Sunday, July 20, 2014

Email subscription error

Apologies to email subscribers who received a few misplaced posts recently. One was my mistake (I posted something meant for my BoldlyCompassionate blog); the other was a Feedburner error.
Feedburner is the Google service that manages email subscriptions to this blog, and it sent out an email of a random post from last year, a long-ended contest announcement.

If you received it, apologies. I have deactivated and reactivated the service, so hopefully only new posts will be sent from now on. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tip: Kindle Fire Home screen management

Home screens vary a little on the different Fires. All have the revolving carousel of recent covers. But below that, some have a shelf of favorites, others have a star instead - tap the star to see favorites.

*To add a book, app or other link into favorites, tap and hold the cover then select Add to Favorites.

*For those devices with the banner "Customers also bought" (see below), you can turn this off this distraction.
> Go to settings (cog wheel icon at the top)
> under Amazon Applications tap Amazon Home Recommendations
> under content recommendations tap Hide.

To learn more about the Kindle Fire, visit Amazon. On sale today!

Kindle Fire home screen

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kindle reading without a Kindle - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices

You don't need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Amazon offers apps for tablets and for computers. I really like the PC app for organizing books (click and drag into folders) that can sync to my Kindle devices. It's also handy for non-fiction reference books, like cookbooks, and for copy & paste. 

But importantly, they make ebooks accessible to anyone with a device of some kind. Most devices are covered - iPods, tablets, Android phones, Macs and PCs. Let your friends know about it!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Amazon TV and Kindle Fire bundle deal

This is a great deal, save $79 when you get a bumdle of Amazon TV and Kindle Fire 7" HDX

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  • Save $79—Includes both Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire HDX 7", Wi-Fi, 16GB, with Special Offers for only $249
  • Second Screen—Fling movies, TV shows and photos from your Kindle Fire HDX to your HDTV so you can use your tablet to control media playback or browse the web
  • Mirror your Kindle Fire HDX on your HDTV—Share everything you enjoy on your Kindle Fire HDX from apps to music and photos with everyone in your living room
  • Immersive entertainment experience—See trivia and character backgrounds with X-Ray powered by IMDb on Kindle Fire HDX, synchronized with playback on Amazon Fire TV
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