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Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Icarus Illumina HD

Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Icarus Illumina HD Comparison Review (+Video)

The Kindle used to be the only option for those that wanted an E Ink ebook reader to read ebooks purchased from Amazon without having to strip DRM or hack an Android-powered ereader like the Nook Touch or Sony PRS-T1 to install the Kindle app. Now there are a few E Ink ebook readers on […]

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Illumina HD Kindle App

Icarus Illumina HD Kindle App Review (+Video)

The Icarus Illumina HD is a 6-inch E Ink ebook reader that runs Android 4.2 and comes with the Kindle reading app preloaded. It’s a newer version of the Kindle Android app, version 4.5.1.6, with adjustable font types and audiobook integration, although audiobooks don’t work on the Illumina HD because it does not support audio. […]

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Whispersync for Voice

Amazon Brings Whispersync for Voice to UK with 10 Freebies

Amazon has been expanding their Whispersync for Voice feature a lot lately with recent updates to their Kindle reading apps, and today they announced the official launch of their exclusive feature in the UK. Whispersync for Voice works by syncing Kindle ebooks and Audible audiobooks together so that you can switch back and forth between […]

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Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Panel View

Kindle Paperwhite 2 Now Comes with 4GB Storage Instead of 2GB

According to numerous user reports online at MobileRead and various Kindle forums, the second generation Kindle Paperwhite now comes with 4GB of internal storage space instead of 2GB. The strange thing is Amazon does not advertise this fact anywhere. Initially only the Japanese version of the Kindle Paperwhite came with 4GB of storage space, with […]

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Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android Update 4.6 Adds Lots of New Features

Amazon has issued another software update for their Kindle Android app today, version 4.6, and it adds a number of new features and enhancements. Amazon has been busy improving their Android app this year. This is the second major update in the past two months, and the third in the past three months when they […]

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna is This Month’s Free Kindle eBook and Audiobook Duo

Ever since Amazon updated their Android and iOS Kindle apps to add support for Immersion Reading, aka Whispersync for Voice, they’ve been promoting the service a lot more lately by giving away a free classic ebook and audiobook combo each month. This month’s free title is Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. After you “purchase” the […]

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kindle-paperwhites

Kindle Paperwhite 2 Software Update 5.4.5.1

Amazon has just released another software update for the second generation Kindle Paperwhite, version 5.4.5.1. The changelog remains the same as the 5.4.5 update that Amazon issued three weeks ago today. Even though it isn’t specifically mentioned anywhere, this 5.4.5.1 update presumably fixes the problem with footnotes that was inadvertently introduced with the original 5.4.5 […]

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kindle dx

Why is the Kindle DX Shipping Date So Far Away?

As a few commenters have pointed out over the past couple of months, the international Kindle DX is no longer available for immediate shipment from Amazon—it now has an expected ship date 2 to 4 months away. For a device that has been seemingly discontinued (twice), that long of a shipping delay makes no sense […]

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Amazon Reveals Interesting Kindle eBook Sales Statistics

Amazon and Hachette have been having an ongoing dispute for several months over terms of a new contract. Negotiations haven’t gone well, and both companies have resorted to calling each other out publicly—to the point where the whole thing has turned into a huge spectacle. Amazon has stopped taking pre-orders for books published by Hachette, […]

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Kindle Paperwhite

Software Update for Kindle Paperwhite 2 – Version 5.4.5

Amazon released a software update for the 2nd generation Kindle Paperwhite today. The new firmware version is 5.4.5. The update adds a few new features, including syncing and PDF enhancements, and the option to read the sample of a Kindle ebook while awaiting the arrival of a purchased paper book. Like always, this update will […]

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