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9 Windows Phone apps you must download first

9 Windows Phone apps you must download first

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Microsoft Windows Phone has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. As the software has become better so too have the phones and as a result more apps than ever are available on the platform.If you're new to Windows Phone or just aren't sure you've... >>

Amazon's Appstore is offering 40 apps for free during three-day Christmas sale

Amazon's Appstore is offering 40 apps for free during three-day Christmas sale

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Amazon is turning its regular Free App of the Day sale into a three-day event worth up to £150.The online retailer said it will make 40 apps and games available to customers completely free from 24 December to 26 December. A few of the more popular apps... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

Amazon Prime Instant Video now streaming in 4K Ultra HD in UK too

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Amazon has followed Netflix in offering some of its streamed video content in 4K to Prime members. And it's now made it to the UK too.As mentioned at the beginning of last month by the company's vice president of Amazon Digital Video, Michael Paull, the... >>

6 ways to get your Christmas shopping even if you're going to be out

6 ways to get your Christmas shopping even if you're going to be out

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Christmas is almost upon us yet if you're like us there are still some presents to be bought and you don't particularly fancy popping along to the heaving shops to get them. Therefore, online shopping is much more attractive, even though it's late in... >>

Can't find the Amazon app in Google Play Store? Here's why...

Can't find the Amazon app in Google Play Store? Here's why...

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It's Christmastime, and that means the Amazon app is probably front and center on your device.If you're not shopping during breaks at work or tracking packages, you're likely redeeming digital Amazon vouchers sent by friends and loved ones as gifts. Either... >>

Where can you watch 4K streams right now? Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more

Where can you watch 4K streams right now? Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and more

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Is 1080p no longer good enough for you?Well, you're not alone. Consumers are eager to embrace 4K content, but the same can't be said for streaming services. Although the notion of high-definition television has been around for a few years, only a handful... >>

Tesco Hudl 2 vs Amazon Fire HD 7: Which budget tablet to choose?

Tesco Hudl 2 vs Amazon Fire HD 7: Which budget tablet to choose?

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The battle of the budget tablets is fiercer than ever with two genuinely good tablets available at wallet-friendly prices. The Tesco Hudl, at £130, and the Amazon Fire HD 7, from £120, are the two best budget tablets out there.Now that affordable tablets... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite (2013): Which is better for me?

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite (2013): Which is better for me?

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The top-of-the-line Kindle Voyage has been available for a few weeks now and many will be considering it as either a Christmas present for someone or a treat for themselves. However, it is quite pricey and a few pennies could be saved by opting for the... >>

What is the Google tax and will it affect you?

What is the Google tax and will it affect you?

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UK chancellor George Osborne today announced a revolutionary new measure to ensure multinational corporations that operate in the UK aren't able to avoid tax by shifting their profits abroad.As part of his Autumn Statement 2014, the chancellor said... >>

Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

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Amazon wants to launch an ad-supported, streaming-video service next year, and it'll be different from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership that includes access to an established streaming-video service.According to The New York Post, which cited... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip
4.5 stars

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip

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With tablet devices available in all shapes and prices these days it's amazing that eBook readers are still holding their own. But not only do Amazon's Kindle devices persistently perform well, the company regularly refreshes its range to keep things... >>

Amazon Kindle owners treated to new features, here's how to update your Voyage, new Kindle or Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle owners treated to new features, here's how to update your Voyage, new Kindle or Paperwhite

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Amazon has updated its most recent Kindle family of eBook readers with a couple of new features and enhancements. The update will be available over-the-air in the next few weeks, but if you can't wait you can download and install it now.The features will... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to get free 4K streaming by end of 2014

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers to get free 4K streaming by end of 2014

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Amazon has confirmed that it is committed to a 4K Ultra HD future by not only shooting its own original TV series in the higher resolution format, but by offering 4K video streaming to customers with compatible televisions before the end of the year.It's... >>

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service coming to the UK, job listings spotted

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service coming to the UK, job listings spotted

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Amazon may be planning to start testing its Prime Air drone delivery service in the UK after several jobs appeared with direct mentions of the service.The Register spotted the job adverts for Evi Technologies based in Cambridge. The positions being hired... >>

Amazon Prime now offers unlimited storage for your photos

Amazon Prime now offers unlimited storage for your photos

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Amazon Prime members rejoice, another service has been added to give you even more bang for your subscription buck: unlimited image storage.Amazon Prime Photos allows Amazon Prime members to upload photos to the Amazon Cloud Drive where they can be stored... >>

Amazon Fire TV updated with more game options and Android mirroring for all

Amazon Fire TV updated with more game options and Android mirroring for all

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No sooner has the Fire TV launched in the UK than Amazon has pushed a fairly major software update for the streaming box.One of the things that perhaps rankled about the device was that the list of compatible games was not as fully fleshed as we would... >>

Amazon won't ditch Fire Phone just yet, will make new ones

Amazon won't ditch Fire Phone just yet, will make new ones

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After posting dismal third-quarter results last week, it was clear Amazon missed with the Fire Phone and subsequently suffered due to lack of sales. An Amazon executive has now confirmed as much, while also hinting the company isn't giving up.Speaking... >>

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

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Amazon.co.uk will now sell you a mobile phone contract, meaning you can buy not only the hardware, but the tariff to go with it.Amazon has been selling smartphones for a long time, offering devices like the Moto G as a retail partner for Motorola before... >>

Amazon Fire Stick locks Chromecast and Roku in its $39 sights

Amazon Fire Stick locks Chromecast and Roku in its $39 sights

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Amazon has announced a new TV enhancing device in its Amazon Fire Stick. This follows the recent release of its Amazon Fire TV box.The Amazon Fire Stick is the company's version of Google's Chromecast and Roku's Stick. The Amazon Fire Stick will be $39,... >>

Hot new Warner comic book adaptation Constantine hits Amazon Prime Instant first

Hot new Warner comic book adaptation Constantine hits Amazon Prime Instant first

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Marvel has proven in recent times that comic book adaptations are hugely popular on the big and small screens alike, having huge success with its own-produced Avengers and tie-in movies. The second series of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has garnered great viewing... >>

Amazon Fire TV review
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire TV review

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When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things missing... >>

Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million

Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million

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Amazon has reported third-quarter earnings, and it's clear the company hasn't been doing well.The company posted a net loss of $437 million, or 95 cents a share, and revenue of $20.58 billion, meaning it just barely missed expectations of $20.84 billion... >>

Nexus 9 starts at £319 if you pre-order from Google or Amazon

Nexus 9 starts at £319 if you pre-order from Google or Amazon

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Amazon.co.uk has listed all the models of the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet for pre-order under its pre-order guarantee scheme and is taking a gamble on prices starting at £319 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.UPDATE: The Google Play Store has also... >>

Amazon Fire HD 7 review
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire HD 7 review

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Timing is everything and in the case of the Fire HD 7 tablet, Amazon has been dealt a particularly unlucky slice of it.Had the Fire HD arrived in our hands before we had a chance to play with the Tesco Hudl 2, we'd be impressed by the refresh to Amazon's... >>

Now you can pick up your Amazon purchases on the same day and for free

Now you can pick up your Amazon purchases on the same day and for free

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Amazon has launched a same-day pick-up service in the UK as an expansion of its Pick-Up Location programme. You can now order an item in the morning and pick it up later in the day.And what's more, Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to use the service... >>

Want to shop at Amazon? Go to its first physical store in NYC

Want to shop at Amazon? Go to its first physical store in NYC

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Shopping at Amazon.com will soon no longer be limited to the web. The company plans to offer a physical shopping experience in the form of a brick-and-mortar store, it's claimed.The Wall Street Journal has reported that Amazon's first physical store will... >>

New Kindle Fire tablet might serve up free news from magazine-style Washington Post app

New Kindle Fire tablet might serve up free news from magazine-style Washington Post app

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Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. He also bought The Washington Post last year. And now he wants to you to enjoy both services from a single device.The Washington Post has been developing a news app that displays articles in a magazine-style... >>

Spending time with the flagship Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (hands-on)

Spending time with the flagship Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (hands-on)

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Amazon's autumn/winter 2014 tablet and eBook reader refresh is headed by the Fire HDX 8.9, an 8.9-inch powerhouse of a slate that sits at the top of the retailer's line-up.Unlike the 6 and 7-inch Fire HD tablets that are more aimed at the family unit... >>

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets embrace the cheap and cheerful path, we go hands-on

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets embrace the cheap and cheerful path, we go hands-on

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In the first year without the Kindle branding, the Fire tablets have responded to the threat Tesco's Hudl poses it seems. Tesco is about to unveil its follow-up device to the incredibly successful family-centric tablet from last year and Amazon has adapted... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage redefines the premium eBook reader experience, we go hands-on

Amazon Kindle Voyage redefines the premium eBook reader experience, we go hands-on

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Amazon's refresh of its Kindle eBook readers this year seems like a massive leap forward for a technology that has surely been hit hard by the rise in tablets, not least the brand's own Fire devices. The Amazon Kindle Voyage is leading the way and if... >>

Kindle First: Get free books from Amazon for your Kindle each month

Kindle First: Get free books from Amazon for your Kindle each month

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Amazon has launched another new incentive for Kindle owners that offers one of four editorially chosen eBooks a month for free to Prime subscribers. And even if you don't pay for a Prime subscription, you can still get one for 99p.In addition, the books... >>

Amazon Kindle Unlimited UK: Everything you need to know about the Spotify for books

Amazon Kindle Unlimited UK: Everything you need to know about the Spotify for books

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Following a successful launch in the US just a few months ago, Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited service in the UK.You can use Kindle Unlimited to download and read an unlimited quantity of ebooks and audiobooks for a set monthly fee, and you... >>

Amazon smarthome gadgets incoming, one-touch orders could refill your cupboards

Amazon smarthome gadgets incoming, one-touch orders could refill your cupboards

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Amazon is reportedly going full-bore with hardware as it begins work on gadgets for the smarthome.According to Reuters, Amazon plans to boost its hardware development staff by at least 27 per cent in the next five years. The source claims that Amazon... >>

Amazon Kindle Unlimited, the Spotify of books, arrives in the UK

Amazon Kindle Unlimited, the Spotify of books, arrives in the UK

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Amazon has now launched its Kindle Unlimited service in the UK allowing readers to enjoy unlimited books for a monthly fee of £7.99.Kindle Unlimited subscribers have access to over 650,000 books including the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games trilogy,... >>

Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX

Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX

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Amazon has dropped the Kindle branding from its tablet ranges and refreshed the line-up for 2014.The new Amazon Fire HD tablets come in 6- and 7-inch screen sizes and five different colour choices - perhaps to tackle the rise of the bright and cheery... >>

Amazon Kindle Voyage official: Top of the line eBook reader with next-gen Paperwhite display

Amazon Kindle Voyage official: Top of the line eBook reader with next-gen Paperwhite display

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Amazon has announced a more high-end option to its Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader and, as leaked a day early by the retailer's German and Japanese sites, it's called the Kindle Voyage.In addition, the company has replaced its entry-level model with a... >>

Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display

Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display

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Amazon has a new Kindle ereader in the works, and it doesn't use the Paperwhite brand name.The last Kindle Paperwhite released in 2013, in Wi-Fi and 3G models, and featured the same 6-inch screen with 212 PPI and bezel as the original Paperwhite. Although... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video now available on Android through Amazon app

Amazon Prime Instant Video now available on Android through Amazon app

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It's taken a fair while, but Amazon's movie and TV show streaming service is now available on Android. Even though a dedicated application has been available for iOS devices for years, in both Lovefilm and Amazon Prime Instant Video flavours, there has... >>

Amazon Fire Phone price drastically cut in US, ahead of UK release

Amazon Fire Phone price drastically cut in US, ahead of UK release

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Amazon has just cut the price of its two-month-old Fire Phone to almost nothing, following an announcement that same smartphone would soon launch in the UK. Such a drastic price reduction indicates mediocre sales.The company slashed the Fire Phone's price... >>

Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive

Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive

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Amazon has announced that its Fire Phone will be available in the UK from 30 September. It is available for pre-order now as an O2 exclusive.The Amazon Fire Phone has already been launched in the US. The UK model will have the same hardware and it will... >>

Amazon Fire TV now available for pre-order in UK and Germany

Amazon Fire TV now available for pre-order in UK and Germany

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During a private press event on the eve of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Amazon has announced that its video streaming and gaming set-top-box Fire TV is now available for pre-order in the UK and Germany.It is available to order from... >>

Panasonic AX902 is a 4K Ultra HD TV with Amazon 4K and Netflix 4K

Panasonic AX902 is a 4K Ultra HD TV with Amazon 4K and Netflix 4K

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Panasonic has announced it will launch the AX902 4K Ultra HD LED LCD television this autumn. The television supposedly features Panasonic's best picture performance and home entertainment experience. In fact, the AX902 can adust to lighting conditions... >>

Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

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Greenpeace has criticised Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon and others for not doing enough to create green gadgets saying they should act more like Apple. In a new report out ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, the environmental organisation says Samsung... >>

Step aside, Amazon: Google has a drone-delivery program called Project Wing

Step aside, Amazon: Google has a drone-delivery program called Project Wing

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Following at least two years of rumours, Google has confirmed it is developing a drone-based delivery program called Project Wing.According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the Google X team at Google has been working on Project Wing for a couple of years.... >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video to stream in 4K from October

Amazon Prime Instant Video to stream in 4K from October

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Amazon will begin streaming in 4K according to a Samsung release that let the cat out of the bag.Samsung sent out a release that said its 4K UHD TV line would largely be able to support Amazon's Prime Instant Video UHD streaming service. The Samsung TVs... >>

Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

Twitch hit by DDoS attack right after Amazon announced purchase

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Amazon announced yesterday that it bought Twitch. This has clearly rubbed some people the wrong way as the site has been hit by a denial of service attack.Amazon announced its purchase of the gaming video streaming service for almost £600 million. Now... >>

Why on Earth does Amazon want Twitch?

Why on Earth does Amazon want Twitch?

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Almost exactly a month ago, we here at Pocket-lint published our thoughts on why Google might want to acquire videogaming community service Twitch, presuming that the deal was as good as done.However, not only has Google not bought Twitch (although not... >>

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

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Amazon is apparently about to acquire Twitch out from under Google's nose.Update: Amazon has bought Twitch for $970 million (£585 million). In a statement, Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, said: “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently,... >>

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

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Amazon is really doing it, drones are really going to be making deliveries of your orders in the near future. But first it's off to India for testing.In countries like the US there are so many laws on the land and in the air that testing drones over populated... >>