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This Sunday the US citizens will witness the birth of yet another eBook ecosystem. The iriver Story HD is the first e-reader integrating direct Wi-Fi access to Google eBooks open platform and its bound for a Sunday release over at Target stores all over the country.

 

The iriver Story HD, will retail for $139.99 and will offer over-the-air access to hundreds of thousands of Google eBooks for sale and more than 3 million for free. As long as you are hooked up to a Wi-Fi network you will be able to browse, buy and read Google eBooks without the need for a computer for uploading them to the device.

 

A really cool feature lets you store your personal ebooks library in the cloud picking up where you left off in any ebook you are reading as you move from laptop to smartphone to e-reader to tablet something Amazon Kindle has been offering for a while via their proprietary Whispersync tech. According to Google, its eBooks platform was designed to be open to all publishers, retailers and manufacturers. This means that there is a good chance many will follow iriver in releasing a Google-powered e-reader.

 

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nexus S

 

The Nexus S 4G looks set for some important updates from Sprint on July 11. One of the features in the update is enabling the NFC element, which could herald the much-anticipated Google Wallet. The update, labeled as version GRJ90, does not look like a huge one, but it is bringing a number of features and upgrades to the phone:

  • Enables the NFC Secure Element
  • 4G Settings Widget
  • TTY Support
  • NI Push Support
  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity, speakerphone audio quality, 4G throughput and signal acquisition
  • Tuned signal strength indicators

 

It looks like a nice update all around, especially with the fifth bullet point, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for it starting July 11. The update will be a gradual roll-out that will take place over the course of four days, so if it doesn’t hit your device immediately, just be patient. You might also want to try a manual update, but we’re not sure if it will work in this case.

 

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Nexus One

 

Vodafone UK has released a new maintenance update for the Google Nexus One, featuring a number of fixes and improvements including UI enhancements, new Android keyboard with easy copy/paste, improved power management, improved Internet calling support (SIP) and multiple camera management. Presuming you are in the affected group, after the update your Nexus One will run Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.


The Big Red carrier has already started pushing update to the users and you should be prompted to "push the button" from where you can proceed by following on-screen instructions. Inpatient folks can check for the update manually from "Settings" and then "About phone". The new software version should appear as Build GRJ22.

 

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Google Maps just keeps getting better, folks. The latest update of the popular service, version 5.7, brings a whole bunch of improvements, along with a shiny new feature for its users Transit Navigation (Beta).

 

As the name of the brand new feature suggests, Transit Navigation helps you find your way in the public transportation networks of over 400 cities around the world. Think of it as "stop by stop" GPS navigation, as the people in Google call it.

 

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Google really wants its Google+ social network project to succeed. So much so that the company will be rebranding its popular Picasa and Blogger services in order to help the promotion of the Facebook competitor.


Apparently Google will be trying to solidify its brand name by renaming Picasa "Google Photos" and Blogger "Google Blogs". Rumor has it that other services might be affected too, though YouTube will remain as it is for the time being.

 

The re-branding of Picasa and Blogger will take a month to month and a half to complete so it might not be finalized by the time Google+ launches officially. Rumor has it that the service will become publicly available on 31 July.

 

By the way this is the exact deadline that all Google Profile owners have to make them public. The company feels that private profiles are not serving the purpose they were meant to and will be deleting all profiles that are listed as private at the start of next month.

 

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