Archive for August 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader

John Gruber:

I think Amazon had this in the works for a long time — a web-based Kindle reader has been around for a while, and it makes sense to improve it in these ways. But surely Apple’s new App Store rules for paid content have motivated Amazon to push harder in this direction.

It’s a good start, although it doesn’t support collections or periodicals yet. With Kindle now fully protected against future App Store changes, there’s even less reason to by content from iBooks.

Update (2011-08-11): A JavaScript bookmarklet to make the text selectable in Safari.

Searching in Safari 5.1

Pierre Igot:

As you can see, you can choose between ”Contains” and “Starts With” and by default, the option selected is “Starts With.”

This menu and these options didn’t exist in Safari 5.0. It’s not exactly an obvious change, so I didn’t notice it.

I had also been caught by surprise at Safari being seemingly unable to find text within a Web page.

Update (2011-10-10): There’s a FindOnPageMatchesWordStartsOnly default.