eBay adds barcode scanning, seller tools to Android app

Online auction site eBay has released a major update to its Android app, adding a whole slew of seller tools. The eBay app for Android which was released last year only included tools for searching and tracking auctions and making purchases. Version 1.5 now allows users in the US and UK to list items, upload photos from ta phone, and use a barcode scanner to… Read more »

Kobo 4.5 makes reading eBooks on the iPhone even more social

Kobo has been fleshing out its social platform for readers by adding new “Reading Life” features to its iOS and Android apps. Today the company rolled out an updated iPhone app which lets you see which books your friends have read and ask for recommendations. It also lets you compare stats with your friends to see how many books they’ve read or how quickly they’re… Read more »

WildTangent to offer cheap video game rentals for Android

Gaming company WildTangent provides online, downloadable, and social games for computer users. What makes WildTangent different from most game providers though is that the company offers game rentals as well as free ad-supported games and game purchases. Now WildTangent plans to bring its game rental model to Google Android. WildTangent will also offer some free, ad-supported games on Android as well as the ability to… Read more »

Apple adds iBooks to iTunes, release iBooks 1.3 for mobile devices

iBooks

Apple has rolled out two major changes to its iBooks digital book platform this week. First the company added an iBooks section to iTunes, allowing you to purchase and download books from your computer the same way you would for apps, music, and movies. Second, the company has rolled out iBooks 1.3 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s available as a . The big… Read more »

MyStream lets you share music between iOS devices wirelessly

is an app for iOS that brings much-needed music sharing abilities to the platform. No longer will you have to split your earphones so your friend can listen in on your music. MyStream allows for simultaneous, wireless sharing between to iOS devices. For MyStream to work, you and the recipient(s) need to be on the same network/Bluetooth, and their devices will arrive in a list… Read more »

TouchRetouch removes unwanted items from your photos

TouchRetouch

No matter how good the camera on your phone is, it’s hard to take good photos. You have to remember not to stick your thumb in front of the lens. You have to remember not to snap your photo when a bird is flying in front of the subject of your shot. But you can always export the photo to a computer to edit out… Read more »

Fox News releases app for iPad

Fox News Channel has released an app for iPad available as a free download in the App Store. FOX isn’t the first TV news network to launch an iPad app. The news app joins the ranks of apps from CNN, BBC and the AP. The Fox News app is well-designed and optimized for easy use on the iPad’s 10″ screen. Feature highlights include the swipe-able “Happening Now” section… Read more »

Zinio brings magazine subscriptions to Android Honeycomb tablets

Want to read magazines on your Android tablet? While Next Issue Media launched a magazine app which lets users subscribe to popular titles including Time, Fortune, and Popular Mechanics a few weeks ago, the app is only available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab at the moment. Now there’s an option for the rest of us… assuming the rest of us have tablets running Android 3.0… Read more »