20 Favorite apps for Kindle Fire HD

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At a Glance

The Kindle Fire HD is a tremendous improvement over its predecessor, and has a sharp, pleasing display. However, its heavy integration with Amazon's services is a strength, but also a limitation.

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Pros

  • Pleasing, sharp display
  • Tight integration with Amazon services

Cons

  • Heavier and wider than some competing tablets
  • Limited to Amazon's Appstore
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At a Glance

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers a larger display and a budget 4G wireless plan. Its heavy integration with Amazon's services is a strength, but also a limitation.

Pros

  • Relatively low-cost 4G wireless add-on package
  • Tight integration with Amazon services

Cons

  • Surprisingly heavy for its size
  • Limited to Amazon's Appstore
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Piper combines security and home automation in one package

Jul 17, 2014 3:00 AM

Not only can Piper's wide-angle lens see everywhere in your room, it's also a Z-Wave hub, letting you control compatible accessories from a single app.

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