CyanogenMod 13 is the latest version of the popular open source custom ROM. It delivers Android Marshmallow to hundreds of devices, many with no hope of ever receiving an official update. On other hardware, CyanogenMod offers a chance to remove heavy skins and enjoy a mostly stock Android experience. The latest wave of devices receiving version 13 represents both types.
Amazon is slashing the price on its top-of-the-line Kindle Fire tablet right before Christmas, coincidentally on the last day you can order one with two-day shipping before the big day. All of the various Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 models are 30% off today. There are technically twelve different buying options for the HDX: 32GB or 64GB, Wi-Fi or GSM LTE or Verizon LTE, and with or without advertising on the screensaver. The cheapest model, 32GB Wi-Fi with Special Offers, is $299 ($130 off).
Here's a quick breakdown of the retail and sale prices of the various configurations of the HDX being offered today:
32GB Wi-Fi, with Special Offers - retail price $429, sale price $299
32GB Wi-Fi, without Special Offers - retail price $444, sale price $309
64GB Wi-Fi, with Special Offers - retail price $479, sale price $334
64GB Wi-Fi, without Special Offers - retail price $494, sale price $344
32GB GSM-LTE, with Special Offers - retail price $529, sale price $369
32GB GSM-LTE, without Special Offers - retail price $544, sale price $379
32GB Verizon-LTE, with Special Offers - retail price $529, sale price $369
32GB Verizon-LTE, without Special Offers - retail price $544, sale price $379
64GB GSM-LTE, with Special Offers - retail price $579, sale price $404
64GB GSM-LTE, without Special Offers - retail price $594, sale price $414
64GB Verizon-LTE, with Special Offers - retail price $579, sale price $404
64GB Verizon-LTE, without Special Offers - retail price $594, sale price $414
As with all of Amazon's Gold Box Deals, these prices are good for one day only.
The premium Kindle Fire HDX tablets don't usually seem like a great value to me, but maybe they're worth picking up this holiday season with today's sizeable $125 discount. This deal is only valid today (December 15th) and it covers several flavors of the previous-generation Fire HDX.
With the first two models, we're talking about a savings of $140. The 64GB sees a discount of $160. Either way, this amounts to a pretty big chunk of change, and it just goes to show that it can pay to wait until hardware is no longer brand spanking new before making a purchase.
This is also the newest version of the tablet you can get that still has the Kindle branding in its name.
Today Amazon popped its yearly Kindle Fire update unannounced, showing off no less than four new models of its customized Android tablet family. The Kindle Fire HD Kids is being covered in this post, but the main event is the refreshed versions of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD7, and the "all-new" Fire HD 6. These will make up Amazon's new line, scheduled to go on sale in October.
The HD 6 and HD 7 are the new low and mid-range models, though they're basically identical in terms of capability. Amazon says the screens have "over 1 million pixels," which means a 1280x800 panel (1.024 million pixels, if anyone's wondering).
Amazon is currently offering the Wi-Fi version of its 32GB Kindle Fire 8.9 for $299.99, a discount of $130. For an extra 15 bucks, you can get the variant without ads (excuse me, special offers) instead. The discount applies to both, and it's valid for only today.
Other variations of the tablet are also going at discounted rates, though they don't compare to the $130 savings we see on the aforementioned model. The 16GB and 64GB options are both available for $60 off. The former, at $319, is a waste today considering the 32GB model is currently cheaper, but the 64GB might be worth a glance if you're certain you're going to cram this tablet full of content.
You can wait on the new Shield Tablet later this month, sure, but Amazon is looking to tempt you with a killer deal on a 7-inch Kindle HDX with LTE. If you can make do with Amazon's unique take on Android, you can get $100 off the normal price at all tiers.
We've been talking about Handy Apps' newest app, Expense IQ, and how it can help users be more aware of their finances, budgeting, save money, etc. But we haven't yet looked at one of EIQ's best features: Cloud Sync. This is an extremely important feature, as it not only makes moving data to a new device easy, but it also keeps a backup safe in the cloud (in your Dropbox account) and makes all info available across multiple devices.
Speaking of, Expense IQ also has a full tablet interface, so users who prefer the bigger screen can take advantage of that.
The Walking Dead is a point-and-click style adventure game based on the much-loved comic book series. It's separate from, but similar to, AMC's popular TV adaptation, and follows a new set of characters as they struggle for survival and stability in an undead America.