Kindle Fire

How to import bookmarks into the Kindle Fire Silk browser

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the most irritating shortcomings of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire 7 tablet is the lack of proper bookmarks management in its otherwise fast and slick Silk browser. And worst of all, there’s no proper bookmarks import feature. So if you want to import all of your bookmarks from Chrome, [...]

My Kindle Fire can do handwriting recognition: Here’s how

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

As readers may know, I’m an avid fan of handwriting recognition for mobile devices. This may not be everyone’s favorite input method, but it works well in many situations – writing one-handed on the move, for instance. And with my new Kindle Fire 7 in hand, I naturally wanted to [...]

How Android was my Kindle Fire

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Everyone knows that Amazon’s Fire OS is a pretty close cousin to stock Android. With the latest version in the new Kindle Fire 7, Amazon Fire OS 5.0 Bellini, it seems closer than ever. It wasn’t until I got it in my hands that I realized how close, though. My closest experience with [...]

How to read EPUB books from the new Kindle Fire’s microSD card

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

As already noted, I’ve just received my new Kindle Fire 7. And one of the first things I wanted to do with it was install my library of DRM-free EPUB books. Ideally, on the Kindle Fire’s microSD card. After all, that’s what external memory is about, right? Following David [...]

My Kindle Fire just arrived!

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Yes, the moment I’ve all been waiting for: My spanking new Kindle Fire just stepped off the mail from the UK. All in one piece and doing just fine. I’ll give you some more feedback and user reports as soon as I’ve had a chance to do more than woot. (And that’s woot: not [...]

Amazon really wants to get those new Kindle Fires into your hands

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 1, 2015 // 3 Comments

As most of the developed world now knows, yesterday marked the debut of Amazon’s new range of Kindle Fire tablets. And yesterday I had a demo of just how fast Amazon’s delivery can be – and how keen the company is to get you Kindled up ASAP. I ordered a new Kindle Fire 7 as a [...]

Are you asking the wrong question about the Kindle Fire 7?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

A lot of the peripheral commentary on the debut of the new Kindle Fire lineup, especially the ultra-cheap Kindle Fire 7, is revolving around whether Amazon can make any money off it. After all, $49.99, right? But is that question simply a no-brainer? The Motley Fool has just run an article, [...]

Some things you should know about Amazon

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

A series of articles and authoritative statements about Amazon have all surfaced more or less simultaneously, giving fresh perspective on the Bezos Behemoth, and where it may go from here. And also, on what kind of services you can expect from it in future – and whether all those knockers who [...]

How to use the Kindle email feature

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Kindle email feature is one of those handy extra wrinkles for Kindle device and library management that never seems to get enough love, or use. After all, it assists you to manage far more than just the books in your Kindle Library. You can use it to send documents, article, any kind of content [...]

How to use the new Kindle Fire range’s microSD external memory

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

One of the most significant departures in Amazon’s new Kindle Fire lineup from previous iterations of the brand – and one rather lost in all the hoo-hah over pricing – is the inclusion of a slot for “a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage,” as well as [...]

How to save on Kindles – if you’re in the UK

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Normally I’m no fan of clickthrough or copycat journalism, but here’s one feature from the UK’s Mirror that is just too useful to Teleread readers to ignore – at least, for those living in the UK. Plus, the feature hasn’t taken on board Amazon’s just-announced [...]

You can repair your own Kindle Fire…but would you want to?

By Chris Meadows
September 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Apropos of my article about how manufacturers don’t want you to repair complicated electronics, it’s worth noting that doesn’t stop a lot of aftermarket repair vendors. Today on my Facebook, a Baen barfly posted a link to a rather impressive 28-minute video how-to going into detail on how to [...]

The problem with Amazon’s hardware could be Amazon

By Chris Meadows
August 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

In the wake of the layoffs at Amazon’s Lab126, Wired takes a look at the failure of the Fire Phone and the mediocre performance of some of Amazon’s other devices. Brian Barrett thinks he knows why they fizzled: they were simply too focused on pushing Amazon goods and services, rather than on [...]

Amazon knocks $30 off 6” Fire HD & Fire HD Kids Edition, August 17 only

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

Today (August 17) only, Amazon has put its Fire HD 6 with Special Offers on sale for $30 off the regular price. You can pay $69 to get the 6” version, or $119 to get the ruggedized Kids Edition. You can use the “Configure and Add to Cart” button on the right side of the screen to double the [...]

Making the Switch from Laptop to Tablet

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 15, 2015 // 8 Comments

I was meeting with a client recently, and she was admiring my iPad + Bluetooth keyboard combination. She pulled a massive laptop out of her bag and said she’d been meaning to make the switch from her laptop to her new iPad. We got to talking about what was involved in making the switch from [...]

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