Watch Out For Scammers in Amazon’s Kindle eBook Store

| Apr 27 | 2 Comments

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Crooks always seem to find new ways to use technology to their advantage and scam people out of their money. Unfortunately for us ebook readers, Internet scammers’ latest trick is to embed hyperlinks in ebooks that direct readers to malicious websites. One of the cool features of ebooks is that hyperlinks can be embedded directly into the text for readers looking for more information. So […]

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Amazon to Allow Kindle eBooks to be Checked Out of Local Libraries

| Apr 20 | 0 Comments

In a move guaranteed to make their customers giddy, Amazon has announced that they will soon allow Kindle ebooks to be borrowed from over 11,000 local libraries in the United States. The new feature is called Kindle Library Lending and it will be available on all generations of Kindles and Kindle reading apps (Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone). Amazon […]

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Amazon Releases Cheaper Kindle With On-Screen Ads

| Apr 12 | 1 Comment

Are you willing to put up with ads on your Kindle? Amazon is betting that readers will be willing to trade on-screen Kindle ads in order to save $25. Yesterday, they introduced a $114 Wi-Fi only Kindle with “special offers and sponsored screensavers.” Kindle with Special Offers is available for pre-order now and will begin shipping on May 3. “We’re working hard to make sure […]

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Kindle New York Times Subscribers Also Get Free Website Access

| Mar 29 | 0 Comments

The New York Times paywall went up yesterday, meaning users now have to pay for access to their website. However, if you’ve already purchased a NYT subscription on your Kindle, you will not have to pay extra to view NYTimes.com. Amazon announced yesterday that the $20/month fee to read the NYT on the Kindle will also include unlimited website access. In a statement, they said: […]

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Kindle Now Supports Wireless Delivery of Audible.com Audiobooks

| Mar 29 | 0 Comments

Did you know that you can listen to audiobooks on your Kindle? I’ve never tried it, but apparently you can download audiobooks from Audible.com and then transfer them to your Kindle via USB. And now owners of the latest generation Kindle don’t even need the USB. Amazon recently announced that Kindle users can download Audible.com audiobooks over Wi-Fi. Amazon says: Now hear this! We’re thrilled […]

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Amazon Attempts to Shut Down eBook Lending Services

| Mar 22 | 1 Comment

Remember those ebook sharing sites that popped up after Amazon added a lending feature to its Kindle ereader? The websites are popular among Kindle users because they allow them to connect and swap books with each other. Well, it was fun while it lasted. Amazon is now attempting to shut these sites down by revoking their access to Amazon’s database. The Lendle ebook sharing service […]

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Amazon Explains Kindle’s Real Page Numbers

| Mar 18 | 3 Comments

Amazon’s latest update to its Kindle 3 is the addition of “real” page numbers. For the first time, certain Kindle ebooks have page numbers that correspond to the page numbers in print editions. It may sound like a small thing, but to many Kindle users it’s huge. Not only does it give readers a sense of the book’s length, it also makes Kindle books easier […]

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Apple Launches App Store Subscription Plan

| Feb 15 | 0 Comments

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We told you a few weeks ago that Apple is tightening control over apps in their App Store that sell digital content. Today, Apple finally announced the details of its new subscription plan for content-based apps, including those that sell ebooks, magazines, and newspapers. The plan requires that these apps, such as Amazon’s Kindle app, sell content via Apple (at a 30% commission) in addition […]

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Kindle, Skype and Time Coming to TouchPad

| Feb 10 | 1 Comment

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Well I just did a report about HP’s new TouchPad and it turns out that’s not the only thing they’ve got up their sleeves these days. Downloadsquad.com reports that, in addition to that nifty piece of hardware, the company has some apps to show off as well. First up, the new TouchPad will get an official Amazon Kindle application. And like all other Kindle apps, […]

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Amazon Adding Real Page Numbers to Kindle Books

| Feb 8 | 1 Comment

Kindle users are rejoicing over the news that Amazon is adding real page numbers to Kindle books that will correspond to the page numbers in print editions. It may sound like a small thing, but Kindle users have been clamoring for this feature for a while now. Not only will it give users a sense of the book’s length, it will also make Kindle books […]

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