What makes this screen shield different from the rest? It’s manufactured to prevent fingerprints, hence the oleophobic in the name. TheHiShop’s Oleophobic Protective Screen is a protective shield for the iPod Touch 4th generation that claims to protect against smudges better than other films and provide the best screen definition.
At the Amazon annual shareholder meeting yesterday, CEO Jeff Bezos said that the Kindle targets "serious readers," while the iPad targets a broader range of users. Bezos later added that 90 percent of households are not serious reading households. This begs the question, is 10 percent of households a big enough audience for a specialized device to a company as large as Amazon? Also, does this explain why Amazon has declined to state sales numbers for the Kindle?
In a post detailing its plans for upcoming Kindle apps, Amazon announced that they are working on a version for the iPad. The iPad app is set to feature their Whispersync technology, which allows users to sync bookmarks, notes, and last position from one device to another, meaning you can read one page on the Kindle and pick up where you left off on an iPad. Users will also be able to browse and purchase eBooks from Amazon's library of 450,000 books directly from the iPad, and any purchase will automatically be available on the user's Kindle.
Amazon has stated that they will not be releasing the iPad app until it's been fully tested on an actual iPad — the simulator — which comes out April 3.
Although Apple's new iPad ad didn't show off any new features, several eagle-eyed viewers have managed to spot some interesting items. According to 9 to 5 Mac, iBookstore pricing seems to have fallen below Kindle's pricing. A listed Ted Kennedy memoir, "True Compass", retailed for $14.95 for the iPad version (the hardcover goes for $23 while the black and white Kindle version sells for $19.25.
Apple is billing the iPad as their answer to the netbook in many ways, but Amazon's Kindle is sure to take a big hit from the upcoming Apple tablet. Currently, the Kindle has control of around 90% of ebook sales in the world right now, but that may drop all the way to 35% five years of the iPad being on the market.
Amazon.com has announced that they are launching a new online Kindle eBook store optimized for the iPhone's Mobile Safari browser. The new store can be accessed by tapping the "Get Books" button in the Kindle for iPhone [Free] app, which will then launch the store in Safari. According to VP of Amazon Kindle, Ian Freed, the ability to access the store on the iPhone has been a popular request from users of the app.
Amazon today released Kindle for iPhone [App Store], a free application which allows iPhone owners to download and read books from the Amazon Kindle Store. The app provides access to all books purchased through the store as well as a reader complete with bookmarking and variable text sizes. Books and other Kindle-based products are purchased through the Kindle Store on Amazon.com which are then automatically downloaded to the iPhone app. The app does not provide direct access to the store, so books must be browsed and purchased through Amazon's website.