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Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

In this June 18, 2014 file photo, the Amazon "Mayday" customer service app that provides a direct link to a live Amazon tech support worker, is demonstrated on the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — What I find fascinating about Amazon’s Fire phone isn’t the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.

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Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

The new Amazon Fire Phone's Firefly feature, which lets the user take a photo of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, is demonstrated, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. Firefly also can recognize songs, TV shows, and movies. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the Amazon Fire phone’s features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

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Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

In this June 18, 2014 file photo, the map app on new Amazon Fire Phone is demonstrated in Seattle. The map app includes 3D-like renderings of buildings such as the Space Needle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — What I find fascinating about Amazon’s Fire phone isn’t the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.

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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

This screen shot taken from an Kindle Fire HDX shows "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, an audiobook available through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription service. The service will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s new “unlimited” e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you’ll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted.

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