How to install the Amazon app store for android – play store alternative

The Amazon app store for android, is an alternative app store for your android based phone. If you love apps, you could find apps on the amazon app store, that may not be in the Google Play store due to different policies on apps that can be presented to the store.  You can install the app pretty easily enough, but it is not obviously, in the Google Play store.

To begin with you need to change one option in your android settings, the below demo is from a nexus 5 running 4.4, but it should be almost the same on other android based devices.


  1. Select the settings option on your device, and from there you need to go to Security. In security you need to check  “Unknown sources” to  allow the installation of the amazon app store, as it is not available in the Google Play store, remember to uncheck this option later on, for security reasons.
  2. From your mobile phone you must now visit this amazon URL, to download the application.  Allow the download to complete before going to step three.
  3. Once the download has completed and you are sure you have completed step one also, swipe down on the top of the screen and run the install file, you need to accept the terms and then you are ready to use the Amazon app store. Simples! Enjoy.

iPad apps now available in iTunes (screenshots included)

iPad app store

It looks like Apple have turned on iPad apps in the iTunes US store, a tab now allows you to switch between iPhone and iPad apps. In the top charts at the moment
1. Pages
2. Numbers
3. Keynote
4. Plants vs. Zombies HD
5. Flight Control HD

There are some interesting applications in there also such as WordPress, IDC comics, ABC Player.

No sign of apps in the Irish iTunes store, not surprising really, as we have a bit of a wait yet…


iPad app store, pictures and videos leaked!


Boy Genius Report has some amazing pictures which are reportedly form the iPad, head on over here for the full gallery of leaked pictures, are they are real? They may well be…

But that’s not all folks, there is also a video from 9to5mac as below, of the iPad appstore in operation, enjoy!

Browsing the iPad App Store: A Video [By @viticci] from Federico Viticci on Vimeo.