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  • May 10, 2013
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Still not the smartphone you are looking for. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new rumor today that Amazon has a cutting-edge smartphone in the works: One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D images without glasses, these people said. Using retina-tracking technology, images on the…

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  • May 10, 2013
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Still not the smartphone you are looking for. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new rumor today that Amazon has a cutting-edge smartphone in the works: One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D images without glasses, these people said. Using retina-tracking technology, images on the…

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  • May 8, 2013
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When Apple was awarded a patent on the page turn in late 2012, more than a few bloggers and tech experts rolled their eyes. This common and basic feature seemed both obvious and easy to replicate, so many of us didn’t think it deserved a patent. That’s what I thought, at least, but it wasn’t…

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  • May 7, 2013
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It’s been pretty clear for a while now that Amazon is interested in building up the audiobook market, and today I learned that Amazon has taken another step towards that goal. The German ebook blog e-Book-News.de reported earlier today that Amazon has a new best seller list on Amazon.de. Gone are the lists for Audible…

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  • May 6, 2013
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This notice replaces a post that contained numerous errors. The original post was a criticism of the February 2012 ARD documentary about living conditions for Amazon’s contract workers. The post was originally based on several German language news stories (and a news article in English) that I thought corroborated each other. I was wrong; all…

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  • May 4, 2013
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Amazon has just added another country to the supported list for their Android app store: China. When Amazon took the Appstore international last month, China was the first among a handful of countries that weren’t supported. Given that Amazon had launched the Kindle Store in China only 4 months earlier, this came as a surprise….

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  • May 2, 2013
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Amazon posted their latest Kindle Fire and Kindle commercials on Youtube last night, and they have something in common. Both commercials are focused on how kids use the gadgets. The Kindle Fire commercial spends 31 second pitching Kindle FreeTime to parents while the new commercial for the Kindle shows kids talking about books. And yes,…

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  • May 1, 2013
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There’s a new update out today for the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad, and it’s going to make the app much more accessible to the visually impaired. The app has been redesigned so it works better with the VoiceOver feature included in iOS. According to the press release this is going to make it…

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  • April 30, 2013
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Amazon has pushed out another update for the Kindle Paperwhite recently, bringing a few useful improvements to this 6″ ereader. The official update list is after the break, but it’s rather short. Amazon improved the dictionary look up feature and the KPW also reportedly has an improved search function. What’s New: View full definition when…

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  • April 27, 2013
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There is a report over on KBoards earlier this week that Amazon might be about to adopt a new minimum word count for ebooks sold in the Kindle Store. According to the email that one author received, Amazon is going to remove ebooks that are less than 2,500 words long. KBoards member MarlaB posted the…