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Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon is rolling out Alexa voice services on Fire tablets via a new software update. The update is making its way to last year’s Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and regular Fire tablets, as well as this year’s Fire HD 8 offering. Once it makes its way to your own Fire tablet, you'll be able to use Alexa by pressing the on-screen home button. There's also support for linking your Echo and tablet together.

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Kindle update makes Manga readable : 5 best to try

Kindle update makes Manga readable : 5 best to try

Amazon Kindle devices will have a manga update in the next few weeks that allows swift reading. Amazon has heard the cry of manga fans everywhere, bringing faster page turns to the platform. This update will work for all titles - everything from Black Butler to Vampire Knight. Each of the digital editions of these titles will be able to push through your mind at high speed, at last.

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Using a Kindle for textbooks

Using a Kindle for textbooks

The fall semester is well underway at this point, and if you've been lugging around heavy textbooks for the last two months, you're probably ready for an alternative. Most people look toward the Kindle as that alternative; it makes sense, as the Kindle is billed as a slim, long-lasting and lightweight alternative to traditional books. Making this work, though, usually proves tricky once you give it a try. In fact, just loading digital versions of your textbooks onto something like a Kindle Paperwhite or Voyage will be little more than utterly frustrating.

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Amazon’s Kindle for Kids bundle ships with vocabulary tools for young readers

Amazon’s Kindle for Kids bundle ships with vocabulary tools for young readers

If you're concerned with the amount of time you child spends with their nose in a screen, you might want to have a look Amazon's new Kindle for Kids bundle. The new offer, which is currently running $99.99 on Amazon's store, bundles a Kindle together with a protective cover and a pair of vocabulary tools meant to help young readers make it through more challenging books on their own.

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Amazon expected to open 100 pop-up stores to demo Echo, Kindle, more

Amazon expected to open 100 pop-up stores to demo Echo, Kindle, more

Despite helping to revolutionize online shopping, e-commerce giant Amazon is going to continue its push into the physical retail environment. Shortly after the news that Amazon will be opening more physical bookstores in new cities across the US comes word that the next year will see 100 or so pop-up stores come to shopping malls around the country.

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Post-update Windows 10 PCs crash when Kindle is plugged in

Post-update Windows 10 PCs crash when Kindle is plugged in

Some Kindles are crashing PCs that have received the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, an issue that has come to light shortly after news that many webcams were broken by the update. According to recent reports, when some Kindles are plugged into these PCs, the computer will crash, resulting in a blue screen of death and forcing the computer to reboot. The extent of the issue isn’t known at this time, as the information about it largely comes from affected Kindle/PC owners. Judging by these reports, though, the Kindle Paperwhite seems to be particularly affected.

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Amazon now offers iconic articles and essays for Kindle owners

Amazon now offers iconic articles and essays for Kindle owners

Amazon has announced the launch of a new category of content called Kindle Singles Classics. In this case, the content is comprised of short work by notable authors that was originally published in other periodicals and publications. Much of this content is being made available in digital form for the first time, marking not only much greater availability to larger audiences, but more accessible preservation of some of the modern world’s greatest written works.

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With Kindle PageFlip, Amazon brings skimming to ebooks

With Kindle PageFlip, Amazon brings skimming to ebooks

Ebooks have made it easier to carry a library's worth of novels and textbooks, and now Amazon's new Page Flip feature for Kindle adds a virtual finger to temporarily hold your place. If you've ever wanted to flip between two points in an ebook without losing your place in the process, the update - coming to Kindle ereaders, Fire tablets, and the Kindle apps - might do the trick.

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Amazon’s newest Kindle gets lighter, thinner, and comes in white

Amazon’s newest Kindle gets lighter, thinner, and comes in white

Amazon may have ushered in a new flagship model of its Kindle e-reader with the release of the Oasis several weeks ago, but that doesn't mean they've forgotten about the entry-level model. The basic Kindle has just been refreshed today, with improvements including a thinner and lighter chassis, more RAM, and a color choice of black or white. The price remains $80, however, making the Kindle one of the best bargains around.

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Check your Amazon account for a surprise from Apple today

Check your Amazon account for a surprise from Apple today

If you're an Amazon customer who has bought ebooks in the past, you might have a pleasant surprise waiting for you in your account today as the retail behemoth starts delivering Apple credits. The refund comes as part of Apple's settlement over ebook price fixing allegations, with anybody who bought Kindle titles from five specific publishers due to get a percentage of the purchase price back: today, it's the turn of Amazon's customers.

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Amazon’s Kindle Audio Adapter reads ebooks for the visually impaired

Amazon’s Kindle Audio Adapter reads ebooks for the visually impaired

Amazon has launched VoiceView for Kindle, a text-to-speech system that, with an adapter and headphones, allows visually impaired users to hear their ebooks. The new dongle will initially be available as part of a bundle with the Kindle Paperwhite, with a software update that not only allows the ebook to be read out, but the Kindle's interface to be navigated by audio prompts. too.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review – An embarrassment of riches

Amazon Kindle Oasis Review – An embarrassment of riches

Amazon is out of its mind, and yet for some reason I'm considering opening my wallet and spending hundreds of dollars on a Kindle Oasis. The company's new flagship ereader wows first with design, then with sticker-shock: closest yet in Amazon's quest to dethrone paper with its digital replacement, but out of the reach of all but the most dedicated, deep-pocketed readers.

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