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Amazon Kindle Fire vs the Apple iPad – The Stats Wars worth Reading About
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Amazon Kindle Fire vs the Apple iPad – The Stats Wars worth Reading About

The Amazon Kindle Fire is certainty putting on the heat on the Apple iPad. So was my presumption in my two (2) prior articles. First I jumped the gun and declared the Amazon Kindle a worth opponent, a well baked ham sliced neatly in my article Amazon lights a Kindle Fire as a Gladiator worthy of the Apple iPad. Since then I made a price analysis in the article Kindle Fire vs Nook Color and Apple iPad 2 – Despite the Specs the Price is Still Right and came out swinging in favour of the Amazon Kindle Fire despite the specs laden Apple iPad and its likewise worthy but otherwise half-baked opponent  the Barnes and Noble Nook Color. To be fair, the Barnes and Noble Nook Color has put some pep in its step and has come out of its corner swinging with an offer as compelling as the Amazon Kindl...
Google Music goes live but only for the United States
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Google Music goes live but only for the United States

As expected, today Google detailed it's digital music store offering ingeniously named "Google Music". Google music is not new as it had existed in beta form since the Google I/O in May but it has dropped the beta moniker and now is officially live but only to customer in the United States. I am not sure what the backroom dealings entailed to get record labels and artists to allow Google to sell their music but being only available in the US is already a BIG mistake in my eyes. It is definitely playing catch-up with the digital music behemoth known as iTunes and the giant known as the Amazon Music Store and  having only limited availability really hurts it's potential especially seeing that Google is baked into the minds of many as a global brand. But enough of my whining, services like th...
Kindle Fire vs Nook Color and Apple iPad 2 – Despite the Specs the Price is Still Right
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Kindle Fire vs Nook Color and Apple iPad 2 – Despite the Specs the Price is Still Right

In my last article Amazon lights a Kindle Fire as a Gladiator worthy of the Apple iPad, I likened the newly minted Amazon Kindle Fire to a Gladiator ready to do battle against the Apple iPad 2. But is that really the case? Is this an evenly matched fight between two (2) Corporate titans? Or is this a case of Pricing vs Quality, with victory skewed towards Amazon? My article will attempt to compare these two (2) based on specs alone in what may appear to be an open-and-shut-case. The Apple iPad 2 is not in the same class as the Amazon Kindle Fire. So instead, a specs comparison between the Amazon Kindle Fire and its closest rival the Barnes and Noble Nook Color is a good start. Clearly, the Amazon Kindle Fire is packing the heat with a more impressive array of specs for US$199 compared ...
Amazon lights a Kindle Fire as a Gladiator worthy of the Apple iPad
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Amazon lights a Kindle Fire as a Gladiator worthy of the Apple iPad

Amazon will on Wednesday September 28th 2011 debut to the world their first Tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, laden with Google Android goodness. This according to MG Seigler of TechCrunch, who is still scant on details which will be revealed on the glorious day. Surely, a follow up is in the works on this blog! Great name too, even though it appear but a crib of the Barnes and Noble Cook Color, an Android e-Reader sans Tablet cum colour as per the musings of fellow blogger Kelroy’s in Barnes & Noble’s new Android powered Nook Color. And the Price is Right at US$199 for this 7” scaled down Android beauty by the ranting raconteur herself, Molly Wood of CNET News. As I ramble on I will show why Amazon’s Tablet is “Kindle” wood for a blazing bonfire that may burn the Apple iPad along ...
Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader
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Amazon launches HTML5 Kindle Cloud Reader

The Kindle brand has welcomed a new service to the family in the form of the Kindle Cloud Reader  a HTML5-based reading application accessible from a web browser. Currently only a few browsers are supported namely Google Chrome and Safari on a PC, Mac or iPad. Being built with HTML5 is advantageous in that it theoretically allows Kindle Cloud Reader to run on any platform or OS that supports it. Escaping Apple's Net The Kindle Cloud Reader allows users access to their Kindle library from a browser even when offline and is optimized for for iPad. The iPad optimization is interesting as many observers are noting that the cloud readers seems to be an ingenious workaround by Amazon to escape Apple's now mandatory in-app payment policy that ensures they get their 30% cut of all earnings tha...
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Why Amazon Cloud Drive, the DropBox Clone, is Legal

Fellow Geezam.com writer and Editor Kelroy in his article Amazon Cloud Drive Launches seems to have gone gaga (as in overzealous, not the singer people!) over Amazon basically, as we Jamaicans would say, “pataclaw” of Apple and Google, both of whom it had been speculated to be keeping plans close to their chest as it relates to launch such a similar Cloud streaming service. Especially as Apple had purchased Lala in August 2009 only to later shut it down with nary a hint of an iTunes-esque revival. Lala the Sage to stream iTunes libraries, the popular thought of the day, was, as they say, a thought in the clouds. Guess Apple thought people would use their pricey MobileMe Cloud Storage to share and play on their iOS enabled devices would have sufficed. Too bad they did not realize tha...
Amazon to give birth to family of Android devices?
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Amazon to give birth to family of Android devices?

Amazon.com is the biggest online retailer in the world selling everything from office supplies to socks. They started selling books but branched off into almost anything consumers would want. Their e-reader "Kindle" was introduced in late 2007 and now into it's third generation has been a resounding success. Amazon raised a few eyebrows recently when out of the blue it announced and quickly launched an app store for Android and since then the rumour mill has been pointing to Amazon launching an android powered product. Tablet? Phone? Kindle? Some say it will be an android powered kindle, some say it will be a standalone android tablet, some say it will be an android powered phone but others say it will be an entire FAMILY of android devices - intriguing indeed. This rumor will not b...
Amazon Cloud Drive launches
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Amazon Cloud Drive launches

More and more services are popping up that allows users to store their files in the cloud and access them from anywhere with an internet connection. The latest entry into this sector is Amazon with their "Cloud Drive" service that  offers up to 1000 gb of storage for all your storage needs online. The service offers 5 gb of storage for free with paid storage coting $20 a year for 20 gb up to $1000 gb per year for 1000 gb which is a dollar per GB per year. 5 gb - free 20 gb - $20 per year 50 gb - $50 per year 100 gb - $100 per year 200 gb - $200 per year 500 gb - $500 per year 1000 gb - $1000 per year All kinds of files can be stored on the cloud drive been it documents, videos etc but it is with mp3 files that this service truly shines as by downloading an android app...