Tips for Reading with Kindle on iPad

In a previous post I wrote about how to install the Kindle App for iPad and explained how to download Kindle books through the Cloud and onto your device.


Since then, the Kindle App for iPad has been updated with a slightly different layout and now offers some new features.

Whether you are preparing to go on vacation, commuting to work or planning to read books at home, I’m sure you will find the following tips about Kindle for iPad very useful. Let’s

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What’s on your iPad Air?

Back in 2001 Apple introduced the iPod with the slogan “1,000 songs in your pocket”. Since then journalists and bloggers have been asking famous (and not so famous) people “What’s on your iPod?”

From music to videos, people would show their iPod content which would in turn be a non-traditional way of taking an X-Ray or disclosing their personality and tastes.


In 2010, Apple introduced the first iPad and by then the question mutated to “What’s on your iPad?”. Given the tablet’s capabilities for Apps, music, videos, video-conferencing, photos, Internet browsing, e-books, file sharing and more, we could say the same question becomes more powerful and meaningful.

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iBooks how to

I love reading fiction and non-fiction books. Unfortunately I do not have as much time to read as I would like and I end up reading a lot more while on vacation.

I recently took some time off and went on vacation. You may have noticed that I have been posting less often to the blog the past few weeks but now I am back. I feel renewed, with more energy and new ideas to keep contributing!


When I was preparing for my trip, one thing I thought about was which books to pack and take with me. After thinking it over, I decided to pack one pocket book and of course, the iPad.

On my iPad I have the iBooks App which is loaded with several books. Even if I change my mind about what I want to read and do not have it on my iPad, the good news is that as long as I have an Internet connection, I can download new books in a matter of minutes.

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PDF files on iBooks

One thing I get asked frequently is how to open PDF files on iBooks.

What is a PDF file? PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a readable file format that cannot be modified, unless you have a special program to do so.


We see PDF files on a daily basis. For example, when we make a donation, we often receive a tax receipt by email as a PDF file. We may also receive invoices or event announcements as PDF files.

Many sample book chapters also come as PDF files

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