Category: Kindle Devices
Housekeeping: Kindle Fatigue and Dictionary Fun 16 comments
Kindle Fatigue
Amazon just announced the latest Kindle e-reader – the All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader ($249.99). This one has several improved features:
• Higher resolution – at what point does this become indistinguishable?
• Thin and light design with an aluminum back – no joke, this was listed as the second feature on the press release
• The first waterproof Kindle – for the very few Kindle owners who sometimes use their Kindles in the tub, close enough to the pool to get wet or on the beach as the tide is rolling in
• Audible built in – for the 2% of the population who doesn’t have 2, 4 or 6 Fire tablets to listen to their audiobooks
If I’m sounding a bit snarky, it’s because I’m suffering from Kindle fatigue. Amazon has introduced new and improved Kindle readers year after year. The Paperwhite was the last significantly improvement over prior models. The Voyage and Oasis are fine devices, but not remarkably different. The Oasis is especially designed for those who read for hours at a time, which is probably a small percentage of all Kindle users.
Are you excited about this new and improved e-reader? Or did you yawn and move on?

 

Words for the Bookish
Dictionary.com has a fun slide show titled Words All Book Lovers Should be Using. Take a few minutes to read through the presentation to test your vocabulary.
If you are a logophile, Dictionary.com has a wealth of fun learning presentations.
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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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Housekeeping: Alexa calling/messaging and Amazon Echo Show 2 comments
Alexa Provides Calling and Messaging
Amazon has updated its Alexa app to allow for calling and messaging. This article at droidlife.com has well-written instructions to guide the process.
Alexa-to-Alexa calling and messaging helps you keep in touch with friends and family who also have supported Echo devices or the Alexa app. This free feature provides calling and messaging between supported Echo devices and the Alexa app on compatible iOS and Android phones.
You can also read more at Amazon by clicking here.
NOTE: The Alexa app updated for calling may not work on older Kindle Fires that cannot support the app.
If you don’t have an Echo or Dot, for a limited time you can save $30 on an Echo ($149.99). The Echo Dot is available for $49.99.

 

Echo with a screen!
Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new Echo. Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
• Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot.
• See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
• Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
• Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
• With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
• Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Allrecipes, CNN, and more
Echo show is available starting today for pre-order for $229.99. The item will release on June 28.
Place two Echo Shows in your cart and receive $100 off your order with code SHOW2PACK.
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Deals on Kindle Readers – Starting at $59.99 0 comments


Save $20 on the Kindle, Paperwhite and Voyage for a limited time. Save $50 on the Kindle Oasis with 3G and wi-fi.
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Fire tablets – Now with Alexa – On sale for $64.99 for 16GB/$94.99 for 32GB 0 comments

About Alexa on the Fire tablet: Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores, and even control your smart home. All you have to do is press and ask.
• Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage, and 50% more RAM for faster performance
• Stunning 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and Dolby Audio. Available in four colors.
• Now with the Alexa cloud-based voice service – just press and ask
• Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games
• Prime members get unlimited access to a huge selection of songs, books, videos and more
• 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 200 GB of expandable storage
Buy this great tablet for only $64.99 for 16GB or $94.99 for 32GB. Special orders included in this price. Available in black, blue, magenta for both sizes and tangerine 32GB only.
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Save $10 and $20 on Kindle Fire Tablets – Through April 15 0 comments

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