Amazon Fire TV v. Roku 3: Which One Should I Buy?

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The Amazon Fire TV brings the simple Amazon-focused interface of the Kindle Fire to the big screen. We decided to compare the Fire TV with the Roku 3, another popular set-top box that streams video to a TV from the Internet. We already took a look at the Amazon Fire TV’s gaming options to see how it works as […]

Apple TV Siri Support in the Works to Take On Fire TV Voice Search

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The Apple TV may be adding support for Siri in a future hardware refresh, thanks to some code found in the software development kit of iOS 7.1, first spotted by Pierre Blazquez. The file that the code was found in deals with Assistant, which is Apple’s internal name for Siri. The UIDeviceFamily array in the code […]

Amazon To Bring HBO Content to Instant Video

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Amazon is making some big news in streaming video news this morning. Amazon announced that it has struck a deals with HBO to bring some that network’s older programming to Prime Instant Video, making it available for streaming. Those looking for newer HBO programming like Game of Thrones or Silicon Valley won’t find it included […]

How To Get Rid of Special Offers on Kindle Fire Tablets

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Advertising is everywhere. There’s no escaping it. Unless you become a hermit and live in a cave you’re going to become exposed to some form of it. The mobile world and the Internet unfortunately are all about advertising. Theoretically it is why we can enjoy so much of the Internet for free. Advertising also affords […]

Amazon to Expand Voice Search on Fire TV and Create Fire TV App

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As outdoor temperatures in the northern hemisphere temperatures begin to rise, Amazon’s Fire TV has brought some heat into the living room war for control of your television set. The newly released $99 set top box has been largely well received by reviewers and customers alike, even though some view it as a work in […]

Samsung and Amazon Create Partnership for Kindle Books

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This is an interesting partnership that on the one hand seems unnecessary, and on the other makes much marketing sense when trying to feature something unique in a crowded smartphone market. (Even though you could be accused of helping to create that crowd.) Samsung announced today that it has created a partnership with bookseller Amazon […]

Amazon Now Syncs Kindle Docs in the Cloud & Adds Free Storage

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Interesting news for Kindle device and Kindle App users arrived from Amazon via email this morning. Amazon is now making document syncing between devices using Amazon Cloud Drive easier. Users don’t have to do anything different but they will now see documents they have previously stored in Amazon’s cloud in a new Send-To-Kindle folder. In […]

Amazon 3D Smartphone Details Begin to Surface

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Boy Genius Report is running with an exclusive that reveals more details on the upcoming Amazon 3D smartphone that we reported on a few days ago. The report includes pictures of a prototype of the new device in an enclosure, and also reveals some potentially interesting details about the device. Keep in mind that these […]

Amazon Updates iOS Photos App, Makes Photos Easier to View on Fire TV

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What’s our Cloud mantra that we keep repeating? Everyone wants your content in their Cloud. One of those content categories that every user seems to enjoy, and every Cloud service competes to have is photos. And that’s because everyone is taking photos on their mobile devices in record numbers. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Flickr, Dropbox, and others […]

How to Change the Search Default on Kindle Fire Tablets

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One of the tasks we like to do on a Tablet is Search. For some reason the very personal form factor lends itself to searching the Internet for information, content, or something to purchase. Whether we search in a browser, or from within an App, or from the Home Screen, Search is a function that […]

How to Use 1-Tap Archive on Kindle Fire HDX Tablets

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One of the shopping dilemmas users have when considering a Tablet purchase is to determine the amount of storage they think they will need. Many Tablets can be chosen in capacities ranging from 16GB to 64GB, some have larger options available. Apple’s iPad’s have a 128GB option. Google’s Nexus 7 has 16GB and 32GB models. […]

How to Take a Screenshot on Kindle Fire HDX Tablets

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Not everyone has an overwhelming need to take a screenshot on a mobile device. But it is a function that many like to have. With all of the sharing capabilities being built into smartphone operating systems and photo sharing services, the need to grab something off of your screen to send to a friend or […]

Amazon Eyeing a 3D Smartphone in September

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Amazon has been rumored to be working on a smartphone for some time now. To add a smartphone to its collection of devices, which include Kindle readers, Kindle Tablets and now the new Fire TV, Amazon would have to work hard to distinguish itself and compete in a smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung […]

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9: Review

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Tablets are everywhere these days. They come in a variety of sizes and price points. Some are real quality devices with quality software to run on them. Some are of the low cost variety with lousy hardware and lousy user experiences. Stuck in the middle of those two extremes are Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets, specifically […]

5 Best Tablets [April, 2014]

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Picking out your next tablet can be a difficult task, particularly for those that may not be caught up on the latest devices. Here, in an effort to help those struggling to come to a decision, we take a look at the slates we consider to be the five best tablet options on the market […]

Kindle Fire Sale: Amazon Tablets Starting at $119 at Best Buy

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Once again, Best Buy has Kindle Fire tablets on sale starting at $119. Buyers can get the entry-level Kindle Fire HD for just $119 for the 8GB model, while the 16GB version is $129. Furthermore, you can also grab the latest Kindle Fire HDX 7″ slate starting at $199 for the 16GB version, with the […]

Amazon Fire TV: Review

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I feel very much the same about Amazon’s new Fire TV as I did about the first edition of Amazon’s Kindle Fire Tablets. There’s potential in this new born, but it hasn’t found its legs yet. Like most infants it is pleasant to look at and celebrate the arrival. But time needs to pass before […]

Amazon fireTV Unboxing Video and First Impressions

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The Amazon fireTV hit our doorstep today and we wanted to show it off to you with an unboxing video and some first impressions. The new fireTV set-top box offers 1080p HD streaming video plus 8GB of storage for apps and games. Users can watch content from Amazon’s video store, the company’s library of free […]

Why I Skipped the Fire TV and Bought an Apple TV

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Soon after Amazon announced the Fire TV yesterday, I did something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while; I bought an Apple TV. I read over Amazon’s news and skimmed through the features and details of the Fire TV, and ultimately decided that there just wasn’t enough there to justify buying it over […]