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PSA: Amazon releases Fire OS 5.6 update, fixes install from unknown sources bug

Amazon recently rolled out a new version of Fire OS for its tablets and while Fire OS 5.6 brings a few new features including support for monitoring smart home cameras with Alexa, app icons in the notification tray and some tweaks to the settings menu, it also partially broke one feature: installation of apps from […]

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Amazon’s Kindle and Fire tablet Black Friday prices now live (starting at $50)

Amazon isn’t waiting for Black Friday to put some of its tablets, eReaders, and other devices on sale. The company’s Fire HD 10 tablet is on sale for $100 starting today, which is $50 off the usual price for this full HD tablet with a quad-core processor. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are both $30 […]

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Amazon Fire tablets on sale for $35 and up this week (Prime exclusive)

Have an Amazon Prime membership, and need a cheap tablet? Amazon’s offering Fire tablets for as little as $35 today, but only to Amazon Prime subscribers. New members can always sign up for a 30-day free trial for Amazon Prime to score the discount though. Fire tablets might be most useful to Prime members, thanks […]

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Amazon Fire sale 8-20-2017 (tablets for $40 and up, Echo for $100, and more)

Amazon is offering another reminder that you should probably never pay full price for an Echo, Fire, or Kindle device unless you need one in a hurry… because the company has a habit of offering significant discounts at least a few times per year. Today’s deals aren’t quite as good as those offered during the Amazon […]

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Amazon Fire Utility makes hacking Amazon’s 2017 tablets easier

Amazon’s 2017 tablet lineup includes a new and improved $50 Fire Tablet with a 7 inch screen, and an updated $80 Fire HD 8 tablet that has a higher-resolution display, more memory, and more storage than the 7 inch tablet. While hackers haven’t found a way to root either device or install custom ROMs yet, […]

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How to use an SD card with Amazon’s Fire tablets

Every tablet Amazon Fire tablet released in the past few years has featured a microSD card slot, which is a nice thing to have if you’re using a tablet that may have as little as 8GB of built-in storage. You can pick up just about any Class 10 or UHS microSD card to add up […]

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Making Amazon’s 2017 Fire tablets more Googley (Play Store, third-party launchers)

Amazon’s tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS. While Amazon has developed a custom user interface for the operating system, featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore, Kindle, Music, and Movies apps, it’s surprisingly easy to install the Google Play Store on Amazon’s most recent tablets. You may not be able to root […]

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Amazon’s 7 inch Fire tablet (2017) isn’t easily rooted… but you can install the Google Play Store

The Amazon Fire Tablet has been one of the best bargains for the past few years for folks looking for an entry-level tablet with relatively decent build quality and specs. For a starting price of $50 you get a 7 inch IPS display, a quad-core processor, a microSD card slot, and front and rear cameras. […]