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Cloud Patches: That EC2 Patch, Azure Price Cuts

Last week in cloud computing: an unusual EC2 patch for Amazon, while Azure cut prices on , and much more.


Add Products To Your Amazon Wish List With A Twitter Hashtag

If you’ve already connected your Twitter and Amazon accounts for adding items to your cart, you can also now add items to your wish list with a hashtag.


Get $165 Of Top Paid Apps And Games FREE From Amazon's Android Appstore

If you read Lifehacker’s regular App Deals post, you’ll know that Amazon’s Appstore offers a daily paid app for free. The Australian Amazon Appstore itself is a free download for any Android phone or tablet and also runs awesome bundles every month or so. Right now: $165 worth of well-known paid Android games and apps are yours for free, including OfficeSuite Professional 7, Swype Keyboard, Schedule Planner PRO, Sonic 4 Episode II and more! Here’s what you need to know.


Cloud Patches: AWS Gets Friendly With iOS 8, Azure Websites Drops 10-Site Limit

Last week in cloud computing: AWS added support for new iOS 8 features and Chromebooks, while Azure put multiple services into general availability.


Cloud Patches: Extended Azure Backups, AWS T2 Bursts Onto Elasticache

Last week in cloud computing: Azure Backup extends its retention period, while AWS extends T2 instances to ElastiCache.


Cloud Patches: Azure Migration Accelerator, AWS Cache Warming

Last week in cloud computing: Azure previews its Migration Accelerator, while AWS adds cache warming features to MySQL.


Cloud Patches: Azure SQL Upgrades, AWS SDK For Java

Last week in cloud computing: Azure saw significant enhancements to its SQL database offerings, while Amazon took a new approach to Java development.


Dealhacker: Get Up To 80 Percent Off Video Games From Amazon

Amazon has just launched its “End of Summer” Sale with up to 80 per cent off a range of video games, including Titanfall, Batman Mega Bundle and Hitman: Absolution. Here are a few bargains that are worth checking out — with links to each deal.


Everyone Can Now Use Amazon Zocalo

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Zocalo secure document storage and collaboration service last month, but only in a limited preview. Now Zocalo, designed to operate with its WorkSpaces virtual desktop, is available to all customers.


Amazon Coins Hit Australia, Can Cut The Price Of Buying Apps

Amazon is launching its Amazon Coins “virtual currency” for its App Store in Australia today, which can be used instead of actual cash to purchase apps and games. How do they work and what are the potential advantages for app buyers?