Late last year, rumors circulated that Foxconn was manufacturing a smartphone for Amazon. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal is saying that Amazon might not only be working on a smartphone, but two smartphones (who’s operating systems are not yet known but probably will be Android), an audio-streaming [...]Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill only applies to online businesses that make at least $1 [...]Read More »
Internet based media streaming services are awesome. Most of them are cheap, cheaper than premium cable anyway, and offer a wide selection of content. There’s one pretty obvious issue that stands out, especially when you use more than one streaming service. Finding content to watch through any of those services [...]Read More »
A new rumor is floating around that Amazon is working on its own branded set-top box. Unlike the Google TV platform, which is available through various manufacturers like the Android OS, Amazon’s box will probably be proprietary. It’s possible that Amazon’s box will even use the Google TV platform as [...]Read More »
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I remember, back in the good ole days, brand new video games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox sold for US$49.99. Then Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 came along and bumped the price of games up to US$59.99. So it would surprise no one if games retailed at even higher prices [...]Read More »
When Amazon announced it’s fourth quarter earnings, you’d think they were doing pretty good. The company made a profit of $97 million last quarter on sales of $21.27 billion, and the sales which are up by 22 percent from the same time last year. But if you look at the [...]Read More »
When you want something on Amazon that you’re not too familiar with, reviews are usually your best bet to help you with your decision. And on Amazon, that’s as easy as just scrolling down the page to its user reviews. The one problem with that is, what if those reviews [...]Read More »
If the rumors are to be believed, we could be seeing a new player in the testy smartphone market. Taiwan Economic News reports that Amazon has put in a 5-million-unit order for a brand new smartphone model due for release sometime in 2013.
Not much is known right now besides [...]Read More »
DRM (digital rights management) is an umbrella term used to described methods used by entertainment producers, software producers, etc. to protect their content from being pirated. The problem with DRM content is, well, you cannot share it with others. I’m not talking about the inability to pirate it to others [...]Read More »
Last week Google chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Wall Street Journal for an interview on all things Mountain View. When asked if Apple and Google have any plans to settle the patent disputes going on between Apple and Android manufacturers, Schmidt responded with a coy we-are-always-talking-about-it but was also [...]Read More »
Moving almost $50 billion of merchandise every year, Amazon is the unofficial retailer king of the web. Some of what is sold on Amazon.com (or any of its country-specific websites) is done via Amazon Marketplace — third parties selling their products on Amazon. However, much of what is sold on [...]Read More »
Enjoy your Amazon 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD? I bet you will enjoy it more once it is rooted. This guide will show you how to root it!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including [...]Read More »
If you haven’t heard yet, Amazon has recently released a new app for Android called Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, an app that allows you to backup your photos to Amazon’s cloud. Let’s take a look at how it does.
What is it and what does it do
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Last year Amazon revealed their Amazon Appstore for Android. Apple, who introduced the now-extremely-popular Apple App Store in 2008, didn’t (doesn’t) like Amazon using “Appstore” in the name of their… app store… so Apple did what it does second-best: sue.
Last year Apple brought two separate lawsuits against Amazon. The [...]Read More »
Since the start of iPad Mini rumors earlier this year, many people predicted it would shake up the current 7-inch tablet market, much like what Apple did with the iPhone and the iPad. Has it done so? It is too early to tell. However, Amazon is already letting everyone know [...]Read More »
Getting your Amazon 7″ Kindle Fire HD rooted is now just a click away, thanks to the developers of XDA who have always had a great role in bringing out the full power of Android devices. sparkym3 of XDA has now made a one-click tool to make the process of [...]Read More »
Price drop on Samsung Galaxy S III: Amazon is selling it for $99 with two-year contract on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T [USA]
If your in the market for a brand new phone, then your in luck. Amazon, for a limited time only, has dropped the price of 16GB Galaxy S III from the regular $199.99 to $99.99 with two-year contract on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T; and thanks to Amazon’s free two-day shipping, [...]Read More »
Soon after the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tabs were revealed, it was discovered Amazon is showing “Special Offer” ads on the lockscreen of the devices. Unlike Kindle eReaders, it didn’t appear that Amazon would allow users to opt out of these ads. Amazon even went so far [...]Read More »
Microsoft has taken a step in taking a bit of the big market share in search engines away from Google. Thanks to their deal with Amazon, Bing is now the default search engine attached to the Amazon Silk browser, the default browser that comes with all Kindle Fire and Kindle [...]Read More »
Jeff Bezos wants you to know exactly how much money you will be saving by buying his LTE tablet over Apple’s. The carrot Bezos is dangling over your head? “Over $400.”
According to a calculation Amazon has put together, you will be saving $410 during the first year if you [...]Read More »
Amazon today revealed two new Kindle Fire HD tablets plus a refreshed Kindle Fire. Amazon was keen to boast about how awesome the tablets are despite their relatively low price tag. What Amazon neglected to mention is these new Kindle Fires are all ad-supported.
According to The Verge, the [...]Read More »
Amazon launched the Kindle Fire last year for $199. To compete against the Kindle Fire, Google teamed up with ASUS to release the Nexus 7 earlier this year. Most, if not all, independent reviews agree the Nexus 7 bested the original Kindle Fire, not only in hardware but software too. [...]Read More »
Original Kindle Fire price is dropped to $159, comes with better battery life, more memory, and faster processor than before
The original Kindle Fire debuted last year at an industry-shaking price point of $199. Now that Amazon has superseded the original Kindle Fire with the $199/$299 Kindle Fire HDs, Amazon is dropping the price of and refreshing the original Kindle Fire.
Starting today the Kindle Fire (“Kindle Fire SD”, if [...]Read More »
After Motorola’s and Nokia’s revelations yesterday, it is Amazon’s turn. As expected, today Amazon has unveiled two new tablets today: 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is, obviously, the superior device between the two. The 8.9-incher sports a 8.9-inch, 1920 x 1200 [...]Read More »
How much can you resell your Samsung Galaxy S II? Motorola RAZR? Google Nexus S? HTC Sensation 4G? I guarantee not as much as an (comparable) iPhone. If you head over to Amazon.com’s Electronics Trade-in section and type “iPhone 4S”, you will find Amazon is giving up to $500 for [...]Read More »
At one cent per GB per month, Amazon’s new Glacier service provides extremely low-cost data storage with 99.999999999% reliability
Looking for long-term storage for your data? Amazon Glacier might be what you need.
Amazon Glacier, a new data/cloud storage service by Amazon (duh), allows users to storage huge amounts of data at extremely low rates: $0.01 per GB per month if storing in Amazon’s North Virgina or Oregon data [...]Read More »
Holly Lisle is an independent author that publishes online writing guides, which she sells on Amazon, iTunes, and presumably other eBook stores. Or, at least she used to in the case of iTunes. Lisle is reporting Apple has banned her How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or [...]Read More »
Amazon is working on five to six new Kindle Fire tablets (including a 10 inch model), will be released by September
Kindle Fire, the 7 inch tab that took the tablet world by semi-storm in 2011, may be no longer be an only child. It is being reported by Reuters that an executive at Staples, a retailer that sells the Kindle Fire, has revealed there will be “five or six tablet [...]Read More »
We just learned Google and Facebook both have stepped up their lobbying efforts in Washington D.C., the capital of the largest economy in the world. What better time to reveal that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay have formed a lobby group that goes by the name of the Internet Association[...]Read More »
Amazon Kindle (Android) smartphone will have a 4 to 5 inches screen, according to The Wall Street Journal
We had earlier posted about the possibility of an Amazon smartphone when reports came out that Amazon has been trying to strike deals with some wireless device manufacturers to acquire the rights to wireless patents. However, we at that time we weren’t sure whether a Kindle smartphone was really brewing [...]Read More »
After the success of the Kindle Fire, it has just been reported that Amazon is planning to set its foot into the smartphone manufacturing arena. Bloomberg notes that the news comes from ‘trusted sources’, who have been engaged with Amazon’s activities related to the planning of an Android smartphone, presumably [...]Read More »
It was once again proved that no online service can be relied on 100%, regardless of how big that service may be. Amazon’s cloud services, which are a major competitor in cloud computing, were hit by severe storms (natural) which resulted in a number of popular online services going offline [...]Read More »