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 […]

Using the Kindle for Samsung App

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Yesterday Samsung announced a partnership with Amazon to bring a Samsung branded version of the Kindle App to its lineup of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Along with a new App featuring the word Samsung on the Kindle logo, the announcement also featured a new free book offer called Samsung Book Deals for customers who use […]

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 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 […]

How to Watch HBO Go on Fire TV with Kindle Fire HDX Mirroring

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One of the things we like to do with our small, portable, handheld Tablets is use them to display content that we can view and interact with on our larger screen televisions. Apple made this possible with AirPlay. With AirPlay you can “fling” what’s on your screen to your TV. That works for video content, […]

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 Fire TV v. Apple TV: Which Should I Buy?

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Amazon announced and released the Amazon Fire TV on April 2 to compete with other miniature set-top boxes and streaming video devices like the Apple TV, Roku Box, Roku Stick and Google’s Chromecast. The early indications seem promising, thanks to the blend of features, services and apps they will offer with the device. How does the […]

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 […]

5 Reasons I Bought the Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon has joined the set top box race by introducing its version called Fire TV today. I ordered a Fire TV when they became available shortly after the announcement. It’s not that I need another set top box or another HDMI cable to plug into my TV. I don’t really. But in long view as […]

Amazon FireTV Set to Take on Both Apple TV and Xbox One

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Things are about to get even more interesting in the living room space. After years of relying on Microsoft and Sony to deliver its Amazon Prime offerings to users, the company is introducing Amazon FireTV, a set-top box that’s meant to offer users streaming video and take on the PS4 and Xbox One in the […]

Kindle Fire Sale: Amazon Tablets Starting at $119

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Not one to shy away from discounting its own tablets, Amazon has knocked down the prices of its Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets for a limited time. You can grab the entry-level Kindle Fire HD 7″ for just $119 for the 8GB version, which is $20 off from the regular price. As […]

Is Amazon About to Reveal an Android-Powered Apple TV Killer Next Week?

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Amazon could reveal its rumored Apple TV and Xbox One rival at an event next week. Invitations for the event, which is scheduled to take place in New York City at 11:00 am on April 2nd, began going out today, according to The Verge. Though Amazon isn’t explicitly saying what it’s going to reveal, the […]