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Hack your Amazon Fire tablet with Fire Toolbox (Install Google Play, remove Amazon apps, and more)

Amazon’s Fire tablets offer a lot of bang for the buck. With list prices starting as low as $50, they’re cheaper than any iPad, and more affordable than most Samsung tablets. They often go on sale for even lower prices – ahead of Black Friday, Amazon is selling Fire tablets with prices starting as low […]

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Amazon’s Black Friday Device Deals are here: Kindle for $50, Fire tablet for $35, Echo Dot for $20

Most of Amazon’s Black Friday 2021 device deals are now live, with deep discounts on tablets, eReaders, smart speakers and displays, media streamers, and other gadgets. You can find a detailed list of deals below, but some of my favorites? You can pick up an Amazon Fire HD for $75, a Fire TV Stick 4K […]

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Amazon Luna game streaming expands to Fire tablets and Chromebooks

Amazon is expanding hardware support for its Luna game streaming service. When the company first launched Luna last year, it was available for PC, Mac, Amazon Fire TV devices, and iOS hardware. A few months later it expanded to Android. And now Amazon is bringing Luna to Chromebooks and Amazon Fire tablets. That’s right, up […]

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RetroArch is now available from the Amazon Appstore (retro gaming on Fire TV and tablet devices)

RetroArch is a popular, cross-platform tool that lets you play classic console games on a variety of operating systems including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Now the developers have announced that RetroArch is also available from the Amazon Appstore, making it a little easier to play classic games on an Amazon Fire TV or […]

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Most of Amazon tablets and smart speakers are on sale (plus some other stuff)

Amazon is running a sale on all of its Fire tablets, most of its Echo smart speakers and displays, and a grab bag of other items including the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the Anker Nebula Fire TV Edition sound bar. You can save up to $60 off the list price of Amazon’s already-pretty-cheap […]

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Lilbits: AMD gets serious about gaming, Microsoft is giving Windows 10 a makeover

Microsoft has taken to pushing out two major Windows 10 releases a year… but major may be in the eye of the beholder, because the last few updates have mostly brought a bunch of small changes to the operating system. That could change next year – according to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is […]

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Lilbits: Goodbye Yahoo Groups, hello Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, and a PSA

There’s some phone news, a farewell to an old-school internet service, and a reminder that some of the best Prime Day deals are for Amazon’s somewhat-hackable Fire tablets. But first, a public service announcement. If you live in the United States, you have until October 15 to fill out the 2020 Census. That date has […]

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Amazon releases Fire OS 7 update for some older tablets (Android 9)

It took almost a month longer than expected, but Amazon has released an operating system update that brings the company’s latest software to some older tablets. The company has released a Fire OS 7 update for the 2018 Amazon Fire 7 and 2019 Amazon Fire HD 8. This is the same software that ships with […]