Amazon

Amazon is one of the top tech companies in the digital world, with a huge focus on eCommerce, downloads, streaming, cloud computing, and more. We’ll cover some the latest news and updates from this media giant where we feel it makes a huge impact.

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Amazon promises at least 4 years of security updates for Fire TV hardware

Amazon Fire TV hardware, such as the newly released Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k Max, will be supported for at least 4 years by Amazon. Amazon Fire TV devices are powered by […]

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Should you upgrade to an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max?

Amazon announced several new Fire TV products today on the official company blog and website. A new Fire TV stick was unveiled next to the company's first Fire TV-powered televisions, the Fire […]

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IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

When you think of Amazon’s streaming service, the first thing that comes to mind is Prime Video. However, this is not the only streaming service that Amazon has available. IMDb TV, which […]

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If you don't want Amazon devices to share your bandwidth with your neighbors, you need to opt-out!

Amazon plans to enroll many of its hardware devices that are operated in the United States, including many Echo devices and Ring Spotlight and Floodlight Cams, into its Amazon Sidewalk system on […]

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Firefox for Fire TV and Echo Show will be discontinued

Mozilla revealed that it will end support for the organization's Firefox web browser for the Amazon products Fire TV and Echo Show on April 30, 2021. The mobile version of Firefox landed […]

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A look at the Amazon Prime Video app for Windows 10

Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video for Windows application this month officially for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 users may download the application from the Microsoft Store and use it […]

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Amazon blunder leaks Alexa data to other customer

It appears that the fears of privacy and data protection advocates in regards to voice powered devices have come true; at least in a single case where Amazon leaked a customer's voice […]

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Amazon Partfinder checks PC component compatibility

One of the things that PC users have to make sure when they shop for new hardware for their devices is that the new hardware components are compatible with the device. It […]

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Keepa: Amazon price history and tracking

Keepa - Amazon Price Tracker is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Microsoft Edge to improve your online shopping experience on the Amazon website. Keepa was one of the […]

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Amazon launches Free Games with Prime on Twitch

I have to admit that I did not pay a lot of attention when Amazon announced Twitch Prime some time ago even though I'm an Amazon Prime customer. Amazon acquired the game […]

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Amazon Music Storage subscriptions are being retired

Amazon announced recently that the company's Amazon Music Storage subscription plans are being retired. The service allowed Amazon customers to upload music to the company's cloud infrastructure. Free users could upload up […]

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Manage your Amazon Browsing History

Amazon stores your browsing history when you are on the shopping site, and may use the information to display item suggestions to you. If you have been to Amazon before, chance is […]

Amazon shuts down unlimited storage plan for Drive

Amazon announced recently that it will no longer offer an unlimited storage plan for the company's Amazon Drive storage solution. The company launched Cloud Drive Unlimited back in March 2015. Users who […]

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The best Amazon price trackers in 2017

It is sometimes difficult to find the right time to make a purchase. If you have a budget for instance, you may want to make sure that the purchase is within its […]

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What is Amazon Chime?

Amazon Chime is a new communication service by Amazon that supports video conferencing, calls, chat, and the sharing of content. The product is available for devices running Windows and Mac OS X, […]

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Amazon's Music Unlimited streaming service launches

Amazon Music Unlimited is a new music streaming service by Amazon that the company pits against established services such as Spotify and Apple Music. While it shares similarities with those services, it […]

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Filter Amazon Video content by language

Amazon Video is an add-on service for Prime members that works in many regards just like Netflix. Amazon produces original series such as Bosch, Jean-Claude von Johnson or The Man in the […]

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Amazon Assistant knows all about you

Amazon Assistant is a service by Amazon that is offered as a browser extension or mobile application designed to improve the Internet shopping experience. Its main features are product comparison, access to […]

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Amazon Prime Video without Silverlight in Firefox

Firefox users will soon be able to play Amazon Prime Video without requiring the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to do so. Mozilla, just like Google and Microsoft, plans to remove support for so-called […]

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Amazon Prime gets monthly plans

Amazon Prime started out as a membership service for Amazon customers to save on shipping costs as Amazon would not charge Prime members for shipping. The company expanded the service in recent […]

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Amazon releases Storywriter, a cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon Studios released Storywriter today, a free cloud-based screenwriting application that anyone with an Amazon account can use. Internet companies like Amazon or Netflix started the production of original series and movies […]

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Protect your Amazon account with Two-Step Verification

Two-Step Verification is a popular method to improve the security of accounts by adding another verification step to the authentication process. It blocks attackers from accessing the account with the password alone, […]

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Amazon launches Cloud Drive Unlimited plan for $59.99 per year. Good Deal?

Amazon's Cloud Drive has been a contender in the cloud storage and file synchronizing vertical for some time now. Today, Amazon announced the launch of two new plans that simplify Cloud Drive […]

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Save to Cloud Drive extension released by Amazon for Chrome

Amazon has been pushing its Prime subscription service quite a bit in recent time. Prime started as a service for Amazon customers to pay a flat fee for the shipping and handling […]

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How Amazon's unlimited photo storage for Cloud Drive works

Amazon Prime has evolved a lot in recent time. Designed in the beginning as a yearly-paid subscription service to cover all shipping and handling costs for Amazon purchases, it is now offering […]

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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs. Google Chromecast vs Fire TV Box

Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick today. It is on first glance similar to Google's Chromecast and other streaming sticks and solutions. You connect the stick to your TV's HDMI port and […]

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Save money by buying PS4 games in the USA

Ah, the global economy. When you compare the price of a game in select countries, you may notice huge differences. A game may cost half the money in the USA for instance […]

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Amazon Instant Video Error 1002: what you can do

Amazon launched its Instant Video feature a couple of days ago for Prime members in Germany. Existing Prime members can use Instant Video without additional costs or signing up for the service […]

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Before you buy on Amazon, check out the coupons section

Amazon is one of the biggest shopping sites on the Internet, and while you find great deals quite often on it, there is always room for improvement. If you happen to shop […]

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Tip: don't buy digital movies on Amazon Instant Video

Whenever I purchase movies or videos, I do so on DVD or Blu-Ray exclusively and never as digital content on the Internet. The reason is simple: if I purchase it on DVD […]

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Compare international prices on Amazon

Depending on where you live, you may be able to shop in different Amazon stores and have access to all or at least a large selection of items in those other shops […]

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Why Amazon Coins are worse than gift cards or cash

Amazon launched Coins recently, a virtual in-store currency similar to Microsoft Points or the Steam Wallet. Coins can be purchased directly on Amazon in chunks of 500 or more. Coins are linked […]

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How to look up your Kickstarter transactions

The first item that I ever funded on the crowd funding platform Kickstarter finally shipped to my location. I funded it back in December 2011 shortly after taking note of Kickstarter for […]

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OUYA video game console available for preorder on Amazon

The video game console OUYA made a splash on Kickstarter last year when it managed to exceed its funding goal of $950,000 by almost 1000%. A funding of nearly a million is […]

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Download product manuals from Amazon

The Internet is a great place to find product related information, instructions, tutorials and even full scanned manuals which are usually provided in pdf format. What many Internet users may not know […]

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Amazon's Santa app is a nightmare for parents

When I was a child I loved browsing the Lego or Star Wars catalog to find items that I put on my wish list for Santa Claus and Christmas. It was an […]

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The Windows 8 Kindle Application

If you own a Kindle device you know that the books you download are associated with your Amazon account so that you can access them on other devices as well. Kindle apps […]

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Ubuntu 12.10: what is new and how to test it

If you take an interest in the Linux world you have probably already noticed that Ubuntu 12.10 has been released. The new version of the popular Linux distribution comes with a set […]

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Automatically use HTML5 players on Amazon, YouTube and Vimeo in Chrome

Update: It is 2018 now and things have changed dramatically. HTML5 replaced Flash on most sites already so that it is no longer necessary to use extensions that enforce the use of […]

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Amazon's Cloud Player now with scan and match feature similar to iTunes Match

Apple iTunes users for some time now can subscribe to iTunes Match for $24.99 a year to automatically match their local music collection with Apple's entire library of songs. The service basically […]


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