GFXBench listing reveals specifications of Amazon’s rumoured $50 tablet


While Amazon recently laid off some of its engineers after the Fire Phone failed to set the world alight, there has been persistent rumours that the global retailer is developing a budget-friendly tablet that could be priced at just $50. Amazon has so far declined to either confirm or deny the existence of such a project, although it has allegedly been spotted being put through its paces on GFXBench under the ‘Amazon KFFOWI’ moniker.

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[Deal] Amazon discounts its own hardware for Prime Day


amazon_prime_day_products_headerToday, Amazon is hosting its Prime Day with great deals on products exclusive for Prime members. If you haven’t signed up already, you can do so and still take advantage of the abundance of deals. Customers get a 30-day free trial and then have to pay $99 per year for the service. Amazon’s own products are part of the celebration but some, such as the Fire TV Stick, Echo, and Fire HD 7 Kids Edition have already sold out. There are still a few products from Amazon still available at a discount and the company could always restock and take more orders.

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Amazon scores a deal with Marvel to offer comics directly to Kindle devices


A little while ago, one of the only ways to read digital copies of Marvel comics was through comiXology, but Amazon purchased it last year. Now Amazon is offering all the comics (up to 12,000 of them) without needing the comiXology app. The best part is the titles in the Kindle store or on comiXology will be available the same day they come out in brick and mortar stores. Some comics offered are Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers, and Daredevil.

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Amazon launching tons of digital deals for Christmas, including free apps and deep discounts

amazon_logo_kindle_hdIf you’ve invested in Amazon’s digital ecosystem, you’ll want to keep an eye on some of the deals they’re going to be offering right around Christmas. There are tons of offers on everything from apps to movies and TV shows to Kindle books, some of which are completely free.

Starting on Christmas Even and running until December 26th, the Amazon App Store will be offering the biggest free app bundle Amazon has ever done. There will be tons of free apps for you to preload on your Kindle devices, including  games from developers like Rovio and Sega, and Amazon is offering discounts on Amazon Coin purchases on top of that. Following into the New Year, you can expect more discounts on other apps and games, too. Read more

[Deal] Grab a Kindle Fire HDX 7″ LTE for 50% off with Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day


If you’re a Kindle Fire lover or an Android user who is aching to consume high quantities of Amazon-fed content, our friends in the Northwest are offering a fire sale (get it?!) on the 3rd generation Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch model, including the WiFi-only, 4G LTE, and 16 GB / 64 GB variants. Plus, you also have your choice of whether or not to include Amazon’s “Special Offers,” which means you get a discount for allowing Amazon to display ads on your lock screen.

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Amazon launches Live App Testing tools for developers

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In an effort to make developing apps for an easier process, Amazon has released a suite of tools for developers to test their application through the Amazon App Store. These tools will allow a developer to push out updates to selected users to make sure the app works well in a consumer environment instead of just the test environment the app was built in. This includes testing in-app purchase APIs and stability to guarantee your app or update is rock solid before it gets pushed out to the masses. Read more

Amazon Kindle app update includes full-screen viewing for KitKat devices and a few other goodies for everyone else


Using the Amazon Kindle app as your go-to reading application just got a whole lot more useful due to version 4.6’s enhancements. The only addition not available to everyone is immersive full-screen mode as that is a capability that launched with Android 4.4 KitKat. Everything else is fair game and most of it is simplification changes. For example, the screen orientation lock can be toggled by tapping the bottom right corner of a page. The system brightness can be accessed through the reader’s settings. And audio playback can be controlled from the lock screen of the device.

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