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Amazon Fire tablets: How to disable Amazon apps and features

So you’ve installed the Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire tablet. What’s next? While you can’t yet root Amazon’s latest tablet or replace the operating system with a custom ROM, you can disable a bunch of Amazon apps and features. Don’t need the Amazon Appstore, want to disable the Weather, Prime Video, or Kindle apps? […]

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Amazon offers discounts on phones with lock screen ads (Moto G4 for $125 and up)

Amazon has been selling Kindle eReaders and Fire tablets with “special offers” for a few years, allowing you to save around $15 on the purchase price in exchange for viewing ads on the lock screen and in a few other places. Now the company is bringing special offers to third-party devices. Amazon is offering deep […]

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Amazon’s new tablets feature “special offers” ads on the home screen

Amazon introduced a new line of Kindle Fire tablets today, with starting prices ranging from $159 to $499. But there’s a slight catch. Those are the prices for tablets with “special offers.” Amazon has been using advertising to subsidize the price of its E Ink Kindle eBook readers since last year. But this is the […]