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Alexa Hands-Free Mode Coming to Fire HD 8 and Fire 7

Amazon is bringing hands-free Alexa support to both the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7, a feature that was previously only available on the more expensive Fire HD 10. Alexa is a voice-activated assistant app that can be used for everything from getting weather and news updates, to playing music and audiobooks, controlling smart devices, […]

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New Software Update 5.9.4 Available for Kindles

Amazon has issued another software update for Kindles to add a couple of new features, including expanded search and an in-book clock. The new firmware version is 5.9.4 and it’s available for all current Kindles and older models back to the Kindle Paperwhite 2 (6th generation). That covers all Kindles released over the past 5 […]

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New Software Update Released for Remarkable Paper Tablet

The Remarkable paper tablet has received its first major software update since being released in September, but unfortunately the update doesn’t include any new reading features or reading enhancements. The Remarkable has a 10.3-inch E Ink screen and it supports ePub and PDF formats, but it continues to remain more of a writing tablet than […]

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Nook Glowlight 3 Software Update Removes Storage Partition

Thanks to a new firmware update, Barnes and Noble has officially removed the 1GB partition restriction for sideloaded content on the new Nook Glowlight 3. This effectively opens up the full 6.35GB of onboard storage space for both Nook and non-Nook content. Previously sideloaded content was limited to just under 1GB of total space. Now […]

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Nook Glowlight 3 Update to Add 5.4 GB for Sideloaded Content

A number of folks have expressed disappointment with the new Nook Glowlight 3 because Barnes and Noble limited the available storage space for sideloaded content to less than 1 GB. The Nook has 8 GB of storage total, with about 1.6 GB reserved for the operating system and 5.4 GB for Nook content. After receiving […]

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Kindle Audible Support

New Update Adds Audible Support to Kindle and 1st Gen Oasis

Amazon has started rolling out a software update for Kindles to add some new features. Both the current entry-level Kindle (8th generation) and the 1st gen Kindle Oasis now support Audible audiobooks, just like the new Kindle Oasis 2. You can listen to audiobooks using Bluetooth headphones or speakers (so it turns out the 1st […]

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Kindle Software Update Arrives with New Bold and Font Settings

Yesterday when Amazon announced the new 7″ Kindle Oasis, the press release also mentioned a software update for current Kindles to add some of the new features that are going to be available on the 2nd gen Oasis. One day later and the new update has officially arrived. The new firmware version is 5.8.11 and […]

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New Firmware Update 4.6 Now Available for Kobo eReaders

Kobo has just issued a new software update for their line of Kobo ereaders. After a year with no updates at all, they’ve sure been busy with several new updates this year. The new firmware version is 4.6.9960. It seems to be available for all models except the Kobo Mini. The release notes and download […]

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