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Amazon today updated its Kindle for iOS app to version 3.5, adding X-Ray for books. With X-Ray, users can see detailed information on plot ideas, characters, and locations within novels.

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From the app description:
X-Ray for Books - see the "bones of the book." X-Ray helps you learn more about notable characters, places, and phrases with descriptions from Shelfari.com and Wikipedia.
X-Ray, which is a major selling point of Amazon's own Kindle devices, was previously introduced as a textbook-only feature with the 3.4 update for Kindle for iOS.

The feature is backed by Wikipedia and Shelfari, which is described as Amazon's community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. iOS 5 is required for the 3.5 update, which can be downloaded from the App Store.

Article Link: Amazon Adds X-Ray Searches with New Kindle for iOS Update
 

ck2875

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Meet X-Ray for Kindle, we've taken the annoying co-worker that always manages to spoil parts of the Game of Thrones you haven't made it to yet and put it in our app.
 
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MJedi

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I've used it on my Kindle Paperwhite to look up information on a character when he/she was introduced many pages ago in a book. It's useful for me because I tend to forget who a character is when he/she re-appears in the story.

That said, I prefer reading on the Kindle Paperwhite. But, it's nice that the Kindle app has this feature as well.
 
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qtx43

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Is this just Amazon's interface for their search function? I don't get it.
 
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