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Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HD Tablet and Kindle Paperwhite eBook Reader

Amazon Fire HD Tablet - credit: Amazon

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon announced new products today -- the Kindle Fire HD tablet, and the Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader. The new tablets from Amazon will not ship yet. The Kindle Paperwhite is expected to ship around October 1, 2012, while the Kindle Fire HD models will ship on November 20, 2012. The company is offering pre-order for customers to reserve them so they can be the first to own one when they do become available.

Kindle Paperwhite Feature

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader will be available for $119 with advertisements and $139 without the ads. The Kindle Paperwhite with 3G service capabilities is $179. The new reader has a higher resolution and better contrast than other readers. The battery life lasts for up to 8 weeks. There is also a built-in light so a person can read in the dark. The display has adjustable contrast for reading in all lighting conditions. The new reader also has an anti-glare screen for better reading outdoors.

Waterproof Washable Keyboard unveiled by Logitech

K310 Logitech Washable Keyboard credit: Logitech

(Best Syndication News) - Logitech announced their newest keyboard that can be washed in the kitchen sink. The new Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 will be no match for dust bunnies building up around the keys or a soda spill causing the inevitable sticky key problem. Being able to keep a clean keyboard could also help keep germs at bay.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can be hand washed in up to 11 inches of water. However, the USB cable must be detached before submerging in the water. The keyboard has drainage holes in the back that will help the device dry. The key characters have been laser printed and UV coated to prevent the letters from wearing away and fading when washed. The keyboard is rated up to five million keystrokes.

Amazon Glacier Archive Service launched Today

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon Glacier, which is a service for data archiving and backup. AWS is owned by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). The archiving backup service is a low cost solution with pricing scales depending on how much storage space is used.

The cost of Amazon Glacier is as low as $0.01/GB/month. The scalability of paying for what you use is different from other backup storage services. Customers do not have to overpay for what they do not use.

Customers might want to archive digital media, financial, and medical records. Businesses might want to backup their company database.

Apple Announces OS X Mountain Lion Download Availability

OS X Mountain Lion - Credit: Apple

(Best Syndication News) - The ninth major release of Apple’s OS X operating systems was made available today on the Mac App Store. The newest version is called Mountain Lion, which features an all new Messages app, Notification Center, sharing throughout the system, integration with Facebook, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center. Mac users who have Lion and Snow Leopard can upgrade their operating system for $19.99.

Apple’s OS X Mountain Line has over 200 new features. The newest idea integrated in the operating system is iCloud support. This allows a person to share information on several devices with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes, iWork, and more.

Microsoft Office 2013 Preview made available to Download for Free Trial

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) unveiled a preview of Microsoft Office 365. The upcoming release of Microsoft Office will integrate new social features, such as note taking, meetings, and communication. Microsoft has made the preview available to download to try for free before it is released. The catch is that the preview version of Office only works on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Microsoft Office has improved functionality with input devices such as with a touch screen, a stylus, mouse, or a keyboard. The touch screens of tablets will benefit from the latest version of Microsoft Office. The new software will allow for a swipe of the finger to move inside an opened Office file. By doing a pinch motion, it will zoom in or zoom out, which could come in handy for a presentation.

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