Kindle Fire

CIRP Amazon Kindle report says: Hey, big (Kindle) spender

By libertyc
December 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

A report circulating at the moment, and being extensively quoted, from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), gives the research company’s lowdown on the status of the Kindle market, [...]

Amazon Releases Kindle Fire 3.1 Update. Lots of Cool Features

By libertyc
November 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon 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 [...]

Amazon Offering $40 Digital Credit With Purchase of Kindle Fire

By libertyc
November 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Still 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 [...]

Viz Manga Comes to a Kindle Near You

By libertyc
October 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Kindle Fire Surpasses iPad for Children's Reading

By libertyc
August 29, 2013 // 6 Comments

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 [...]

The New York Times Now Available as a Kindle Fire App

By libertyc
July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Love 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. [...]

How to stream Amazon Instant Videos on a Nexus 7 or other Android Tablet (video)

By libertyc
July 8, 2013 // 91 Comments

Dan 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 [...]

Canada: The Great White Shopping Hope?

By libertyc
July 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

After 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 [...]

Kindle Fire Now on Sale, Starting at $169

By libertyc
July 1, 2013 // 9 Comments

Hmm. 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 [...]

A Conversation with Author Mercedes M. Yardley

By libertyc
June 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mercedes 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 [...]

Amazon Coins Goes Live, a Digital Currency for the Amazon App Store and Kindle

By Arnold Zafra
May 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon 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 [...]

Kindle Fire users: Check out your Amazon Coins!

By libertyc
May 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

As 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 [...]

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On 10-Inch Kindle Fire With Impressive Display

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

You’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 [...]

Amazon Appstore Expanding to Almost 200 Countries

By libertyc
April 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

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