Amazon Brings Kindle App to the iPhone
Amazon has released a free application via the iPhone Apps Store that duplicates some of the functionality of its Kindle e-reader device. With the application, users will be able to search and shop for e-books, download them via PC or over the air, and sync between computers, Kindles, iPhones and iPod Touches. The software allows users to adjust the font and text size, add bookmarks, add notes, and Amazon allows users to read the first chapter of any book before they choose to buy it. Most books cost $10.
Amazon Prime Reading Lets Prime Subscribers Read for Free
Amazon today announced Prime Reading, a new benefit for subscribers of Amazon Prime that provides a selection of free books, magazines, and comics each month. Amazon says Prime Reading includes access to more than one thousand popular books, the latest magazines, and exclusive short content all presented within the Kindle app.
Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App
Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it.
Amazon Rolls Out New Appstore for Android Devices
Amazon has made available a new version of its Amazon Appstore mobile app for Android. Amazon says the Appstore has been rebuilt from the ground up with revised navigation tools.
Facebook's Messenger Kids App Reaches Amazon Devices
Facebook's messaging application for children, announced late last year, is now available from the Amazon App Store. The application can be installed and used on Amazon's Fire tablets.