Follow us on
Connect
More on TechnologyTell: Gadget News | Apple News

Posts tagged Kindle Fire

Rumor: Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Tablets Later This Fall
July 11, 2013 | 9:30 am

AmazonBy Hammad Saleem Today, we have something that many Kindle users will find interesting. Rumors are suggesting that Amazon is planning to introduce three new tablets this fall with a few major changes in terms of hardware and appearance. According to BGR’s sources, Amazon is working on introducing three new tablets — two 7-inch and one 8.9-inch — into the market that will launch by the end of this year. The first tablet will be a replacement for the current 7-inch Kindle Fire which is available for $159. Sources suggest that the device’s dimensions will stay the same, but will sport a...

How to stream Amazon Instant Videos on a Nexus 7 or other Android Tablet (video)
July 8, 2013 | 9:30 am

AmazonDan commented on my post last week about the Kindle Fire sale, asking if there really was no way to watch an Amazon Instant Video on an Android tablet (specifically a Nexus 7). I said "nope," but someone (Bree) reminded us that alternate browsers, like Dolphin, support Flash. So I went hunting. Good news: It can be done! The bare bones instructions are here, and you'll want to follow that link because it'll take you to the all-important Flash .apk file, which you'll need to download. So follow along, and I'll give you more details. Note that this method will not work with a Nook...

Canada: The Great White Shopping Hope?
July 6, 2013 | 2:20 pm

CanadaAfter years of neglect by major American retailers, Canada is finally seeing some love. The Star is reporting that Target is gearing up to open 20 more stores across Canada. And an email from Amazon.ca this morning informed me that Canadians can now purchase toys & games, furniture & decor, health & personal care and lawn & garden products. And the Kindle Fire! I have only visited one Canadian Target store and found it underwhelming; the selection and prices were not as good as those at Walmart, and I have not been back there since. But anything that increases competition is a good...

An Amazon 4th of July Sale on Kindle Accessories!
July 4, 2013 | 1:19 pm

AmazonBy Moe Zilla Promising “40% Off or More”, Amazon has just announced a special sale on Kindle accessories (and other electronics). They’ve discounted over 300 different accessories for their entire line of Kindles, including the black-and-white Kindle readers and the larger Kindle Fire tablets. And if you buy one of the qualifying accessories, Amazon will even throw in $2.00 of free music downloads. I was stunned when I found a precision-molded skin for my Kindle Touch marked down to only $3.37! (Normally Marware sells these “SportGrip” models for $19.99). Another $6.98 would be tacked on for “shipping and handling” — but fortunately, I’m an...

Kindle Fire Now on Sale, Starting at $169
July 1, 2013 | 12:37 pm

Kindle Fire Now on Sale, Starting at $169Hmm. Is Amazon reacting to the Nook HD price cuts? Looks possible, with their new Kindle Fire sale. (By the way, I love it when Amazon puts them on sale because I get to write "Fire sale." ;)) Ahem. Anyway. Obviously if you've been on the fence about a Fire, this is looks like a good time to buy. It's a nice color tablet, and if you're already invested in the Amazon infrastructure, this could be the tablet for you. There's no indication of how long the sale will last, but, if I had to guess I'd say probably until the...

A Conversation with Author Mercedes M. Yardley
June 5, 2013 | 5:30 pm

Mercedes YardleyMercedes Murdock Yardley has already released her first short story collection after a long series of short stories and articles in different anthologies and magazines, and has just completed her novel, Stormlight. I spoke to her about the continuing attractions of finding an established publisher, serializing a story on Twitter, and other topics. [[]] TeleRead: Are you still ready to go the established route of seeking a publisher rather than self-publish? What might sway you that way? Mercedes M. Yardley: There are a lot of pros and cons for going the traditional route of a publisher. There were a few things that spoke...

Amazon Coins Goes Live, a Digital Currency for the Amazon App Store and Kindle
May 13, 2013 | 3:51 pm

Amazon CoinsAmazon has just gone live with its own digital currency dubbed Amazon Coins. Announced in February 2013, Amazon Coins is described as a new way to buy Kindle Fire apps, games and in-app items from the Amazon App Store and on Kindle Fire. To kick off the launch of Coins, Amazon also announced that they are giving away 500 coins for free to existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S. Said free coins have a store value of $5, which will be deposited into your Amazon account today, assuming they're not there already. Not only is Amazon Coins a new...

Kindle Fire users: Check out your Amazon Coins!
May 13, 2013 | 10:00 am

When I stopped by Amazon this morning to check the Daily Deal, I saw something cool for you Kindle Fire owners. You've got free Amazon Coins! In case you missed the announcement of Coins earlier this year, they were supposed to start in May, and it looks like this announcement is the launch. What can you do with Coins? Buy Kindle Fire apps, games and in-app items at a discount. I dropped by the Coins page, and it looks like the discount ranges from four percent (if you buy 500 coins) to 10 percent (if you buy 5,000). 100 coins equals $1. Since I...

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day
May 7, 2013 | 12:00 pm

AmazonAs if to confirm a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet is in fact in the works and coming our way soon, Amazon has decided to slash the prices of the thing’s existent smaller siblings, namely the 7-inch Fire HDs. However, the promo likely has nothing to do with the alleged coming of the 10-incher, being instead a special, time-limited Mother’s Day offer. Well, who cares why is Amazon doing it, right? As long as they’re comfortable with shaving a cool $20 bucks off the slates’ prices, we’re comfortable with paying just $179 for the entry-level model. Be careful though, because the $20 discount applies only...

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On 10-Inch Kindle Fire With Impressive Display
May 6, 2013 | 9:02 pm

AmazonYou're familiar with the saying “Go big or go home?” Well, it doesn’t exactly apply to the tablet market nowadays, but the tide could turn soon enough. One of the biggest ongoing battles is for the small tab crown, with Google, Asus, Amazon, Apple, but also Acer fighting each other guns blazing. Meanwhile, the bigger throne remains in Cupertino, Calif., with only Samsung (timidly) trying to steal the 9.7-inch iPad’s thunder. However, if we are to trust newly emerged online reports, Amazon is planning to spread its Fire instead of cooling it down. The next generation of the company’s Kindle Fires will...

Amazon Appstore Expanding to Almost 200 Countries
April 17, 2013 | 3:17 pm

This story has been making the rounds of tech blogs today, and it's interesting to watch the reactions. First, the story: Amazon announced today that developers can now submit their apps for distribution in nearly 200 countries. As I've said before, I think competition is a good thing, and the more competition Google has with its apps, the better it is for consumers. Android phones are doing well in other countries, and it's a logical move for Amazon to tap into that market. So much for the story. Now for the interesting reactions: One of the Android blogs was quite lukewarm about it, and obviously...

Beyond a Digital Attic: How the DPLA can honor the Five Laws of Library Science
April 1, 2013 | 4:48 pm

This is the era of bits and bytes and multimedia and 3D printing, not just books and other texts. But Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science would still apply today in spirit even after more than eighty years. Educated originally as a mathematician, S.R. Ranganathan was a library-science genius who studied librarianship in Great Britain and worked as the librarian at the University of Madras. Accurately or not, he is said to have beaten out 900 competitors for the job. He peppered his writings with Indian philosophy, dressed Ghandi-simple, and avoided coffee and tea. His laws, spelled out in a 1931 book available from the Hathi Trust in full text, are: 1....