Online Shopping Increases Friction with Shipping Woes

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Logistics. We’ve all heard and seen the commercial. And from the looks of the early reporting about online shipping many more of us were counting on the major shipping companies to have their logistics nailed down so that we could take advantage of deals, free, and expedited shipping to keep Christmas a happy time. I […]

Amazon Offering Free Overnight Shipping on Select Products

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It’s not too late to shop for last-minute Christmas gifts on Amazon. The company is offering free overnight shipping on a select number of products, meaning that you can order something as late as midnight tonight (Eastern Time) and receive it tomorrow on Christmas Eve. The best part is that a Prime membership isn’t required. […]

Amazon Prime Free Shipping Deadline Is Today

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The deadline for standard Amazon shipping has passed, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you still have time to order something on Amazon and have it arrive before Christmas. If you’re like many folks and do most of your Christmas shopping on Amazon, then you should be aware of the Amazon Christmas ordering cutoff […]

Kindle Sale Has Entry-Level eReader for $49

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For a one-day only Kindle sale, Amazon is discounting its entry-level Kindle ereader for just $49, which is $20 off the normal $69 price tag. The $49 will get you the Kindle ereader with Special Offers, meaning that you’ll see advertisements here and there. Sadly, the model without Special Offers isn’t on sale, so you’ll […]

Amazon 4K Content Arriving Next Year

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While Netflix is already testing streaming in 4K, Amazon 4K content is on its way. In a press release, Amazon Studios announced that it will be filming all of its 2014 original series in 4K, marking a first for Amazon and being the first out of all the streaming services creating original content. Amazon announced […]

Amazon Christmas Shipping Deadlines Begin Tomorrow

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If you’re like many folks and do most of your Christmas shopping on Amazon, then you should be aware of the Amazon Christmas ordering cutoff dates that the company has set. These dates signify the last day that you can order something and guarantee that you receive it in time for Christmas. For starters, tomorrow, […]

Amazon Offering Installment Payments for Kindle Fire HDX

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Got your eyes on a Kindle Fire HDX Tablet, but don’t have enough cash? Amazon really, really, really wants you to have one. So much so that Amazon is offering you the opportunity to purchase a Kindle Fire HDX on a no interest installment plan with four quarterly payments. Depending on what Kindle Fire HDX […]

2014 Mobile Tech Predictions

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2013 is quickly preparing to exit stage right. 2014 has moved from the green room and is waiting in the wings for its entrance. Who really knows what the next year will bring? There have been some interesting signals and intriguing signs that might tell us something of where we are going in mobile tech. […]

Grading My 2013 Mobile Tech Predictions

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This has been such a wacky year for me personally (actually the wackiness began in 2012) that I almost find it hard to believe I made mobile tech predictions for 2013. But I did. So in this post I’ll grade how I think I did before I put on my psychic cap and post my […]

Kindle Fire HD vs. Kindle Fire HDX

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Should I buy the Kindle Fire HD or the Kindle Fire HDX? That’s a question we’ve heard for the past month from readers and family members looking for an affordable Android tablet that can do apps, videos and ebooks with ease. The Kindle Fire HDX is the latest and greatest from Amazon, which goes up […]

Amazon Cloud Drive for iPads Gets Automatic Video Storage and More

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iPad and iPhone users have another third-party backup utility that will store their precious memories automatically. A new update for Amazon Cloud Drive now enables the app to upload video clips to a user’s Amazon Cloud Storage account. Following the update, and with the proper configuration, Amazon Cloud Drive will automatically back up videos that […]

Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Is a ‘Fantasy,’ Says eBay CEO

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Amazon has been the center of attention ever since the company unveiled its plans to deliver small packages to local households within 30 minutes using drones. The company calls it Amazon Prime Air, and UPS even says it’s experimenting with a similar drone delivery service. However, eBay CEO John Donahue really isn’t a big fan, […]

Kindle Sale Sees Select Models Discounted at 20% Off

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As a part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, the company is holding a one-day-only Kindle sale on select e-readers and tablets, where it is discounting them at 20% off. You’ll be able to grab the entry-level Kindle e-reader for $56, the Kindle Fire HD 16GB for $136, or the Kindle Fire HDX […]

Amazon Offers 50GB of Storage Free with Some Android Phones

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Amazon is offering a holiday deal for anyone buying Android phones. They’re offering Amazon Cloud Drive storage. That normally gives users 5GB of free storage to anyone who signs up for an Amazon account, but they’ll bump that total to 50GB for one year after customers buy a qualifying Android phone. Users can download a […]

Xbox One in Stock at Amazon (Update)

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While most retail stores have sold out of every Xbox One they have (both online and in-store), Amazon is showing that they have standard editions of the Xbox One in stock and ready to ship. Furthermore, there doesn’t seem to be any warning about low stock, but that doesn’t mean you should take your time with […]

How to Share Amazon Prime Free Two-Day Shipping

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Amazon Prime is a great service to have if you use Amazon a lot. The $79/year service gives you free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible products (and $3.99 next-day shipping), access to Amazon’s Instant Video streaming service, and access to the Kindle Lending Library, where you can rent ebooks for free. It’s definitely a service that’s […]

Amazon Prime Air Already Threatened by ‘SkyJack’ Hacking Drones

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Amazon’s publicity stunt earlier this week has certainly caught the eye of pretty much everyone interested in new delivery technologies, which again, is pretty much everyone since we all want our packages to arrive as soon as possible. However, there are way too many factors that make Amazon Prime Air not really feasible yet, namely […]

Amazon Prime Air vs Santa: This Letter Says it All

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Things are getting out of hand when children are sending letters to Santa complete with full, huge product listing links to sites like Amazon, but it’s kind of awesome. If you’ve seen one before, they aren’t short. This holiday season a ‘Dear Santa’ letter has surfaced over on Twitter that has 2013 written all over […]

Moto G U.S. Release Comes Early at Amazon

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Back in November Motorola shocked the market by announcing an impressive and well-rounded smartphone for an extremely low price. Confirming leaks about a new device called the Moto G for only $179. The new smartphone is certainly the best bang for your buck when it comes to a smartphone, and will soon be available from […]

Overhaul Your Christmas List with an Amazon Wish List

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It’s that time of year again when aunts and uncles ask for your Christmas list, and you get a bevy of them in return. Unfortunately, Christmas lists are still mostly done the old-fashioned way, where you get a hand-written or emailed list of vaguely-described items and you keep having to confirm with them what exactly […]