Five Ways to Improve Kindle Fire Battery Life

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You may also like: Page Number versus Position on the Kindle and How To Clean Up Your Kindle Fire We have all had it happen: we forgot to plug in the Fire last night and now we want to watch a movie and there simply isn’t enough juice left. Start looking for that outlet near the TV. Here…

Page Number Versus Position on Kindle

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August 22, 2016 – Update on Page Flip. Amazon recently updated its reader software to solve one of the longest standing problems with e-reading. Formerly, it was difficult if not impossible to jump around in a book and land back at the point you began, rendering non-fiction books with lots of graphs, images, and references…

Is Your Clipping Limit Exceeded?

By: Kate Ter Haar

Clipping limit? An  oxymoron? Those of us who love to mark up our books sometimes go overboard. I remember packing some of my old college textbooks and seeing how most of the text was highlighted in bright yellow. How does that help? an older and wiser me mused. Enter the age of digital text. No…

How to clean up your Kindle Fire

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A lot of Amazon Kindle Fire users have been hit with a message about low storage space or less memory on their devices. One reason for this problem is that the apps that are installed on the Kindle Fire are running in background, performing certain operations that consume both memory and storage. There are few…

Beware Automatic Book Updates on Kindle

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Related Content: Should You De-Synchronize Your Kindle? If you have been reading this blog, you know I am an awestruck fan of the Amazon reading ecosystem and the many, many ways it improves the reading experience, even if you can’t easily find that free book you are looking for… But you have to remember that…

How to share your Kindle books

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Amazon and its Kindle reader have long made it possible to share books among devices that are registered to the same account. And that doesn’t mean that you even have to own a Kindle to do it! You can manage a Kindle account for almost any kind of tablet, like the iPad, or any smartphone,…

Why Is It So Hard to Cite a Passage on the Kindle?

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Since the first days of the Kindle, readers have been somewhat undone by the absence of page numbers in the text of their Kindle “books.” Reactions range from bemused to outraged. Some purchasers claim to have sent their Kindles back because of this formatting peculiarity, er, innovation. Others say, no big deal; they seem to…

Using Your Kindle as a Personal Notepad

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You might also enjoy: How to clean up your Kindle Fire Editor’s Note: As you may have noticed, this post was written during a period when the only Kindle you could buy was an e-ink Kindle with a keyboard. I put together the Notepad, a simple document to reside on the Kindle, that would allow the…