Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn




Amazon Announces Kindle Unlimited, $10 Monthly Access to More than 600,000 Books


Amazon today announced Kindle Unlimited, a $10 per month all-you-can-read subscription to Kindle e-books. Amazon touts “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month.” I alluded to this a few days ago, when Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited webpage was prematurely leaked. I’m not sure what the […]

The Committed Looks at Amazon’s Phone and More


On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Rob is away, so Ian Schray and I welcome the “super chatty” (her words!) Kelly Guimont to the show to talk about Amazon, Nokia, Apple TV, and why the food replicators on Star Trek: The Next Generation aren’t all that smart. Listen to The Committed, Episode 39: […]

Beware Amazon Phishing Emails


I got an email today, asking me to confirm my Amazon account. It’s a phishing email, but one that I think many people might fall for. If you seen an email like this, it’s not real: Beware. If someone gets access to your Amazon account, they can most likely do a lot of damage to […]

Amazon Prime Music Launches with Over a Million Songs


Amazon has announced the launch of its Prime Music streaming service, with access to “over a million songs and hundreds of playlists.” This all sounds a bit vague, but it looks as though the catalog only offers songs more than six months old; and not many at that. One million is a small fraction of […]

Amazon Launches Wearable Technology Store


Amazon has launched a wearable technology storefront, feature categories such as Fitness & Wellness, Healthcare Devices, Wearable Cameras, Smart Watches and more. For now, there’s not a whole lot of stuff in the store, but it’s interesting to note that there’s an email address to “Sell your Wearable Technology Products.” Since it’s an email address, […]

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