Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Can Be Rooted and Blocked With Some Work

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The Amazon Kindle update did more than add a little polish to the interface. It also broke the one-click rooting method developers posted over at the XDA Developer’s Forum. You can still keep root if you block the over the air update (version 6.2.1) that Amazon started to push out this week. If you’ve already […]

Gift Guide 2011: 5 Simple Last Minute eGifts

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If you’re like me you’d really rather not brave the last-minute shoppers this weekend as the Christmas buying frenzy reaches a peak. I love this time of year, but I hate what it does to people as they push through crowds on their way to get last-minute gifts for their family, and friends. That’s why […]

Kindle Touch Rooted, Not That There’s Much You Can Do With It

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While most indie developers are focused on doing things with the Kindle Fire that Jeff Bezos never intended, a few have turned their attention to the Kindle Touch. It’s not based on Android, but it can be rooted. Now someone has figured out how to do just that. Apparently it wasn’t that hard, since the […]

Kindle Fire to Get Silk Browser Performance Update in Two Weeks?

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Amazon is preparing an update for its recently released debut Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, that will bring performance updates to the device. According to Dieter Bohn of The Verge, a tipster to the site hinted that one such update will improve the performance of the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire, which was highly […]

Developer Ports Ice Cream Sandwich Onto Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

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Though the Kindle Fire was launched with its own proprietary user interface on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, that’s not stopping the developer community from finding alternative use and expand the tablet’s appeal beyond Amazon’s ecosystem. One developer,  G1011999, was able to port Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onto Amazon’s debut tablet and took video of […]

Kindle Fire Users Experience Wi-Fi or Internet Connectivity Issues

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Users of the Amazon Kindle Fire reported in Amazon’s forums that they’ve been having problems with Wi-Fi connectivity issues. The issues could have something to do with the way the Fire uses the Silk browser, which Amazon touted as a revolutionary way to speed up Internet surfing. The browser, unfortunately, hasn’t lived up to the […]

Research: Got Fat Fingers? Avoid Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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While Amazon’s entry into the Android tablet market in the form of the Kindle Fire is garnering a lot of attention and sales, a new research study from Nielsen Norman Group doesn’t put the tablet in favorable light. Highlighting usability issues, a poor user experience, and problems with touch on the device’s seven-inch screen, Nielsen […]

Amazon Kindle Products Dominate Black Friday

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Amazon.com apparently had a really good Black Friday as they’re crowing about it all over the news today. Apparently the company sold four times as many Kindle products this year over last year. This is not a big surprise given than there are four new Kindle products to sell: the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Kindle […]

Kindle Fire Handles Archived Books Differently Than Other Kindles

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While spending Thanksgiving with family, my wife’s aunt asked a question regarding something I took for granted having to do with the location of all of her old Kindle books on the new Kindle Fire. She, like many new Fire owners, collected dozens of eBooks on her old black and white Kindle. When she ordered […]

Best Tech and Gadget Gifts Under $100

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Finding affordable tech gifts for the holidays doesn’t require getting up early or braving the Black Friday madness. There are quite a few really good gadgets and accessories at $99 or below. Especially if you or the lucky people on your list love media. But if you do happen to find any of these products […]

Amazon Kindle Touch Review: Best eInk Reader Yet

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The Amazon Kindle Touch improves upon the Kindle 4 in two very important ways, making it the best new e-Reader for a very attractive price (yes, even at $20 more than the Kindle 4). It has the best combination of features and price. Which makes it an even better e-ink e-reader than the Kindle 4, which I […]

Amazon Still on Track to Release Larger Kindle Tablets

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Following the launch and much anticipated 7-inch Android-based Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is still on track to release larger tablet versions as well. In a move mirroring that of Samsung, which has a Galaxy Tab 7.0, 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1 tablet, Amazon is looking to expand its tablet portfolio with different and varying display sizes, […]

Black Friday eReader Deals 2011: Nook, Kindle and More

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Black Friday eReader deals are quite common this year, but make sure you do your homework before you buy an eBook reader on Black Friday. To help you sort out the good from the bad, we’ve rounded up our favorite Black Friday eReader deals on Kindles, Nooks and other brands, so you can get a […]

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire-A Nice Small Flame

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The Amazon Kindle Fire is already and will continue to be a much talked about device. My Kindle Fire arrived early and due to a busy schedule I have not had as much time as I would like to play with the device. But, I’ve had enough time in a hectic schedule to discover that […]

25 Hot Kindle Fire Cases, Covers, Skins and Sleeves

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The Kindle Fire is bringing up the sales chart at Amazon, and is set to be a big holiday hit. With any hit, you need accessories, and there are no shortage of Kindle Fire cases and covers to keep your Fire protected and stylish. The Kindle Fire has a nice look and feel to it, […]

Kindle Fire’s Biggest Upside? It Will Bring Us More Beautiful Books Soon

Thanks to the new Kindle Fire, eBooks on the Kindle platform are about to get a whole lot nicer to look at. Amazon has mostly focused on its e-Ink devices, which feature plain backgrounds and text-oriented user interfaces and presentation. As a result, the Kindle’s book format, Mobi, has been similarly text-focused. Amazon Kindle readers […]

Kindle Fire Magazines Are Ugly as Sin

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If you want the Kindle Fire for reading magazines, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re in for disappointment. The magazine experience on the Kindle Fire isn’t just bad, its possibly the worst magazine experience I have ever had. Seriously. Update: Publishers that actually try can create decent looking Kindle Fire magazines. […]

Kindle Fire Root Now Available With One Click

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That didn’t take long. The Kindle Fire has already been rooted. User Death2all110 from Android Forums posted a guide to root the Kindle Fire with SuperOneClick 2.2 and, a few clicks. The Kindle Fire root process is detailed at Android Forums, and look like a straightforward set of instructions. Essentially, you need top plug your Kindle Fire […]