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Give your child a gift of reading with Kindle for Kids

Not so long ago, any time a child had with a screened device was seen as frivolous playtime.  That’s not true now, because kids spend more time reading and doing school work with tablets and computers than parents would have thought possible just a few years ago.  In my household, most of our books were …

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Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited – a subscription service for book lovers

One of the perks of being a Kindle owner and an Amazon Prime member was the one free book you were allowed to “borrow” each month.  With only one free book, it could take you a long time to try out new authors you’re interested in without having to risk some of your book budget …

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Oyster, the unlimited book reading app and service, is now available on Android and Kindle devices

Last fall, we told you about the Oyster ebook lending service that gave you unlimited access to ebooks on your iOS devices.  At the time, they had 100,000 books in their lending library.  Now, they have more than 500,000 titles available.  They’ve made a lot of improvements in their reading app, too, with new typography, …

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Next Issue now provides unlimited magazines to Kindle HD and HDX

Next Issue, my favorite app for my iPad, is now available for Kindle HD and HDX.  Just download the free app from Amazon, and you’ll be able to access more than 125 magazines – current and back issues.   Of course, you’ll still need to subscribe to the Next Issue service, but where else can …

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Amazon has launched the Kindle MatchBook service

A couple months ago, we told you about Amazon’s new Kindle MatchBook service, which will give you access to eBook versions of paper books you bought from them in the past.  Whether you bought them years ago or last week, you can get the eBook version for no more than $2.99, and some may be …

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Amazon announces the Kindle MatchBook program

Beginning in October, the new Kindle MatchBook program will let you download a reduced-price ($2.99, $1.99, $0.99, even some for free) Kindle copy of printed books you purchased from Amazon.  That’s any book you purchased since Amazon launched its bookstore back in 1995!  You’ll have to wait until the publisher gives Amazon the okay to …

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Words to Sleep By eBook review

Despite your best efforts it’s 2am and you’re still awake in bed, tossing and turning, too tired to get up but too awake to fall asleep.  You’ve counted the sheep, sipped warm milk, but nothing seems to help. Author and former Gadgeteer staff writer Cobin Rox might have some words to help you out – …

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Kindle Paperwhite Software Update 5.3.0

Amazon has just released their first software update (5.3.0) for their new Kindle Paperwhite .  New features in the update include: Improved Fonts:  We have made changes to Palatino, Baskerville, and Futura fonts to make them look even better on Kindle Paperwhite. You will notice this when reading books, as well as in menus. We’ve also …

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Kindle Reader for Windows 8

For a true cross-platform interoperability reading experience you really can’t beat Amazon’s “eco-system”.  Well Windows 8 users won’t miss out on their Amazon books either, as Amazon releases its Kindle Reader for Windows 8. Available from the Windows 8 app Store, the reader supports both Windows 8 and Windows RT.  And it supports all the functionality we’ve …

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Livrada – Gift Cards for eBook Readers

Giving someone a gift card is super convenient way to let them know you care by giving them a gift. They are easy to buy don’t require you to wrap them. Now you can give someone the gift of your favorite book. Livrada is an eBook gift card service that has teamed up with Target …

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Kindle 3 (Keyboard) Is Not Gone Nor Forgotten – Firmware 3.4

Amazon might have just released a bunch of  new Kindles  but they haven’t forgotten the Kindle 3 (Keyboard).  Amazon has released a new firmware  update for this model. Firmware update 3.4 includes: Improved Font: We’ve improved the reading font to have more contrast and be more crisp. Parental Controls: With the latest software update for Kindle …

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