Kindle
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  • June 7, 2013
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Is has been a rumor for months that Amazon will bring its kindle and e-reader into the market of China. At end of May, it is clear that the official launch date would be 7th of June. Two days ago, on the 5th, Chinese users found the official landing page of the Chinese version kindle…

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  • May 23, 2013
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Original authors and their amateur adapters can now jointly ‘monetise’ the popular spinoffs George RR Martin hates fan fiction, Anne Rice has banned it, Ursula K Le Guin calls it “an invasion”. But a host of authors have signed up to a new programme from Amazon, which encourages any fan who fancies it to write…

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  • February 22, 2013
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Three US booksellers claim contracts between Amazon and other publishers ‘unreasonably restrain trade’ in ebook market In a case of David against Goliath, three independent US bookshops are taking on Amazon and six of the biggest publishers in America in a class-action lawsuit accusing the internet giant of creating an ebook monopoly that is destroying…

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  • January 26, 2013
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Don’t look now but Amazon has just released a new update for the 14 month old Kindle 4 ereader. They haven’t released any details on what this update does, but the file size for the update is about 10MB. That suggests that this is no more than a minor patch for the OS running on…

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  • January 19, 2013
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There’s a hot story going around today that Amazon is renting out non-textbooks titles in the Kindle Store. Zatz Not Funny broke the story and Engadget, Liliputing, and The Next Web have repeated it. I would not get too excited; the titles mentioned in the posts above were published by Princeton University Press so I’d…

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  • January 1, 2013
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It’s a new year, and if you’re like me you have new gadgets. It’s time to fill them up with content. Here are 5 free graphic novels from the Kindle Store and iBookstore. All of these titles can be read on the Kindle Fire Android tablets or on the Kindle iPad and Android apps, and…

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  • December 6, 2012
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A new report shows that almost all such devices monitor users’ activity. This doesn’t really bother me, but should I be more worried? In the light of a feature I wrote this summer, about how our e-readers can track our reading habits – complete, I’m ashamed to say, with the obligatory Orwell references – I…

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  • November 20, 2012
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To celebrate the fifth birthday of the Kindle, Amazon has released a list of the most popular free apps of all time on the Kindle Fire. We’ve linked to the free apps below–how many have you played? Top 5 Free apps of all time on Kindle Fire 1. Angry Birds Free 2. Netflix 3. Temple Run 4. Solitaire 5. Fruit…

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  • November 1, 2012
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Windows 8 has been in the hands of consumers for about a week now and we’re just now beginning to get reports about the new OS’s foibles from real users. One of my readers left a comment last night about the new Kindle app for Windows 8. From what he can tell, it truly is…

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  • October 25, 2012
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The Japanese Kindle Store is opening tomorrow, and since Amazon isn’t a company to do things at the last minute they rolled out a couple updates today to support their new customers. Amazon has released new versions of both the Kindle for Android and Kindle for iOS apps. Both apps now support vertical text required…