Unboxing Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet, and First Impressions

Unboxing Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet, and First Impressions

The tablet landscape is really changing. It started last year when we started to hear that Apple’s iPad growth was slowing. Microsoft made the Surface Pro 3, which was the first model that actually made us feel like the tablet could replace our laptops. Tablets have historically been consumption devices. They’re ereaders. They’re televisions. They’re game consoles. In fact, this has been the running joke. Apple responded to this joke with the iPad Pro and…

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Amazon Bans Chromecast and Apple TV from their Web Site

Amazon Bans Chromecast and Apple TV from their Web Site

This is really weird. Like, really weird. I almost want to say that in a couple days, we’re either going to find out that this was a hoax a joke or Amazon is going to go back on its word here. Apple TV and Chromecast are no longer allowed on Amazon.com. Well, as of October 29, they will no longer be sold.

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Amazon Prime Memberships are $67 for Friday Only

Amazon Prime Memberships are $67 for Friday Only

To celebrate the 67th annual Emmy Awards, Amazon will be offering a year of their Prime service for just $67 to new subscribers. The normal price is $99, so it’s a pretty sweet deal. Hell, $99 a year is a pretty sweet deal. In fact, if you’re not a Prime subscriber, you’re really missing out. Aren;t aware of the benefits of Amazon Prime? Here we go…

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Amazon Echo is Now Available to the Public

Amazon Echo is Now Available to the Public

By Rich W Woods That’s right. The Amazon Echo is finally available after being available by invitation only for months. You can grab the Amazon Echo for $179 right now and it will ship on July 14. If you’re not familiar with the Amazon Echo, you can think of it as Siri in your living room. You can ask it questions, tell it to play music, play podcasts, play Audible audiobooks, control Phillips Hue lights,…

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Don’t Use Audible with Amazon Echo

Don’t Use Audible with Amazon Echo

By Rich W Woods A couple weeks ago, Amazon announced that Echo users would be able to listen to audiobooks from Audible on their Echo. It was a long awaited feature. After all, I can listen to music and podcasts, but not audiobooks from Amazon’s own Audible? Well, now you can; however, there’s a huge catch. The Amazon Echo doesn’t sync your place in your book. If you’re familiar with Kindle and Audible, you know…

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Amazon Echo can Finally Read your Audible Books

Amazon Echo can Finally Read your Audible Books

By Rich W Woods I’ve been using the Amazon Echo ever since it came out. Well, ever since I could get an invitation. I always found it odd that, for something that can play music and podcasts, it can’t play audiobooks, especially since Amazon owns Audible. Of course, you can hook up your phone through Bluetooth, but that kind of kills the point of the voice assistant, Alexa. Now, you can finally stream audiobooks through…

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Amazon Updates the Fire Phone for the First Time since October

Amazon Updates the Fire Phone for the First Time since October

By Rich W Woods I’m happy to admit that I am a proud owner of an Amazon Fire Phone. I am one of the few that actually gave it a good review, and for good reason. It’s a beautiful, smooth phone. It’s lacking Google services, but then again, so is Windows Phone, which I’m also a strong supporter of. I had thought that Amazon gave up on this thing. I check for updates once in…

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Amazon Fire TV Update Brings New Features!

Amazon Fire TV Update Brings New Features!

By Rich W Woods Own a Fire TV? No? Why the hell are you reading this? Ok, I have jokes. We get it. Moving on. Amazon released an update to the Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick yesterday bringing many new features, including connecting to hotel or dorm room Wi-Fi with captive portal support, X-Ray on Fire TV, browse and search Prime Playlists, hidden PIN entry, and new shortcuts. Read on for a further…

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Amazon Fire Phone Review

Amazon Fire Phone Review

By Rich W Woods This is not the first time I reviewed the Amazon Fire Phone. I reviewed the device when it first came out and, to be honest, I think I was the only one that gave it a good review. No, that would be incorrect. The general consensus of the device at the time was, “I’m sure there are plenty of Amazon fans that will buy it, but it’s not for me.” It…

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Cortana, Siri, and Alexa Play Trivia Crack!

Cortana, Siri, and Alexa Play Trivia Crack!

By Rich W Woods We all know what Cortana and Siri are. They are voice assistants that are integrated into another platform, being Windows Phone and iOS, respectively. Alexa is a voice assistant that is not tied to a particular platform, at least not in the way that Cortana and Siri are. Alexa is the Amazon Echo, a device who’s sole purpose is to answer questions. Sure, it does other stuff. You can ask it…

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