Will DeLamater

Man bites dog (and Amazon opens a bookstore)

The irony is almost painful. Sure, it’s a “who’da thunk” moment, wrapped in the mysteries of the greatest disruptive retail operation of the past half-century. Amazon takes the very thing, a store, that it invested every fiber of its being in making irrelevant, and, wait for it, opens one itself! The impulse to plant a foot in the space-time…

How Blue Shade Helps You Sleep Better

September 2016: About Blue Shade: There has been a lot of research lately concerning the way that backlit screens on tablets like the Amazon Fire affect sleep patterns for those who read on the tablet at bedtime. The bottom line seems to be that certain wavelengths of light in the blue end of the spectrum…

Is Your Clipping Limit Exceeded?

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…

What’s wrong with Clean Reader? Maybe nothing…

When I asked educators about the usefulness of Clean Reader, the responses were definitive. Teachers don’t like it. It smacks of censorship. It dilutes the purpose of art, or worse–it bastardizes it in the name of correctness. One teacher said that the app is “a violation of all of the principles of intellectual freedom that…

How to clear the application storage on Kindle Fire

April left a comment on the post about cleaning up your Kindle Fire: “The internal storage is all clear, yay! BUT… the APPLICATION STORAGE is still nearly full. I have looked every place I can think of with the file explorer and cannot find where this is stored. Please help!” I suggest the following: Try…

What to do when my Kindle is full

Use an app to clean up space and memory September 1, 2016 There are few apps that are available in the app store that you can install to automatically clean up space and memory. One of them is Clean Master app. The app is great for few reasons The app itself is very small and…