LOOKING for something fun to do with your new Kindle Fire, other than read books and play casual games? Have we some entertaining apps for you!A new survey found that owners of the Kindle Fire - now more than 5.5 million - are by and large happy with the tablet product when it comes to the cost, color screen, ease of use and e-book selection. But a "lack of apps" (applications) loomed large on customers' dislike list in the Changewave Research findings.
Truth is, a user often has to dig deep to find the hidden gems, past the top-100 free and paid offerings that pop up first in the on-screen app store. Adding insult to injury, the Fire sale engine doesn't always classify apps properly or spotlight the best of the litter.
Mind if this early adopter lends a hand? Herewith are my favorite Kindle Fire apps, most free or under $5.
NEWS GATHERING 101: To me, the most magical thing about a tablet computer is its ability to bring the world to your hands through so-called "content aggregators." These are focused, customizable search engines that show what's popping on websites, magazines and newspapers.