Remains of the Day: A tablet for all seasons


- Version 4.4 of the iOS e-book reader adds the ability to organize your library into shelves, easily accessible via a sidebar on the iPad or a personalized navigation bar on the iPhone and iPod touch. The Reading Life feature lets you share details about your reading via Twitter, and allows you to see what your friends are reading and recommending. Free.

- Version 3 of Miraizon's DVD extraction and conversion utility brings background DVD reading for faster loading speeds, a larger resizable application window, new audio preview functionality, and other features to speed up the selection of DVD clips. In addition, there are more format options for extracted videos, context-sensitive online help, and more. Download version, $60; box version, $70. Upgrade pricing available.