Amazon on Wednesday announced a new product called Local Register, a credit card reader designed for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire tablets and select Android smartphones. A free companion app is available through the App Store, Amazon Appstore and Google Play Store.
Amazon makes a late entrance into the highly competitive smartphone market with the Fire Phone, but early reviews of the device suggest that most users are better off sticking with a competing device. The general consensus among reviewers is that the Fire Phone does not have enough differentiating features over an iPhone or Android-based smartphone.Â
Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited subscription service for $9.99 per month, works with iPhone and iPad
Amazon on Friday announced its new Kindle Unlimited subscription service for unlimited reading and listening of over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of Audible audiobooks, at a cost of $9.99 per month. Eligible titles will have a Kindle Unlimited logo on them, including best sellers like The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Rings.Â
One of the most common rumors in the smartphone industry has been revolving constantly around Amazon, and whether or not their first smartphone was coming soon. For years it’s been the one device that’s almost certainly been right around the corner, and yet never officially announced. For the fans of Amazon’s services and products, though, the wait has finally come to an end, as the company has officially announced their very first smartphone.
Amazon on Thursday launched its rumored Prime Music streaming music service, providing Amazon Prime members with unlimited, ad-free streaming of over one million songs for free. Amazon Prime members can add Prime Music to their existing libraries, with personalized recommendations, hundreds of expert-programmed playlists, offline playback and more at no additional cost.Â
ComiXology removes iOS In-App Purchases to avoid paying 30% cut to Apple following Amazon’s acquisition
It has been just over two weeks since Amazon acquiredÂ ComiXology, theÂ cloud-based digital comics platform, and the companyÂ has released an update for its iOS app that removes in-app purchases, so you won’t be able to purchase comics from the app.