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Amazon Releases Kindle Fire 3.1 Update. Lots of Cool Features
November 18, 2013 | 3:34 pm

kindle fire update 3.1Amazon has released Kindle Fire update 3.1 , which adds many new features, including GoodReads integration, which we knew was coming eventually, and the ability to "fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your TV." OS updates don't usually use that kind of whimsical language, so hooray for Amazon. Not being a Fire owner, I can't comment on how well the new or improved features work, but I can say it's a darned impressive changelog. Goodreads integration combines what Amazon emphasizes is the world’s largest e-reading community with the world’s largest community of book lovers. Second Screen lets you fling movies and...

Amazon Offering $40 Digital Credit With Purchase of Kindle Fire
November 12, 2013 | 10:44 am

kindle fireStill thinking about a new Kindle Fire but hesitant about the price? Amazon is offering a tempting deal until tomorrow. Buy any new Kindle Fire (including last year's model) and get a $40 credit toward digital content. That covers music, Amazon Instant Video, Kindle books or Amazon App Store apps. Here's the link with details. One thing to remember. The credit expires on March 31, 2014. There was also this item in the fine print The digital content promotional credit can only be used to redeem up to $25 off purchases of titles in the Kindle Book Store, Amazon Instant Video Store, Amazon...

Viz Manga Comes to a Kindle Near You
October 6, 2013 | 2:31 pm

I saw the story in Publisher’s Weekly, which was little more than the text of a press release. My first thought was “Cool! Manga on the Fire and Paperwhite.” Then I dug a little deeper and discovered the story wasn’t quite as impressive as it first seemed. Turns out that Viz manga were available on the Kindle Fire, using the Viz Media app, which is available in the Amazon app store. So it’s not quite as new and cool as it first sounded. But if you’re a manga fan, it’s still worth paying attention. Why? Because the Kindle versions are readable...

Kindle Fire Surpasses iPad for Children’s Reading
August 29, 2013 | 9:31 pm

According to a new report by Digital Book World and Play Collective (love that name!), kids who read digitally now do so more on Kindle Fires than iPads: 27 percent on the Fire vs. 20 percent on an iPad. That's a switch from eight months ago when it was 20 percent Fire, 22 percent iPad. Not surprisingly, there's also been an increase in the number of children who have access to tablets. About 84 percent of children who read digitally have access to a tablet, up from 72 percent in January. All figures are for the U.S. only. My kid is way beyond this...

The New York Times Now Available as a Kindle Fire App
July 12, 2013 | 1:37 pm

Kindle Fire AppLove The New York Times and want to read it on your Kindle Fire? Until this week, you had to settle for the Kindle edition, which gave you the articles but none of the multi-media content. No longer. Kindle Fire users can now run a New York Times app, with the features of the Android and iOS apps that have been available for a while now. The Next Web has a nice roundup of the features and a short interview with Paul Smurl, GM of Core Digital Products at The New York Times. We reviewed the New York Times app for Android and...

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 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...