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Amazon Announces $39 ‘Fire TV Stick’ to Take on Chromecast [Spoiler Alert: It's Awesome]

There’s the race to take over your smart home. There’s the race to take over your smartphone. There’s the race to take over your tablet, your wallet, your desktop, and — well, practically everything else that uses electricity. Why would your living room be any different? For quite some time, the big players in the [...]

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Whoa, Amazon is Opening an Actual Brick and Mortar Store in New York City

According to the Wall St. Journal, web retailer Amazon.com has plans to convert a 12-story building on 34th Street in Manhattan into a retail store, open to the public, in time for this year’s holiday shopping season. It’s an experiment, of sorts, considering the company has never had a brick and mortar presence in its 20-year [...]

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Now Is The Time To Upgrade Your Kindle

Amazon has family of 5 refreshed kindles that will work for anybody’s needs. From the kid friendly tablet, to the advanced Fire HDX, to the simple reader for $79, you’ll be able to find the reader that is perfect for you. I’ll be the first to say that an e-reader is not for everybody. If [...]

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Amazon Enters The Mobile Payment Market With An Option Of Their Own

If you are a local business that still isn’t accepting cards, it is likely that you are losing a lot of business. Carrying cash is getting to be the exception instead of the rule. Companies like PayPal, Square, and Venmo assist with paying friends or family, or paying for goods and services with a card. [...]

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The Reviews Are In For The Amazon Fire Phone – Should You Consider Buying One?

In June, after years of speculation and rumors, Amazon released its first smartphone: the Amazon Fire Phone. It runs FireOS, a heavily skinned and modified version of Android 4.2.2, and foregoes the Google Play Store in favor of the Amazon App Store. On the outside, we have a device with a 4.7-inch 720p display, not [...]

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Up to $50 Off Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and HDX Tablets for ‘Back to School’ Promo

Whether you’re heading back to the classroom this Fall or just looking for a tablet for personal use, Amazon’s “Back to School” promotion is in full swing, and gives you up to $50 off the price of their Kindle Fire tablets. You’ll notice a $15 difference between the models that ship with Amazon’s “Special Offers” [...]

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AndroidTV Announced, Set to Take on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV Later this Fall

Google TV is dead. Fear not – it’s being replaced by AndroidTV, coming to living rooms later this Fall. Shown off at Google I/O yesterday, AndroidTV is gearing up to take on Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and other set-top streaming boxes like Roku. Since the biggest part of the battle for smartphone marketshare has [...]

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The Achilles’ Heel of Amazon Fire Phone: No Google Apps and No Google Play Store

Last week, Amazon announced its first foray into the cutthroat world of smartphones: the Fire Phone (check out James’ article for the details). It runs exclusively on AT&T’s network here in the States, it packs a 13 MP camera, a quad-core processor, and high-def display. On the hardware specs side of things, it’s a solid [...]

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Amazon’s Fire Phone: What You Need To Know

Amazon unveiled their much anticipated  32GB Fire Phone this week. If you asked Amazon what are the key features of the Fire they would tell you: Beautiful industrial design Dynamic Perspective Firefly Button Mayday Free unlimited photo storage Small Touches Amazon exclusive features Amazon’s content ecosystem AT&T’s 4G LTE network Out of all of these [...]

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Pay Your Bills Through Amazon Coming Soon

Reuters reported earlier today that Amazon will announce that they are entering into the third party payment market. What does this mean? It means that you, potentially, could pay your bills and pay for subscriptions through Amazon.com and you will not have to hassle with multiple payment accounts. This new service launches Monday and will [...]

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