01/06/2012, Now this is going to be a wee bit technical, and those who do not have the intestinal fortitude might want to give it a pass. For folks who have decided to root their Kindle Fire, by installing the FireFireFire bootloader and TWRP custom recovery, having to throw in custom software like CyanogenMod 7 or Android 4.0 after that is a snap. The main beef that beginners have is this […]
01/03/2012, In case you didn’t already know, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet comes with its very own web browser: Silk, which is touted to improve surfing speeds by compressing web sites before sending them to your device. This means pages will be smaller, and will consume less data and speed up load times when browsing on the tablet. While the feature is already available in browsers like Opera Mini, for those of […]
12/29/2011, If any Android device manufacturer has a reason to celebrate this holiday season, I guess it would be Amazon. The company announced today that 2011 was “the best holiday ever” for the Kindle family because of the millions of Kindle devices (Kindle Fire and other Kindle e-readers) sold by the company. However, Amazon hasn’t released any exact figures at this point in time so “millions” could theoretically mean ninety-nine million […]
12/26/2011, Just what is one of the hot selling Android 4.0 powered tablets in the market? Surely the name Kindle Fire would never have crossed your mind, and for good reason, too. After all, the Kindle Fire does not run on Google’s Android operating system in the first place, but circumstances have changed things around. A bunch of hackers decided to work on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich port for […]
12/22/2011, We’ve previously mentioned that Amazon followed the console business model, of selling hardware cheap and recouping its losses by selling content, when it came to the Kindle Fire and one of its methods of making money is from eBooks sold on the Kindle bookstore. So it comes as no surprise when it was reported that third party eBook reader/stores weren’t made available on the Amazon Appstore on the tablet. Despite […]
12/22/2011, Amazon seems to have a rather cheeky streak to them, as they have finally stopped hiding e-reading apps from rival companies such as Wattpad, Kobo and Bluefire on the Kindle Fire, never mind the fact that those e-reading apps worked just fine. Wattpad was left scratching their head as to why its app failed to materialize for Kindle Fire users, and decided to talk man-to-man with the relevant party over […]
12/22/2011, How would you describe dedication? How about working for a couple of weeks, being fueled by nothing but plenty of caffeine and a whole lot of passion? This is what 11 bit studios’ lead programmer Bartosz Brzostek experienced, where for a couple of weeks, he was hard at work porting the iOS version over to the Android platform. Here is a true blue example of dedication at work, so if […]
12/22/2011, Amazon’s latest update for the Kindle Fire is said to remove root access and disable the SuperOneClick root method – something that definitely upset a number of Kindle Fire users. The worst part is, Amazon doesn’t give you a choice when it comes to updating the tablet – they push it out automatically as long as you’re connected to WiFi.
12/20/2011, If you’re running out of ideas on what to purchase for your friends and family for this year’s Christmas, Amazon has got some suggestions for you – namely its popular eBook reader, the Kindle. The company announced today in a press release that it is offering free two-day shipping on all of its Kindles if you make an order today by 8pm PT. This one day promotion will ensure that […]
12/19/2011, In the earlier days, hardware rarely received firmware updates that improve its performance or fixes some bugs, but as time progressed, software and firmware updates have become so commonplace, nay, often mandatory, to prolong the lifespan of a particular device and make it all the more appealing to the masses. Amazon’s hot selling Kindle Fire is now on the receiving end of the 6.2.1 udpate, and depending on which side […]
12/15/2011, Or so we are led to believe, as Amazon has more or less rolled out the actual figure of how many Kindles the company has moved overall. Their most recent announcement says, “for the third week in a row, customers are purchasing well over 1 million Kindle devices per week.” I guess that gives away not too much, and yet just enough for us to figure out that it sells […]
12/12/2011, The Amazon Kindle Fire might be the best selling tablet from Amazon to date, climbing up – nay, positively burning up the sales charts and for good reason, too – it is compact, highly portable and functional to boot. Well, having said that, this does not mean everything is peaches and cream with Amazon’s latest tablet. Just like any other hardware worth its salt, there are flaws to it, except […]
12/09/2011, Yesterday, Google has launched Google Currents (iOS/Android download here), a new publishing platform that lets users read web news like they would with an electronic magazine. Unfortunately, Amazon Kindle Fire owners have quickly realized that Currents was not available on the Amazon App Store. Worse, even sideloading it by copying the .apk (application file) to the Kindle didn’t work. Fortunately, geeky Kindle Fire owner and XDA developer forums member “rooobbbbb” […]
12/08/2011, Tablet and e-reader owners are probably familiar with the Dodocase, a protective casing for your gadgets that was designed to resemble a hard cover book, thus giving others the illusion that you have your nose buried deep in a book instead of playing multiple rounds of Angry Birds.