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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service

When you've got services like Spotify and Netflix that give you access to as much entertainment as you want for a small subscription fee, it can often make you wonder why there isn't really the same service for books. People love to read, so why can't they access as much content as they like in…

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Tom PritchardAmazon launches Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service
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Amazon has announced a new Kindle Fire HDX and budget tablets

Ah the Kindle, the go-to choice for many people when it comes to e-readers that is also available as a tablet. Well Amazon has announced a new selection of Kindle tablets for people to enjoy, including an updated Kindle Fire HDX and some new, extra cheap, Kindle Fire HDs. The new Kindle Fire HDX comes…

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Tom PritchardAmazon has announced a new Kindle Fire HDX and budget tablets
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Hackers could steal your Amazon account via pirated e-books

Downloading e-books for you Kindle from someone other than Amazon could actually be putting your account at risk, according to German researcher Benjamin Daniel Mussler. Apparently a security flaw allows malicious code to be added to the e-book's metadata, code which activates when you open up the Kindle Library web page, giving it access to…

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Tom PritchardHackers could steal your Amazon account via pirated e-books
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A Florida university’s opened the first ebook-only library

Florida Polytechnic University has just opened to students, and has unveiled an 11,000 square-foot library that cost £36 million to build – but doesn't contain a single book. Well, that's not quite true: it has books, they're just not visible; they're in the cloud. Students can read paper textbooks if they want to, thanks to…

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Diane ShipleyA Florida university’s opened the first ebook-only library
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Readers absorb less from Kindles than paper books, study finds

A study has found that people absorb 'significantly' less when reading books from a Kindle than when reading from their paper counterparts. As part of Europe-wide research examining the effects of digitisation on the reading experience, 50 readers were given the same 28-page short story by Elizabeth George and asked to read it - half of them using a Kindle,…

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5 ways to get the most from your Kindle

Kindles are becoming close to ubiquitous. Get on any bus and chances are you'll see just as many people reading them as people with real books. But are you getting the most of your Kindle? Here's some top tips for getting the most out of your device.

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The 8 best budget Kindle e-reader alternatives – including Kobo, Nook and Sony Reader

"You either die a hero, or live long enough to become a villain", said Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, before he went mad, burnt off half his face and started shooting people. This same slogan could equally be applied to Amazon. The company were one of the original internet pioneers - showing us how…

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James O'MalleyThe 8 best budget Kindle e-reader alternatives – including Kobo, Nook and Sony Reader

10 Bright & colourful Kindle Fire, Fire HD & Paperwhite cases & accessories

We might be big fans of Apple's iPad range here at Shiny Shiny, but during a cool Amazon showcase last week we had some hands-on time with the new Kindle Fire HD tablet and needless to say we were pretty damn impressed with the online retailer's offering. Tech Digest editor Gerald Lynch wrote up his…

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Becca Caddy10 Bright & colourful Kindle Fire, Fire HD & Paperwhite cases & accessories

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 UK eReaders for all budgets

Everyday we get sent research telling us that eReaders are purchased as gifts and then never used afterwards, but regardless of what surveys tell us there are still a LOT of die-hard eReader fans, just take a look at how many hands are full of shiny little Kindles on the tube. So here's our pick…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 5 UK eReaders for all budgets

Top 10 bright and colourful cases for the Kindle Paperwhite

You can now pre-order Amazon's latest eReader, the super slim Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in light, and although it has similar dimensions to past devices we recommend you get yourself a bright, colour popping case to keep it safe, snug and pretty when you're not reading. Here's our pick of 10 colourful cases, sleeves and…

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Becca CaddyTop 10 bright and colourful cases for the Kindle Paperwhite

Tech Digest reviews the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

This week Amazon launched its bright new Kindle, the Paperwhite, onto its online store sending the (still relatively new) Touch device off to an early retirement. But how does the new eReader compare? And is the built-in light handy or just a gimmick? Well luckily our sister site Tech Digest has reviewed the eReader, putting…

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Becca CaddyTech Digest reviews the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Basic guide to Amazon's new Kindles: Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD

Last night Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos unveiled a number of highly anticipated new Kindle products and although they'd already been revealed in a US TV ad earlier in the week, the three new Kindle Fire tablets and Paperwhite eReader didn't fail to impress us. Here's a quick and dirty guide to the main announcements…

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Becca CaddyBasic guide to Amazon's new Kindles: Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD

Amazon reveals new Kindle Fire and Paperwhite Kindle in US TV ad

Last night an Amazon ad aired in the US featuring a Kindle with a blacklight, which looks a lot like the new Paperwhite device that we've seen leaked images of over the past few weeks. At the end of last month a picture of the Paperwhite made its way onto The Verge, looking very much…

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Becca CaddyAmazon reveals new Kindle Fire and Paperwhite Kindle in US TV ad

Will Amazon launch Kindle Paperwhite with backlight alongside Kindle Fire 2?

Amazon is set to launch something big at a San Diego press event on September 6th and as many of us are expecting the Kindle Fire 2, there are also rumours circulating that it'll be joined by other new eReader models, including the Kindle Paperwhite, which we've hear will be a new backlit E-Ink reader…

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Becca CaddyWill Amazon launch Kindle Paperwhite with backlight alongside Kindle Fire 2?

AMAZON: We now buy more Kindle eBooks than printed books

Online retailer and king of the Kindle Amazon has revealed that, for the first time ever, more people are now buying eBooks from its website than printed books. It's only been two years since Amazon introduced its first Kindle eReader device and in that time we've witnessed huge changes in the publishing industry, from ways…

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Becca CaddyAMAZON: We now buy more Kindle eBooks than printed books

The London Project, Blizzard and the growth of 'ebook magazines'

Over the last few months members of the Shiny team have been working away on an ebook called The London Project. It features a group of bloggers writing passionately about the past and the present of the city they love. The book was created using a new-ish platform called iBooks Author, which enables the user…

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STUDY: Dirtbag Brits use eReaders to hide their erotic reading habits

Research has found that Brits aren't just using eReaders because they're handy and compact, but because it's easier to disguise the filthy books they're reading. eReaders may be a new big tech trend, super convenient to carry around and compact enough for the tiniest of bags, but according to a new study, many of us…

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Becca CaddySTUDY: Dirtbag Brits use eReaders to hide their erotic reading habits

Send to Kindle for Mac lets you simply drag documents to your eReader

A few months ago Amazon launched a service for Windows users that allowed them to quickly and easily send documents to their Kindle devices and now HOORAY there's a new app for Mac users that does the same thing. And the good news is it's even more simple. Send to Kindle for Mac is a…

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Becca CaddySend to Kindle for Mac lets you simply drag documents to your eReader

Will there really be THREE Amazon Kindle Fire 2 models?

We all breathed a sigh of relief when we found out the Amazon Kindle Touch had finally been given a UK release date, but where oh where is Amazon's tablet, the Kindle Fire?! Well it seems while we sit and wait for it there are lots of rumours flying around the web about its sequel,…

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Becca CaddyWill there really be THREE Amazon Kindle Fire 2 models?

Will Amazon soon launch a colour E Ink touchscreen Kindle?

Here at Shiny Shiny we've made peace with the fact that we rarely pick up actual books anymore and reach for our cute little Kindles instead. But as advanced as the Kindle's E Ink display is, it still lacks something that 'real life' books have nailed, colour. Well it seems a fancy colour Kindle may…

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Becca CaddyWill Amazon soon launch a colour E Ink touchscreen Kindle?