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Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites without special offers. Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken the world by storm and Jeff Bezos decided he needed an answer. Whatever the impetus, Amazon has decided there is room in the world for a $199 e-reader. The Kindle Voyage was built for peop...

September 17th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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You don't need supernatural powers to realize that it's been 12 months since a Kindle Paperwhite refresh, ergo we're due a new one. It also kinda helps when Amazon's own web-store lets slip a little bit of info. Some eager searchers spotted a listing for Kindle "Voyage" on Amazon's German and Japa...

September 17th 2014 at 7:32am 0 Comments
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Next time you come across a Kindle e-book link somewhere other than Amazon itself, you may want to make sure it's not some dubious website before you hit download or "Send to Kindle." A security researcher by the name of Benjamin Daniel Musser has discovered that the "Manage Your Kindle" page cont...

September 16th 2014 at 3:51am 0 Comments
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As the school year heads back into session, many students have a lot of new reading on their plate. Parents whose children struggle with assigned books might be considering ways to augment that material. Over the summer, Amazon regularly offered to add Audible narrations to assigned reading title...

September 2nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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With Barnes and Noble reduced to borrowing Samsung tablets and Sony giving up altogether, only Kobo stands in the way of Amazon's total e-book domination. Now, the company is hoping to steal a march on its rival by introducing the first waterproof e-reader, the Aura H2O (assuming you don't count W...

August 26th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Head on over to the Amazon product page for the Kindle Paperwhite and you may spot the message telling you that there's a newer version of the glow-in-the-dark e-reader available. That's because the retailer has quietly doubled the internal storage of the device from 2GB on the 2013 model to 4GB o...

August 15th 2014 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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Amazon's fight with Hachette over e-book pricing just got extra-personal. Hot on the heels of writers attacking Jeff Bezos' "retaliation," the Amazon Books Team has posted a Readers United site that calls on you to email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch and ask him to lower the costs of e-books. The o...

August 9th 2014 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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Folks who fancy Amazon's Kindle Fire and/or newfangled Fire phone just got another option for go-to cloud access. Microsoft has released a OneDrive app outfitting both of the aforementioned devices with easy access to stored files from the slate or handset. Of course, we'd surmise most OneDrive us...

August 6th 2014 at 4:11pm 0 Comments
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After unsuccessfully trying to charm authors, Amazon is now appealing to its customers during the ongoing war with Hachette. The retailer has revealed the reasons behind the spat, i.e. cheaper e-book prices, and the noble intentions behind it. Using its vast archive of data, the company believes t...

July 30th 2014 at 6:26am 0 Comments
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After Kindle Unlimited launched today, we entered a lively debate in the TUAW backchannels about this new service. Nearly everyone agreed that Amazon had once again set a high bar for Apple to respond to, but not everyone was immediately ready to sign up for this monthly product that offers unlimi...

July 18th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you've been thinking about picking up an Amazon tablet, the internet retailer could well force your hand with its latest deal. For today only, the company will sell you the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX at an £80 discount, meaning you'll be able to grab the 32GB model for just £149 or the...

July 16th 2014 at 9:12am 0 Comments