Will DeLamater

Kindle Battery Life and Release 1.04 (and 1.08)

So what, you ask, is the difference between Kindle software Release 1.04 and 1.08? Apparently, less that you’d think. According to the Kindle Help page, “There is no difference between these software versions.” Go figure. There is, however, apparently a difference between these two (er, one) versions and Release 1.0. Kindle users report that battery…

More Kindle Battery Advice

And another thing about the Kindle battery: I only charge with the wall socket adapter. I plugged the USB cord into my computer and let it charge while in sleep mode one day, and it actually ran out of power while it was supposed to be charging! Maybe this approach to charging would work if…

Kindle Battery Life: Fact vs Fiction

The different experiences that people have with battery life on the Kindle has led to a bunch of theories: 1. that turning the Kindle off saves more battery than sleep mode 2. that “indexing” of the books on your Kindle goes on in the background and drains the battery 3. that playing music on the…

A Limit to Reading Blogs on the Kindle

Recently I noted that there are some blogs that format for the Kindle beautifully and that carry content worth paying for. Stanley Fish’s Think Again blog in the New York Times is a good example. But I found that, even with this erudite and text-driven blog (as compared to Street Use, which makes its point…

A Thinker’s Blog for the Kindle

After canceling out of the blogs I’ve been reviewing before the “free trial” ended, I signed up for another batch.  One I find to be very interesting, Stanley Fish’s blog Think Again from the New York Times.  It looks like Fish, a professor at Florida International University in Miami, and whose book Surprised by Sin:…

Reading Blogs on the Kindle

I have been loading more periodical content onto the Kindle lately, with The Wall Street Journal, at ten bucks a month, being the best of a bunch of very good deals.  Currently I have Newsweek and U. S. News and World Report downloading wirelessly for a couple of bucks a month each, ditto Slate.  But…

Grabbing a Screen Shot on the Kindle

I have been reading Disrupting Class on the Kindle and note that Christenson et al use a number of charts and graphs in the book.  (Is this why the book costs twice the usual price for a Kindle-enabled book?)  The resolution of the skinny-lined figures I’ve run across so far begged me to capture them…

Kindle Classroom Excitement

Joe Wikert has a great post about the reaction of a student to the use of a Kindle in the classroom.  We would like to hear stories about educational uses of the Kindle here as well!  Lee Ann has started using her Kindle with students in her high school classroom and will be reporting her…

Wapedia and the Kindle

When I first got my Kindle I was gaga about the free wireless connection.  I figured that it would allow me to look stuff up, check email, post to this blog, and do all kinds of cool stuff. Something that I learned was how many dedicated “mobile” services now exist to do this kind of…