If you enjoy reading Kindle-brand electronic books on your iPhone or iPad, you’ve surely had moments when the best idea seems to be just erasing all your ebooks. There’s something about the shoddy copy-editing and optical-character-recognition errors and lame single jpeg of cover art and terribly rendered illustrations that really puts a spotlight on the bad corporate non-fiction titles you’ve somehow spent $13 a piece to accumulate “in the cloud.” Wouldn’t it just be better if Kindle developed a “killer app” that would erase all of this garbage?
“In shipping the latest version, apparently the company’s QA testers somehow missed a bug that can delete your entire book collection from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Needless to say, user reviews on Apple’s App Store haven’t been kind after the issue was discovered,” the Verge reports this morning. “Amazon has since updated the Kindle app’s description with a warning urging iOS users to avoid hitting the update button.”
Well, at least the books you actually like are on your bookshelf and cannot be erased until the terrible fire that ends all things.
(If your ebooks are on a Kindle or an Android or a Nook or who knows what else, then you are stuck with your crappy management ebooks your boss encouraged you to read before a big meeting at which the crappy management book was never mentioned because there was another round of layoffs that day, sorry.)
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