Category Archives: Kindle for Mobile

Kindle 3.1 for iOS is a mess

Dear Kobo, I know I’ve been hard on you recently for some sales-minded interface choices, but I’ll give you this: your updates have, in my experience, always worked. I’ve never updated a Kobo app and watched it fall apart in … Continue reading

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Amazon releases Kindle Cloud Reader, HTML5 web app that runs on iPad

Amazon surprised everyone this morning by announcing a new way to read your Kindle books if you’re on an iPad or computer. It’s called Kindle Cloud Reader, and it’s an HTML5 web application that runs in modern browsers and gives … Continue reading

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Kindle for iPhone updated to 2.2.1, improves highlighting

If you read Kindle books on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, be sure to upgrade to the latest version, which was just released a few hours ago. The new version corrects some wackiness that was happening with the highlighting … Continue reading

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Kindle for iPad/iPhone updated, now includes built-in dictionary

You can stop making up dirty meanings for big words now. (What, I’m the only one who does that?) Amazon has just pushed out a significant update to the Kindle for iPhone app. Now it has a built-in 250,000 word … Continue reading

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Amazon releases Kindle for Android

It took a while, but Amazon has finally released a free Kindle app for the Android platform. At last, the Kindle store is being thrown open to those of you who own one of the many Android-powered smartphones out there, … Continue reading

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A review of Amazon’s enhanced audio/video Kindle books

I purchased one of Amazon’s enhanced Kindle books this morning–Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, because who doesn’t like video footage of cakes?–to see what it’s like to read an ebook with audio and video. Here are some cursory thoughts on the experience. … Continue reading

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Amazon launches enhanced Kindle books with audio and video

Amazon has just announced “Kindle Editions with Audio/Video,” which include related audio or video clips embedded directly in the file. For now, these enhanced editions are only available on Apple devices running the Kindle software–that means iPad, iPhone, and iPod … Continue reading

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