Kindle Fire HD vs. Kindle Fire: Hardware

September 17, 2012
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Kindle Fire HD vs. Kindle Fire: Hardware

The new Kindle Fire HD entry-level model has a 7″ display screen, but that’s pretty much where the similarities between it and the first-generation Kindle Fire chassis end. To begin with, the KFHD has a slightly larger, slightly thinner, and slightly lighter footprint. Where the original Kindle Fire is 7 3/8″ long by 4...

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Amazon Encore Author Spotlight: R.J. Keller’s Waiting For Spring

July 27, 2012
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Amazon Encore Author Spotlight: R.J. Keller’s Waiting For Spring

I first read R.J. Keller’s Waiting For Spring years ago, long before it was picked up by the Amazon Encore imprint on account of its popularity with readers, and was immediately recommending it to everyone I know who can appreciate a character-driven drama. There are no car chases, explosions, serial killers or couples who “meet cute” in...

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Editor’s Pick: Hilary Mantel’s Tudor Court Historical Fiction

July 25, 2012
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Editor’s Pick: Hilary Mantel’s Tudor Court Historical Fiction

After watching the wonderful Showtime series, The Tudors, I was very anxious to read more about the Tudor court. A friend recommended Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize winner, Wolf Hall. It’s a very long book, yet so fascinating that it seemed a pretty quick read. I’m surprised to see that some reviewers have been...

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Why I Collect Digital Videos

July 17, 2012
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Why I Collect Digital Videos

I love movies. I love, love, LOVE movies. Movies are a lot like music and books for me: they have positive or negative associations with whatever was going on in my life at the time I was first exposed to them, they can evoke certain feelings, they can be a much-needed distraction or source of comfort in...

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Editor’s Picks: HBO Go App

June 20, 2012
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Editor’s Picks: HBO Go App

If you’re an HBO subscriber and your cable provider supports it (most of the biggies do), you’ve got to get the HBO GO app for your Kindle Fire. This app allows you to watch streaming content from HBO on your Fire device. It’s going to make a wealth of great HBO programming available on...

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Editor’s Picks – Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

May 31, 2012
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Editor’s Picks – Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese

We’re introducing a new, regular feature here at Kindle Fire on Kindle Nation Daily: the Amazon Encore Spotlight. Today we kick off the new feature with an Amazon Encore Editor’s Pick: a book I’ve personally read and can personally recommend. Amazon Encore is one of Amazon’s own publishing imprints, and its editors are tasked with...

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iTunes, iCloud, iTunes Match and Amazon MP3s

May 28, 2012
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iTunes, iCloud, iTunes Match and Amazon MP3s

We don’t often post about services and content not specifically intended for use with the Kindle Fire device here, but let’s face it: when it comes to all things retail digital music, Apple was there before Amazon and still holds the majority of the digital music market by a pretty comfortable margin. So most of the...

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Editor’s Picks: My Favorite Game Apps

May 22, 2012
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Editor’s Picks: My Favorite Game Apps

There are so many game apps available in Amazon’s App Store, the selection is downright dizzying! But just as personal recommendations can point you in the direction of a good book or movie, so too can they help you find some gems in the ocean of apps. My favorite game apps to play on my Kindle Fire are Random...

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Bench Testing And Mythbusting Video On The Kindle Fire

May 20, 2012
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Bench Testing And Mythbusting Video On The Kindle Fire

It seems to me that many, maybe even most, Kindle Fire owners aren’t using their Fire to watch video. An informal survey of online comments posted by Fire owners reveals opinions like these: 1. Any videos you want to watch on a Fire have to be purchased from Amazon, and they’re expensive 2. It...

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Video Spotlight, Editor’s Picks: Shakespeare Adaptations

May 11, 2012
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Video Spotlight, Editor’s Picks: Shakespeare Adaptations

I am a HUGE fan of good Shakespeare adaptations that put the Bard’s stories and language into contemporary settings. I’ve found that despite having read many Shakespeare plays in high school, and having re-read and thoroughly analyzed them further in college, I never fully grasped or understood the works until seeing them in modern...

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