In a blast of announcements, Amazon has just announced three new Fire tablets as well as a new Kindle e-reader. For its late 2014 line-up, Amazon has announced a pair of new budget Fire tablets, a revamped Fire HDX 8.9 and a Fire HD Kids Edition. Additionally, all of the new Fire tablets run on ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with ... Read More »
While Amazon doesn’t release exact sales figures on their devices, rumors have suggested that their first foray into the phone market has failed to catch on with consumers, only selling 35,000 units in their first month based on data analysis by Chitika and comScore.
Today’s move certainly lends credence to those rumors, as Read More »
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Amazon took a bold approach with its first smartphone, the Fire phone. At best, you could say Amazon tried to focus on features instead of specs, bringing forward a handful of new ways to interact with your phone and the world around you. At worst, the phone was one big gimmick being sold ... Read More »
Recent rumors suggested that Google was nearing a deal to add video game streaming service Twitch to its list of acquisitions, but now it appears as though that deal won’t be happening.
Amazon has announced its own mobile card scanner known as Amazon Local Register. Amazon Local Register is a direct competitor to Square and its mobile card reader. In most ways, Amazon Local Register functions in the same way as Square, even using a similar design that plugs into a headphone jack. But Amazon has given ... Read More »
Amazon has launched Kindle Unlimited, its subscription e-reading service that allows a user to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a library of e-books and audiobooks. The cost is $9.99 per month and the service includes popular titles such as the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings series ... Read More »
We have seen some amazing stuff come from Google X. I think self-driving cars may be my favorite (though as a car guy, I’d never own one), but there have been other achievements as well. Google Glass is one that graduated to a product that’s currently being sold in a sort of ... Read More »
You’ve probably heard of Apple’s trouble with App Store billing. Kids have purchased hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of apps and in-app purchases trying to play those pesky pay-to-play games. This resulted in the FTC forcing Apple into making some changes to the billing process, making it more resistant to unauthorized purchases.
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Amazon’s got an event coming up tomorrow and it’s widely believed that it’ll be announcing the first Amazon smartphone. This smartphone is said to feature four front-facing cameras that will track the user’s movement for a 3D UI effect. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, however, it could be that not everyone ... Read More »