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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... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 now available in the UK

Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 now available in the UK

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Amazon is bringing the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to the UK, so you'll be able to get your hands on the larger Amazon tablet from today for a competitive £229 for the 16GB or £259 for the 32GB.Up until now Amazon has offered only the smaller 7-inch Kindle Fire... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
4.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 swells Amazon's UK tablet offering to three devices, with the 8.9 sitting at the top of the pile, at least, in terms of size.It matches the design of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, and in many cases offers the same specs and functionality,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Kindle for Android review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Kindle for Android review (Android)

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There's a lot of talk of ecosystems with modern smartphones and the war raging around where you buy your content and where you consume it. In an ideal world you're free to move your content around and do with it what you want: it is, after all, your content.Buying... >>

Apple patents DRM transfer between users too, follows Amazon's pre-owned digital content footsteps

Apple patents DRM transfer between users too, follows Amazon's pre-owned digital content footsteps

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Like Amazon before it, Apple has given a clear indication that it plans to introduce some form of pre-owned system for users to transfer digital content to each other, either through loan or resale.The US Patent and Trademark Office has published details... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Mobile (Tablet) review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Mobile (Tablet) review (Android)

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Amazon Mobile is one of the greatest coups of the shopping world. You walk into a high street store, scan what you want to buy, examine the price online compared to the shop you’re physically standing in and press buy, because it’s inevitably cheaper.Tablets... >>

Amazon Cloud Player app optimised for iPad

Amazon Cloud Player app optimised for iPad

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Amazon has announced that the Amazon Cloud Player app is now optimised for the iPad and iPad mini, bringing more playback options to your Apple tablet.The app will let you access music you have stored on Amazon's cloud service, either tracks you've uploaded,... >>

Amazon could soon allow you to make cash from your unwanted MP3s, eBooks, apps and more

Amazon could soon allow you to make cash from your unwanted MP3s, eBooks, apps and more

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Amazon has acquired a patent that could allow it to form a marketplace for the reselling of digital content. That means you could list your unwanted MP3s, eBooks, applications and video files and sell them on for credit - perhaps in Amazon Coins - or... >>

Amazon compares Kindle Fire HD and iPad screen in TV commercial

Amazon compares Kindle Fire HD and iPad screen in TV commercial

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There's nothing like an old-fashion war between two companies over their competing products. It certainly happens in the mobile space -- Samsung and Apple come to mind -- but a new ad reminds us there's another company in the mix. Amazon has launched... >>

Amazon launches loyalty scheme, dubs it Amazon Coins

Amazon launches loyalty scheme, dubs it Amazon Coins

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Amazon has launched a new loyalty scheme that encourages people to buy apps from its own app store.Dubbed Amazon Coins, the new "currency" - which in reality looks to be just like any other loyalty scheme like Tesco Clubcard or Nectar - will allow users... >>

One day offer on Kindle: £59 and it's yours

One day offer on Kindle: £59 and it's yours

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Still haven't got an eBook reader yet and were thinking of doing so? Today - 4 February - would be a good day to consider buying a fifth-generation Kindle as Amazon.co.uk is offering it with a £10 discount, meaning it'll set you back a very reasonable... >>

Amazon knows how to bring in the revenue, profit not so much

Amazon knows how to bring in the revenue, profit not so much

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Amazon has announced its Q4 earnings on Tuesday, confirming that while it can bring in the revenue as good as the rest of them, when it comes to making a profit it's still got a lot to learn.The company has posted sales of $21.27 billion, up 22 per cent... >>

Amazon MP3 store optimised for iOS Safari, making track purchases easier

Amazon MP3 store optimised for iOS Safari, making track purchases easier

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Amazon has unleashed a version of its Amazon MP3 store specifically optimised for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch's mobile web browser, allowing customers to discover and purchase music easier via mobile. In our brief testing of the new HTML 5 page, when... >>

80s Knight Rider heading to Lovefilm as international deal with NBCUniversal announced

80s Knight Rider heading to Lovefilm as international deal with NBCUniversal announced

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Lovefilm has signed a deal with NBCUniversal to add its TV content to the movie and television show streaming service.Shows to appear on the service will now include US TV greats such as 30 Rock, the American version of The Office starring Steve Carrell,... >>

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... >>