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Interesting discovery about the Kindle for iOS app
August 5, 2014 | 3:08 pm

No link to Amazon in Kindle appObviously, I'm aware of the lack of a Kindle Store button in my Kindle for iOS app. However, I recently discovered the hoops Amazon is jumping through to avoid the possibility of paying the in-app purchase fee to Apple. I was re-reading the fantastic book, [easyazon-link asin="0385528752" locale="us"]Switch[/easyazon-link] by Chip and Dan Heath (highly recommended), and they referenced another book which sounded interesting. I knew I'd not be able to look it up directly in the iPad app, but I thought I could sneak around the restrictions by highlighting the text and bringing up the Google search function in the app. Aha!...

Kindle for iOS Updated with Collections (Sort Of)
September 18, 2013 | 4:03 pm

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 on people's wish list for the Kindle apps, and my first thought was "Hooray! Finally!" Now I've updated the app and played around with them for a bit, and they aren't quite what I was hoping for. Yes, there are Collections. And yes, they do import Collections you've created...

Kindle for iOS Updated with More Accessibility Features
May 2, 2013 | 11:37 am

Kindle for iOSKindle for iOS received a major update yesterday, allowing it to work with the VoiceOver features of the iPhone and iPad. This is a good thing for the blind and visually impaired. It also has application for sighted readers who don’t mind computer text-to-speech voices and want to listen to their books on the go. I tested it out for a bit. VoiceOver takes some getting used to, if you’ve never used it. I had to relearn most of the ways I interact with my iPad, but I finally figured it out well enough to get my Kindle app reading to me. If you’ve ever used...

Morning Links — No E-Book Lending for the Netherlands!
February 28, 2013 | 9:00 am

e-booksNetherlands: Government Report Says Dutch Libraries Can't Lend Ebooks (Info Docket) Avoiding Ebook Casualties: The Importance of Quality Assurance (Digital Book World) Bug in Kindle Update for iOS Deletes Users' Entire Library (TechCrunch) Why B&N Should Abandon Hardware (Tools of Change) The Trouble With Finding Books Online - And a Few Solutions (Forbes) Kindle Daily Deals: Guilt By Degrees by Marcia Clark (and 3 others)...

Don’t upgrade your Kindle for iOS app!
February 27, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Kindle for iOSIf you're like me, you keep a close eye on your app updates on your iDevice. This morning, as I was leaving the house for an early morning meeting, I noticed an app update available. Good thing I always check what's new before updating. This was the first time I've ever seen this message: Note: There is a known issue with this update. If you are an existing Kindle for iOS user, we recommend you do not install this update at this time. Reports around the Web talk about people losing their books on their device, especially samples, because the app forces...