Survey Finds Main Use of Kindle Fire is for Reading

Interesting statistics can sometimes come from unexpected places. In its due diligence on researching Amazon stock in order to determine how to rate the investment, Citi conducted a survey of 1,100 online consumers. Some of Citi’s questions pertained to the Kindle and Kindle Fire. As reported on eBookNewser: 23% of respondents report that they own … Read more

App Spotlight: TurboTax Now Available For The Fire!

For U.S. taxpayers whose filing needs are simple (e.g., no Schedule C, no corporate taxes, etc.), Intuit’s TurboTax has long been a favorite means of filing annual federal and state tax returns with minimal hassle and expense, and now TurboTax is available as a free Fire app! One caveat from Intuit: because the new app cannot import information from … Read more

Ebook Spotlight: Maria Murnane’s Perfect on Paper

If you’re a fan of ‘chick lit’ and have yet to hear of Maria Murnane, you soon will. Her novel, Perfect on Paper, was selected from among more than 10,000 entries to be published by Amazon’s in-house imprint, Amazon Encore. PopSugar Daily has christened Waverly Bryson, Murnane’s heroine, “the new Bridget Jones“, and since its publication, the … Read more

Maybe The Free Version Of An App Isn’t Such A Bargain After All…

Yesterday, New Scientist reported that only about one-fifth of the typical free app’s power is spent on delivering app content, and the rest is spent on delivering the advertising that’s incorporated into most free versions of apps. From the report: For example, in Angry Birds only 20 per cent is used to display and run the … Read more

Instant Video Spotlight: Robert Zemeckis

These days, Robert Zemeckis is primarily known as the producer or director behind such high-tech, hyper-realistic animated hits as Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Beowulf and The Polar Express. But he used to direct a lot of live action movies too, including the Tom Hanks -starring Cast Away and Forrest Gump. But before moving into such dramatic and then … Read more

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