Category: Announcement
Announcement: Expect an e-mail – Another Apple Credit 9 comments

I received an email from Barnes & Noble informing me that I was eligible for another credit from Apple. The e-mail from Barnes & Noble stated “The credit results from the Settlements reached in an antitrust lawsuit filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of electronic books.”
Curious, I googled for a credit from Amazon. I found this:

Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement
In November 2014, a federal court approved a Settlement of antitrust lawsuits brought against Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of electronic books (“eBooks”). [snip]
Eligible customers do not need to do anything to receive these credits. If you are eligible, we have already calculated your credit and have added it to your Amazon account. As long as you have credit remaining, we will automatically apply it to your purchase of qualifying items through Amazon.com, an Amazon device or an Amazon app. [snip]
Eligible customers should have received a notification email from Amazon on Oct 18, 2017. This credit will expire at 11:59pm HST on April 20, 2018.
Your Settlement Credit:
Total Credit: $xx.xx
Unused Credit: $xx.xx

 
Go here to read about your credit.
 

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Kindle Daily Deals and Other Great Deals 0 comments

 
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NOTE: Click on the Daily Deal banner once you are on the Audible webpage.

 

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Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Just $79.99 0 comments

The portable Amazon Tap is selling for only $79.99 for a limited time. That’s a $50 savings. I recommend that you purchase the Amazon Tap Sling Cover for $19.99 to protect your Tap. Available in blue, magenta, tangerine and white.
• Just tap and ask for music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Enable hands-free mode to control music and more from a distance.
• Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza
• Provides up to 9 hours of continuous playback (up to 8 hours when in hands-free mode), Charging Cradle included
• Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet
• Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio
• Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
Click here to purchase Amazon Tap

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Announcing: New Echo Devices – Including the Echo Spot 0 comments
New Devices Announced
Yesterday Amazon announced new Echo devices for the upcoming holiday season. From the press release:

Three years ago, Amazon introduced Echo and Alexa, offering a new way to interact with technology using just your voice. Today, Amazon introduced the next generation of Echo: the all-new Echo with a new design and improved sound for just $99.99, and Echo Plus with a built-in smart home hub for just $149.99.

The all-new Echo brings all the features you love about Alexa, now with a new design, improved sound with Dolby processing, and a lower price–just $99.99.
Echo Plus has a built-in smart home hub to easily connect your smart devices–set up and start controlling lights, locks, and more in minutes–just $149.99, with a Philips Hue smart lightbulb included while supplies last.
Routines let you control multiple devices and actions with a single voice command–for example, simply say, “Alexa, good morning,” and Alexa will turn on the lights, start your coffee pot, and read the day’s forecast.
Now, call anyone with Alexa–new calling feature offers free outbound calling from Echo devices, plus the all-new Echo Connect brings the convenience of hands-free inbound and outbound calling to your home phone.



 

Echo Spot
From the press release: Amazon announces Echo Spot, the newest addition to the Echo family. Echo Spot delivers everything you love about Alexa with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things. The all-new Echo Spot is $129.99 and is available for pre-order. It will begin shipping in December.
Stylish, compact Echo with a screen is perfect for anywhere in the house–place it on your nightstand, desk, kitchen counter, or side table so Alexa can show you news, weather, smart home camera feeds, video calls, Alexa skills, and more.
• Designed for any room, with the added convenience of a screen
• New microphone array with second generation far-field technology
• Front-facing camera and Alexa calling help you stay connected–call anyone hands free
• Built-in speaker, plus Bluetooth and audio-out to connect to your existing speaker systems
• Easily control your smart home
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New Fire Tablet – All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free – $149.99 0 comments

Introducing Alexa hands-free for the first time on a Fire tablet–simply ask Alexa to play or pause a video, set a timer, play a song, dim the lights, open your calendar, or show your smart home security camera–using just your voice.
The all-new Fire HD 10 includes:
Full HD display–Brilliant 10.1″ widescreen 1080p display (1920 x 1200) with over 2 million pixels (224 ppi) for bright, vivid image quality.
Faster performance–Quad-core processor with up to 1.8 GHz and 2GB of RAM–2x the RAM and 30% faster than the previous generation Fire HD 10–delivering quick app launches, smooth videos and games, and great overall performance.
More storage–The most storage available on a Fire tablet with options for 32GB or 64GB, and support for up to 256GB of expandable storage via microSD. Plus, enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire tablets.
Longer battery life–Up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life, giving you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.
Alexa hands-free–Just ask Alexa to play a song, pause a movie, read audiobooks, answer questions, show your calendar, control your smart home, and more on your Fire tablet.
Dolby Atmos Audio–Custom-tuned, dual stereo speakers for immersive and high-quality sound.
Incredible reliability–As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 10 is more durable than the latest iPad Pro 10.5″–and costs hundreds of dollars less.
Dual-band Wi-Fi–Seamlessly stream your favorite videos with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.
Front- and rear-facing cameras–Video chat with friends and family with the front-facing camera, take and share photos, and save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices.
World’s best content selection–Access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps, and games. Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
Amazon-exclusive features–ASAP, X-Ray, Whispersync, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, For You, Blue Shade, On Deck, and more.
Screen Sharing–Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen, available 24×7, 365 days a year–for free.
 
This Fire will be released on October 11, 2017.
32GB Storage with Special Offers: $149.99
64GB Storage with Special Offers: $189.99
32GB Storage without Special Offers: $164.99
64GB Storage without Special Offers: $204.99
Available in Black, Marine Blue or Punch Red

Click here to purchase All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free

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A practical idea to help Houston – What they need most – Underwear 4 comments

Houston Still Needs Help…
For the many Houston residents impact by Hurricane Harvey, consider making a donation of underwear. Children, teens and adults are all in need of new, fresh undies.
Why donate undies? Although Houstonians are receiving tons of donations of used clothing, undies cannot be ‘used’ for hygiene reasons so new undies are in high demand.
How do I donate? Purchase undies here from Amazon’s Houston Emergency Relief Undies wish list (not an affiliate link, we will not profit from these sales).
Have them shipped to:
Undies for Everyone
1700 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

The nonprofit organization, Undies for Everyone, will make sure displaced families get their new undies.

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Audible Members: Free audiobook – Private by James Patterson 0 comments

For Members Only: Audible.com is giving away Private, Book 1 in James Patterson’s best-selling Private series, for a limited time. Expires September 3, 2017.
Click here to get free Private Audiobook

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Bookclipse – Have you experienced this lately? 0 comments

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Amazon Echo – Only $99.99 2 comments

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Buy one today for the great price of $99.99. Available in black or white.
• Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
• Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
• Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
• Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
• Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, controls Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
• Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
• Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more
Click here to purchase Amazon Echo

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Kindle Daily Deals and Other Great Deals 0 comments

 
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