Get the skinny on books in 15 minutes with this app [Deals]

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This digital library for busy people provides the key insights from over 1,000 best-selling books in just 15 minutes.
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Reading is important and fulfilling, but it can take more time than many of us have. It’s also an unspoken fact that books are often longer than they need to be, so sometimes the best thing to do is just get a summary.

Round out your Christmas shopping with cloud storage, VPN protection and more [Deals]

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Swoop in on the last, best deals of the year.
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Christmas is here, so we’re giving the gift of great deals on essential digital tools. Below you’ll find discounts as high as 97% off for cloud storage, VPN protection, powerful tools for iOS management and more. Even better, you can also save an extra 15% when you use the promo code HAPPYHOLIDAYS at checkout.

Get caught up with hundreds of books in just 12 minutes each [Deals]

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Get caught up with the gist of all sorts of books in just 12 minutes.
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You’ll find some of the most interesting, important and entertaining information in books. But with all the books out there, and all the things vying for your attention and time, it can be hard to get through even a single book. That makes these condensed book breakdowns essential for anyone who wants to stay in the know while on the go.

Get the gist of best-selling books in 12 minutes with this app [Deals]

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Keep learning in your free moments with 12-minute summaries of books from all kinds of genres.
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Reading remains one of the best ways to soak in new information. But reading also takes a lot of time, and sometimes, you just need to know enough to get a grip on a subject, or to know what everybody’s talking about.

Skip the long reads with hundreds of book summaries [Deals]

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This service offers comprehensive summaries of the important books you don't have time to get to.
This service offers comprehensive summaries of the important books you don't have time to get to.
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Reading is one of the best things we can do to stay informed and keep our minds sharp. But it’s also one thing for which there’s never enough time. Instead of stressing over the books you can’t get to, this service gives the gist so you’re not in the dark.

Learn the secret to reading better and faster on your iPhone [Deals]

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This browser-based tool uses color to guide the eye from line to line, increasing reading speeds by up to 20 percent.
This browser-based tool uses color to guide the eye from line to line, increasing reading speeds by up to 20 percent.
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Do you find yourself re-reading the same sentence over and over again? Or accidentally skipping lines in a paragraph, momentarily losing your place? You can fix these issues with the right reading technique, and this browser-based tool can help.

Instapaper gets faster than ever in latest update

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Reading articles in Instapaper just got faster than ever. Photo: Instapaper
Reading articles in Instapaper just got faster than ever. Photo: Instapaper

If you haven’t used Instapaper for awhile, it might be time to dig the app out again. It’s just received a great new update to version 6.2, adding some slick features like speed reading, the ability to tweet screenshots of text, and more.