Amazon’s first smartphone starts arriving tomorrow, and late last night the gags were removed from all of the early reviews. All of the major tech and business blogs got a Fire Phone, resulting in an excess of reviews.
I’m still working my way through the reviews but I don’t think very many of the reviewers liked the phone. Here are a few of the choicer excerpts. Continue reading
Kindle Unlimited may have only launched on Friday but it’s already having an affect on the Kindle Store rankings. A check of the Kindle Store “paid” best seller list this morning has revealed that 45 of the top 100 titles on the list were included in Kindle Unlimited. Continue reading
Apple released their annual report last night, and mixed in with the generally good news were a few misleading statistics.
With revenues of $37.4 billion for the June quarter, Apple generated a profit of $7.7 billion dollars. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the third fiscal quarter, up 13% from last year, and they sold 13.3 million iPads, down 9% from last year. Continue reading
There’s a rumor going around this week Comixology, the digital comics distributor Amazon acquired in April, will soon let publishers offer DRM-free comics.
Bleeding Cool is citing unnamed sources and reporting: Continue reading
Here are 8 stories for you to read this morning, including a post on how to cope with piracy, a number of posts on Kindle Unlimited (they’re all worth reading), a new ebook creation platform, why Amazon scares publishers, and more. Continue reading
Amazon is regularly cast as the bully in coverage of its contract dispute with Hachette, but a new survey shows that all the negative press is not having much effect. Continue reading
A large screen gadget which can be folded up and stuck in a pocket is one of the holy grails of mobile gadgetry, and in the past few days a couple news stories came across my desk which reminded me that it’s not as far out of reach as I had thought. Continue reading
Researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium have discovered that several companies including AddThis, makers of the popular sharing buttons toolbar found on many websites, have been secretly testing a new type of cookie.
It’s called canvas fingerprinting, and it gathers more information than existing cookies in an attempt to create a unique identifier to be used to track you around the web. Continue reading
Amazon is rolling out a new update for their flagship ereader this week which adds a couple nifty features as well as one which might prove more annoying that it is worth.
According to the changelog posted by Amazon, the new update includes three listed features (there could be more, but we’ll have to wait for users to find them). Update you Kindle Paperwhite and it will automatically sync your most recently read
latest page across all devices and apps on your Kindle account (whether you want it to or not). Continue reading
The Dutch ereader retailer Icarus is back again today with their second device launch in as many weeks.
Icarus is launching a 9.7″ ereader called the Excel 2. It improves on the model launched last year with a faster CPU and more RAM, but it is still unfortunately using the same screen and touchscreen panel. Continue reading