For years, I stubbornly refused to consider an alternative to my big clunky computer. "I don't need more gadgets or electronic toys," I said primly. Then I noticed more and more friends happily toting around gadgets and electronic toys like Kindles, watching videos and reading magazines on them at the gym, and well, Miss Prim was proved wrong. ...more
How many times have you been told "Buy this and get this... " and then there is a huge survey (that gets you nothing and steals all your info) or you do it and it's a 2 percent chance you get the prize. In the case of annoncingit.com (which is celebrating 20 years of being in business and is woman owned), it is totally different! Not only was I able to get an amazing deal on my Holiday Photo Cards, but I bought through Facebook to enter to win a Kindle Fire! (there is also a sale: $45 for $75 of Invitations + 25% off Holiday Photo Cards)...more
The e-book wars continue to flare as Amazon.com announced the launch of their Kindle Owner's Lending Library. Available only to Kindle and Kindle Fire owners (sorry app users, you're out of luck), Amazon Prime members can now borrow one book a month from Amazon's initial offerings of 5000 loanable books.
Last week, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire. The event was peppered with little surprise announcements that revealed quite a lot about Amazon's future direction.Hmm...It runs on Android OS. (Yay, Team Droid) But not Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich; it runs on a customized version of Android 2.3. Effectively, a pseudo-custom OS. The main browser is Silk. A proprietary Amazon browser. ...more
This week Amazon announced a new low-price Kindle for $79, a $99 Kindle Touch and entered the table marketplace with their $199 7-inch Kindle Fire. Supported by their new browser, Amazon Silk, the Kindle Fire will allow users to read, watch movies, download apps and listen to music. It's currently available for pre-order and will start shipping November 15, just in time for holiday gift-giving. ...more