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3M Camera Lens and Touch Screen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

3M Camera Lens and Touch Screen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

These inexpensive microfiber cleaning cloths are just the ticket if you have many high-tech devices at home that need frequent cleaning.

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4th Generation Kindle 6″ eBook Reader With Special Offers First Impressions

4th Generation Kindle 6″ eBook Reader With Special Offers First Impressions

I review the base model 6″ Kindle eBook reader from Amazon. I bought it as a gift for my niece, and I think it makes an excellent entry-level device for those interested in reading eBooks. The virtual keyboard leaves something to be desired, but that may not matter to some users.

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How to Get Spotify For the Amazon Kindle Fire … Sort Of.

How to Get Spotify For the Amazon Kindle Fire … Sort Of.

My frustration with apps for the Amazon Kindle Fire continues. In my first impressions write-up, I wrote that a huge drawback for me was the absence of critical apps in the Amazon app marketplace. I use Dropbox daily, and it isn’t present on the Amazon AppStore. I wound up installing it via an unsupported method, […]

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How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

I haven’t been too impressed by my Amazon Kindle Fire. One of the reasons I disliked it was the lack of key apps that I use on the Amazon app market. The biggest missing app was Dropbox, which I use to synchronize my KeePass database file. I manage over 550 different passwords via KeePass, so […]

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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Plugable Technologies USB 2.0 10 Port Powered Hub Review

Plugable Technologies USB 2.0 10 Port Powered Hub Review

The 10 port powered USB hub by Plugable Technologies does everything you’d want from a hub … except for what I needed it to do.

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Amazon Prime Kindle Lending Library First Impressions

Amazon Prime Kindle Lending Library First Impressions

The Kindle Lending Library available to Amazon Prime members allows you to check out a small number of eBooks, but the system leaves a lot to be desired.

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rooCASE Super Bubble iPad2 Tablet Case Review

rooCASE Super Bubble iPad2 Tablet Case Review

I review the Super Bubble padded tablet case made by rooCASE. It is well made and seem durable, and is quite affordable at about $20.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Kindle book review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Kindle book review

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the two types of books I read: educational “brain” books and entertainment-only “fun” books. Since then I’ve read three more books. One was about the Crusades, and was obviously very serious. On the complete other end of the spectrum was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. […]

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Brain books and Fun books, and how the Amazon Kindle fired up more reading

Brain books and Fun books, and how the Amazon Kindle fired up more reading

I’ve been a reading kick lately. A very good friend of mine sent me a Kindle as a “survive the new move in a hostile environment” gift at the start of 2011. The cold, motorcycle-unfriendly weather and the allure of a shiny new gizmo have helped me read a ton of books in the three […]

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