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Amazon is pulling the plug on its Kindle app for the Windows Store

Amazon’s been offering a version of its Kindle app through the Windows Store since Windows 8 was released. But now the company is scrapping that version of its app and instead recommending Windows users install the Kindle for PC desktop app, which is compatible with Windows 7 or later. Have a Windows RT tablet? Then […]

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Amazon knocks $30 or more off some Kindle, Alexa products (deals)

Amazon is running a sale on a bunch of its hardware products for the next week. The Amazon Tap portable Bluetooth speaker is also $30 off its usual price this week. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can also save $30 to $50 off the list price of select Kindle eReaders. Here’s a […]

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Some Amazon Kindle, Tap, and Fire devices on sale today

Amazon’s eReaders, tablets, and other hardware tend to be competitively priced since Amazon hopes to make money selling you eBooks, videos, games, and Prime memberships. But the company still has a habit of discounting its devices from time to time. Today the company is running sales on several eReaders, tablets, and other products. Here are […]

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Page Flip: Scroll through Kindle eBooks without losing your place

There are a lot of nice things about eBooks: you can store thousands of books on a single device, start reading an eBook on your Kindle and pick up where you left off on your phone, or read lengthy books without having to hold a few pounds of paper in your hands. But there’s one thing […]

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Amazon’s latest $80 Kindle has more memory, supports Bluetooth audio

Amazon has updated its entry-level Kindle eReader with a new model featuring a thinner and lighter design, a few new features, and the same $80 price tag. The new Kindle is up for pre-order from Amazon and expected to ship in early July. It’s available in black or white colors. Amazon’s latest Kindle measures 6.3″ x 4.5″ […]

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DIY audio adapter for Amazon Kindle text-to-speech

Amazon recently launched an Audio Adapter for the Kindle Paperwhite that allows you to plug in a pair of headphones and use Amazon’s VoiceView feature. Not only does VoiceView read eBooks aloud to you using Amazon’s text-to-speech engine, but it also provides audible navigation cues, helping visually-impaired users to interact with their Kindles. The Audio Adapter […]

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Text-to-speech returns to Amazon Kindle (with Kindle Audio Adapter)

Amazon hasn’t offered a Kindle eReader with speakers or a headphone jack since the 2011 Kindle Touch. That was also the last model to support text-to-speech software that could read eBooks aloud to you (although Amazon Fire tablets with color screens and Android-based software do support text-to-speech). But now Amazon is bringing support for text-to-speech back to […]

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Kindle text-to-speech could make a comeback with Kindle Oasis

Amazon’s Kindle eReaders used to include support for text-to-speech, allowing you to plug in a pair of headphones or use a built-in speaker to listen to a computer voice read books out loud to you. But Amazon hasn’t released a Kindle with those features since 2011. Now it looks like text-to-speech may be making a […]

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Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is a $290 eReader with a battery cover and a slim design

As expected, Amazon’s next high-end Kindle eReader is called the Kindle Oasis. And as expected, it features a brand new design with a set of page-turn buttons on one side, a sensor that automatically rotates the display when you flip the device over to hold in your other hand, and a removable cover with a […]

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Amazon Kindle Oasis leaks suggest a radically new eReader design

Amazon’s next Kindle eReader is coming soon, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the 8th-gen Kindle will be a “top of the line” device. While the company hasn’t made an official announcement yet, a listing at Chinese retail outlet TMall may have just spilled the beans. Update: The web page has been removed, […]

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Report: Amazon’s next Kindle may be super-thin, support a battery-charging case

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says a new “top of the line” Kindle is coming soon. Details won’t officially be announced until next week, but a series of leaks are starting to give us a picture of what to expect. A Wall Street Journal article says the next high-end eReader from Amazon will work with a protective case that […]

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Deals of the Day (4-04-2016)

Amazon makes some of the most popular (and best reviewed) eBook readers on the market, and with prices starting at about $80, they’re pretty affordable too. But they can always be cheaper, right? Right now Amazon is offering $30 off the price of its Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Voyage eReaders. The only catch? The […]