with tampered PIN pads. We originally reported the breaking news earlier this morning, but the company completed an internal investigation today that revealed one PIN pad in each of the 63 stores were tampered with, and that customers who used a credit or debit card on the machines were at risk of stolen personal information.

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Barnes & Noble hackers gain customers’ credit card information

Barnes & Noble hackers gain customers’ credit card information

Over 60 Barnes & Noble stores have been used by hackers to gain the credit card data, including the PINs, of customers. The security breach was discovered in the middle of September, but was not revealed per request by government agencies so that the hackers could be identified. The data was gathered via compromised keypads, which recorded each swiped card's information.

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Microsoft joins Barnes & Noble for NOOK Media LLC subsidiary

Microsoft joins Barnes & Noble for NOOK Media LLC subsidiary

With Microsoft bringing on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 later this month, it's no wonder why they're looking to team up with as many partners as possible for the launch - and it appears that Barnes & Noble is next on the list. Today Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have announced a new joint venture - a subsidiary, even - called NOOK MEDIA LLC. This group will include Barnes & Noble's NOOK Digital and College Businesses and the Microsoft Investment to Advance Digital Reading Experience group.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 2, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon brought us a number of interesting stories, including brand new shots of what appears to be the long-rumored iPad Mini. Speaking of devices with the word "Mini" in their name, some are thinking that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S III Mini next week after German press invitations suggested something along those lines. iOS 6 adoption has hit 60% of Apple's user base, and we found out today that Motorola has dropped its ITC lawsuit against Apple, but we don't why just yet.

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NOOK apps for iOS and Android get updated

NOOK apps for iOS and Android get updated

Shortly before the expected arrival of the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, Barnes and Noble has updated its free NOOK reader apps for iOS and Android. Both updates are now live on their respective app stores, and each brings a significant amount of new functionality - comic fans reading on Android will probably love this update, for instance.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 1st, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 1st, 2012

This morning it's out with the new devices up and down, starting with a lovely DIY project ArduinoLCD - mod to your heart's content! If you're wanting to stay in the Barnes & Noble universe for ereader content, it's time to jump on the NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight train with a newly discounted price to fight off Amazon. Also check out our Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review to make an informed decision.

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B&N makes NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight price cut official

B&N makes NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight price cut official

Barnes & Noble has made the expected NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight price cut official, rising to the challenge set by Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite. The NOOK - which, as with Amazon's new ereader, has an illuminated display for nighttime reading - has been cut to a Kindle-matching $119, down twenty bucks from its launch price. However, B&N claims, the bargain doesn't end there.

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