Playing a little catch-up with other Internet video stores (including iTunes), Google Play is now letting users pre-order movies so you see the latest new releases the moment they are available.
Using the new feature is easy: check the list of available pre-orders, click the button to reserve it, enter your credit card details (though you will not be charged until the movie is actually delivered), and then your movie will be added to “My Movies” (where you can review the actual release date and any relevant details). On the day your movie is ready to be watched, you will receive an email to confirm your purchase and advise that it has been added to your library.
No more marking your calendar so you can return to the store at a later date –stay on top of the best Hollywood has to offer.
Movie pre-orders are only available in the US currently, but Google promises other countries will see this feature soon.
Google Play Adds Pre-Order for Movies Still in Theatres is a post from: Good e-Reader
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
According to the New York Times, Facebook is working on a new social media app that will allow members to interact with each other anonymously. If rumours can be believed, this new app has been in development for over a year and would allow users to discuss topics that they might otherwise be uncomfortable to bring up. Of course, just how anonymous the new service really is remains to be seen –the juicier the content, the more people will want to attribute those details to real people.
It might seem a little unusual to release a service of this type, but it makes sense when you think of how strictly Facebook has tried to enforce their “real names policy” (requiring members to use their legal names on the site). It seems reasonable to expect there will be some sort of interaction with the existing Facebook ecosystem, but it is difficult to guess exactly how. If not, the logical question would be what’s in it for them… with viable competitors in the anonymous app field including Whisper and Secret.
No specifics are known at this stage, other than it may be ready for prying eyes in a matter of weeks… though Facebook is keeping rather tight-lipped about the whole thing (going so far as to tell news outlet, Ars Technica, that they “do not comment on rumors or speculation”).
If you could be truly anonymous, what would you want to discuss? My bet is that a lot of secret admirers will be coming out of the woodwork for people.
|Now that Amazon has released the Fire HD 6 tablet, I thought it would be interesting to compare it with the Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader. Even though both devices have 6-inch screens and offer content from Amazon’s ecosystem, they are two very different devices. The Kindle Paperwhite is designed for reading ebooks, and the Fire […]|
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign designed to increase awareness of the disease as we all raise funds for research. In addition, the campaign focuses on early detection plans, and information and support for those affected by breast cancer.
To help your patrons find resources, inspiration, encouragement, and education, we have compiled a list of titles dealing with breast cancer and women's health.
As always, we are also available to assist you with the addition of titles to your catalog; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note that title availability may vary by geographic location and platform.
Rachel Kray is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.
The 3M Cloud Library has just inked a deal with Barnes and Noble to provide libraries with e-readers to loan out to their patrons. This will give patrons the ability to borrow eBooks from the library, even if they don’t own a device, they can simply borrow one.
"What's unique about our program is that patrons can choose the titles they want to read, rather than borrowing a pre-loaded device with a title they may not be interested in," said Tom Mercer, 3M Cloud Library Marketing Manager. "Our program gives patrons choice and allows libraries to extend digital reading to more people in their community."
To use the device at participating libraries, patrons can browse the 3M Cloud Library collection and check out an eBook from any computer in the library, then visit the appropriate lending desk to have the title loaded onto a NOOK GlowLight. The devices are sold to libraries through local Barnes & Noble Community Relations Managers, who pre-load them with secure software. The software only allows the devices to be used through the library's account, requires no personal information from the patron, and renders the device inoperable once titles are due.
"Our library has been lending several hundred NOOK GlowLight eReaders with 3M Cloud Library compatibility with great success," said Laura Cole, Special Projects Coordinator at BiblioTech Library in Bexar County, Texas. "The devices are easy to use, reliable and lightweight. Best of all, our patrons love the GlowLight feature for nighttime reading."’
Is that the date already? The new issue of The MagPi, the free magazine written and produced by members of the Raspberry Pi community, is available today.
Editor Ash Stone says: