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Kindle MatchBook to offer cheap digital editions of previously-purchased print books

Kindle MatchBook to offer cheap digital editions of previously-purchased print books

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Amazon has announced Kindle MatchBook which, like the existing AutoRip feature, is looking to pair-up physical purchases from Amazon.com with a digital offering. Eligible titles that you've previously purchased as far back as 1995 will be made available... >>

Amazon Appstore deal makes top Android apps free, includes SwiftKey and Shazam Encore

Amazon Appstore deal makes top Android apps free, includes SwiftKey and Shazam Encore

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The Amazon Appstore for Android temporarily marked down 10 popular Android apps on Friday as part of a "Greatest Hits" deal that celebrates its second birthday (or first in the UK).Amazon discounts sometimes popular and sometimes not-so popular Android... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD leaks suggest high-resolution updates

Amazon Kindle Fire HD leaks suggest high-resolution updates

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The next version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD may come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, if new details prove to be accurate.The current iteration of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets were launched on 6... >>

Amazon SNS service launches, simplifies push notifications across platforms

Amazon SNS service launches, simplifies push notifications across platforms

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Amazon on Tuesday launched a new service under its Amazon Web Services division that will make it easier for developers to include push notifications in apps when developing for multiple platforms.Called Amazon Simple Notification Service with Push,... >>

Amazon Android game console reportedly in the works, could release by November

Amazon Android game console reportedly in the works, could release by November

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Another day, another product rumour coming from unnamed sources. This time around, Game Informer has some anonymous sources who claim Amazon is developing an Android-based console that will release by Black Friday (29 November).Citing those "who have... >>

Amazon UK starts games and software digital downloads

Amazon UK starts games and software digital downloads

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Amazon in the UK has announced that it is now offering digital downloads for video games and software - 13 years after it started selling them in the UK.In an attempt to keep up with the times and allow people to start playing games or using their new... >>

Amazon Art offers fine art to browse and buy, from $2.5 million Monet to $10 Humphrey

Amazon Art offers fine art to browse and buy, from $2.5 million Monet to $10 Humphrey

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Amazon.com has opened a fine art section of its online store, making it easier to browse and buy work online from a number of galleries across the US, Canada, UK and the Netherlands.There are more than 40,000 works of art available, all categorised and... >>

Lovefilm signs deal with Food Network, offers all-you-can-eat Man vs Food

Lovefilm signs deal with Food Network, offers all-you-can-eat Man vs Food

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Amazon-owned Lovefilm has signed a content deal with Scripps Networks Interactive that will add a plethora of lifestyle and cookery shows from its Food Network and Travel Channel stations.TV programmes from both the UK and US have been added to Lovefilm... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 specifications leak, 1080p and Snapdragon 800?

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 specifications leak, 1080p and Snapdragon 800?

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It's been rather quiet on the Amazon Kindle Fire front of late. Most of the small form factor tablet rumour action has been around the second-generation Nexus 7 - now official - and the possible Retina-display iPad mini. But a number of specifications... >>

Amazon UK to start charging for Super Saver Delivery again, minimum spend £10 for free service

Amazon UK to start charging for Super Saver Delivery again, minimum spend £10 for free service

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Amazon is to send out an email to all UK customers informing them that from today it will be withdrawing free delivery for orders under £10. Certain items are exempt from the new ruling, but those that aren't can only be ordered individually if you are... >>

Amazon UK will let you track Prime parcels on map -  within 15 minutes of delivery

Amazon UK will let you track Prime parcels on map - within 15 minutes of delivery

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UK courier DPD and service carrier Interlink Express jointly introduced on Friday a new delivery service, called Follow My Parcel, which provides real-time, live-tracking of parcels and a 15-minute delivery slot window.Starting 5 August, Amazon UK, fashion... >>

Amazon GameCircle now supports all Android devices

Amazon GameCircle now supports all Android devices

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Amazon has expanded GameCircle support beyond Kindle Fire to all Android devices.The service, which is akin to Apple's GameCenter, launched a year ago with support for Kindle Fire only, and it offered Whispersync technology for syncing data - ie, progress,... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #134 - Windows 8.1 Preview hands-on, BlackBerry and Amazon AutoRip

Pocket-lint Podcast #134 - Windows 8.1 Preview hands-on, BlackBerry and Amazon AutoRip

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Windows 8.1 Preview is available to download for free so we look at the features Microsoft has added that will make the final consumer version of the update an essential installation. And yes, the start button is back.Plus, the team looks at BlackBerry's... >>

Amazon: Cloud Player for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone would sit well in our strategy

Amazon: Cloud Player for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone would sit well in our strategy

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With Amazon launching its AutoRip service in the UK and several other regions in Europe today, to add to its already established US version, there has been considerable focus on the company's Cloud Player.AutoRip MP3s and those bought on the retail site... >>

Amazon AutoRip for books and video? Hopefully in the future, says exec

Amazon AutoRip for books and video? Hopefully in the future, says exec

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Amazon launched its AutoRip music service in the UK and other regions in Europe today, an added benefit to customers who buy CDs and vinyl records from the online retailer. They get free MP3 versions of all tracks to play in or download from Amazon's... >>

Amazon AutoRip comes to the UK, get free MP3 versions when you buy CDs or vinyl

Amazon AutoRip comes to the UK, get free MP3 versions when you buy CDs or vinyl

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Amazon has launched its AutoRip service in the UK. When you buy AutoRip-tagged CDs or even vinyl records you will receive the MP3 versions of all tracks for free. What's more, the same will apply to any AutoRip-enabled CD or record purchased at any time... >>

Amazon's MP3 store in UK now optimised for iPhone and iPod touch

Amazon's MP3 store in UK now optimised for iPhone and iPod touch

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Amazon optimised its MP3 store in the UK for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch on Monday, so iOS customers can now buy music from the Safari browser and store purchases in their Cloud Player accounts to share between devices.The move includes Amazon's catalogue... >>

Lovefilm signs with CBS to bring Californication, Dexter and classic Star Trek to the platform

Lovefilm signs with CBS to bring Californication, Dexter and classic Star Trek to the platform

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Amazon's media-streaming service Lovefilm has signed a multi-year content deal with CBS Studios International, which adds all manner of new TV shows to its Lovefilm Instant line-up.It includes TV series from CBS and Showtime, so The Good Wife, Blue Bloods,... >>

Xbox One release date: 27 November, says Amazon

Xbox One release date: 27 November, says Amazon

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Amazon.com in the US is claiming it knows the release date of the Xbox One console, even though Microsoft has yet to officially confirm anything.According to the online retailer, the Xbox One console will be on sale in the USA from 27 November."This item... >>

Microsoft was planning Amazon and eBay rival called Project Brazil

Microsoft was planning Amazon and eBay rival called Project Brazil

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Details of a Microsoft designed marketplace called Project Brazil which never came to fruition have appeared online. Revealed by The Wall Street Journal, the Amazon rival was actually very close to release, but stumbled at the last minute.The plan was... >>

Lovefilm releases enhanced streaming app for Xbox 360, embraces Kinect

Lovefilm releases enhanced streaming app for Xbox 360, embraces Kinect

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The Lovefilm application has been available on Xbox 360 for a fair while but has now been totally rejigged to bring it in line with the overall style of the console's user interface. And Kinect support has been added too.Lovefilm Instant on Xbox 360 now... >>

Amazon introduces social Birthday Gift cards, lets Facebook friends contribute money

Amazon introduces social Birthday Gift cards, lets Facebook friends contribute money

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Amazon announced on Tuesday that it has launched social Birthday Gift cards for Facebook friends. The unique aspect to Amazon's digital gift cards on Facebook, aside from the ability to attach messages, is that any of the recipient’s Facebook friends... >>

PS4 and Xbox One top Amazon sales charts

PS4 and Xbox One top Amazon sales charts

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Amazon's pre-order pages for the PS4 and Xbox One are causing quite a stir, despite the huge listed price of both next-gen consoles. Right now the Xbox One is sitting at the top of Amazon's PC and Video Games chart, with the PS4 next in line.Sony's console... >>

Amazon's Indie Game Store opens for independent Mac and PC games

Amazon's Indie Game Store opens for independent Mac and PC games

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Amazon on Thursday launched a dedicated storefront for independent games.Called Indie Game Store, the marketplace essentially helps developers promote their Mac, PC, or browser-based games through Amazon. A few of the notable indie games at launch include Don’t... >>

Amazon-Viacom deal adds Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon shows to Prime Instant Video

Amazon-Viacom deal adds Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon shows to Prime Instant Video

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Amazon's Prime Instant Video service now features thousands of episodes from Viacom's Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.Amazon announced the multi-year licensing agreement with Viacom on Tuesday and said the content would bulk its Prime... >>

Lovefilm and Amazon Studios reveal the five streaming pilots to be made into series, may come as shock

Lovefilm and Amazon Studios reveal the five streaming pilots to be made into series, may come as shock

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The Amazon Studios pilots project has ended, with five of the pilot episodes available to stream during the process being made into full series for both Amazon Instant Video in the US and Lovefilm Instant in the UK.However, one of the early tips has failed... >>

'Login with Amazon' service launched, one sign in for websites, games and app

'Login with Amazon' service launched, one sign in for websites, games and app

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Amazon has announced a Facebook-style single login for websites, games and applications. Called "Login with Amazon", it allows you to sign into other services using your Amazon password, just like Facebook's one-click login system.“Login with Amazon enables... >>

Amazon Android Appstore now accessible through browsers in UK

Amazon Android Appstore now accessible through browsers in UK

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Amazon has finally expanded its online Android Appstore to countries outside the US. Previously, UK customers could purchase apps only through their Kindle Fire tablets or Android mobile devices, now they can buy them on Amazon.co.uk and have them ready... >>

Amazon launches Kindle Worlds, a way to make money from fan fiction

Amazon launches Kindle Worlds, a way to make money from fan fiction

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Amazon has launched a new initiative for promising authors who love to write about TV shows and other licensed properties they adore. Fan fiction is huge on the net, and is often posted on fan sites for free, but Amazon is offering a royalty scheme for... >>

Lovefilm Vikings interviews: Binge TV, exclusivity deals and Iron Age iPhones

Lovefilm Vikings interviews: Binge TV, exclusivity deals and Iron Age iPhones

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When Lovefilm announced it had acquired the exclusive rights to hit US TV show Vikings, it fired a significant shot across the bows of not only its major video streaming rivals, Netflix, Now TV and the like, but also conventional TV.The premieres of new... >>

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

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The arrival of Google Music on UK shores has added to the tumbling pile of digital music service options for people to consider, throw in the just announce All Access setup from Google and you have a Spotify rival to boot. With so many different services... >>

Amazon releases Cloud Player for PC to access your purchased music

Amazon releases Cloud Player for PC to access your purchased music

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In an effort to continue bolstering its cloud services, Amazon on Monday released Cloud Player for PC, allowing you to stream music you've purchased from the online music giant right to your desktop. This takes a step away from Cloud Player's traditional... >>

Amazon Coins now available in US for Kindle Fire purchases, may head to UK in future

Amazon Coins now available in US for Kindle Fire purchases, may head to UK in future

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Amazon has launched its Amazon Coins virtual currency in the US, with a free $5 worth automatically deposited in the account of every Kindle Fire owner.The money is much like Microsoft's Xbox Points, in that it can be exchanged for games, apps and in-app... >>

Amazon Cloud Drive Photo takes on Dropbox, wants your photos

Amazon Cloud Drive Photo takes on Dropbox, wants your photos

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Amazon is to take on Dropbox, iPhoto, and Flickr with a new photo-sharing app for the iPhone called Cloud Drive Photos. The new app, which is available now via the iTunes App Store, allows you to back-up your photos from your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC... >>

Amazon planning to release smartphone with 3D display?

Amazon planning to release smartphone with 3D display?

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We've already heard that Amazon plans to release a Kindle smartphone but new information makes us believe it will be more than just the typical piece of plastic we've come to know.According to sources at The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is developing... >>

First small-screen Windows 8 tablet leaked on Amazon, Acer Iconia W3

First small-screen Windows 8 tablet leaked on Amazon, Acer Iconia W3

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With rumours that Microsoft will be unveiling two small-screen Windows 8 tablet devices at its Build Developer Conference in June fresh in the memory, one diminutive slate has already broken cover.The Acer Iconia W3, an 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, appeared... >>

Lovefilm 2.0 arrives on PS3, radical changes include redesign and improved search

Lovefilm 2.0 arrives on PS3, radical changes include redesign and improved search

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Lovefilm Instant has been a mainstay of the PS3's XrossMediaBar for a considerable while, but even the biggest fan would say that in operability terms, it lagged behind the more recent addition Netflix. Not so anymore, as version 2.0 of the PlayStation... >>

Amazon reportedly working on an Apple TV competitor for your living room

Amazon reportedly working on an Apple TV competitor for your living room

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Amazon is hoping to hit the big screen in your living room. The online retail giant is developing a set-top box that will stream video over the Internet, reports Bloomberg, similar to the Apple TV, Roku and Google TV.Amazon already has a large array of... >>

Xbox SmartGlass now available for Amazon Kindle Fire family

Xbox SmartGlass now available for Amazon Kindle Fire family

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Microsoft has released its Xbox SmartGlass application for Amazon's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets. In the US, anyway. Brits will have to wait a bit longer, it seems, as only Amazon.com is listing the app at present. It is yet to show up on the... >>

Zombieland leads the way as Amazon Studios' pilots hit Instant Video and Lovefilm, you choose which shows get made into series

Zombieland leads the way as Amazon Studios' pilots hit Instant Video and Lovefilm, you choose which shows get made into series

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Amazon and subsidiary Lovefilm have now made available the first 14 pilots commissioned through Amazon Studios, both online and to be streamed through multiple devices.UK TV viewers can watch them through Lovefilm, while those in the US can stream them... >>

Lovefilm signs deal with Warner for more TV series

Lovefilm signs deal with Warner for more TV series

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Lovefilm has expanded its TV line-up of shows available to watch instantly by signing a deal with the TV arm of Warner Bros.The Amazon-owned movie and TV streaming service has added shows from Warner Bros International Television Distribution, which includes... >>

Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

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Amazon's AutoRip functionality which gives you a free digital copy of any CD you might buy, has now been extended to vinyl.If you opt for an AutoRip-compatible vinyl record on Amazon, a digital file will instantly be added to your Amazon Cloud Player... >>

Amazon updates Cloud Drive with cross-platform file syncing

Amazon updates Cloud Drive with cross-platform file syncing

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Amazon has updated its Cloud Drive app to allow for any files to be synced across all of your devices. The new syncing feature makes it better fit to take on Dropbox, iCloud  and Sky Drive. Files can be uploaded and accessed on Cloud Drive from any... >>

Amazon buys Goodreads, wants to help you find your next book

Amazon buys Goodreads, wants to help you find your next book

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Amazon has announced that it has acquired Goodreads, a website focused on book recommendations for reading junkies. The deal should bolster better reading recommendations for Kindle users and allow them  better to discuss and share the book they're... >>

BlackBerry 10 app store grows to 100,000, Kindle one of the new ones

BlackBerry 10 app store grows to 100,000, Kindle one of the new ones

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BlackBerry says there are now more than 100,000 apps in the BB 10 app store as it gears up for its big US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on 22 March.Adding over 30,000 apps in the past couple of weeks, the company has also confirmed that big hitters like... >>

Amazon working to launch music streaming service to take on Spotify?

Amazon working to launch music streaming service to take on Spotify?

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Digital retailer Amazon is in talks with record labels to launch a new music service based on subscriptions, according to The Verge citing sources. The news of a supposed Spotify competitor from Amazon comes after Apple and Google were said to launch... >>