The Kindle Fire HD (2013) is Amazon's new ultrabudget tablet that starts at $139. At just $20 more than the company's e-ink Kindle Paperwhite reader, it's at a great price and if all you plan to do is stream videos and music, read books, do some light gaming, and occasionally surf the Web, it will certainly meet your needs. The problems arise if you wish to do anything more.
With this entry-level model -- basically the 2012 Fire HD with updated hardware -- you're giving up cameras, and settling for a miniscule amount of storage. Indeed, … Read more
Amazon Prime subscribers can get a free Kindle book each month ahead of the title's official release date.
Each month, editors at Amazon Publishing choose certain books from among Kindle's most popular categories. Those books are available one month ahead of their official release. Along with each title are a note of recommendation and a behind-the-scenes view of the book and its … Read more
Searching for a digital version of a print book you bought from Amazon? You may be able to find it at a low price, courtesy of a new Kindle program.
Launched on Tuesday, Kindle MatchBook lets you buy the Kindle version of certain print books you purchased new from Amazon. More than 70,000 books are now part of the program, with more being added on a daily basis, according to Amazon. Prices for the associated e-books range from free to $2.99.
Customers can pick up digital copies of books they've purchased since 1995, assuming the publisher has … Read more
Yesterday's flash-drive giveaway met with some skepticism, and in hindsight I agree it was a little too much hoop-jumping for too little reward. That said, I still think cashback services are the bomb, and I hope you're able to put TopCashback or an equivalent to good use.
Today, I've rounded up some freebies that don't involve driving anywhere* or waiting on rebates. So keep that credit card in your wallet and read on!
*OK, one of the freebies does involve a trip to your local Target. But you were headed there anyway, right?
1. Mad Magazine … Read more
We all survived the latest Apple iPad announcement and waded through the analysis aftermath. The result is a new, lighter-weight iPad Air and a refreshed iPad Mini Retina that finally brings a higher-end display to the smaller device. But iPads aren't the only tablets in the world. The competitors have been hanging out, waiting for the next round of the battle to begin.… Read more
Apple just missed a big opportunity when it came to the pricing on its new iPad Mini.
The Cupertino, Calif., company on Tuesday unveiled its newest tablets, the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, both with improved specs and features. It also will offer the older versions of those devices at lower prices, continuing its trend from the tablets' early days. However, this time around, Apple actually increased the price of one of its new devices, selling the iPad Mini with Retina for $399 instead of its predecessor's starting price of $329. And it dropped the original Mini's … Read more
Almost one year to the day that Apple unveiled its first small iPad, the company launched its successor, the iPad Mini with Retina Display. The much-anticipated device sports expanded LTE support, in addition to a better-looking screen.
Apple wasn't the only company to release new tiny tablets this year. In 2013, Google and Amazon refreshed their lineups with the Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch. Now that Apple has taken the wraps off the iPad Mini 2 at its October 22 event, we can see how each tablet stacks up against the other.
Right off … Read more
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX has started shipping to people who preordered the tablet.
Amazon announced the news on Friday, saying customers who previously ordered the slate will soon have it on their doorsteps. Those looking to buy the tablet now, however, will need to wait: Amazon's page said the device won't ship on new orders until next week.
Amazon unveiled two brand-new Kindle Fire HDX tablets last month. Both devices come with a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and run the company's Android-based operating system, Fire OS 3.0. The 7-inch model costs $229, and the 8.… Read more