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Since Google announced the launch of its Compute Engine in mid 2012, the competition for this lucrative slice of the cloud market has heated up. Amazon AWS, which has the lion’s share of the cloud infrastructure market, has progressively reduced its pricing no less than 30 times in the last 7 years, and this downward cost trend will no doubt continue with Google’s recent drop in its raw compute costs .A race to the bottom on cost has to be a good thing for consumers, universities, governments and business alike, all looking to cut IT costs, right? Well, maybe not.
If you want to build up a collection of great ebooks on your Kindle without spending a dime, Red Ferret has a simple but neat trick using Amazon’s individual RSS feeds and our favourite web automator, IFTTT.
Speaking of solid-state drives and their competitive pricing, right now you can pick up a 960GB Crucial M500 for $US446.71 delivered, courtesy of the Black Friday sales in the States.
Last week’s local launch of the Kindle Fire means updates to Amazon’s Android-based Fire OS are finally of interest to Australians. Version 3.1 includes some consumer-centric updates such as integration with the Amazon-owned GoodReaders boom enthusiast community, but also incorporates a number of enterprise-centric enhancements designed to make the Fire a potential contender in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) field.