Barnes & Noble Comes to Australia with Exclusive NOOK for Windows 8.1 Offer: Customers in Australia Get Free NOOK Books and Magazines with Download of NOOK App for Windows 8.1

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Barnes & Noble Comes to Australia with Exclusive NOOK for Windows 8.1 Offer Customers in Australia Get Free NOOK Books of  NOOK App for Windows 8.1

Barnes & Noble Comes to Australia with Exclusive NOOK for Windows 8.1 Offer Customers in Australia Get Free NOOK Books of NOOK App for Windows 8.1

NOOK Media LLC today announced a limited time free eBook and magazine offer through the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 in Australia. The perfect way to experience all that NOOK for Windows 8.1 has to offer, this exclusive deal enables customers who install the NOOK App as a new user and sign in with a Microsoft account to receive five free popular books and five free top magazines. The free eBooks are bestselling titles Catch the Zolt: The Debt Instalment One by Phillip Gwynne, Be Careful What You Wish For by Gemma Crisp, The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, Back to the Pilliga by Tony Parsons and The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny: A Memoir by Meshel Laurie, along with issues of top selling magazines Australian Geographic, GQ, Good Health, Vogue and Taste.com.au Magazine.

Barnes & Noble recently announced that the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is available to Windows 8.1 PC and tablet customers in 32 countries and in 12 languages through the Windows Store. The free app combines NOOK’s award-winning reading experience with shopping directly from the app, so customers from 32 countries around the globe can discover, explore and read a growing and diverse selection of books, magazines, newspapers and comics from any Windows 8.1 tablet or PC. For the full list of countries and for more information, visit www.nook.com/windows/countries. To get started, customers can sign in with a Microsoft account to seamlessly shop and read without having to set up an additional account, providing a dramatically simplified reading and shopping experience.

The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 Offers the Following Great Features:

A Growing and Diverse Digital Catalog: The fully integrated NOOK Store offers NOOK for Windows 8.1 customers access to a growing and diverse content collection with both local and international titles, featuring:

  • Bestsellers, new releases, classics and more available in 32 countries in 21 languages, with highly customised local market content offerings in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
  • A large collection of the top international bestselling magazines available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sale, plus a large selection of leading daily and weekly newspapers.
  •  A large and growing collection of full-color comics, graphic novels and kids’ comics.

Avid readers can sample NOOK Books for free and download content quickly without ever leaving the NOOK App for Windows 8.1.

Easy to Use Interface: Offering intuitive digital reading and content discovery, the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is designed for visual content discovery and infinite scrolling of content on a wide range of Windows 8.1 tablets using the fast and fluid Windows 8 touch experience. The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 also provides enhanced search-based discoverability from anywhere in the app, as well as a new library organisation feature that automatically organises newspapers and magazines into stacks, along with integrated library and shop search access. Customers can also import ePub and PDF files from “My PC” & SkyDrive, with imported files appearing in the NOOK Library.

Seamless Shopping and Reading: Elevating the shopping experience to new digital heights, customers using the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 can browse books, magazines, newspapers and comics through NOOK’s leading digital content catalog, learn more about the title (including details and reviews) right from within the app, and tap to purchase and begin reading in seconds. Our unique NOOK Channels experience will bring the most personalised set of books based on customer interest, like having your favourite bookstore at your fingertips. And because the shopping experience is integrated into the app, there’s no need to launch an external browser or visit a Web page to complete a purchase or download the purchased content.

Updates Streamed Instantly to the Start Screen: The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 features live tile integration that delivers updates on the device’s Start screen, including the customer’s current read, progress within a book or magazine, latest periodicals or pre-ordered titles recently delivered to customers’ NOOK Library, and more.

Access Reading Content Anywhere: Like all Free NOOK Reading Apps, purchased content is safely stored in the NOOK Cloud, making it easy for customers to access digital books, magazines and more wherever they go. Using NOOK Sync technology, the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 automatically syncs a customer’s last page read across all of their Windows 8.1 devices. Start reading a magazine on a Windows PC and seamlessly dive back in on a Windows tablet to keep reading virtually anytime, anywhere – all without losing the page.

The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is now available to download for free in the Windows Store on all Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets in supported countries. Customers can learn more about the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 in their country at www.nook.com/windows/countries.


Top Tech Gifts for Your Tech Loving Friends from Logitech

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Logitech MINI BOOM speaker, Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air, Logitech G PowerShell, Harmony Ultimate remote control

Logitech MINI BOOM speaker, Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air, Logitech G PowerShell, Harmony Ultimate remote control

Savvy gifts for tech friends that DON’T deplete your entire budget are far and few between. With the holidays fast approaching, how do you settle on a gift for someone who is tech-savvy and appears to have it all? Don’t fret. Finding just the right toy for these tech-minded friends doesn’t have to be tricky. Here are a few options that will make any gadget geek happy, guaranteed.

Big Sound in MINI BOOM

Good things come in small packages and that definitely includes the UE MINI BOOM, the little speaker with big sound. Each MINI BOOM speaker works with up to eight Bluetooth devices wirelessly, to give you music anywhere you go. Or better yet, why not get a pair for stereo sound?

A Case for Beauty

Everyone has an Apple-enthusiast in the family, and the iPad Air is the hottest gadget on the market this holiday. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air is the ideal companion for it. Thin and light, just like its cohort, it is the perfect combination of protection, productivity and good looks.

Gaming on the Go

Is there a gamer on your list? Now they can take their gaming anywhere with the Logitech G PowerShell. This cool portable gaming console turns an iPhone into a versatile gaming device. Snap in the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or iPod touch (5th gen).and experience the capability of a full gaming control console with the awesome versatility of the latest in IOS 7 gaming.

Remote Control Your Passion

And for the passionate, television and pop culture junkie in your family, impress them with the Harmony Ultimate remote control. It’s in a league of its own, with a slick, flawless design, touch screen, and customizable options that give you total control of your entertainment.


Amazon Announces Two Unprecedented Limited-Time Deals on Kindle Fire Tablets

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Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets special deal

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets special deal

Amazon today announced two special deals on Kindle Fire tablets. Starting now and through Cyber Monday, customers will receive $50 off two of our most popular Fire tablets: just $119 for the all-new Kindle Fire HD 16 GB, normally $169 (nearly 30% off); and just $179 for Kindle Fire HDX 7”, normally $229 (over 20% off). These deals are available on Amazon.com while supplies last. Customers can order Fire HD 16 GB at www.amazon.com/firehd16GB and Fire HDX 7” at www.amazon.com/hdx-7. The new Kindle Fire HDX 7” features a stunning exclusive HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, twice the memory, and up to 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features like X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor, dual speakers, exclusive features, and all the benefits of the Amazon ecosystem at a breakthrough price.

For additional information and a full list of Amazon Cyber Monday deals, visit www.amazon.com/cybermonday.


Barnes & Noble Announces NOOK for Windows 8.1 is Now Available in 32 Countries and 21 Languages: The Must-Have Reading and Shopping Experience for Windows 8 PCs and Tablets from the World’s Largest Bookseller

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NOOK App for Windows 8.1

NOOK App for Windows 8.1

NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., one of the world’s largest booksellers and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is available to Windows 8.1 PC and tablet customers in 32 countries through the Windows Store. The free app combines NOOK’s award-winning reading experience with shopping directly from the app, so customers from 32 countries around the globe can discover, explore and read a growing and diverse selection of books, magazines, newspapers and comics from any Windows 8.1 tablet or PC. Customized local market NOOK storefronts with robust local content offerings are available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States, providing readers from around the world with access to NOOK’s best-in-class digital reading experience. For the full list of countries and for more information on how to set up a NOOK account and start reading today, visit www.nook.com/windows/countries.

Customers in the announced countries (www.nook.com/windows/countries) will have instant access to a leading selection of books, magazines, newspapers and comics from local publishers in their country and top international publishers, in multiple languages. To get started, customers can sign in with a Microsoft account to seamlessly shop and read without having to set up an additional account, providing a dramatically simplified reading and shopping experience.

The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 Offers the Following Great Features:

A Growing and Diverse Digital Catalog: The fully integrated NOOK Store offers NOOK for Windows 8.1 customers access to a growing and diverse content collection with both local and international titles featuring:

  • Bestsellers, new releases, classics and more are available in 32 countries in 21 languages, with highly customized local market content offerings in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
  • A large collection of the top international bestselling magazines available for both digital subscriptions and single copy sale, plus a large selection of leading daily and weekly newspapers.
  • A large and growing collection of full-color comics, graphic novels and kids’ comics.

 Avid readers can sample NOOK Books for free and download content quickly without ever leaving the NOOK App for Windows 8.1.

Easy to Use Interface: Offering intuitive digital reading and content discovery, the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is designed for visual content discovery and infinite scrolling of content on a wide range of Windows 8.1 tablets using the fast and fluid Windows 8 touch experience. The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 also provides enhanced search-based discoverability from anywhere in the app, as well as a new library organization feature that automatically organizes newspapers and magazines into stacks, along with integrated library and shop search access. Customers can also import ePub and PDF files from “My PC” & SkyDrive, with imported files appearing in the NOOK library.

Seamless Shopping and Reading: Elevating the shopping experience to new digital heights, customers using the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 can browse books, magazines, newspapers and comics through NOOK’s leading digital content catalog, learn more about the title (including details and reviews) right from within the app, and tap to purchase and begin reading in seconds. Our unique NOOK Channels experience will bring the most personalized set of books based on customer interest, like having your favorite bookstore at your fingertips. And because the shopping experience is integrated into the app, there’s no need to launch an external browser or visit a Web page to complete a purchase or download the purchased content.

Updates Streamed Instantly to the Start Screen: The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 features live tile integration that delivers updates on the device’s Start screen, including the customer’s current read, progress within a book or magazine, latest periodicals or pre-ordered titles recently delivered to customers’ NOOK Library, and more.

Access Reading Content Anywhere: Like all Free NOOK Reading Apps, purchased content is safely stored in the NOOK Cloud, making it easy for customers to access digital books, magazines and more wherever they go. Using NOOK Sync technology, the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 automatically syncs a customer’s last page read across all of their Windows 8.1 devices. Start reading a magazine on a Windows PC and seamlessly dive back in on a Windows tablet to keep reading virtually anytime, anywhere – all without losing the page.

 The NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is now available to download for free in the Windows Store on all Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets in supported countries. Customers can learn more about the NOOK App for Windows 8.1 in their country at www.nook.com/windows/countries.