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  • February 25, 2013
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When Amazon launched the Kindle Fire HD last fall they made sure that you couldn’t escape their showroom/billboard, and one of the tricks they pulled was blocking any competing apps that would protect you from Amazon’s adverts. For example, none of the home screen apps I tried to install last Fall were able to run…

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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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  • December 7, 2012
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Amazon got a lot of attention yesterday for Kindle FreeTime, the new paid service which lets kids access a curated selection of content, but that’s not all they did. They’ve just rolled out a new update for the 7″ Kindle Fire HD, and it adds a couple useful features: Camera app. You can now use…

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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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  • October 26, 2012
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Amazon’s long promised update for the Kindle Fire HD is finally rolling out today, and it looks like it’s not going to be all puppies and gumdrops. While I am still waiting on the update, one member of MobileRead Forums already got it and he is not happy. It seems that the parental controls in…

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  • September 21, 2012
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Here are a couple of unrelated Amazon stories, neither one of which really seems to merit a full post by itself. First, Betanews reports that it is indeed possible to root the Kindle Fire HD so it can run unrestricted Android, using an Android 4.0 exploit that Amazon forgot to fix. Enjoy it while you…

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  • September 18, 2012
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Amazon’s new Android tablet comes with a lot of apps which will help you buy stuff from Amazon, but it’s not so good at letting you get content elsewhere. They’ve even taken pains to make sure you cannot install competitor’s reading apps from the Amazon Appstore. That’s why you have to find the apps elsewhere,…

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  • September 17, 2012
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When Amazon  launched the Kindle Fire HD last week they made a big deal out of its new location services. One of the ways the KFHD was a step up on its predecessor was that the new tablet could use Wifi to identify its location, a piece of info that could be used to offer…

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  • September 17, 2012
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Amazon started shipping the 7″ Kindle Fire HD in the middle of last week so it would get into the hands on the early adopters on Friday, a mere 8 days after it was unveiled to the world. But Amazon also started shipping the new Android tablets to some of their retail partners even earlier….

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  • September 17, 2012
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Yesterday I reported on the KFHD’s omnipresent ads, and today I have even worse news. There are early reports coming in from the XDA Forums and elsewhere that the new KFHD and the 2nd gen Kindle Fire both have locked bootloaders. Hackers have already been looking at the update released Friday and from what they…