Amazon unveils 'Send to Kindle' feature for Chrome

Sending items from the Web to your Kindle is now a one-step process for users of Google Chrome.

Amazon has rolled out a new Chrome extension called "Send to Kindle for Google Chrome." Installing the extension adds a button to Chrome that lets you send stories, blog posts, and the like directly to your Kindle device and apps. The goal is to let you archive and read your favorite Web pages while you're not online.

You can send yourself an entire Web page or just selected text. And by tapping into Amazon's Whispersync technology, you can … Read more

Amazon unveils Instant Video app for iPad owners

Amazon is serving Netflix some mobile competition with its new Instant Video iPad app.

Free for iPad users, the Amazon Instant Video app offers both Amazon Prime and non-Prime users the ability to purchase or rent any of the more than 120,000 videos available in the retailer's online video store.

Users can then stream the content to view it online or download it to catch it offline. Amazon Prime subscribers ($79 a year) get the better end of the deal. Prime members can stream thousands of movies and TV shows at no extra cost. Non-members must pay the … Read more

Kindle Fire has something for everyone

As the holiday shopping season gets under way, chances are good that you will come across someone shopping for an Amazon Kindle Fire.

Thanks to its attractive $199 price tag, the Kindle Fire quickly has become the most talked about tablet since the iPad 2. While some will argue that it's actually an e-reader, I've come to the conclusion that the Kindle Fire is more than enough tablet for the typical consumer. But no matter what you call it, it's going to be popular.

When the entry-level Kindle starts at $79.99, you may balk at the … Read more

Kindle app updated for Android Honeycomb tablets

Amazon.com has updated its Kindle Android app with features designed to tap into the Honeycomb interface currently found on the Motorola Xoom and T-Mobile's LG G-Slate.

Available now at Amazon's Appstore for Android, Kindle for Android 3.0 is geared for all Android devices but takes special advantage of the larger displays and other attributes offered by Honeycomb-powered tablets.

The updated version offers a virtual bookshelf that stretches across the screen to let people visually browse and view titles at the Kindle store. The new interface also provides quicker access to customer reviews, recommendations, and other items … Read more