Kindle app

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Use Night Mode in the Kindle App

By Joanna Cabot
June 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Most people know that one of the benefits of eBook reading is being able to adjust the size and font of the words. No more being constrained by the availability of large-print books! You can make the text as large as you want, to help you see. What many people might not realize, though, is that the [...]

How badly coded is the Amazon Kindle Android app?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 6, 2015 // 5 Comments

Major tech companies sometimes have a surprising habit of rolling out sub-optimal products in what are supposed to be their core competence areas. For example, Google’s Chrome browser for Android gets some indifferent assessments at times over issues like speed and cache bloat, and this is [...]

Kindle X-Ray finally makes it to Kindle Android client – but is it worth it?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Android apps have been going through a slew of upgrades and retoolings since the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and now it's the turn of the Amazon Kindle app, which has just updated to version 4.8.0. As per the Google Play Store blur, this brings, for the first time, Amazon's Kindle X-Ray functionality "for Books and Textbooks to look up places, characters and terms," as well as "push notifications from Kindle," "improved library search," "flashcard sets to review textbook material," and the usual "experience improvements and bug fixes." [...]

Kindle for Android finally adds font choices

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 18, 2014 // 8 Comments

One of the first articles I wrote for TeleRead was a comparison of Kindle for Android and Kindle for iOS. In that article, written in January of 2013, I discussed the various ways the Android app lagged behind the iOS app. To refresh your memory, there were three areas: Other than the “Send [...]

Thank you, Amazon For Making Book Buying Easy

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

Amazon, my iPhone and the easy integration between the two made a huge difference in my life yesterday. I was running errands and stopped at the bank. When I finished depositing checks, my truck wouldn’t start. Thus began the adventure which started with a jump, moved to a tow and ended with [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

Why I'm giving up on the iBooks App

By libertyc
January 31, 2013 // 20 Comments

This has been a year of tech experimentation for me. I gave up my clunky-but-serviceable Kindle Touch in favor of a slick, front-lit Kobo. I relegated my iPad 2 to work functions, and picked up a more ergonomic iPad Mini for home use. And I experimented with various apps in search of a perfect [...]

San Francisco Public Library Stands Up to the Big Six Bullies

By libertyc
September 9, 2012 // 2 Comments

I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly proud I felt of my native San Francisco after stumbling across a San Francisco Chronicle article from mid-August titled “Libraries to try buying e-books directly.” If you’re not familiar with the struggles public libraries [...]

Review: Kindle for Android

By libertyc
August 28, 2012 // 5 Comments

By Jon Jermey Wouldn’t it be ironic if, after all the hype surrounding the launch of the Kindle e-reader, Amazon ended up making more money via their free reading software on other platforms? After all, we have the Kindle Cloud Reader as a browser extension for Chrome, Safari and Firefox, the [...]

The TeleRead Review: Visual Land Prestige 10 Internet Tablet

By libertyc
August 25, 2012 // 22 Comments

The TeleRead Review: Visual Land Prestige 10 Internet Tablet By Howard Whitman I’ll freely admit that when it comes to tablets, I’m more familiar with the kind The Flintstones wrote on than the newfangled, touchscreen, sorta-computer-thingy ones. Yep, I’m a technology curmudgeon—a man who [...]

More free Kindle apps from Ereadplus

By libertyc
October 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

We previously reported on Ereadplus’ free Kindle apps.  Well, I just got an email from Steve Coleman saying that some new ones have been added: EReadPlus.com have issued now less than 3 more free apps today, specifically designed for Kindle and other e-readers . We’ve got a great [...]

Kindle apps for the PC and Mac now support Japanese language

By libertyc
May 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

By Stephen WindwalkerOriginally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 5.31.2010 Potentially big news for international readers here. Although Amazon has yet to make an announcement about it, the Kindle for PC and Kindle for Mac apps now render the Japanese language and alphabet. And thanks to an email that [...]

Kindle app coming to Android, will allow in-app book purchases

By libertyc
May 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch reports that a Kindle app is coming to Android devices sometime this summer. It will require version 1.6 or later and an SD card, and will offer many of the same features as the other Kindle apps—instant download of books and free samples from Amazon as long as you have a working net [...]

Kindle iPad App available in the App Store

By libertyc
April 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

The app became available last night. According to the description, these are the additional iPad features: New beautiful user interface tailored to the size, look and feel of the iPad New Home library view with pinch, zoom and scrolling support New page turning animation that replicates the look of [...]

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