Both Amazon and Apple have new programs that let family members share downloaded content. Which one makes more sense for your family?
No more silly rules on using electronic devices on take-off and landing. Amazon is marking the occasion by “thanking” the FAA and offering discounts.
Amazon isn’t just an online store anymore: it is emerging as perhaps the most serious challenge to Apple’s dominance of the tablet…
Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD tablets are impressive and aggressively priced, but unlike prior Kindles, you can’t pay extra to turn off the special offer ads. Business models are clearly changing to reflect the new digital economy, but has Amazon gone too far this time?
Back in April, Barnes & Noble one-upped Amazon by introducing the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, taking e-ink reading out of the dark. So how did Barnes & Noble get light evenly across the display? It’s not just technology magic, but science that makes it work.
Look for e-reader sales to jump in Argentina now that the government has declared paper books a public safety hazard and impounded millions of titles.
Amazon has turned off the buy button on nearly 5,000 Kindle titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group after IPG refused to capitulate to Amazon’s demand for better terms…
Apple’s iPad still the tablet market leader in terms of sales, despite gains by the Kindle Fire, and a recent survey of tablet user satisfaction suggests it’s well-poised to stay ahead. Setting the standards for tablet-buyer expectations will help Apple continue to lead the pack.
The Kindle Fire in just a couple months has barely edged passed the Samsung Galaxy Tab as the most used Android tablet with 35.7 percent of application user sessions, according to Flurry. This is despite the fact that the Fire only hit the market in mid-November.
Just under two years since Apple introduced the original iPad, the company said Tuesday that it’s now sold a total of 55 million units. And in the last three months of 2010 alone, Apple sold 15.4 million, a company record.
Although there’s some overlapping functionality between tablets and e-readers, it doesn’t seem to set up either device to cannibalize the other; at least not yet. The number of adults who owned either a tablet or an e-reader doubled this holiday season. Here’s why neither is “winning.”
Amazon’s Kindle Fire was one of the most popular devices on sale this holiday season. The tablet, which is based on a version of Android OS, is expected to rival iPad. Data from Read It Later, a time-shifted reading app, only proves that point.
According to reports circulating Monday, Apple could be hosting a special media event in January. The event won’t be about Apple’s next iPad if reports are correct, however. Instead, Apple will be talking directly to the publishing industry, and the time for that talk is ripe.
Good news for fans of streaming media who also like low-cost tablets: Plex has ben approved for sale in the Barnes & Noble Nook Store. The app should be downloadable for Nook Tablet and Nook Color users sometime within the next 24 hours, according to Plex.
There will be millions of new Kindle Fire owners unwrapping the tablets over the holidays. Amazon wants users to buy movies and TV shows on the Kindle Fire, but those who want to transfer their own videos to the device can now do so with Miro.
Earlier this week, I grilled Amazon for attempting to control web browsing activities on its Kindle Fire as the device was blocked from browsing Google’s Android Market website. With the new Kindle Fire software update, Amazon no longer blocks access, which is the right move.
Amazon updated its Kindle software for the iPad and iPhone/iPod touch on Tuesday, introducing new features that ensure its app stays on the top of the e-reader pile, even now that it has its own tablet platform available in the Kindle Fire.
Amazon’s promised software update for its Kindle Fire is now live and rolling out to devices over the air. If you can’t wait and you’re not near a computer to download the software, no worries: You can do it all directly on the Kindle Fire.
Amazon (s AMZN) is now offering free, two-day shipping on all Kindles including the Touch and Fire. To take advantage of this offer, customers…
» At least someone in the market is optimistic about Spain and Italy – *Amazon* has just launched the Kindle there. (paidContent)…
Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) made sure Discovery won’t ruin its hopes for the best Christmas ever by settling a lawsuit that accused the Kindle and K…
Amazon’s Kindle has lit a fire under the e-book market, but don’t count out the smaller players. Bookeen, an e-book company since 1998, has a new high-speed E-Ink technology that supports scrolling menus and web pages. Is the e-book market ready for more innovation? Bring it!
Apple’s highly anticipated iCloud consumer cloud service went live last week in a debut marred by snafus that show that cloud providers addressing the consumer market still have some kinks to work out when it comes to easing data transition from device to cloud.
They say Apple has met its first real tablet competitor. And no, it is not Samsung or Motorola. Instead it is from Amazon. And while there is some truth to that assertion, I wouldn’t put a lot of weight in the argument. Here is why.
At its highly anticipated Kindle Fire launch, Amazon also took the wraps off its own browser. Amazon Silk, which relies on the Kindle Fire end point — for the cool UI — and Amazon’s powerful cloud — for the heavy lifting — promises a better user experience.
Apple no longer allows e-book sellers to link out to their stores, which is likely why Amazon introduced a new web-based app that works outside of Apple’s official software distribution channel on Wednesday. Here’s a look at the new Kindle Cloud Reader, and its integrated store.
Kindle now supports viewing of over 100 of its newspaper and magazine titles, and Nook for iPad will soon offer access to over 175 digital periodicals. This adds yet another vector through which iOS users can access magazine and newspaper content. So which will you use?
As we wrote earlier today, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindle’s Sunshine Deals promotion is already shaking up the Kindle bestseller list. How much?…
Amazon.com’s Kindle Sunshine Deals promotion, which deeply discounted 650 e-books in collaboration with their publishers, is only a week old…
In just the past few weeks, Amazon has launched two new book imprints, hired the former CEO of Time Warner books to launch more, making clear their intentions to grow publishing’s Big Six by one. Can the publishing industry withstand the Amazon onslaught?
There is re-definition of the consumer electronics landscape and we are seeing a future for hardware that combines hardware, software and connectivity with specific services. Without the services, the devices may lose our attention and end up at the back of the proverbial drawer.
According to a ChangeWave survey, the iPad is about to surpass the Kindle as the favorite among consumers buying e-readers, and the just-announced Google Editions bookstore may help accelerate that trend. Regardless of the outcome of the Amazon/Google battle, Apple looks to reap the rewards.
Amazon has launched a new feature for the Kindle that shows the most highlighted passages in its e-books, using data collected from individual users of the device. While some readers seem to like the feature, others see it as a little too Big Brother-ish and creepy.
Like a lot of web workers, I spend a fair amount of time traveling. I like to read books and catch up on the news while I’m away, so it seemed like a good idea to try reading electronically.
As respected online publications such as Salon.com, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal removed all or most of their…
Is mobility a new revolution, or is it just an extension of the previous PC and Internet revolutions? Is anything really different?…