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How to buy books on your Kindle iPad app?
How to buy books on your Kindle iPad app?

I hate Apple iPads for some reasons. Not being able to buy directly a book from my Kindle iPad app is just one of them. But then there isn’t a real alternative in the market that I want to switch to. Being an avid book reader, I keep adding more books to my virtual shelf, […]

TABLETS
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2011 Hacker Tablet Guide: TouchPads, Fire’s and Playbooks Rooted

In this past year, tablets have dominated sales over e-readers. Estimates are made that Amazon Kindle Fire has sold over 2 million units, and Barnes & Noble has sold a million of its NOOK Tablet. Both vendors were also successful in selling their previous models at the discounted prices. However, you shouldn’t forget another very popular tablet — the HP Touchpad, fire sales of which were bringing over 700,000 tablets in the hands of eager customers. Then, as the numbers of RIM Blackberry Playbooks sold at similar numbers to HP’s Touchpad, the popularity of having a well rounded more powerful device has grown significantly.

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Kindle hits the cloud

Amazon’s new “Cloud Reader” web app is now available for use on Safari and Chrome, promising the look and feel of the Kindle reader on any internet connection.

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Apple Defends the $329 Price Tag of the iPad Mini

The iPad Mini is here but some of us are finding it hard to get all that excited when similar tablets cost nearly $100 less. For $199 you can get the Nexus 7, sure it has a smaller screen but it also has a better resolution. You can even get a slightly weaker 7-inch Kindle Fire for just $169. That makes the starting price of $329 just a little hard to swallow.

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Archos Announces $129 Child Pad with Ice Cream Sandwich

You thought the $199 Kindle Fire was a good deal? You thought OLPC was doing the right thing with cheap laptops? Archos is going even further with the announcement of the Child Pad, a seven-inch kid-friendly tablet that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.

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Review: The Sony Android Tablet S

Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to tablets these days. There’s the iPad 2, of course, but you’ve also got an assortment of Android tablets, in addition to cheaper alternatives like the Kindle Fire. In the world of Honeycomb tablets, though, it can sometimes be difficult to really differentiate between the different offerings. Sony is certainly giving it a try.

Mobile Apps
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Amazon Stops Hiding eReader Apps

In its AppStore, Amazon chose to never show its competion’s eReaders apps: Wattpad’s, Kobo’ reader, and Bluefire ePUB and PDF reader. After some talks of Amazon and Wattpad, the alternative eReaders now showing in the Amazon’s collection of apps, apparently available to download to Amazon Kindle Fires.

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Anomaly: Warzone Earth Comes To Android

Anomaly: Warzone Earth is often considered one of the highest rated and received games for iOS, scoring a 95 at Metacritic . Now Kindle Fire users can join in on the fun thanks to a new port, which presumably should work on any Android tablet featuring 2.3 or higher, despite the release being focused on the Kindle Fire.

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Amazon Android Gaming Console Might Arrive Soon

We know how popular the Ouya is and therefore it won’t be a surprise when we hear that more companies are interested in bringing out their own Android based gaming console. We earlier told you that Google could be working on one, and now it appears that Amazon might have something up it’s sleeves as well.

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Support for HTML5 Web Apps Added to Amazon Appstore

If you’re an app developer, then you’ll know how much trouble it can be to port your app across multiple platforms, especially if all you want to do is have a simple web app that can be accessed from everywhere by everyone. Amazon feels your pain and that’s why the Amazon Appstore is now open to HTML5 web apps.

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Possible Facebook Phone To Be Announced Tomorrow? [Rumor]

Recently there have been many rumors of a Facebook possibly releasing a cell phone. However, Mark Zuckerberg has adamantly denied on two separate occasions, in July and in September, that these rumors are not true. However on Tuesday January 15th, Facebook has scheduled a press event. So the question is, what is the topic of this event?

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7-inch Galaxy Note Possibly Spotted on GLBenchmark

With the tablet market exploding, specifically in the 7 inch range, it is a surprise that Samsung has not done more to gain market share. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been out for long enough with not enough return. Now, according to a benchmark posted on GLBenchmark, Samsung might be making another tablet in this category.

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Android Tablets Might Dethrone the iPad as Early as Mid-2013, suggests ABI Research

The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.

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Foxconn to Build the Microsoft Surface phone?

With Nokia Lumia 920 selling rather strong so far, it seems that Windows Phone 8 is already starting to look like an early success story. Of course it hasn’t all been perfect. There have also been reports of rebooting issues, battery life and heating problems. It isn’t just the Lumia 920, almost every Windows Phone 8 handset has had a few problems.

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First Nexus 7 Commercial Hits The Web

While the sales of the Nexus 7 have been great, that doesn’t mean Google is going to sit back and just hope things continue- that’s where good advertising becomes crucial. The Nexus 7’s first video advertisement is all about a father and son camping out in the ‘woods’ with the WIFI-only Google tablet.

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Google Nexus 7 Tablet Confirmed

Recently the Google Nexus 7 was leaked out as a supposed $199 Asus/Google tablet that everyone had been talking about for the last few months. Today, Google confirmed that the Nexus 7 was indeed real.