Tagged with: Kindle

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced Thursday morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the service (starting with ...

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

I have an iPad 2. I don’t use it very much, but it’s there for me whenever a new game comes out … or whenever my Macbook is just out of reach. The iPad 2 came out on March 11, 2011. In the grand scheme of things (and I’m not talking about the “cosmic calendar” from “Cosmos”), three years is nothing. But ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

If you’re still using a first-gen Kindle Paperwhite, a new update will greatly improve your reading experience. Amazon recently released an update to its original Paperwhite e-readers, bringing them up to par with their successors. The update adds Goodreads integration, meaning you’ll be able to quickly and easily share ...

Check Your Inbox: Amazon Sends Out E-Book Credit Following Settlement

Check Your Inbox: Amazon Sends Out E-Book Credit Following Settlement

Many Amazon.com customers awoke to some good news in their e-mail box Tuesday: a partial credit for e-books they bought. Consumers nationwide who bought e-books through Amazon and other online retailers will get credited a total of $166 million stemming from price-fixing settlements with five publishers, according to the ...

First-Gen Kindle Paperwhites Get Goodreads, FreeTime, Other Second-Gen Features

First-Gen Kindle Paperwhites Get Goodreads, FreeTime, Other Second-Gen Features

First-gen Kindle Paperwhite owners are woefully missing a bunch of features, including Goodreads integration, available on the device's successor. Thankfully, this latest software refresh brings their e-readers up to par -- and, yes, that means early Paperwhite adopters can now place The Winds of Winter on their to-read ...

Report: Amazon is Building a Kindle-Powered Retail Checkout System

Report: Amazon is Building a Kindle-Powered Retail Checkout System

Amazon.com plans to offer brick-and-mortar retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle tablets as soon as this summer, people briefed on the company's plans said. In one scenario, the Seattle company would give merchants Kindle tablets and credit-card readers, the people said. Amazon also might offer retailers other ...

IDC: The U.S. Has Reached Tablet Market Saturation

IDC: The U.S. Has Reached Tablet Market Saturation

While Apple shipped 26 million iPads in its latest quarter and Samsung shipped 14.5 million tablets, both up from last year, IDC is warning that the overall tablet market in the US appears to be reaching saturation. "It's becoming increasingly clear that markets such as the US are reaching high levels of consumer saturation ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 14, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 14, 2014

If you want a new tablet but don’t have the money to spare, Amazon has a plan for you. The company recently announced that if you buy a Kindle Fire HDX, you’ll have nine months to pay it off. Whether you want to get the $229, seven-inch tablet or the $379, 8.9-inch model, you’ll only need to pay a quarter of the cost ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 30, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 30, 2013

Not sure whether to buy Apple’s new iPad mini or Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX? Both are awesome, but here’s why you should go with the Fire. Amazon’s newest 7” tablet starts at $229, a whopping $170 less than the cheapest iPad mini. The Fire is built around an awesome first-party media experience with access to plenty ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 26, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 26, 2013

Two tablets stand out above the rest of the mid-sized mobile market: Apple’s iPad mini with Retina display and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX. Both are awesome, but you need to pick the right device for you. Here’s why you choose the iPad mini. If you’re invested in Apple’s ecosystem, no other device will make you ...