Deal: Amazon Gold Box has 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Samsung microSD Cards at 65% Off

Just in time for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (2014), Amazon is hosting a Gold Box deal on Samsung micro SD PRO and PLUS cards with prices up to 65% off. Since both devices have a slot for expandable storage, you may want to think about picking up a card to take advantage. We should point out that the Galaxy S5 was announced with a micro SD slot, while the “All New HTC One” is only rumored to have one at this point, but all leaks currently point to it having a slot.

The PRO cards start at $15 and go up to $50 for the 64GB version. These cards are capable of transferring data at 70MB/s. The PLUS cards are the slightly cheaper model with prices ranging from $10 to $36 and can transfer data at speeds of 48MB/s. All cards are Class 10 UHS-1, and come with adapters.  (more…)

Amazon to Launch Media Streaming Device in April

The competition for the living room is heating up. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon’s long-rumored streaming device is set for an April unveiling, and will carry the Fire name the company uses for its Kindle line of tablets.

Although leaks regarding Amazon’s media device have been largely unspecific, early reports indicated it would run a modified version of Android, and have access to a variety of streaming apps. More recent information suggests the device will come in a dongle form factor, include a remote control, and may retail with a gaming controller accessory. (more…)

Amazon Appstore Hosting Third Birthday Celebration, Save Money on Select Apps and Games

What a shocker, the Amazon Appstore is now three years old. When first launched, the Android community embraced it with complete open arms, maybe because they were giving away free awesome apps every day

But over the years, our stance with the Appstore has changed somewhat dramatically.

After the Appstore was updated with a new UI (August ’12), a bug inside the app was draining batteries like crazy (November ’12). Following that mess, Amazon fixed the issue, but there were plenty of people who had already decided to abandon the app.  (more…)

Amazon Prime Jumping to $99

If you are a member of Amazon’s Prime service, then you likely received the email we have included below. It’s about your yearly membership fee, and yes, it’s rising. Normally $79 per year, Amazon Prime will cost $99 per year on your next renewal.

There were rumors suggesting that the price could go up by as much as $40 to over $100, but Amazon has kept it just below instead. For those not familiar, Amazon Prime gives you access to free Two-Day Shipping, Prime Instant Video, and the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.   (more…)

Amazon Offers Up Good List of Apps for Free Through Appstore, Save Yourself $19

Android folks who love a good deal, yes that’s all of us, can head on over to the Amazon Appstore this morning to pick up a few free apps. Surprisingly, all of the apps aren’t completely worthless, and there are a few great titles, such as Wheel of Fortune, Ski Safari, and Gravity Guy. They may not be super popular these days, but if you missed these apps while they were in their prime, you can definitely enjoy them now for free instead of a combined $19.  (more…)

Amazon in Talks With Music Labels to Launch Streaming Music Service?

According to sources who spoke with Recode, Amazon is in talks with record labels to potentially launch its own streaming music service, because well, the world doesn’t have enough of them. While the talks are reportedly “serious,” they may or may not be close to landing deals, so don’t hold your breath on this one just yet.

Should Amazon reach agreements and launch a streaming service, there is a good chance it will be coupled in with their Prime membership program that currently offers free 2-day shipping on items, along with a subscription to Amazon’s Prime video streaming service. And that’s about all we know.  (more…)