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Fire Tablet Colors

New Fire OS 5.1.4 Update Adds eBooks to SD Card and “On Deck”

Amazon has started rolling out a software update for Fire tablets that adds some new features and includes the usual “general performance improvements”. The new software version is 5.1.4, and it’s for the entry-level Fire tablet as well as the Fire HD 8 and HD 10. Amazon hasn’t updated the software updates pages yet for […]

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Here’s How to Update Your Kindle Manually if You Missed the Deadline

If you missed the March 22nd deadline to update your Kindle, you will be unable to connect your Kindle to the internet to access the Kindle store or download your Kindle books from the cloud until you update your Kindle manually. The deadline for the over-the-air update was March 22nd, 2016. That was just for […]

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Fire Tablets Can Now Store Audiobooks on SD Card

Amazon has issued another software update—for what seems like the twentieth time this year—that adds support for downloading audiobooks to the microSD card on 5th generation Fire tablets. The new software update, version 5.1.2, is rolling out to 4th generation Fire tablets as well, even though they lack a microSD card slot (Amazon seems to […]

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Older Kindles

Make Sure Your Kindle is Updated by March 22nd

Last month Amazon started sending out emails to customers notifying them that Kindle ereaders need to be updated by March 22nd, 2016 in order to retain access to the Kindle store and other Amazon services. This only applies to older Kindle models, from the 1st generation Kindle all the way up to the Kindle Paperwhite […]

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Another New Firmware Update for Kindles, Version 5.7.3

Am I the only one that thinks Amazon is going kind of crazy with software updates lately? It’s like every other week there’s another software update for Kindle ereaders or Fire tablets. It makes you wonder what features they are removing this time around, since recent updates seem to keep taking things away or making […]

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Older Kindles

Older Kindles Require Updated Software by March 22 to Download Books and Use Kindle Services

Amazon has started sending out emails to Kindle owners with older devices notifying them that they need to make sure their Kindle’s software is up-to-date in order to continue downloading Kindle books and having access to the Kindle store and other Kindle services. All Kindles from the very first generation model all the way up […]

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New Kindle Homescreen

Major Update for Kindle eReaders Rolling Out – Version 5.7.2

Amazon has issued a new software update for Kindle ereaders that includes a number of significant changes, including a new homescreen layout, a new OpenDyslexic font choice, a new quick actions menu, and improved book recommendations. The update, version 5.7.2, is now available for the Kindle Voyage, the current entry-level Kindle, and the Kindle Paperwhite […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle App for iOS Updated to Version 4.17

Yesterday Amazon updated the Kindle for iOS app to version 4.17. The update adds support for interactive magazines on the iPad for some US magazine titles. Interactive magazines contain enhanced content like videos, audio clips and slideshows. The update also adds support for the new iPad Pro, which has a 12.9-inch screen with a resolution […]

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