Updates for iPad ebook apps

Amazon's Kindle app for ipad has been updated
ebook retailers Amazon and Kobo have updated their respective ebook reader apps for Apple’s iPad, adding new functions to the popular ebook platforms.

Amazon’s Kindle app now offers a two-column layout when the iPad is used in landscape mode as well as what the online trailer terms ‘Book Extras’ such as detailed character lists and summaries.

Meanwhile Kobo has updated its app with the ability to annotate books and highlight favourite passages.

Both apps compete in the UK with Apple’s on iBooks offering and are available to download from iTunes