Kindle FreeTime Unlimited adds tons of popular new content to their program

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About six months ago, Amazon released Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, an easy to use service that brings together all types of content kids and parents love (books, games, educational apps, and more) into one service. Today, Amazon let us know that since launch it has added more than a thousand ...

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Amazon Kindle app for Android gets new interface

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  Amazon announced on Friday (April 26) an update to the Kindle app for Android which sees a number of new features and improvements. Most notably, the tablet experience looks more like the Kindle Fire experience with a carousel. Other changes include redesigned home screen, a more simple ...

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Amazon working on a Kindle TV set-top box?

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Lately, it seems that Amazon is trying to take over the technology world. They began with e-readers, moved on to tablets, revealed that they may be working on a smartphone, and now three sources close to the company say they are working on a TV set-top box as well. The e-commerce giant ...

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Amazon smartphone reported to feature 4.7-inch display

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The rumored Amazon smartphone will feature a 4.7-inch display, according to a new DigitTimes report. Yeah – we know that the source is not always that accurate, but whatever…we’re passing along. Allegedly, the Amazon handset could arrive in the second quarter of the year where ...

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Amazon announces ‘Amazon Coins’ virtual currency

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Amazon today announced a new virtual currency, Amazon Coins, to be used for purchasing apps, games or other in-app items on Kindle Fire.  Set to arrive in May, Amazon Coins are touted as an easy way for Kindle Fire customers to spend revenue on apps in the Amazon Appstore.  Once enabled, the ...

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Amazon reportedly taps Foxconn for Kindle smartphone

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Amazon has tapped Foxconn to help build the rumored Kindle smartphone, according to the Taiwan Economic News. For what it’s worth, this matches up a previous rumor out of Digitimes who claimed the handset would arrive in mid-2013. Assumed to be an Android-based smartphone, the Kindle ...

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Amazon Appstore downloads up 500 percent over previous year

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Things are looking pretty good for Android developers considering Amazon’s Appstore for distribution. App downloads are up 500 percent year over year and momentum just keeps building. A new press release going out today tells us that the Kindle Fire HD has proven to be a catalyst for ...

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Amazon introduces all-you-can-eat Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

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Amazon, wanting to differentiate its tablet experience from others in the space, has launched a new service geared toward children ages 3-8. Called Kindle Freetime Unlimited, it allows kids access to an ever-growing assortment of content that includes games, apps, videos, and (of course) books.

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Amazon Appstore arrives in Japan

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The Amazon Appstore has arrived in the Land of the Rising Son as Japan becomes the next market to receive the Android app portal. The online retailer today announced that Japanese customers are now able to access localized content for their Android devices and Kindle Fire products. As is the ...

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Amazon updates Santa app for 2012

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Amazon.com today announced the release of an updated Amazon Santa app (1.1) for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Available for a few weeks now, this newly tweaked and free app lets users create interactive and custom Wish Lists for children. New features for the 2012 update include:

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Amazon releases Amazon Cloud Photo for Android devices

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Amazon has released a new Android app that offers a more photography-based view of its cloud storage services.  It’s called Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, it’s free to use, and it offers 5GB of storage for photos.  Users can upload, view, backup, and share photos and photo albums from ...

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Amazon offering GameCircle APIs to Android developers

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Much of what makes the Amazon Kindle Fire HD such a compelling device comes in the user experience and the great stuff that you don’t get from other standard tablets.  One such feature, GameCircle, makes for  a great gaming experience that allows for leaders, achievements, and other ...

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Kindle Fire HD (7-inch) now available

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Consider this a friendly reminder that the new Amazon tablet, the Kindle Fire HD, is now available.  Priced at $199, the 7-inch tablet features a 1280×800 HD display, 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, Micro-HDMI, a front-facing camera, and at least 8GB storage. ...

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Tetris is today’s free app in Amazon Appstore (Sept 14)

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One of the most popular video games of all time, Tetris, is today’s free app over in the  Amazon Appstore.  If you got the app installed on your Android handset or tablet then you’ll want to download this all-time classic.  The same applies for those of you with an Amazon Kindle ...

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Comparing the Nexus 7 to the Kindle Fire HD

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Until yesterday, the argument for low-cost tablets revolved, for the most part, around the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7.  Today, we’re swapping out the Amazon tablet for something a little more powerful.  We thought we’d put together a quick head-head list of the details so that ...

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