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Tue
27
Nov
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How to Support Infopackets using Amazon.com

At the request of many users, I've put a link to this page on our tab menu (near: Home, Archive, Contact, etc), which is accessible on every page of our site. Refer back here any time you need to. This article was originally published November 22, ... 2012, and has been amended. Article Summary: This article describes our current financial situation, as well as instructions on how to support Infopackets using Amazon. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated and allows us to continue publishing. Update 2012/11/23: I've added links to Amazon.com (USA), Amazon.co.uk (UK), as well as Amazon.ca ... (view more)

Wed
21
Nov
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4 Days Only: Amazon Black Friday Deals: up to 70% Off

Note from Dennis: further down this article you'll find a quick-and-dirty list of items of the best Black Friday deals I've found online. The list is conveniently presented in ascending order according to discount markup. Proceeds help to support ... our website, staff and writers. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated! You can go straight to the discount list by clicking here , or continue reading below. Happy Thanksgiving! -- Thanksgiving is officially upon us, which means there's going to be a ton of great deals being offered online as a result of the Holiday season -- deals like ... (view more)

Thu
09
Aug
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Weak Amazon Security Ruins Man's Digital Life

Imagine waking up one day and finding that the digital contents of your smartphone, laptop, and tablet computer have all been wiped out by hackers. This nightmare recently became reality for Wired.com writer Mat Honan, who later discovered that ... major holes in Apple and Amazon security had allowed the hack to occur. The hackers did a lot of damage. Not only did they wipe the contents of Honan's iPad, MacBook, and iPhone, but they infiltrated his Gmail account (and deleted it) and his Twitter account, where they posted a number of unseemly comments. (Source: venturebeat.com ) Amazon's Swiss ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jul
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Notorious Amazon, eBay Hacker Arrested

A Russian hacker accused of launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Amazon.com four years ago has now been arrested in Cyprus. The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) is currently trying to have him extradited to the US. ... According to the DoJ warrant used to detain 25-year-old Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha in Cyprus last week, the Russian carried out two attacks on Amazon in 2008. Using botnet-based DDoS tactics, his goal appears to have been to shut down Amazon's Internet servers by overwhelming them with fake traffic. Amazon Faces Massive Traffic Levels Amazon says ... (view more)

Mon
05
Dec
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5 Days Only: $99 Windows 7 (Lowest Price Ever)

Update 12/5/2011 @ 9:25PM EST: Note that the link to the $99 deal we reported earlier today appears to be down. For now, you can read below about the deal and we will repost an updated link when it becomes available. Apologies for the inconvenience! ... We're just as bummed to find out the link isn't working. (From earlier today): Special Holiday 2011 Update: We just found out Amazon has Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack for $99. This is not only the lowest price ever, it's an incredibly AMAZING deal! In short, The Family Pack allows you to run Windows 7 on 3 separate PCs but you pay 1 low price ... (view more)

Mon
28
Nov
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Amazon Kindle Tablets Proving Hot Holiday Items

Not long ago Amazon released its very own tablet computer in an attempt to siphon off part of Apple's domination over this nascent market. A new report suggests that the company's plan is proving successful so far, particularly if recent Black ... Friday numbers are to be believed. Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet was released in early November for an impressively low price of $199 -- less than half the price of Apple's iPad. Early reviews were generally positive , though most critics complained that its web browsing remained a tad slow. Others, however, went so far as to suggest that it fails ... (view more)

Fri
18
Nov
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Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet Reviewed

The first hands-on reviews of Amazon's debut tablet device, the Kindle Fire , are beginning to appear. Their general theme is that the price is great, but the device itself could use some improvement. The Fire costs $199, approximately 60 per cent ... lower than Apple's iPad, and right on the consumer electronics price point at which mass market purchasers become more willing to try out new technology. Kindle Fire: Silky Smooth But Not Ultra Fast Most of the reviews claim that Amazon's highly promoted web browser for the Kindle Fire, Silk, is too slow. The browser actually displays web pages ... (view more)

Thu
03
Nov
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How to: Donate Funds to Infopackets through Amazon

Do you plan on shopping online Amazon.com for your holiday purchases? Amazon.com will contribute 4% of your total purchase to Infopackets. Proceeds go directly to support our website and staff of writers, which is greatly needed. Contributing is ... quick, easy, and seamless. All you need to do is: a) click the link on our website which links to Amazon.com (below) b) make a purchase through Amazon.com c) we receive 4% of your purchase Our link to Amazon.com is here. Please note that purchases must be completed upon clicking the link (within 24 hours), or we won't receive the 4%. You can ... (view more)

Mon
10
Oct
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Amazon's New Kindle Fire: Ultra Cheap, Color, WiFi, and More

According to a new report, Amazon's highly-anticipated Kindle Fire tablet (which offers full color, a 7" multi-touch display, and Wi-Fi access) could take a big bite out of Apple's iPad sales. A leaked chart shows that Amazon has already received ... more than a quarter of a million pre-orders for the device. For those that missed it, last week Amazon unveiled its 7-inch WiFi-enabled Kindle Fire tablet , originally designed to view eBooks. The latest Kindle offering is much more than an eBook reader, however. The latest version of the Kindle (Amazon's page) states that the Kindle is now much more ... (view more)

Mon
19
Sep
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Amazon Planning Kindle Subscription Service

Amazon is said to be considering a library-style subscription service that will allow users to read multiple books on its Kindle e-reader for a single fee. However, it appears publishers may not like the idea. It's reported that Amazon is currently ... in talks with publishing firms about the service, which would be offered to Amazon Prime customers. Originally, Prime (which costs $79 per year) simply entitled members to free two-day shipping across the US on all items, no matter their value. Amazon has since added access to a limited range of online streaming movies and television shows, so book ... (view more)

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