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Could a KindlePhone and FireTube lure you away from Apple? (If they're ever made... or shipped in your country...)

Could a KindlePhone and FireTube lure you away from Apple? (If they're ever made... or shipped in your country...)

Ever since Amazon launched the Kindle Fire line of tablets, rumors of swirled about them making Kindle phones using the same embedded Android base and store-front centric interface. Now those rumors are back, and they've brought with them new rumors of an Apple TV (or ChromeCast)-style TV dongle to help get stuff off the Kindle platform and onto big screen TVs. Hacker News:

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Amazon accused of closing and wiping Kindle account, reminding us we don't own DRM content

Amazon accused of closing and wiping Kindle account, reminding us we don't own DRM content

There's a story going around about Amazon closing someone's account and wiping her Kindle of all its content, without offering any specific information or recourse. It's a single-sourced story, and Amazon's side hasn't and may not be heard, but it serves as a powerful cautionary tale for users of any DRM (digital rights management) wrapped online content provider, including Apple's...

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