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No option to remove ads on Kindle FiresAmazon says users of the new Kindle Fires will be stuck with lock-screen advertisements, Apple could be building its own Pandora, and Giftly offers a new way to send money to friends.
You get prepared for the next battle. In the -- tablet wars I'm Bridget Carey and this -- -- -- update. Amazon's new generation of Kindle fire tablets we'll have special offers and sponsored ads on the home lock screen. I won't be able to paint -- -- to take it off. Amazon has offered wasted pays small be about twenty bucks you take adds up -- But these ads are not coming up the tablets and it's one reason why Amazon's tablets can be price solo the new fire HD starts at 200 dollars -- the same as the Google nexus seven. The revamped original -- is even less. It appears that Amazon and Google are not making much money off the device is selling them at razor thin margins or even at a loss CEO Jeff basis has said. Amazon rather make money opt in media and items you buy -- you're using the candle -- ban it from you actually buying the candle. Seems a bit anti Apple -- alas it be but it'll be interesting to see the price Apple set for its rumored iPad need that need be announced next week. Apple may be working on its own music streaming service similar to pandora. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is talking with record companies to -- is music -- -- station based around a song or artist. It makes you wonder why Apple wants to make it sound though when it could just buy an existing service. Apple could be dropping -- iPhone 3GS from its lineup when the new iPhone is announced on Wednesday and makes sense since Apple typically carries just three phone generations at a time. Lincoln just -- a little more like FaceBook with notification alerts. -- -- icons on the top left corner of the homepage and -- a flag that will feature red circle if you had any new activity. And that could be someone liking your post viewing your profile or accepting your invitation now take several weeks efforts to go live for all users. In that feature it's possible you can -- -- message to reach 911. -- he is currently testing a -- to an island service across Tennessee Verizon also said it wants to roll out this service to some call centers next year. There's a quirky new way to send money to -- friends in the form of a non specific gift card. That less apt get -- which you create your own virtual gift card that merchants are not involved in the process. You pick -- -- your phone book or on FaceBook you choose an amount and then make up what you want to before it could be for burger it -- -- for a trip to the movies. But it doesn't matter if they follow through with your instructions they just get the money credited to a charge card. It can be more thoughtful than just sending cold cash it does cost you an extra one dollar -- for every if you sent. That you're checking his round of -- today for more details on these stories you can go to the blog cnet.com slash update immersed in is in New York averaging here in.