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  • April 6, 2012
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Will Apple make a 7 inch iPad? That’s the question being batted around yet again today. The true answer right now is easy: I don’t know. No one does. Most likely not even Apple. They’re undoubtedly thinking about it. And may even have to make a call soon. But it has probably not been decided…

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  • April 5, 2012
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One in five Americans say they’ve read an e-book in the last year, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Those numbers come from a late-January survey, and they’re up sharply from a December 2011 survey. Pew says the jump coincides with a rise in e-reading hardware:…

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  • April 3, 2012
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Amazon is testing a service that lets tablet users buy subscriptions and individual items via apps, according to a report. Bloomberg quotes Maria Ly, co-founder of Skimble, which sells physical fitness programs, in the report. Ly told the news service that she’s been involved in Amazon’s pilot program for about a month. “We really wanted…

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  • March 30, 2012
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Kindle Fire owners wanting to include locations in their tweets can do so with the updated version of TweetCaster. The software, found in the Amazon Appstore, can also show nearby tweets even though Amazon’s tablet doesn’t include a GPS radio. Instead the slate uses a Wi-Fi location solution from Boston-based Skyhook Wireless. According to Skyhook,…

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  • March 30, 2012
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Kindle Fire owners wanting to include locations in their tweets can do so with the updated version of TweetCaster. The software, found in the Amazon Appstore, can also show nearby tweets even though Amazon’s tablet doesn’t include a GPS radio. Instead the slate uses a Wi-Fi location solution from Boston-based Skyhook Wireless. According to Skyhook,…

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  • March 29, 2012
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The normal price of the Fire is $199, but Amazon is offering refurbished ones in its Today’s Deals section for only $139.  It comes with a full one-year warranty.  As it’s a Deal of the Day, it should be withdrawn at midnight tonight. You can find it here.

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  • March 29, 2012
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Amazon is shortly going to push an over-the-air update to upgrade all Kindle Fire users from version 6.2.2 to version 6.3. The upgrades will include a number of performance improvements such as faster reconnection to wifi after the Fire has been asleep. It will also be adding the ability to highlight and share passages from…

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  • March 28, 2012
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Early in 2011, upstream suppliers of displays and components let a few of Amazon’s secrets into the open, and these early, incomplete indications were actually on whole quite correct. Now we’re seeing more of the same kind of thing predicting the coming year’s announcements from Amazon, and the predictions seem just as reasonable. The news…

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  • March 28, 2012
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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a shining example of a successful Android tablet, accounting for an estimated 14 percent of all slates sold in the last quarter of 2011. The $199 price tag and supporting ecosystem have much to do with that success, which is why I’m surprised to hear China Economic News Service reporting three more…

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  • March 28, 2012
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If you’re planning to wait for the next Kindle Fire, you might want to be prepared to be overwhelmed with choices. Taiwan Economic News is reporting that the retail giant has 3 different tablets in the works, with 3 different screens and 3 different price points. Details are scarce on the price and release date,…