kindle touch

My first Kindle Touch update attempt ends in failure

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

On BoingBoing, Jason Weisberger writes about his experiences updating his Kindle Voyage to the latest firmware version. He had trouble getting USB cables to work to connect his Voyage to his Mac Book Pro to upload the update. He eventually had to reset the Kindle and try it from his Mac Book Air [...]

Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage and basic model get 5.6.5 update for Bookerly font, etc. What tweaks do you want next?

By David Rothman
August 11, 2015 // 9 Comments

Own a 2013 Kindle Paperwhite? Well, you can finally enjoy the new Bookerly font optimized for readability, thanks to Amazon’s latest update, 5.6.5. Same if you own a deluxe Voyage or a recent basic model. The 2015 Paperwhite already includes Bookerly but will benefit from other features in the [...]

Do you download lots of Kindle samples? Here's a handy Kindle Touch update

By libertyc
August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

The awesome folks on KBoards pointed me to a recent Kindle Touch update, which doesn’t add lots of stuff, but does add one handy feature, especially if you like downloading lots of samples. Here’s what the toolbar looked like pre-update: And after: Now you can see the price of the book [...]

Kindle Touch Still Available for Purchase

By libertyc
March 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hat tip to an alert reader on The Digital Reader for this one. As far as we knew, when the Kindle Paperwhite came out last year, Amazon retired the Kindle Touch. But now it looks like they plan to continue selling it, at least for a while. You can only find it through a search. It’s not [...]

Why I'm giving up on the iBooks App

By libertyc
January 31, 2013 // 20 Comments

This has been a year of tech experimentation for me. I gave up my clunky-but-serviceable Kindle Touch in favor of a slick, front-lit Kobo. I relegated my iPad 2 to work functions, and picked up a more ergonomic iPad Mini for home use. And I experimented with various apps in search of a perfect [...]

Review: Amazon Lighted Kindle Cover

By libertyc
January 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Are you envying the light on the Kindle Paperwhite, but you’re not quite ready to give up your Kindle Touch or basic Kindle? Consider the Amazon Lighted Kindle Cover. I have one for my Kindle Touch, and it’s an excellent case. [easyazon-image align=”right” [...]

Review: Kobo Glo with SleepCover

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 5 Comments

There’s a new e-reader in the house! I had been eying the Kobo Glo with some envy ever since it came out. It seemed like Amazon’s readers kept getting thicker and chunkier-looking, while Kobo’s kept getting smaller and cuter and faster. The glow light was what really sold me, [...]

E-Book Ergonomics: Best Practices?

By libertyc
September 12, 2012 // 7 Comments

I was working only part-time over the summer, and had a lot more time for reading than I usually do. I found, to my dismay, that about halfway through July, I started getting wrist issues: pain when I typed for long periods, numbness and tingling at night and other troublesome symptoms. What was [...]

REVIEW: Kindle Touch E-Reader

By libertyc
August 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

This is my fourth Kindle reader, so I’m an old hat by now. Most of the others have gone to family over the years. My most recent Kindle was the Kindle 4, which I sold on Craigslist in a pique of decluttering after spending most of the school year snatching short little reading breaks on my [...]

Kobo seeks to beat Amazon to Japanese marketplace with Kobo Touch

By libertyc
June 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun reports that Rakuten, the Japanese company that bought Canadian outfit Kobo, is going to try to beat Amazon to market in Japan by introducing the Kobo Touch there in July before Amazon is able to bring out its Kindle Touch there later this year. "As a Japanese [...]

New game for Kindle Touch, Throw in the Vowel, and a look at new Kindle software coming soon

By libertyc
June 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Me and My Kindle blog.  Some neat stuff coming for the Kindle Touch: If you own a Kindle Touch, here’s two very important announcements.  First, Amazon’s Kindle Store finally got a Kindle Touch version of a new word game this week. It’s called “Throw in the Vowel” — I’m the [...]

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight vs. the Kindle Touch

By Paul Biba
June 17, 2012 // 4 Comments

This isn’t a full review. but consists of my thoughts on the two devices when used side-by-side.  B&N provided me with a GlowLight loaner and I’ve owned a Kindle Touch (3G) since it came out. Bottom line: if I were buying a non-3G e-ink ereader today I’d get the GlowLight. [...]

Help for email on Kindles

By Paul Biba
May 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

From A Kindle World Blog.  More at the site: I’ve noticed that E-Ink-Ereader and Kindle Fire owners have reported problems accessing Gmail lately. One aspect is that few settle for “mobile” version on the larger mobile devices and choose ‘desktop’ mode. I’m one [...]

How-to: Use Instant Translations in Kindle Touch [Screenshots]

By Piotr Kowalczyk
April 17, 2012 // 3 Comments

A new software for Kindle Touch (5.1.0 update) offers many great features and one of the most important ones, especially for international users, is a possibility to instantly translate the text you read. Instant translations are powered by Bing Translator. The web tool supports 38 languages, but [...]

How-to: Take Screenshots in Kindle Touch

By Piotr Kowalczyk
April 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

If you frequently visit Ebook Friendly for Kindle tips, you must have seen beautiful screenshots on how-to posts about the Kindle Touch. Some time ago the eBook Reader Blog shared a genuinely simple trick on how to make screenshots on Kindle Touch, and if you’re blogger who wants to show screen [...]

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