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Amazon is pulling the plug on the Kindle Store for older Kindle eReaders

Amazon’s Kindle line of devices are designed first and foremost for reading eBooks. But you can also use them to buy eBooks thanks to integration with the Kindle Store. Amazon has certainly gone out of its way to put that store front and center in recent Kindle software updates. Now Amazon has announced that it’s ending Kindle […]

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Amazon Kindles now support EPUB books (sort of), but MOBI and AZW support is ending in 2022

Amazon may be put its own eBook store front and center in the software that runs on the company’s Kindle eReaders, but you can also use a Kindle device or Amazon’s Kindle apps to read text documents, eBooks, or other files from other sources. The Kindle Personal Documents service lets you send TXT, HTML, DOC, […]

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Jailbreak released for Kindle running firmware version 5.14.2 or earlier

Amazon’s Kindle devices are some of the most popular eBook readers around, largely due to a combination of affordable price tags and Amazon’s dominance in eBook sales. But while Kindle hardware typically offers a lot of bang for the buck, some folks are less pleased with the software Amazon offers… which is where jailbreaking comes […]

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Lilbits: Google’s 2nd-gen Tensor chip, PinePhone Keyboard, and Amazon Kindle for $50

  Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is on sale for $50 today, which is the lowest price to date for Amazon’s eReader with a front-lit E Ink display. And the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for […]

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Compare Kindle specs: Amazon Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis

The Amazon Kindle devices are some of the most popular eBook readers with electronic paper displays due to ease of use, tight integration with the world’s most popular eBook store, and probably most importantly, their relatively affordable price tags. Starting prices range from $90 for an entry-level Kindle to $250 for Kindle Oasis, with the […]

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Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite has a bigger, brighter screen, USB-C and optional wireless charging support

As expected, Amazon is updating its Kindle Paperwhite line of eReaders with new models sporting bigger, brighter displays and support for adjusting the color temperature of the front light. It’s also the first Kindle device to feature a USB-C port. The new Kindle Paperwhite is up for pre-order today for $140, and begins shipping October […]

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Amazon’s next Kindle Paperwhite leaks (bigger display with adjustable color temperature)

Amazon is preparing to update its Kindle Paperwhite eReader with two new models. Compared with the 4th-gen model, first released in 2019, the new Kindle Paperwhite will have a bigger display and an improved front light system. There’s also a Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition model with a few extra features. While Amazon hasn’t officially announced […]

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Amazon rolls out a new UI for Kindle eReaders (biggest change in five years)

Amazon regularly pushes out software updates for its Kindle eReaders, but for the release notes are usually pretty boring, consisting of “performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements.” The latest update brings something new though: the biggest changes to the Kindle user interface in at least five years. It’s rolling out now to most […]