Amazon brought its Cloud Drive Photos app to the iPhone earlier this year. A major update to the app landed on Monday, adding iPad support to the photo viewing app.
Amazon today released a new commercial for theÂ 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX that pits the device against the iPad Air. Appleâ€™s no stranger to commercials that try to mock its products, but this one is different â€” along with the product, it also takes a dig at Appleâ€™s SVP of design Jony Ive.
Amazon released a promotional video on its Kindle YouTube channel that takes aim at the iPad and other similar tablets. Though the Kindle Paperwhite comparison is new, this is not Amazon’s first attempt to target the iPad. In an earlier video, the online retail giant pitted the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch againstÂ the iPad with Retina display.
iPad Air comes with a more power-efficient, brighter and less reflective Retina Display compared to the iPad 4, but Kindle Fire HDX still grabbed the top spot in a display shootout with the new iPad and Nexus 10, according to display experts at DisplayMate.
If you’ve bought an eBook published byÂ Macmillan,Â Penguin,Â Hachette,Â HarperCollins orÂ Simon & Schuster between April 1 2010 and May 21 2012 from a U.S. based digital store like iBooks Store, Kindle etc., then you’re likely to receive a $3 refund per eBook as a part of these publishers’ settlement in the eBook price fixing antitrust case.
Here’s some good news for developers, and ultimately to us as users of their apps.
Amazon has just announced the launch of a new service called Simple Notification Service (SNS) with Mobile Push. As the name suggests, SNS with Mobile Push will make it a lot easier for developers to add support for push notifications to iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.
The U.S. Department of Justice today submitted a proposed remedy for the e-book price fixing case, which found Apple guilty of â€śconspiringâ€ť with five publishers to raise the retail prices of e-books. Under the proposed solution, Apple will have to allow competing digital stores like Amazon to include links to their stores from within their iOS apps.
Appleâ€™s policies, which forbid an app to sell digital content without giving Apple its 30 percent cut, had forced Amazon to remove the ability to buy books from the Kindle iOS app. The rules even prohibit the company from showing an external link to a webpage that may allow users to buy Kindle books.