Amazon’s Kindle App: Everything That’s Wrong with Windows Phone

As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer Windows Phone. I like its workflow, as epitomized by the People hub where I can access all relevant information about a person, from the typical contact info to their social media updates to our entire contact history, all in one place. I like the at-a-glance information provided by the […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB for $199 at Amazon

I’ve been using a Dell Venue 8 Pro for a few months now, and I love it as an adjunct device to my Microsoft Surface Pro 3. It’s great for those times when I want to relax with a smaller Windows machine or use a less expensive device in dangerous circumstances (e.g., eating a sloppy […]

Amazon and Piling On

Lately, you can’t follow a Twitter feed without reading an article lambasting Amazon for one or another business practice. These articles are often fraught with inconsistency, economic fallacy, and anti-business/anti-corporate leftist rhetoric. I don’t often delve into politics on this blog, but I wanted to take just a minute to point out one instance of where […]

Amazon Announces All-You-Can-Read Kindle Unlimited Plan

Amazon has released the Kindle Unlimited subscription service, which provides unlimited (natch) access to a curated selection of ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 a month. I don’t often question Amazon’s business decisions–so far, CEO Jeff Bezos has proven his mettle in terms of reading the market and providing in-demand products and services. Here are some […]

Sony SmartWatch 2 On Amazon (and Elsewhere) (Update: Official Now)

Update: Okay, so, Sony has finally officially announced the SmartWatch 2 in the US, after it’s been available in some other countries for a couple of weeks. It’s available for “pre-order” at the Sony store, but the order page says that it “Usually ships in 1-2 days.” Weird. My Amazon order from a few weeks […]

Is Amazon Google’s New Best Friend?

I’ve written in the past that I don’t like how Google’s business model pushes them to offer a mobile OS in Android but not necessarily to make that mobile OS a great one. My argument has been based on the fact that Google doesn’t really care how users get to Google properties where they’re served […]