Here’s how to share Kindle books with friends and family

Kindle Books

One of the best things about Amazon’s Kindle is the ever-expanding library. At the last count, the Kindle Store had more than 6 million books, magazines and newspapers. You can help your friends get these books on a Kindle quite easily. Amazon makes it easy to share Kindle books with family, friends, and your closest acquaintances. Here’s how it is done: HOW TO SHARE KINDLE BOOKS WITH FAMILY Family library lets up to two adults and four children share all or some of their Kindle books, apps and audiobooks with…

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Phones with Adups software send private info to China

You might have heard of the Blu R1 HD. This is the top selling phone on Amazon, and for good reason; it costs just $60. However, last November researchers found out something about the phone that raised more than a few eyebrows. The phone caught sending private data to China. The company behind the spying software, Shanghai Adups Technology, called this a mistake. However, it has been discovered that the software provider is still doing the same thing on other phones. Now, however, the software has become more secretive about…

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How to use Snapchat’s new Tint Brush tool

snapchat tint brush

Snapchat has added a new feature to their Android app. The feature is known as Tint Brush, and it is basically a Photoshop-like color tool, which allows you to select objects in your photos and change their colors in fun ways. Whether it is a t-shirt, faces, the sky or anything else, this new feature is a great way to add a creative element to your snaps and show them off to your friends. The best part about Tint Brush is that you can even use the tool on photos…

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This phone has 6 cameras!! Hands on and first impressions

Amazon Fire Phone

This is no joke. It is as real as the hair on my head. A phone exists with 6 camera lenses. I hereby present to you the Amazon Fire Phone. Again, courtesy of Mr Gbenro, I also had the chance to play with this device. This kind of device is rare in these parts, and you may wonder, “Why 6 camera lenses?” Read on. Walk-through: Amazon Fire Phone The Amazon Fire Phone has a 4.7 inch display that is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 front and back. The one at…

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Amazon wants to get back in mobile: Here’s their new plan

The Amazon we know started out as an eBook service, before branching out to various franchises. One of such was the release of the Fire smartphone last year. In truth, the device suffered abysmal sales and the company shut it down, writing off the hardware division and sacking the engineers who worked on the device. This new year, Amazon is sizing up a new strategy. As reported by The Information and Ars Technica: Amazon has discussed working with phone brands at a “factory level” to integrate its services with devices…

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Here is why e-commerce players are opening brick-and-mortar stores

Amazon Bookstore

Remember my 2013 article, Why E-commerce Will Not Kill Off Brick-And-Mortar Stores? You weren’t here then? Go read it for the full gist. The current situation is that not only is e-commerce not killing off brick-and-mortar stores, it is actually embracing them. I bring you a few examples. Do you remember how Nigerian e-commerce giants, Jumia and Konga, began to open physical outlets? You do? Are you aware that Kaymu is also now opening “villages” here and there? Yes; brick-and-mortar outlets. And just in case you think that this is…

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Good News!! Amazon now ships items directly to Nigeria and 75 more countries

Well known online retailer Amazon has just launched the Amazon Global Program. This venture allows buyers from other countries (other than US and U.K) to ship items directly to their addresses. This program covers a majority of the of items in Amazon’s product catalog – automotive, baby, clothing, consumer electronics, industrial and scientific, jewelry, shoes, software, sporting goods, tools, toys, video games, etc. All the above items can be shipped to Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and many other countries worldwide. Amazon will also be responsible for customs clearance of your items, because…

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This is Sparta!! Amazon too lays off smartphone engineers

Amazon Fire Phone

Everyone is laying off people from their smartphone businesses these days. It is almost becoming quite the fashionable thing. After the failed run with the Fire phone, Amazon is laying off many engineers who worked on the device. The brand is also cutting down on its devices business. So, we have Microsoft, Sony, HTC, Lenovo/Motorola, BlackBerry, and now Amazon. This is Sparta! The smartphone market is fast becoming a horrible bloodbath. Source Loading…

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A first look at Blackberry OS 10.3.2 on the Passport

Blackberry OS 10.3.2 Passport menu

I recently got the 10.3.2 update on my BlackBerry Passport. It is not the 10.3.2.680 version that the Canadian manufacturers mentioned was seeding sometime in June; rather it is software release: 10.3.2.2226, OS version: 10.3.2.2339. To get to this version, I had to download an update about 700MB large; and subsequently a 1.6GB download. Part of the noticeable improvements the update brings to the Passport, is the ability to swipe across the keyboard, to navigate app pages, and even take you to the hub. Swiping ability on the optical keyboard…

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