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Barnes & Noble launches Nook for Web, gives you 6 free books to try it out with

Barnes & Noble launches Nook for Web, gives you 6 free books to try it out with

Richard Devine 16

Although somewhat late to the party, Barnes and Noble has today joined the ranks of online e-reading solutions, by launching Nook for Web. No sign-in, software download or Nook account is required to start reading. Books in the Nook store can be instantly sampled online, right within the web browser by clicking the "read instantly" button. Nook for Web is compatible with both PC and Mac...

Amazon Kindle Fire Version 6.2.2 update brings manual e-mail setup fixes, full-screen browsing

Amazon Kindle Fire Version 6.2.2 update brings manual e-mail setup fixes, full-screen browsing

Phil Nickinson 3

Amazon is pushing out Software Version 6.2.2 for the Kindle Fire over the air, and it's also available for manual installation. Here's what's new: Enhances fluidity and performance. Improves support for manually setting up e-mail providers in the e-mail app Adds full-screen browsing  The upate is currently pushing out over the air. But if you just can't wait, you can also...

Amazon's Q4 2011 earnings call set for Jan. 31 -- will we finally get Kindle Fire numbers?

Amazon's Q4 2011 earnings call set for Jan. 31 -- will we finally get Kindle Fire numbers?

Phil Nickinson 7

Amazon has been quick to tell us how popular the Kindle Fire has been the past couple of months, but we've yet to see any real numbers. Perhaps that will change Jan. 31, when the online retailer announces its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings.  What we do know is that the Kindle Fire was Amazon's best selling, most wished for and most gifted device of the the holiday season. So chances are...

Kindle Fire software Version 6.2 now available; update manually or over Wifi

Kindle Fire software Version 6.2 now available; update manually or over Wifi

Phil Nickinson 12

Don't blink. If you do, you might miss your Amazon Kindle Fire updating to software Version 6.2. Amazon's not really saying what's new in the update other than "provides improvements to the operation of your Kindle Fire." But know that it does break root, so you'll have to jump through that hoop again (which you should be more than willing to do if you did it once already.) The update's...