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 for ... 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 »
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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 “public ... 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 »
In accord with recent rumors, Amazon has now launched its Prime Music streaming service. Prime Music is Amazon’s entrance into the world of music streaming, and takes the focus from the individual tracks and shifts it to curated playlists, much like Songza. However, with Amazon Music allows you to play individual tracks and albums along with ... Read More »
Amazon introduced their Whispersync for Voice service in 2012, which allows for seamless syncing between books read on Kindle and listened to on the Audible app. Today they have brought that same functionality to the Kindle app.
If you aren’t familiar with the service, for $1-$4 you can upgrade a Kindle book purchase to include ... Read More »
Amazon is holding an event in Seattle on June 18, and we just might already know what will be announced. Of course, Amazon won’t say a word, but the company did release a teaser video of people reacting to the device. From their reactions, we’re getting a bit excited about it, but we’ll have to wait and ... Read More »