Kindle for iPhone

The best e-book app on iPad? Kindle, says one blogger

By Chris Meadows
August 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

For years now, Apple has enforced a click-through requirement on e-book apps on the iPad—they can’t sell the books directly from their app without giving Apple a cut, so they have to send them to the Safari browser to make the purchase, then back to the app. So why is it that Amazon is the only [...]

Pocket-sized screens are in again: The rise of smartphone e-reading

By Chris Meadows
August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Everything old is new again. Jennifer Maloney at the Wall Street Journal has just noticed that more and more people seem to like reading on little tiny pocket-sized devices. Of course, those devices are now smartphones rather than Palm Pilots or iPod Touches, but the principle remains the same. A [...]

Kindle for iOS Updated!

By Joanna Cabot
July 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Multiple news sources are reporting a Kindle for iOS update today. It sounds like they have added some welcome new features, including: – The default syncing option is now to the most recent page read, not the latest-in-the-book page read. This means that people like me who use the index [...]

Kindle for iOS Updated with Collections (Sort Of)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 18, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’ve been updating apps all day in preparation for an upgrade to iOS 7 (as soon as I can get onto the swamped server). I was delighted to read the changelog for the new Kindle for iOS app and see that we’re finally getting Collections. I can’t think of another feature I see more [...]

Kindle app for Windows 8 does not read user-generated content…yet

By Chris Meadows
July 12, 2013 // 4 Comments

The Kindle e-reader client for Windows 8 does not support loading user-created MOBI format content. Writer Patricia “Pooks” Burroughs discovered this recently, and when she contacted Amazon to inquire about it she received an email from Amazon support saying simply that Kindle for Windows 8 did [...]

Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Store web app for iPad

By Chris Meadows
January 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Business Insider reports on Amazon’s new HTML5 iPad web app store, Accessible from the “Kindle Store” section of Amazon’s website (if you’re browsing from Mobile Safari on the iPad), tapping the bookmark icon and choosing “Add to Home Screen” adds a slick-looking “Kindle Store” [...]

Kindle app update brings PDF, periodicals to iOS devices

By Chris Meadows
December 24, 2011 // 2 Comments

This past week, the Kindle iOS app received an update. We did mention it when it happened, but I think a couple of the features in that update are important enough to go into in detail. First of all, the software can now read PDF files. I tried it out with a TV manual downloaded from the website of [...]

Kindle app updated: store is out, magazines and newspapers are in

By Chris Walters
July 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

After several days of seeing ebookseller apps undergoing store-ectomies, pretty much all that was left as of this morning was Amazon’s Kindle app and Barnes & Noble’s Nook app. Now Amazon has released an update that removes its own store link. But this side-step of Apple’s [...]

Apple bringing media apps into compliance with in-app purchase guidelines

By Chris Meadows
July 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

Although the deadline for iPhone apps to be brought in line with Apple’s new in-app purchase rules recently passed, InfoWorld reports that Apple is still quietly working with developers to bring apps into compliance before the company begins enforcing the restrictions. Under the current form of [...]

iBooks fails to set e-book world on fire

By Chris Meadows
April 26, 2011 // 15 Comments

If the iPad was supposed to be a magic bullet for e-books, why hasn’t iBooks made more of a splash in the e-book market? Jason Bennett asks the question in an entry on Melville House Publishing’s blog, pointing to the much higher Kindle (24%) than iPad 1 (13%) ownership among those waiting in [...]

Windows/iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Nook Reader

By Chris Meadows
March 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

Since posting my review of Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series, I have been moved to go back and reread the entire thing, including the latest book that was released only recently. And a couple months ago I had purchased a $20 Groupon to Barnes & Noble, which was only good through April. So it [...]

More rumors suggest free Kindles for Prime subscribers may be in the offing

By Chris Meadows
March 9, 2011 // 9 Comments

More rumors are flying around about Amazon giving away Kindle e-readers for free, probably to Prime members. This time CNET’s Crave blog picks up on it. Though it doesn’t mention the price point chart I brought up a few days ago, it does link to a GeekWire interview with a venture capitalist [...]

Is Kindle for the Web Amazon’s answer to in-app purchase restrictions?

By Chris Meadows
February 24, 2011 // 3 Comments

Fortune reports Merril Lynch analysts believe that Apple’s new in-app purchase policy could cost Amazon $80 to $160 million per year in lost revenue from Kindle sales. However, on his blog “@chuckdude,” Chuck Toporek writes about why he thinks Amazon isn’t worried over the matter of [...]

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