Night Light Makes for Easier Reading in Google Play Books
Google hopes to make reading on smartphones easier on the eyes. The company today added a feature called Night Light to the Google Play Books app. With the mode turned on, Play Books will gradually filter blue light from the screen and replace it with warm, amber light. Night Light adjusts to the ambient sunlight automatically to help deliver just the right balance of temperature and brightness. Google says the result is more comfortable on readers' eyes, and improves low-light reading at night. Night Light is available to the Android and iOS versions of Play Books, which is being updated starting today.
Google Play Books Ka-Pows Its Way Into Comic Lovers' Hearts
Google is prepared to update the Play Books app in order to make it more compatible with comic books. The revised app chiefly makes changes to navigation, including a new landscape layout that scrolls up and down.
Google Play Books Turns On Recommendations Engine
Google today launched a new "Discover" tool within its Google Play Books app and service. Google says the tool is meant to help people find new books based on their interests and what's popular around the web.
Twitter Adopts Night Mode In Android App
Twitter today announced a new night mode tool for its Android app that should make viewing in the dark less stressful on the eyes. The refreshed app includes a slider tool in the settings menu that when activated changes the background from white to a deep blue.
Google Surfaces Library eBooks In Search
Google today made it possible for people to discover what ebooks are available from their local library directly in search results. Readers in the U.S.