Unfortunately, Apple's stringent App Store rules against apps that compete with iBooks mean you'll still need to buy books through Amazon's Web site instead of from a dedicated e-book store within the Kindle app. Luckily, the process is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and … Read more
CNET's Eric Franklin recently reviewed Google's new Nexus 7 tablet and had some pretty nice things to say about it.
"Pound for pound, the Nexus 7 is the best small tablet you can buy," he said in his intro while reiterating that point in his bottom line: "Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get." Oh, and by the way, since it's is a Google-branded tablet, it will always see the latest version of Android before any other tablet.
Game, set, and match for … Read more
The recurring character of several books by the late Kurt Vonnegut will be able to live on in stories written by fans for Amazon's Kindle Worlds shop. The e-retailer Thursday said it secured a license from RosettaBooks for fan fiction based on Vonnegut's works, with submissions opening this month.
In the news world, a one-on-one, exclusive, extensive interview with the president of the United States is about as big as it gets.
The latest outlet to score such a isn't a new organization at all -- or at least, not really.
Linked to President Barack Obama's visit to an Amazon fulfillment center in Tennessee Tuesday, the e-commerce giant will conduct an interview with the president for its new Kindle Singles Interview series, which publishes long-form interviews with iconic figures and world leaders in the mini e-book section of its Kindle store.
Amazon has long been transforming into … Read more
Amazon's next-generation Kindle tablets will easily outrace the current models, according to Boy Genius Report.
Citing information from "multiple trusted sources," BGR cited pre-launch benchmark tests that measured the new lineup's performance as three times faster than that of the existing editions. Assuming the sources are on the money, Amazon is due to release three new Kindle tablets this fall.
Equipped with a 1,920x1,200-pixel display, the new 7-inch Kindle Fire will be outfitted with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, potentially revved up to around 2GHz.… Read more
Google Glass may be in the spotlight for its efforts to fend off smut, but Amazon's next Kindle venture is taking a page out of Playboy. But before you get too excited, it's not one of the pages with pictures.
Amazon on Thursday unveiled a series of long-form interviews for the mini e-book section of its Kindle store, Kindle Singles. "The Kindle Singles Interview," as the series is called, will be extended interviews with iconic figures and world leaders.
Tablets are so cheap these days.
"HOW CHEAP ARE THEY?!"
Tablets are so cheap these days, while supplies last, Staples is offering $30 off any tablet when you apply coupon code 41178 at checkout. That means you can get the current-generation Amazon Kindle Fire with Special Offers for $99 shipped (plus tax). It's already on sale for $129; the extra coupon drops it to two figures.
You probably don't need me to tell you much about the Kindle Fire, but I'll share a few thoughts anyway. It weighs just under a pound and measures 7.… Read more
Apple's iPad continues to surpass the competition in Web traffic.
Among all tablets in the U.S. and Canada, the iPad scooped up an 84.3 percent chunk of online trafficduring June in the U.S. and Canada, Chitika reported on Tuesday. That percentage is based on the number of ad impressions seen by the advertising and Web analytics firm from June 15 to 21. That data is extrapolated to provide an estimate for the entire month.
The iPad's share represented a two percentage point gain from May and marked its highest number since the start of … Read more
Private social network Path is branching out with its first application release for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.
The new application, developed in conjunction with Amazon, landed on the Android-forked platform Thursday and is compatible with Kindle Fire HD 7, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 WiFi, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE models, the company said.
Three-year-old Path specializes in letting members share private moments with their closest friends. The application is said to have more than 12 million registered users.
"Making Path available for Kindle is a goal our Android team has worked tirelessly and excitedly … Read more
Are you really going to take your tablet to the pool? The beach? The campground? Nah, for times like those, you want a simple e-reader, something that lets you read to your heart's content without all the typical tablet-powered distractions (I'm looking at you, Limbo).
And why not keep a dedicated e-reader in your beach bag when you can score a great one for just $50? Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch for $49.99, shipped (plus sales tax). It's new, not refurbished, and normally priced at $… Read more