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Why iBooks and Kindle app should look at Stanza.

The iPad has a big black border around the screen to hold it. A book has the same border on the pages.
However, dear people of Apple and Amazon, trying to duplicate the book pages exactly is a total waste of screen estate. We do not need a border within a border for our eBooks!

Have a look at Stanza who understands this. Maybe it is the way ePub books are generated, I don't know, but there is absolutely no use in having so much dead space around the text.

Kindle iPhone georestrictions fail

I downloaded the Kindle iPhone app from the (US) appstore and logged on with it.
Then I went through the cumbersome process of selecting a book an buying it (the app needs in-app buying of books!).
After going through all the steps, and after choosing the iPhone as device to send the book to, I get the following geographical restriction error.
Screw you, amazon. And screw all these region specific limitations. This is the internet! (this goes out to you too, Hulu and Apple)