Did you know that March is National Reading Month…Yahoo!! A whole month is set aside to one of my favorite hobbies.
Many of people enjoy reading, and smartphones put books, magazines and preschool reading lessons right into their pockets. In a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 90 percent of smartphone users said they never or rarely leave their device at home, which means they can always have a book on them. Access to a nationwide network means customers can read best-selling novels, trending articles and the latest local news whenever and wherever they want.
This is totally me. I take my phone everywhere but for me, I have audio books stored on mine. I don’t listen to the car radio anymore…it’s audio books for me.
During National Reading Month, U.S. Cellular encourages smartphone and tablet users to check out the latest reading apps and dig into a library of reading material at their fingertips.
What are some of the most popular reading apps?
Flipboard is an Apple App Store and Google Play Essential. It lets users personalize their news experience by selecting publications and topics they care about. Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK eBook app gives users access to more than 4 million books, graphic novels, comics and magazines.
What reading apps do you recommend for kids?
Apps like Homer and Hooked On Phonics use games and videos to help kids learn to read and cultivate a lifelong love of learning. The NOOK catalog also offers up books, graphic novels and comics that young readers know and love.
What tips do you have for making the reading experience more enjoyable on a smartphone or tablet?
Adjust brightness settings so the screen isn’t too bright in a dark room, or too dim in daylight. Take breaks to avoid eyestrain, just like reading a book. Check settings to prevent the screen from dimming while reading. Make sure to download any reading material before putting your device in airplane mode while traveling.
I’ve told you before for audio listening I’ve given up my MP3 player and now exclusively listen either on my phone or my tablet. I love not having to wear headphones. I use my phone for so many things now days. I’d like to think that I could go back to a regular phone, but I’d miss my smart phone and all it does for me…especially the option that allows me to be a reader on the go.