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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, July 30, 2010
News Categories: Apps + Games, Other

Amazon has released an update to its Kindle app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad adding an in-app dictionary, book searching, and iOS 4 improvements. Kindle 2.2 now provides the ability to instantly lookup selected words in a 250,000-entry built-in dictionary as well as searching for words on Google and Wikipedia from within the app. The update also brings the ability to search inside books to the iPad and improves the in-book search introduced to the iPhone and iPod touch in the previous update. The latest version also brings iOS 4 Fast App Switching on multitasking-capable devices and other iOS 4 related bug fixes. Kindle is available from the App Store as a free download.

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This is the final straw to go fully kindle!!!! iBooks be damned.

Posted by rajiv on July 30, 2010 at 7:40 AM (PDT)


Yet they continue to ignore the most obvious and useful update - allowing users to add their own unprotected books.

Posted by Dale on July 30, 2010 at 8:22 AM (PDT)


This is why I use the Kindle app and Stanza. Kindle for their books, and Stanza for Barnes and Noble DRM-stripped ePub books. (Since the B&N reader is horrible and annoying)

And if you want unprotected books, there are already a few options…Stanza for one.

Posted by Daniel S. on July 30, 2010 at 9:27 AM (PDT)


Funny, I’ve been able to add unprotected books to my Kindle 2 and even as far back as my Kindle 1.  Do you even own a Kindle??

Posted by Swampthing on July 31, 2010 at 3:47 PM (PDT)


Swampthing (#4): I think Dale (#2) is referring to the Kindle App for iOS devices, which is conspicuously missing this feature—a omission all the more puzzling considering that the hardware devices do in fact do this.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on August 1, 2010 at 10:11 AM (PDT)

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