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Briefly: Grovemade's metal iPhone docks, Kindle for iOS 4.4

updated 05:57 pm EDT, Tue July 29, 2014

Grovemade introduces limited edition metal iPhone docks

Accessories producer Grovemade has announced the introduction of a limited edition run of iPhone docks comprised of metal. Called the Black Dock, the new product is available with a solid steel or brass base, combined with an aluminium cap that is protected with a matte black coating. The Black Dock is designed for iPhone 5/5s/5c and the 4/4s, and weighs 3 pounds.

Since the Black Dock is only a limited run, there are 50 units with a brass base, 100 units of the silver steel base, and 100 units of the black steel base. Pricing for the black or silver base is set at $120, and the dock featuring brass is priced at $150.

Kindle for iOS updated, adds recent page syncing

Amazon's Kindle app for iOS has received an update, providing several customer-requested features pertaining to syncing and navigation. The Kindle app allows users to read content intended for the Kindle e-reader, and provides access to the Kindle Store. Kindle v4.4 offers the new ability to sync to the most recent page read; any books read on Kindle for iOS can now sync to the most recent page read across all Kindle devices and reading apps that are registered. Manual syncing is still available.

Kindle for iOS' new Placeholders feature allows users to navigate to other points in a book without losing their current place, by jumping directly to previous locations with "placeholders" on the progress bar. Other new additions include an exporting function for notes, and Wikipedia integration. Requiring iOS 6.0 or later and a Kindle Store account, Kindle for iOS is free to download.

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