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Amazon to AutoRip CD purchases to Amazon Cloud Player, giving you free MP3s

Amazon to AutoRip CD purchases to Amazon Cloud Player, giving you free MP3s

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Amazon has today announced that its AutoRip service is live, which gives customers who buy a CD from the online retailer an MP3 version for free.The AutoRip services will automatically add the MP3 version of the CD's tracks to the customer's Cloud Player,... >>

Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features

Kindle Touch update brings new interface, features

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The Amazon Kindle Touch has received a new lease of life with a software update today, bringing with it an array of new features. The Amazon Kindle Touch model was discontinued in October 2012 with the arrival of new models in the Kindle line-up, but... >>

10 services you should be using in 2013

10 services you should be using in 2013

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Each year brings with it a host of start-ups and services for the tech savvy and web friendly to have a play with, and 2012 has been no different. Some have been sitting around for years and have only just gained popularity, others are hot off the press.... >>

What happens when you click buy on Amazon

What happens when you click buy on Amazon

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There are moments in life where the sheer scale of something knocks you off your feet: The Pyramids at Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, and little known to some, the Amazon Fulfilment Centre just off the M1.Chances are, you don’t have a brick from one of... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire to become more accessible for visually impaired

Amazon Kindle Fire to become more accessible for visually impaired

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Amazon has announced that “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch”, found on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, will be making there way to the two other Kindle tablets in the company's range, to help visually impaired customers get around the menus easily.Voice... >>

Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain

Kindle Paperwhites bought from Waterstones have permanent adverts as screensavers, customers complain

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Customers are complaining that Kindle Paperwhite eBook readers bought from high street bookseller Waterstones come with a permanent advert for the shop as the screensaver instead of the rolling Amazon ones.Waterstones sells its Kindles at the same price... >>

Are you shopping today? Cyber Monday in full effect

Are you shopping today? Cyber Monday in full effect

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Are you shopping today? According to statistics from Ofcom you, along with thousands of others, will be turning to the internet today to do your Christmas shopping.  Cyber Monday, as it is dubbed by the industry, is the year's busiest day for shopping... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

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The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included. As is always the case, the Pocket-lint... >>

Customisable Christmas: Tablet accessories

Customisable Christmas: Tablet accessories

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The tablet is going to be top of many a Christmas list this year. An iPad mini or Nexus 7 is exciting, but why not throw in a few specially made accessories for your loved ones' presents?This being Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint, we have just the... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
4.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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The Kindle Fire HD brings to the UK something missing from Amazon's armoury: a tablet. With the Kindle E Ink reader now firmly lodged in the hands, and minds, of many, the most important thing about this particular tablet might not be the operating system... >>

iPad mini does have stereo speakers, disproving Amazon claims

iPad mini does have stereo speakers, disproving Amazon claims

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Apple has confirmed that its new iPad mini does indeed have stereo speakers, after Amazon listed the tablet device as sporting only a mono speaker.The clarification came in an email exchange between Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of marketing,... >>

Netflix hits Amazon Appstore in UK, available for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

Netflix hits Amazon Appstore in UK, available for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

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Netflix has released a UK version of its application for its TV and movie-streaming service for Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets.Now that the Amazon tablets are on general release, the firm has added the Netflix app to the Amazon Appstore... >>

Amazon takes dig at Apple over iPad mini

Amazon takes dig at Apple over iPad mini

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Amazon has responded to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller's iPad mini launch presentation, in which he slammed competitors to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, by posting a direct dig at its rival on Amazon.com.The retailer points out that, even though its screen... >>

What was the first book bought on Amazon? Customer reveals all

What was the first book bought on Amazon? Customer reveals all

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The customer who is believed to be the first to publicly buy a book through Amazon.com has revealed what he bought - and that he still has the original packing slip.As part of the beta test programme, John Wainwright bought a copy of Fluid Concepts and... >>

Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on

Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on

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With the arrival of the Kindle Fire HD comes Lovefilm streaming its way on to Android. Not for every Android user mind, just those who happen to have picked up Amazon's new tablet. We've been calling out for a Lovefilm app for Android for ages: the iPad... >>

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

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Amazon has brought its Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK and it's now open for business.It's basically a service that allows you to borrow books from a set list of hundreds of thousands and there's no due date by which to finish them. Users can... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 7-inch tablets ship in UK

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 7-inch tablets ship in UK

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Amazon has started to ship its 7-inch tablet devices in the UK just two days after Apple announced its pricier iPad equivalent, the iPad mini.Both the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire devices have been arriving on the doorsteps of those who pre-ordered... >>

Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

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Author, actor and comedian Charlie Higson has spoken out against Amazon after this week's revelations that the online retailer charges publishers the full 20 per cent VAT on eBooks in the UK, even though it pays far less in Luxembourg, where it is based.Higson... >>

Samsung serves divorce papers on Apple, will no longer supply display tech

Samsung serves divorce papers on Apple, will no longer supply display tech

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Samsung will no longer provide Apple with LCD panels, ending a long-standing partnership and increasing an already bitter rivalry between the two technology giants. The Korean manufacturer has been the main provider of liquid crystal display panels for... >>

How to choose an ebook reader

How to choose an ebook reader

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Ebook readers were once derided as a sort of bastard child of technology. Slow, boring, lacking features; many thought they simply didn't have a place. But the key to the world of ebook readers is content: the books, the bestsellers. People still love... >>

Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite

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With the Kindle Paperwhite making its way to UK shores, Amazon has sneakily discontinued its extremely popular Kindle Touch eBook reader.It's an obvious decision really, considering that the Paperwhite has been listed at exactly the same price points... >>

Amazon in talks to buy Texas Instruments' chip technology

Amazon in talks to buy Texas Instruments' chip technology

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Texas Instruments is in talks with Amazon about the sale of its smartphone and tablet OMAP chip technology, according to reports.In September, Texas Instruments (TI) announced it was moving away from the mobile space, instead focusing on “embedded systems”... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review
5.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review

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The biggest issue with the Amazon Kindle and its E-Ink technology is that while it's fantastic for reading on the beach, in broad daylight, or lasting for what seems an eternity on a single charge, try to read it in bed and you'll struggle without some... >>

Amazon: We make no profit from Kindles, only services

Amazon: We make no profit from Kindles, only services

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Amazon has admitted that it will make no profit from its Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite eReader, instead relying on customers buying eBooks and other media files. The admission comes just a day after Amazon announced its Kindle Paperwhite was heading... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite UK release confirmed, 25 October from £109

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite UK release confirmed, 25 October from £109

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Amazon has announced the arrival of the latest in its series of Kindle ebook readers, the Kindle Paperwhite, for the UK following a successful launch in the US.As with the US version, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has plenty going for it, but the part... >>

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

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Amazon offered $12 million to buy Netflix in the 1990’s but was turned down by the video streaming company, according to a new book about to go on sale. “Netflixed” claims Jim Bezos, Amazon CEO, originally met Netflix founders Reed Hastings and... >>

Kindle 6-inch (2012)
5.0 stars

Kindle 6-inch (2012)

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No one could really accuse the Kindle of ever having been massively over-priced. For one, there has always been a good range of models, giving users the choice about what they spend and what options they get. But recently, Amazon has made the entry-level... >>

How to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in the UK

How to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite in the UK

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The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's latest Kindle and comes with a frontlit screen so you can read it in bed. Fantastic, that's just what we all want. But at the moment Amazon doesn't sell the Kindle Paperwhite in the UK, so just how can you get one?You... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

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Amazon is reporting delays of four to six weeks for orders placed now for its Kindle Paperwhite eReaders.According to the US Amazon site: “Due to popular demand, orders placed today are expected to ship in four to six weeks. Limited to two per customer.” This... >>

Amazon Cloud Player live in the UK

Amazon Cloud Player live in the UK

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Amazon's Cloud Player service has gone live in the UK, Pocket-lint can confirm. The new service, which has been available in the US for some time, will allow users to store there music in a locker in the Cloud to be accessed via the web or dedicated apps... >>

Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

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Amazon Kindle for Mac has added gesture controls for Lion and Mountain Lion users, so Pocket-lint fired up the app to see whether it makes a difference.The new app hasn't really changed that much although it is also worth noting that if you've got a Kindle... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire UK release confirmed, coming October from £129

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire UK release confirmed, coming October from £129

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Amazon has announced that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire are coming to the UK. After what seems like an eternity of speculation, those in the UK will be able to get the new Kindle Fire models from October.The Kindle Fire HD and an updated version... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire 2012: Tablet revamped and now just $159

Amazon Kindle Fire 2012: Tablet revamped and now just $159

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The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 shall be known as the Amazon Kindle 2012. That’s from the horse’s mouth, as Amazon let rip with its latest creations at the company’s Santa Monica press conference, announcing a new upgrade to the previous model that sold... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD: The new 7- and 8-inch Android tablets

Amazon Kindle Fire HD: The new 7- and 8-inch Android tablets

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Amazon has announced the follow-up to the Kindle Fire, the aptly named Kindle Fire HD, at an event in Santa Monica on Thursday. The new model, which sports a similar design to the previous Kindle Fire, will come with either a 7-inch or 8.9-inch screen,... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite reader arrives to brighten your day, but UK will miss out

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite reader arrives to brighten your day, but UK will miss out

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Amazon has pronounced the arrival of the latest in its series of Kindle ebook readers. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has plenty going to talk about but the part you’ll want to know about most of all is, yes, it does have a light. This front-lit, not... >>

Amazon Kindle price drop: Now just $69 in the USA, shipping 14 September

Amazon Kindle price drop: Now just $69 in the USA, shipping 14 September

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Amazon has reduced the price of it's entry-level Kindle ebook reader to just $69 in the US, following the announcement of a new illuminated ebook reader that has a screen suitable for reading when the lights are out. US customers keen to get in on... >>

Did Amazon reveal two new tablets during American Football game? (video)

Did Amazon reveal two new tablets during American Football game? (video)

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Amazon may have just teased a host of American Football fans with two new devices after the company aired a new commercial during the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game.The one-minute long advert appears to give a glimpse at what seems to be a backlit... >>

Amazon phone 'confirmed', modified Android OS expected

Amazon phone 'confirmed', modified Android OS expected

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Amazon could be about to enter the smartphone arena with a handset of its own - the Amazon phone - if reports are to be believed.Amazon is to hold a press launch in Los Angeles on Thursday, with The Verge claiming that "multiple sources" have confirmed... >>

Cloud Collector: The job you'll be applying for 20 years from now

Cloud Collector: The job you'll be applying for 20 years from now

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The year is 2032, Bruce Willis has just died (sorry Bruce), and his cloud, the personal storage space that he has been collecting music, films, documents, and much more for the last 20 years is up for auction to the highest bidder. Cloud collecting is... >>

Could Amazon Kindle smartphone use E-Ink prototype?

Could Amazon Kindle smartphone use E-Ink prototype?

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E-Ink, the company behind much of the technology in eBook readers, has been demonstrating a new form of its screen tech that could lend itself perfectly to smartphones.The E-Ink mobile prototypes were shown behind closed doors at the IFA consumer electronics... >>