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Review of the Fire 7 Tablet (12th Generation) from Amazon

I've been trying out the 2022 version of the Fire 7 tablet from Amazon - here's why I think it's one of the best value little tablets around!

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How a Wi-Fi Extender Can Boost Your Signal

Learn how to use a wi-fi extender for a stronger wi-fi signal throughout your home.

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Great Prime Day Deals on Fire Tablets

Hello Fire Fans and Friends!

It's that time of year again, where you can save big on Fire tablets and lots more at Amazon.

For those who subscribe to Amazon Prime, today (and tomorrow so that's July 12th and 13th) is Amazon Prime Day. This means Amazon's Fire tablets, plus hundreds of other items, are on sale!

If you're not an Amazon Prime subscriber you can join today! There are LOTS of benefits, most of which are explained in my article all about Amazon Prime.

Some of the Prime offers are excellent, but the best of all this year is, again, the reduction on the Fire HD 10. At just $74.99 it's at its lowest price ever - an absolute bargain for such a great tablet!

(You can read my review of the Fire HD 10 here)

Also on sale is the productivity bundle, which includes the Made for Amazon Bluetooth Keyboard. I use this keyboard with my Fire and love it! (Check out my review here).

Sadly, the brand new Fire 7 hasn't been discounted yet - but there are still lots of great savings to be had across the Fire family.

Here's what's on offer:

SALE PRICES FOR PRIME MEMBERS

Should I Buy a Fire Tablet now, or wait until later in the year for Black Friday?

This is a good question - should you splurge now or wait for an even better deal?

Well, I can't make any promises and Amazon always plays its cards close to its chest. But Amazon tends to use Prime Day to promote its own-brand, tech-related items more than any other sale throughout the year. So it's possible you may not see such great reductions on Fire tablets in November.

If you love shopping for a good deal (and who doesn't?) Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to buy that item you've been waiting for. Be sure to check out all the great deals going on right now!

I ♥ My Fire!

-Christine

Grab a 2019 Fire 7 Tablet For Just $30 - Offer Ends Soon

There's an early Prime Day deal available at Amazon right now - but if you want it, you'll need to act fast.

All 9th generation (2019) Fire 7 tablets are currently just $29.99.

If you fancy treating yourself to the higher spec version with 32 GB memory, you can currently get it for just $32.98 (a great deal and well worth the extra few dollars!).

If you'd like the ad-free version it's just $44.99.

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

Things to be aware of...

  • This offer ONLY applies to the 2019 (9th generation) of the Fire 7. The current version of the Fire 7 (released in May this year) is NOT included (although I have my fingers crossed for Prime Day next week).

  • You MUST be a Prime member to take advantage of this deal (so just pop to my Prime page first to learn more and sign up).

  • This offer is only available until July 10th - so don't delay!

Click here to visit Amazon and bag a bargain!

I ♥ My Fire!

~ Christine

How to Use the Amazon Trade-In Program for Fire Tablets

Learn how the Amazon trade-in program for Fire tablets works, and whether it's worth using

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Best Free Apps for Kindle Fire

Free apps for Kindle Fire - the best apps for everything from checking the weather to organizing your day.

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Big Father's Day Sale on Fire Tablets - up to 45% Off

Are you still looking for a great gift for Dad?

Well, the good news is that Amazon has slashed the price of Fire tablets (and lots of other devices too!).

Unsurprisingly, the brand new Fire 7 for 2022 isn't included in the deals (and doesn't actually ship until the 29th of this month anyway).

But all other devices are discounted - and there's a great offer on the 32 GB version of the previous Fire 7 that's well worth snapping up!

Here's the breakdown of the deals available right now:

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

Other great deals on devices with Alexa include...

HURRY! If you want to treat Dad (or even yourself - you deserve it!) - these deals are available NOW and may only run while supplies last.

I ♥ My Fire!

~ Christine

OS Upgrade to Bring New Features to All-New Fire 7 Tablets

Last week I introduced you to the new addition to Amazon's family of Fire tablets - the Fire 7.

Here in this article, I described the improvements on the previous model, which include USB-C charging, double the memory, extended battery life, and a faster processor.

One thing I didn't know at the time was that the new Fire 7 will ship with a brand new operating system, known as Fire OS 8.

All recent Fire tablets have used Fire OS 7, which is based on Android Pie (aka Android 9). Android Pie is actually pretty old - it was released in 2018!

Fire OS 8 is quite an upgrade, as it will be based on Android 10 and Android 11. Whilst this won't be as 'up to the minute' as Android devices currently being released, it will definitely be an improvement on the very outdated Fire OS 7.

What Changes Will Fire OS 8 Bring to the Fire Tablet?

To be honest, things won't feel massively different to most of us!

But there will certainly be a couple of nice improvements. A system-wide dark theme will be available, which will make using your Fire at night a lot more comfortable. Developers will now be able to apply this to their apps.

Fire apps will also have the ability to access your device's location when they are running in the background (as long as you have given your permission first, of course!). You will also be able to give one-time permissions, which means you can give location access on one occasion, but not all the time.

There will be more restrictions on the starting activities apps use from the background, which should mean fewer interruptions for you and reduce the amount of power your device uses.

And tablets running Fire OS 8 will support the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format. HEIF is a modern replacement for the JPEG format. It produces higher-quality images with a smaller file size.

The biggest and most important improvements with this update, however, will be behind the scenes. Google no longer releases security patches or updates for Android Pie, so this upgrade will mean that the stability and security your Fire tablet will improve.

If you'd really like to get into the nuts and bolts of this upgrade, you can read all the details here (note that this is very technical information, aimed at developers).

Which Fire Tablets Will Run OS 8?

At the moment, only the new Fire 7 Tablets shipping in June will run OS 8.

Amazon has not yet revealed whether any previous versions of the Fire will be updated. But as soon as I hear differently, I'll let you know!

Learn more about the All-New Fire 7 Tablet

Amazon Launches a Brand New Fire 7 Tablet for 2022

Learn more about the All New Fire 7 Tablet Released by Amazon in 2022

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Your Fire Tablet Will Support EPUB Books Later This Year

Good news Fire Friends your tablet will start supporting epub books later this year.

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Fire Tablets on Sale for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day just days away on May 8th, Amazon has slashed prices on many of its Fire tablets.

Here's the breakdown of the deals available right now:

(Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please confirm all prices before purchasing products. LoveMyFire.com is not responsible for any price changes or purchases you make. Please see Terms of Use.)

HURRY! If you want to treat mom - or even if you've been thinking of upgrading - these deals are available NOW and may only run while supplies last.

I ♥ My Fire!

~ Christine

Download 16 Free Kindle Kids' Books From Amazon

A couple of weeks ago Amazon gave away 10 Kindle ebooks to celebrate World Book Day.

Now it's the kids' turn!

Children's Book Week is here, and to celebrate, Amazon is offering 16 high-quality books that you can download for free!

You don't need to be a Prime member to take advantage of this offer - all you need is an Amazon account and a device (like your Fire!) to read them on.

The titles are curated by Amazon and the non profit literacy group Reading Is Fundamental.

Click here to visit Amazon and download the 16 free books

Be quick - this free offer ends on May 8.

How to Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from One of the Best US Libraries

If you live in the US, learn how to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from one of the country's best public libraries.

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How to Make a USB-C Device Compatible with a USB Drive

Using this simple accessory is a quick way to make a USB-C device compatible with a USB drive

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Can I Replace the Battery or Charging Port on my Fire Tablet?

Is it possible to replace the battery or charging port on a Fire tablet?

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Download 10 Free Kindle Books for World Book Day

World Book Day is just 2 days away - and to celebrate, Amazon is giving away 10 Kindle Books from all around the world.

All of these books have been translated into English and include titles from Bolivia, Tunisia, Ghana, Israel, and more!

There are no strings attached and absolutely no fees involved. You don't even need a Prime account!

All you DO need is an Amazon account, a Fire tablet, a Kindle, or a device on which you can use the Kindle app. What's more, this great offer is available internationally!

Click here to visit Amazon and download your 10 free Kindle books

Be quick - this free offer ends at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on April 27, 2022. (or at 7:59 a.m. (BST) on 28 April 2022 in the UK).



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