Archive for February, 2012

Grammy Winners For Your Kindle Fire

February 13, 2012
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Grammy Winners For Your Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire’s not just for ebooks, apps and video. You can listen to music and audiobooks on that slick little tablet, too! Last night’s Grammy winners are a great place to start. As expected, Adele swept all the top categories. Her single Rolling in the Deep won for Best Song and Best Record...

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Listen To Betty White’s Grammy Winner, If You Ask Me, Right On Your Kindle Fire!

February 13, 2012
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Listen To Betty White’s Grammy Winner, If You Ask Me, Right On Your Kindle Fire!

The audiobook recording of Betty White’s memoir, If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), won the 2012 Grammy(TM) for Best Spoken Word Album. Rated an average of 4.2/5 stars across 118 customer ratings on the Audible site, the book is narrated by the inimitable Ms. White herself. From the Audible site: It-girl...

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App Spotlight: 3 Terrific Free Puzzle Games

February 12, 2012
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App Spotlight: 3 Terrific Free Puzzle Games

The bewildering quantity of games available for your Kindle Fire can be overwhelming, but if you’re a fan of casual puzzle games, here are three we’ve tried and can personally recommend—and they’re all currently available for free in the Amazon Android App Store! First up, Greedy Spiders. This turn-based logic game is fun for...

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Spotlight: The Wild Bunch

February 10, 2012
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Amazon Prime Instant Video Spotlight: The Wild Bunch

Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch is a classic not only among Westerns, but of American cinema in general. Since the 1969 film is now available as an Amazon Instant Streaming video, you can watch it right on your Kindle Fire. Better still, it’s part of the Prime Video Library: if you’re a Prime member, you can...

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Kindle Fire on KND Presents: Your 2012 Grammy(TM) Ballot

February 10, 2012
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This Sunday, February 12th, the 54th Annual Grammy(TM) Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles and millions will be tuning in to the televised broadcast. Here’s a list of contenders in the top 4 categories, and we’re also providing a downloadable, PDF ballot (14pp) that includes the 42 most popular categories and checkboxes to...

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Power Users: How to Add Ebooks You Already Own to the Fire’s Books Page

February 8, 2012
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You may have owned a collection of ebooks in various, non-DRMd formats before getting your hands on the Kindle Fire, and you may have transferred (or, “sideloaded”) these books onto your device. And if you did, you may have been surprised to find your collection listed under “Docs” instead of on the “Books” page of your...

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15 Essential Kindle Fire Features and Tips

February 8, 2012
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The International Business Times has a terrific “user guide” piece about the Kindle Fire. From the article: Maximize Battery Life There are a number of tricks you can use to maximize your Kindle Fire’s battery life. First, each time you are finished using your Kindle, be sure to put it to sleep by tapping the power button...

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Looking For A Few Good Fire Apps?

February 8, 2012
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If you’re looking for something fun or productive to do with your Kindle Fire, there’s an app for that! From Jonathan Takiff on Philly.com: NEWS GATHERING 101: To me, the most magical thing about a  tablet computer is its ability to bring the world to your hands through  so-called “content aggregators.” These are focused,...

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For 2012 Grammys, It’s All About Adele

February 8, 2012
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Adele may not have received the most Grammy nominations this year, but all the Grammy buzz seems to center on the British singer-songwriter whose smash hit single, Rolling In The Deep, dominated the charts through much of 2011. From CNN: Even though Kanye West walked off with the most Grammy nominations Wednesday night, the...

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Amazon Studios Announces Best Test Movie and Script of the Year

February 8, 2012
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You probably already know Amazon has branched out into publishing by creating its own publishing imprint, Amazon Encore, but did you know they also got into the movie business in November of 2010? That’s when they launched a talent search for test movies and scripts, and they’ve just announced the first winners. From Amazon’s...

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