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iPhone 6 phablet delays, Google vs Samsung, Amazon Glass comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

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Amazon debuts all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited plan

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The new service features access to more than 600,000 books and thousand of audiobooks

Amazon on Friday debuted a new Kindle Unlimited subscription service which allows access to more than 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. Priced at $ 9.99 per month, the service includes such popular books series as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games.

While the library is a great start it is nowhere the breadth of the full Kindle store; the same goes for the audiobooks through Audible. For a limited time, Amazon will toss in three months of access to Audible’s full library when signing up to Kindle Unlimited. And, for those shy about coughing up ten bucks on a new service, you can sign up for the 30-day free trial.

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Amazon giving away $100 worth of apps today and tomorrow only

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Good guy Amazon is offering up one heck of a deal this weekend for its Free App of the Day program. Starting today and running through tomorrow (June 28), you can take advantage of the Summer App Bundle which comprises some 31 apps and games. All told, the group is worth $ 100.

You can download any or all of these titles so don’t feel obligated to pick up apps you wouldn’t normally consider. We see some really fun games here as well a few awesome utilities; look around and tell us your favorites!

Travel and Weather Apps

  • AccuWeather Platinum ($ 2.99)
  • Travel Interpreter ($ 9.99)
  • MobiLearn Talking Phrasebook, English-French-German-Italian-Spanish ($ 9.99)
  • Pho.to Lab PRO ($ 2.99)

Productivity and Utility Apps

  • Jump Desktop ($ 9.99)
  • Root Explorer ($ 3.99)
  • Notepad+ ($ 0.99)
  • 2Do: Todo List | Task List ($ 6.99)
  • Pocket Informant 3 ($ 9.99)
  • Business Calendar ($ 4.99)
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop HD ($ 8.99)
  • MyBackup Pro ($ 4.99)
  • Acalendar+ ($ 3.99)
  • EZ Money Manager ($ 9.95)
  • Plex ($ 4.99)

Fun & Games Apps

  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek ($ 2.99)
  • League of Heroes Premium ($ 2.99)
  • CrossMe ($ 4.95)
  • Real Shanghai Mahjong ($ 2.20)
  • CLARC ($ 2.99)
  • Pinball Deluxe Premium ($ 2.99)
  • Wedding Dash Deluxe ($ 0.99)
  • Sudoku 10,000 Plus ($ 2.49)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($ 2.99)
  • Dungeon Village ($ 4.50)
  • The Room Two ($ 4.50)
  • Card Wars – Adventure Time ($ 3.99)
  • Ravensword: Shadowlands ($ 6.99)
  • Loco Motors ($ 1.99)
  • Dr. Panda’s Bus Driver ($ 2.99)
  • PUZZINGO Puzzles (Pro Edition) ($ 14.99)


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Amazon touts success of Kindle Fire HDX Mayday Button

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Amazon is pretty proud of its Mayday Button. The technology, available for free on Kindle Fire HDX devices, allows users to have near-instant access to a real support team member, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Since launch eight months ago, the Mayday Button has become the most popular form of support-related communication for Kindle Fire HDX users, who have questions concerning everything from updating or installing apps to how to finish an Angry Birds level.

“When we set out to invent the Mayday button, we wanted to revolutionize tech support—and we’re happy to report it’s working!” said Scott Brown, Director of Amazon Customer Service. “75% of customer contacts for Fire HDX now come via the Mayday button.”

Support requests have been made from users around the world, from Australia and Venezuela to St. Lucia and Kenya, to name a few. To access the feature, users tap on the Mayday Button in their device’s Quick Settings menu, and wait for a response from an advisor.

Brown adds, “Even as the Mayday button has grown to become the most popular way for customers to ask questions, the team’s been able to beat the response time goal of 15 seconds or less—our average is just 9.75 seconds.”

Think all support questions are serious? Not exactly. Here’s a look at some of the more unusual requests that have been made to Mayday support staff.

“–After being stuck on a specific Angry Birds level for a week, a Tech Advisor helped a customer beat the level.

–What better way to settle a score than to use the Mayday button? A group of friends asked how to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich to prove whose approach was best.

–A Tech Advisor sang happy birthday to someone as they were receiving a Fire HDX from their boyfriend.

–Customers have asked Tech Advisors to draw everything from happy faces to rainbows, unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, and aliens.

–Mayday Tech Advisors also get their fair share of date requests and marriage proposals, but beyond that, they’ve been called everything from helpful, patient, sweet, wonderful, and courteous to beautiful, polite, and the “BEST EVER.”


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Amazon touts success of Kindle Fire HDX Mayday Button

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Amazon is pretty proud of its Mayday Button. The technology, available for free on Kindle Fire HDX devices, allows users to have near-instant access to a real support team member, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Since launch eight months ago, the Mayday Button has become the most popular form of support-related communication for Kindle Fire HDX users, who have questions concerning everything from updating or installing apps to how to finish an Angry Birds level.

“When we set out to invent the Mayday button, we wanted to revolutionize tech support—and we’re happy to report it’s working!” said Scott Brown, Director of Amazon Customer Service. “75% of customer contacts for Fire HDX now come via the Mayday button.”

Support requests have been made from users around the world, from Australia and Venezuela to St. Lucia and Kenya, to name a few. To access the feature, users tap on the Mayday Button in their device’s Quick Settings menu, and wait for a response from an advisor.

Brown adds, “Even as the Mayday button has grown to become the most popular way for customers to ask questions, the team’s been able to beat the response time goal of 15 seconds or less—our average is just 9.75 seconds.”

Think all support questions are serious? Not exactly. Here’s a look at some of the more unusual requests that have been made to Mayday support staff.

“–After being stuck on a specific Angry Birds level for a week, a Tech Advisor helped a customer beat the level.

–What better way to settle a score than to use the Mayday button? A group of friends asked how to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich to prove whose approach was best.

–A Tech Advisor sang happy birthday to someone as they were receiving a Fire HDX from their boyfriend.

–Customers have asked Tech Advisors to draw everything from happy faces to rainbows, unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, and aliens.

–Mayday Tech Advisors also get their fair share of date requests and marriage proposals, but beyond that, they’ve been called everything from helpful, patient, sweet, wonderful, and courteous to beautiful, polite, and the “BEST EVER.”


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Amazon touts success of Kindle Fire HDX Mayday Button

mayday button 650

Amazon is pretty proud of its Mayday Button. The technology, available for free on Kindle Fire HDX devices, allows users to have near-instant access to a real support team member, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Since launch eight months ago, the Mayday Button has become the most popular form of support-related communication for Kindle Fire HDX users, who have questions concerning everything from updating or installing apps to how to finish an Angry Birds level.

“When we set out to invent the Mayday button, we wanted to revolutionize tech support—and we’re happy to report it’s working!” said Scott Brown, Director of Amazon Customer Service. “75% of customer contacts for Fire HDX now come via the Mayday button.”

Support requests have been made from users around the world, from Australia and Venezuela to St. Lucia and Kenya, to name a few. To access the feature, users tap on the Mayday Button in their device’s Quick Settings menu, and wait for a response from an advisor.

Brown adds, “Even as the Mayday button has grown to become the most popular way for customers to ask questions, the team’s been able to beat the response time goal of 15 seconds or less—our average is just 9.75 seconds.”

Think all support questions are serious? Not exactly. Here’s a look at some of the more unusual requests that have been made to Mayday support staff.

“–After being stuck on a specific Angry Birds level for a week, a Tech Advisor helped a customer beat the level.

–What better way to settle a score than to use the Mayday button? A group of friends asked how to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich to prove whose approach was best.

–A Tech Advisor sang happy birthday to someone as they were receiving a Fire HDX from their boyfriend.

–Customers have asked Tech Advisors to draw everything from happy faces to rainbows, unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, and aliens.

–Mayday Tech Advisors also get their fair share of date requests and marriage proposals, but beyond that, they’ve been called everything from helpful, patient, sweet, wonderful, and courteous to beautiful, polite, and the “BEST EVER.”


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HOW TO: Score $22 worth of Amazon Coins for free

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Simple method earns you free credits plus 10 apps in the process

So you like free stuff, eh? How would you like to earn $ 22 worth of Amazon Coins? What if we threw in 9 premium photo apps and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, too? It’s easy, doesn’t long at all, and works like a charm. The catch? You have to act fast! Like today, May 16th fast! Here’s how you do it.

Head to Amazon and download the free app of the day. It just so happens that today (May 16) sees Amazon giving away 9 apps for free. On top of that, they are hooking you up with 100 Amazon Coins for each app. So, nine apps for free plus nine bucks worth of credit.

900 Amazon Coins = $ 9.00 CREDIT

Use 699 of those coins to purchase Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Once you do you’ll earn another 2,000 Amazon Coins.

900 – 699 = 201 Amazon Coins ($ 2.01 CREDIT)

When you are all said and done you will end up with 2,201 Amazon Coins which can be used to purchase other games and apps in the Amazon Appstore!

201 + 2,000 = 2,201 Amazon Coins ($ 22.01 CREDIT)

What will you buy with all of those credits?

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HOW TO: Score $22 worth of Amazon Coins for free

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Simple method earns you free credits plus 10 apps in the process

So you like free stuff, eh? How would you like to earn $ 22 worth of Amazon Coins? What if we threw in 9 premium photo apps and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, too? It’s easy, doesn’t long at all, and works like a charm. The catch? You have to act fast! Like today, May 16th fast! Here’s how you do it.

Head to Amazon and download the free app of the day. It just so happens that today (May 16) sees Amazon giving away 9 apps for free. On top of that, they are hooking you up with 100 Amazon Coins for each app. So, nine apps for free plus nine bucks worth of credit.

900 Amazon Coins = $ 9.00 CREDIT

Use 699 of those coins to purchase Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Once you do you’ll earn another 2,000 Amazon Coins.

900 – 699 = 201 Amazon Coins ($ 2.01 CREDIT)

When you are all said and done you will end up with 2,201 Amazon Coins which can be used to purchase other games and apps in the Amazon Appstore!

201 + 2,000 = 2,201 Amazon Coins ($ 22.01 CREDIT)

What will you buy with all of those credits?

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Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire get GTA trilogy, Twitch, and more

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Amazon and Rockstar Games today announced that the Grand Theft Auto trilogy is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire. Customers can now download and play Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on both the set-top box or the tablet.

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As if this wasn’t cool enough, Amazon is offering a deal which see them giving back $ 20 worth of virtual currency. Indeed, if you purchase Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you will receive 2000 Amazon Coins back. These can then be used on other games or content. In essence, you can buy all three for the price of one right now. The limited-time promotion lasts until June 11 so be sure to take advantage of the deal!

Also available today is Twitch, the online video platform for millions of gamers. What’s more, Amazon is now offering The Walking Dead: Season 2 from Telltale Games, Magika from Paradox Interactive, and Zombie Tycoon from Frima.

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Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire get GTA trilogy, Twitch, and more

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Amazon and Rockstar Games today announced that the Grand Theft Auto trilogy is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire. Customers can now download and play Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on both the set-top box or the tablet.

walking_dead_2

As if this wasn’t cool enough, Amazon is offering a deal which see them giving back $ 20 worth of virtual currency. Indeed, if you purchase Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you will receive 2000 Amazon Coins back. These can then be used on other games or content. In essence, you can buy all three for the price of one right now. The limited-time promotion lasts until June 11 so be sure to take advantage of the deal!

Also available today is Twitch, the online video platform for millions of gamers. What’s more, Amazon is now offering The Walking Dead: Season 2 from Telltale Games, Magika from Paradox Interactive, and Zombie Tycoon from Frima.

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