Fire Toolbox v11 makes Amazon tablet hacking easier (and a little safer)

Fire Toolbox is a free utility for Windows computers that makes it relatively easy to hack Amazon Fire tablets by doing things like installing the Google Play Store, removing Amazon apps and services, and other tweaks that make Amazon’s Android-based Fire OS software look a little more like… well, Android. Version 11 of the Toolbox […]

Amazon Fire OS 6 brings Android 7.1 Nougat to its 2017 Fire tablets (Update: maybe not)

Amazon’s Fire tablets run a custom version of Android called Fire OS… and while the company releases small software updates from time to time, it’s rare for one of Amazon’s budget tablets to get a major OS bump. But that’s just what happened recently. When the 7th-gen Amazon Fire, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD […]

Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet gets a spec bump (double the storage, faster processor)

As predicted, Amazon is updating its entry-level tablet. The new 9th-gen Amazon Fire 7 tablet is still priced at $50, and it still packs a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display. But Amazon has updated the specs for its budget tablet for the first time in two years. The tablet ships with 16GB […]

Unannounced Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Update: It’s the 9th-gen Fire 7 tablet)

Amazon launched an updated Fire HD 8 tablet last year, but the company hasn’t refreshed its Fire HD 10 or Fire 7 tablet since 2017. It looks like that could soon change. As spotted by the folks at Tablet Monkeys, a new device that showed up at the FCC website last week has all the […]

Daily Deals (5-06-2019)

Amazon’s latest device deals include deep discounts on Fire Tablets, Kindle eReaders, and Echo Smart Speakers, among other things. If you’re in the market for a new Kindle and you happen to have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card, you can pick up a Kindle Paperwhite for $90 and get 20 percent cash back when […]

Deals of the Day (4-09-2018)

Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV media streamers, and Kindle eReaders are already pretty affordable at their normal prices. But Amazon has a habit of running sales on these gadgets so often that I have to wonder why you’d ever bother paying full price unless you were in a hurry. Anyway, if you’ve been waiting for […]

What to do if your 2017 Amazon Fire tablet stops showing Google Play apps

Have a recent Amazon Fire, Fire HD 8, or Fire HD 10 tablet with the Google Play Store installed? Sometime in the past few weeks a number of users noticed that they were having trouble using some of the apps installed from the Play Store. Update: Some users are reporting they’re having the same problems […]