February 9, 2011
Amazon Releases Kindle Software Update
Online retail giant Amazon released a preview of a software update for its Kindle e-reader that puts page numbers on digital books that match actual page markers on their printed counterparts.
"Rather than add page numbers that don't correspond to print books, which is how page numbers have been added to e-books in the past, we're adding real page numbers that correspond directly to a book's print edition," Amazon told AFP.
The update helps Kindle readers stay on the same page with print readers, which will allow them to share book and page notes more easily.
Amazon is also upgrading the Kindle layout for digital magazines and newspapers. The preview of its software update was available Monday at Amazon.com. A final version of the update will be available automatically which Amazon will send out to Kindles when the time arrives.
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