Taking a look at fake Amazon receipt generators

Sunbelt Blog: Above, you can see a vaguely optimistic VirusTotal user summary in relation to a file that’s been doing the rounds for about a month or two. Here is the file in question: A “receipt generator”, I hear you ask – what do people want with one of those? The answer, of course, is rather straightforward: This is a particularly interesting scam, as it doesn’t target regular PC users – it targets the people who sell you things, such as the merchants on the Amazon marketplace....

December 7, 2010 · 3 min · 552 words · Omid Farhang

Amazon to Unveil New Kindle Web App Tomorrow

Mashable: After launching its own incredibly successful, single-purpose hardware and a slew of free apps for mobile and PC devices, Amazon is getting ready to launch a new web app version of Kindle. Amazon’s timing is impeccable, particularly if the tech giant is trying to take the wind out of Google’s sails; Google just launched its own e-reading, e-bookstore platform today. An Amazon rep said in an e-mail to ComputerWorld that the new version of the web app is intended to “enable users to read full books in the browser and any website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books” — exactly what Google E-books aims to do with its own platform....

December 7, 2010 · 2 min · 271 words · Omid Farhang

Amazon announces Kindle for Android, a new hope dawns for Android tablets against the iPad

Kindle is, without a doubt, the highest profile e-reader platform running. With applications on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows, and OS X as well as its own line of e-paper Kindle devices, Amazon had an estimated 90% share of the e-book sales market last year. Today, Amazon announced that a Kindle app will be launched on the Android mobile operating system this summer. Like the BlackBerry app, Android users will be able to purchase Amazon e-books inside the mobile app....

May 19, 2010 · 2 min · 240 words · Omid Farhang