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Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated

April 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, ipad app, iPhone app, Kindle → 2 Comments

kindle itunes logoAmazon rolled out a minor update today for the Kindle app for iOS, adding a couple minor tweaks which readers will appreciate.

Neither of the improvements today are a major change, and they won’t be available for all ebooks, but it will still be nice to have them.
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Amazon to Retire Kindle Cloud Storage, Shift Your Docs to Amazon Cloud Drive

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Cloud Storage, Kindle, Kindle Cloud → 3 Comments

For amazoncloud[1]the past two plus years Amazon has offered Kindle users 5GB of cloud storage for their personal files. This space was in addition to and completely separate from any other storage space users might have on Amazon’s servers, and readers could use it to store the personal ebooks that they were reading on their Kindle ebook readers and apps.
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Kindle for Android Updated

March 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, Kindle, software news → 7 Comments

kindle itunes logoAmazon issued an update today for the Kindle Android app.  The update doesn’t add any major new features, but according to the changelog it does offer a few useful refinements.

The update adds faster cover loading and it reportedly also fixed the sensitivity issue that some have experienced when using the volume buttons as page turn buttons. According to the changelog readers also have greater font choices, which strange because I can’t seem to find any options for font choices.
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Amazon Rolls out an Update for the Original Kindle Paperwhite

March 6th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Kindle, software news → 7 Comments

Amazon Kindle-Paperwhite-product-image-7[1]might not be selling the original Kindle Paperwhite in very many markets but that doesn’t mean it’s been forgotten.

The publisher’s bane has just released a new update for the 18 month old ereader, and it more or less gives the first-gen Kindle Paperwhite all of the features found on the newer model, including Kindle Freetime, Goodreads integration, vocabulary builder, and more. (Now if only Amazon would release a similar update for the Kindle Touch, that would be great.)
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Kindle Paperwhite Update 5.4.3 Adds Better PDF Support

March 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Kindle, software news → 8 Comments

If you Kindle_Paperwhite_35438287_35437744_35438313_35438312_02_620x433[1]bought a Kindle Paperwhite in yesterday’s sale then I have some good news for you. Amazon rolled out a new update today for the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s only good for the 2013 model, and it adds a number of useful features.

The update add faster and smoother PDF handling, better support for accessing your notes, and a new option to cancel your ebook purchase when buying from the sample.
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The Kindle is on Sale Today – $20 Off

March 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Deals, Kindle → 5 Comments

Amazon kindle-sale[1]is running a special promotion today on the Kindle. Act fast and you can get the Kindle Paperwhite for $99, or the basic Kindle for $49.

Those are good prices; aside from refurbs this is the lowest price I have seen offered on

$49 Basic Kindle
$99 Kindle Paperwhite
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How to Make Your Tablet Safe for Kids

February 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, tips and tricks → 2 Comments

Have speck iguy ipad caseyou have recently upgraded to a new tablet and want to hand off your older model to your lucky kids?

That’s a good idea, but before you do there are a number of steps you should take before you let go of that older tablet. Even a beat up, older model is still useful, albeit a bit slower than your new tablet, but you might want to make sure it’s safe for your kids to use.
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No, Your Kindle Can’t Catch a Virus

February 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Blast from the Past, Kindle, Virus → 3 Comments

Here’s 20110408-IMG_6508[1]one from the history books.

This morning I came across a link to an old article by a Norton researcher. Way back in 2009, when the Kindle was still new and relatively uncommon, Michelle V. Rafter pondered the threats a Kindle might face, beit device theft, identity theft, or viruses.

If that last option sounds silly in 2014, just remember that you’re looking at it with 20/20 hindsight. In 2009 it wasn’t such a crazy idea:
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Amazon’s Q4 Report Suggests the Kindle, Kindle Fire Have Peaked

January 30th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Fire → 12 Comments

I’m sureamazon-logo3 that you’ve already read the news that Amazon released their year end report today, but did you happen to notice what wasn’t in the press release?

There were a few telling absences from the press release, and if we read between the lines we end up with a few questions Amazon hasn’t answered.
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Amazon Knocks the Price of the Kindle Down to £59 in The UK

January 30th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news, Kindle, UK → 4 Comments

I think Amazon’s facing more pressure in the UK (or maybe they just want to have another sale). Amazon’s Kindle K4cheapest ebook reader just got a little more budget-priced today.

They’ve knocked £10 off the price of the Kindle, bringing it to an appealing £59. This is the basic model Kindle, which means it lacks the touchscreen, frontlight, fast CPU, or other frills found on the more expensive models. On the other hand it also has an ever falling price, which is itself appealing.

The retail giant faces perennial pressure in the UK from any number of competitors. Today it might be Sainsbury’s, but tomorrow it could be Sony, and then Nook, Kobo, or even Tesco (at some unknown future date), each of which might throw a sale in order to attract customers.

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