How to block over-the-air updates (and keep root) on the NOOK Tablet

Software updates are usually good things since they kill security flaws, improve performance, and offer new features. But if you bought a Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet running software version 1.4, proceeded to root the tablet, install the Android Market, and make other changes you’ve probably been dreading the new B&N software 1.4.1 update. The […]

B&N NOOK Tablet 1.4.1 update kills sideloading, lets you keep apps installed so far

Amazon isn’t the only company pushing out a software update that kills root access this week. Barnes & Noble has started rolling out version 1.4.1 of its software for the NOOK Tablet, and users that have rooted their $249 tablets are reporting that the update removes root access. It also removes the ability to sideload […]

Barnes & Noble drops NOOK Color price to $199, NOOK Touch to $99

Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK Tablet may be faster and offer more memory and storage than the 1-year-old NOOK Color. But instead of discontinuing the NOOK Color to make room for the new tablet, the company has decided to keep it around… at a lower price. While the NOOK Tablet will go on sale next […]

Deals of the Day (10-18-11)

It’s a good day to be in the market for a cheap eBook Reader. Daily Steals is selling refurbished NOOK Colors for $135 today and if you’re really looking for a bargain, you can grab a Delstar eReader with an LCD display for just $40 — although I suspect you’ll get what you pay for […]