Kindle – a convenient, portable reading device that can wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers – has recently teamed with Apple to develop a Kindle for iPhone book-reader.
With the Kindle App, you do have to sign up with Amazon and register for the service – but more than likely, you’re already connected to Amazon.com from buying goods from their (well-priced) online store.
Once registered, you can download books straight to your iPhone. Saving you extra-costs of the hardcopies, Amazon offers a handful of free books, with popular titles starting at $9.99 – about half the price of the bookstore. You can download a load of them and store them for later – perfect if you’re planning a trip and want plenty of reading material to choose from.
One qualm is that currently, iPhone doesn’t support magazine and newspaper content like Kindle does – although that’s not to say it isn’t soon on its way.
Once downloaded, reading is a breeze. Sure, your Mac device is quite small (comparably to Kindle) – but the font can be adjusted to five different sizes. Turning the page is as easy as swiping your finger across the screen; something you’re undoubtedly used to on your device.
For iPhone users who aren’t keen on shelling out the cash for a Kindle, this free App from Amazon is a great alternative.
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