All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kindle Fire’

Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor)

Back in July there were hushed rumors that Amazon would enter the smartphone market with a device that would compliment its existing Kindle tablet lineup. Today it appears that those rumors have been corroborated and the “Kindle Phone” may be coming as soon as next summer. The China Economic News Service, a Taiwanese business publication issued a report stating that …

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Kindle Fire Developers Can Now Send Push Notifications To Users

One of the benefits of building apps for Android and iOS is that developers can use push notifications as a way of keeping users engaged. A game can remind players of a special in-game event, or a dining app can remind users that their favorite restaurant is offering discounts. These kind of messages will now be available on Kindle Fire …

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Kindle Fire Is Now Available At GameStop

When you think of GameStop, you generally think of console titles lining the walls and 8,000 copies of Madden NFL 08 going for $1.99 each. The gaming retail giant has changed its image over the past year, however, to a store that peddles all gaming devices, including Android and iOS tablets. Now the store has earned a powerful partner in …

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Amazon Launches “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited” Kids Service

Amazon announced the launch of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, which the company describes as “the all-you-can-eat content sercvice built from the ground up just for kids”. “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited brings together for the first time all of the types of content kids and parents love—books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows—into one simple, unlimited, easy-to-use service for kids ages 3-8,” …

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Amazon Maps API Now Available To All

As Apple has proven with its iPhone 5 maps blunder, people care about having quality maps on their mobile devices. Until now, however, there’s not been a maps API built specifically for the Kindle Fire. Amazon is fixing that this week. Amazon announced that its Maps API is now available for all developers. The API was available since September in …

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Kindle Did Pretty Well For Itself Over The Weekend

Amazon has an advantage as an online retail giant – the company can participate in both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sure, other companies do as well, but Amazon had great deals going up all the time over the weekend and well into the night on Monday evening. There must have been thousands of TVs, smartphones and other devices sold …

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Amazon Adds Unity Plugins To Its Game Development Tools

Mark my words – Unity is going to be the next big game engine that everybody uses. Unreal Engine is still going to be the go to development suite for big budget console and PC games, but more and more mobile developers will be turning to Unity for its ease of use and wide array of user created assets. The …

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The Bigger Kindle Fire HD Is Now Available

During Amazon’s Kindle event earlier this year, the company announced multiple Kindle Fire HD devices. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has been available for a few months now, but the larger 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is finally available. Amazon announced today that the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is now shipping to customers who had pre-ordered the device. It’s a little …

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Amazon Releases New “Send to Kindle” Function For Browsers, Email

Amazon has unveiled a new service that allows Kindle owners to more easily sync web content and documents from their PC or mobile devices. The new “Send to Kindle” service is now available for the Firefox and Chrome browsers, through e-mail, on Android devices, and through a desktop app for PC or Mac. The different versions of Send to Kindle …

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Tablets Top Holiday Buying Survey, But Not the iPad Mini [Infographic]

The results of a new Tech Bargains survey were released today, and they show that Apple may not be the big winner in the mini-tablet market this holiday season. The survey shows that 53% of consumers will spend more than half of their holiday shopping budgets on electronic devices. Of the tech gifts people expect to buy, tablets are, not …

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iPad Market Share Falling, Samsung & Amazon Rising

New shipment data from IDC shows that Apple’s share of the overall tablet market has fallen to just over 50%. Meanwhile, Samsung, Amazon, and Asus have seen their shares of the tablet market explode. The entire market for tablets grew 49.5% since the third quarter of 2012. “After a very strong second quarter, Apple saw growth slow as both consumer …

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Amazon Posts $274 Million Loss Thanks To LivingSocial Issues

Amazon announced its Q3 earnings on Thursday, falling short of analysts’ estimates. Net sales increased 27% year-over-year to $13.81 billion in the third quarter, but the company also posted an operating loss of $28 million, compared to operating income of $79 million for the same quarter last year, and a net loss of $274 million compared to net income $63 …

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