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The Kindle Fire Pocket Guide by Scott McNulty

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7. Apps

Apps, short for “applications,” are everywhere nowadays: on your phone, on your fridge, in your car, and on your Kindle Fire. Apps are programs that add functionality. This functionality can be something related to your job, such as giving your Kindle the ability to open Office documents, or something fun, such as the countless games available for your Fire.

A wide variety of apps are available for sale on the Amazon Appstore that you can purchase right from your Fire. Prices do vary, but I’ll show you how you can try selected apps without having to spend a dime.

This chapter covers how to use the Amazon Appstore on your Fire and on Amazon.com, how to launch apps, and how to manage your app collection.

Built-in Apps

On your home screen, ...

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