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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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Sneak preview of Kobo’s next iOS update!

Good news for readers who use Kobo’s iOS app. After my post last week where I criticized the most recent update for adding too many bells and whistles, Kobo got in touch to let me know that they’d heard similar … Continue reading

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One “feature” too many, and Kobo finally ruins its iOS app

I no longer enjoy launching the Kobo app on my iPhone or iPad. I stopped looking forward to interacting with it a few updates ago, and now I actually avoid it. This has been building for a while. A year … Continue reading

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Stanza updated! Now works on iOS 5

Clearly I was too pessimistic last week when I wrote about the death of Stanza, the ebook reader app that stopped working on Apple devices with the release of iOS 5. Earlier today an updated version of Stanza was released, … Continue reading

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How long before Amazon extends “Special Offers” to existing Kindle owners?

Unless the new ad-supported Kindle is rocking some sort of actual hardware widget that creates magical screensaver ads, the main difference between it and existing “normal” Kindles is probably at the operating system level. And if that’s the case, then … Continue reading

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Expect more educational Kindle apps soon, hints developer

AppleInsider wrote today that the developer for an iOS periodic table app was invited by Amazon to port it over to the Kindle platform: [The developer] contacted AppleInsider to note that Amazon had invited him via email to bring the … Continue reading

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Kindle 3.1 software update prevents jailbreaking

Update: The new jailbreak for 3.1 has already been released, so you can disregard the warning below. (Thanks to Jordi for the tip!) Original post: If you wanted to use custom fonts or screensaver images on your Kindle but haven’t … Continue reading

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We’re doing just fine, says Kobo to its Borders customers

If you own a Kobo, don’t worry about what’s going to happen to your ebooks, Kobo announced yesterday in a blog post. Kobo handles all ebook sales for Borders, not the other way around, so no matter what happens to … Continue reading

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