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A Kindle Audible audiobook update is coming

A Kindle Audible audiobook update is coming

Amazon may have a brand new Kindle flagship to tempt you with today, but the company also has the promise of some firmware updates to give existing ereader owners something new to play with. Alongside the new Kindle Oasis (2017) there's also the promise of new software for some of the older models. Depending on which you have, that'll add features like Audible audiobook support, and new display options.

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New Kindle Oasis (2017) adds big screen and waterproofing, cuts price

New Kindle Oasis (2017) adds big screen and waterproofing, cuts price

Amazon's Kindle Oasis has had a reboot, boosting screen size, adding audiobook support, and gaining waterproofing, all while cutting the price. The new Kindle Oasis 2017 keeps the asymmetric form-factor of its predecessor but does away with that model's removable battery cover. Instead, Amazon has managed to squeeze sufficient power into just the slender ereader itself.

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Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

With a number of different releases over the past decade, you'd think there isn't much more Amazon could do to refine the Kindle formula. Making that assumption is where we're apparently wrong, as a new leaked image shows off what's said to be a new Kindle with one major feature. According to the person who found this image, the next Kindle will be waterproof.

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Send to Kindle for iOS takes on Pocket, Instapaper, Safari

Send to Kindle for iOS takes on Pocket, Instapaper, Safari

Instapaper and Pocket are most likely the household name when it comes to read-it-later services. That is probably true for most platforms as well as for those who jump in between platforms. For Apple's faithful, however, plain old Safari and its Reading List feature might actually have the upper hand. Now those two services' supremacy are again being challenged on iOS once more as Amazon rolls out an update to its iOS Kindle app that, among other things, adds a "Send to Kindle" sharing function to Apple's mobile platform.

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Amazon Kindle 1st, 2nd gen can no longer be registered [UPDATE]

Amazon Kindle 1st, 2nd gen can no longer be registered [UPDATE]

Despite the prevalence of tablets and even smartphones, book lovers who go digital still flock to e-readers like Amazon Kindle for their on-the-go fix. The niche device still enjoys a fanbase, which is why even the oldest models are still being re-sold years after they went out of production. Soon, however, owners of those devices will have no choice but to begrudgingly upgrade as Amazon seems to be practically shutting down the first and second gen Kindles by preventing them from registering.

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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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