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Amazon Prime Offers Free Streaming

by Barbara J. Feldman March 2, 2011

Amazon Prime members got a nice bonus this week when Amazon announced free, unlimited video streaming for all Prime members without any additional fees. The Amazon streaming library currently consists of about 5000 movies and television episodes. In addition to streaming to your computer, Prime instant videos can also be seen on Roku, Google TV […]

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Top 5 Online Book Review Sites

by Barbara J. Feldman August 4, 2010

Online book reviews are available at many sites. But which ones do readers like most? Lifehacker polled their audience to come up with a list of Five Best Book Recommendation Services. In no particular order, they are Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, GoodReads, and GetGlue. I use Amazon, because I am a Kindle user, but Lifehacker’s readers […]

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Top Ten iPad Apps for Parents

by Barbara J. Feldman June 12, 2010

The iPad is a great device for parents, not just for their own use, but also for the use of their children. It can give them something to do, help with various around the house tasks, etc. The following are the top ten iPad apps for parents: Kindle for iPad: The Kindle application, or electronic […]

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Apple Announces iPad

by Barbara J. Feldman February 3, 2010

Apple recently unveiled the long anticipated Apple iPad, and announced that the first models will be shipped in late March. Gizmodo describes the iPad as a smaller, thinner, lighter MacBookPro, with a unibody construction. Or, one could also call it, a bigger iPhone. With this announcement, Apple has also opened an ebook store called iBooks, […]

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Kindle 2 Live Up to the Hype?

by Barbara J. Feldman March 3, 2009

Does Amazon’s Kindle 2 live up to the hype? Here are three reviews of the new e-book reader. CNET editors rated it “Excellent” Alatest gave it a 96 out of 100. The New York Times concludes “Good before, better now.”.

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Amazon’s Search Inside the Book

by Barbara J. Feldman December 30, 2003

Joel Mokyr, professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, compares the importance of Amazon.com’s new Search Inside the Book capability with the invention of the encyclopedia. To search the contents of 120,000 books, simply enter a phrase into Amazon’s regular search box. For more details on how this works, see Amazon’s help page.

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