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Amazon smartphone detailed: tapping the tilt

Amazon smartphone detailed: tapping the tilt

The power of the tilt will be utilized in the first-ever Amazon smartphone if this weeks’ anonymous reports are to be believed. While most smartphones have a gyroscope sensor inside, their uses are relatively few - depending on the apps they choose to use, that is. Amazon’s smartphone is said to use the gyroscope to massive effect.

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Amazon settlement credits arrive in Kindle accounts today

Amazon settlement credits arrive in Kindle accounts today

After a long wait, the anticipated Amazon refund for certain Kindle customers is arriving in applicable accounts today in the form of an automatic credit. Not everyone will be seeing a credit, with it applying only to those who bought digital books from select publishers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

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Amazon smartphone tipped international with “Project Aria” codename

Amazon smartphone tipped international with “Project Aria” codename

With a codename like "Project Aria", we wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon was also trying to kick out the SEO of Motorola/Google’s Project Ara while they’re at it. This week it’s been tipped that Amazon’s long-rumored smartphone is part of talks between the company and potential OEM partners for overseas distribution. What we’re also to understand today is that "multiple" United States-based cellular carriers are already onboard with the idea.

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First gen Kindle Paperwhite gets software update with Goodreads integration and more

First gen Kindle Paperwhite gets software update with Goodreads integration and more

If you are the owner of a first generation Kindle Paperwhite digital reader; you may have been missing some of the features that owners of the second generation of that reader have been enjoying. Amazon has added in new features that will give the original Paperwhite some features that it has been missing. One of those features is Goodreads integration.

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Amazon eyes peer-to-peer payments in its Kindle-based point of sale

Amazon eyes peer-to-peer payments in its Kindle-based point of sale

There are many people out there that use PayPal that have been hoping for a competing service to come to market for a long time to dethrone eBay's behemoth. PayPal doesn't have the best reputation with buyers or sellers today. Amazon has been tipped to be working on a Kindle-based point-of-sale payment service system for retailers.

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Amazon Kindle kiosk tests physical retail presence for online giant

Amazon Kindle kiosk tests physical retail presence for online giant

The primary way that Amazon sells its products, like the Kindle tablets and eReaders, is via its massively popular website. You can buy those Amazon Kindle products in a number of retail locations via Amazon retail partners. Amazon is trying another method of selling its items via its own retail presence.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas hits Android and Amazon Kindle devices

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas hits Android and Amazon Kindle devices

Fans of the Rockstar Grand Theft Auto series were excited last month when the game landed on the iOS platform. That meant that the game was available for iPhone and iPad gamers. The announcement that the game was available for the Apple devices left Android users in the cold. The Android version was originally expected to launch alongside the iOS version.

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Fire OS 3.1 software update hits Kindle Fire HDX and HD

Fire OS 3.1 software update hits Kindle Fire HDX and HD

This week the folks at Amazon have released the first big update to their mobile operating system since the new wave of Kindle devices in Fire OS 3.1. This version of the OS is - as always - based in Android, but modified to make itself wholly Amazon-friendly. This update brings on new deep integration with Goodreads, Second Screen, and Cloud Collections for starters.

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Amazon readies custom Kindle covers for the masses

Amazon readies custom Kindle covers for the masses

This week the teams responsible for pushing as many Kindles as possible this holiday season have hit upon a rather lucrative business: custom-made covers. What Amazon intends on doing here is offering up a service that would normally be done by a variety of 3rd-party accessory makers, doing the work themselves to make the whole business feel much more like a single package. In other words, prospective owners of a Kindle - or those looking to buy one as a gift - will see the competition as a bit less unique now that a Kindle can come with a cover with a photo of their child on it.

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Calvin and Hobbes ebooks appear: iPad, Kindle, Nook readied

Calvin and Hobbes ebooks appear: iPad, Kindle, Nook readied

Here near the end of 2013 the comic adventure universe of Calvin & Hobbes has reached the digital realm at last, being presented as a set of ebooks for several platforms. While it's not entirely clear whether this is the doing of Bill Watterson himself or those that he'd battled for years over the rights to his own artwork, the results are in: three of the most over-produced treasury books of this century are now digital.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is the second half of what Amazon hopes will be a one-two knockout punch to rival tablets, sliming down the last-gen Fire HD 8.9 and boosting speed and screen resolution in the process. As we found with the 7-inch Fire HDX, that can make for a compelling slate if you're already onboard with Amazon's ecosystem, but with a bigger price along with its bigger screen, does the 8.9-inch version hit the same sweet spot? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Amazon stokes FAA device ruling fire with Kindle blow-out

Amazon stokes FAA device ruling fire with Kindle blow-out

Amazon has decidedly announced their full support of the new FAA ruling for in-flight device use with not only a suggestion that they've always done so, but that they're willing to let their device prices prove it. Amazon Kindle prices have been kicked down a notch for a single day by the company suggesting they're excited their users will be able to read throughout the flight, not just once they've reached 10,000 feet.

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