Apps

App Spotlight: Access Your Computer From Your Fire With Splashtop Remote Desktop

February 29, 2012
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App Spotlight: Access Your Computer From Your Fire With Splashtop Remote Desktop

You’re probably already having a lot of fun with the Fire’s entertainment apps and features, but did you know you can turn your fire into a genuine productivity tool as well? With Splashtop Remote Desktop, you can access your computer (Mac or PC) desktop and control it remotely. Just install the app on your...

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Games Spotlight: Try Cut the Rope For Addictive, Casual Gaming Fun!

February 24, 2012
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Games Spotlight: Try Cut the Rope For Addictive, Casual Gaming Fun!

If you’re feeling all Angry-Birded out, and Words With Friends is so two months ago, maybe it’s time to give Cut the Rope a try. This BAFTA-award winning, glowingly reviewed game is really catching on, and it’s only 99 cents! From Amazon: Cut the Rope When you see a mysterious package on your doorstep,...

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Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

February 22, 2012
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Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

You’ve probably seen it in countless futuristic films and television shows: a character addresses his computer by name and asks a plain-English question, prompting the computer to respond with a plain English answer. “Computer, what was the average rainfall on the Serengeti plain between the years 2000 and 2010?” “Computer, what is the recipe...

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Are You Taking Advantage of Amazon’s Free App of the Day?

February 15, 2012
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Are You Taking Advantage of Amazon’s Free App of the Day?

Did you know Amazon offers a free app for your Kindle Fire every single day? These aren’t just apps that are always free, but apps that you’d have to pay for on any other day. If you’re not checking them out, you could be missing some fun and useful little programs—all for free! There’s...

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CX.com Makes a Bet on the Kindle Fire, Launches Cloud Storage App

February 15, 2012
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CX.com Makes a Bet on the Kindle Fire, Launches Cloud Storage App

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “cloud computing” lately, and it’s a term with which Kindle Fire owners should become familiar, if they don’t already know what it means. Cloud computing means storing files and even software programs on a centralized server and accessing them via the web or a private communications network (such...

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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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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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