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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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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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Next up for Kindle: Android devices

So far we’ve got access to the Amazon Kindle ecosystem on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Windows PCs, Blackberry devices, and naturally Kindles. Next up appears to be devices running Android, the operating system Google developed mainly for smartphones, although … Continue reading

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Why you can't shop within the Kindle iPhone app

The next time you go to buy a Kindle book on your iPhone and get frustrated that it has to close the app and open the browser to go to Amazon, blame Apple. Or blame Amazon–it’s really a business decision … Continue reading

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How to save excerpts from Kindle ebooks using your iPhone

You can use your iPhone, the web service Pixelpipe, and Google Docs to create editable excerpts when reading ebooks on your Kindle app. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Put the Kindle app on your iPhone even if you're not in the United States

Wired’s Gadget Lab has figured out how you can install the Amazon Kindle app on your iPhone or iPod Touch even if you don’t live in the U.S. Continue reading

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