kindle touch

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 [ on]

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 [ on]

E-reader accessory review: Flygrip one-handed device grip

By Chris Meadows
April 15, 2012 // 9 Comments

A few days ago, I was contacted by Chih-Chin Sun of Flygrip, an iPhone/e-reader handgrip accessory made by a company that began selling its products in February of this year. Ms. Sun had read my post about seeking a one-handed e-reading solution for my mother, who had her right arm amputated on New [ on]

Kindle Touch software updated to 5.1.0

By Paul Biba
April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Kindle Software Update site: New features in this update include: Language Support: Customize your Kindle Touch with the language you prefer: English (US and UK), German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Brazilian Portuguese. Landscape Mode: Switch between portrait and landscape orientation in [ on]

Kindle Touch features vs. Nook Touch features

By Paul Biba
March 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

That’s the subject of an article at the always-excellent A Kindle World Blog, by Andrys Basten.  Here’s a bit of it: Now, I’ve been asked a lot about whether to get a Kindle or a Nook Touch.  I had bought a Nook Color on sight at my B&N (and used it daily for a year) but am [ on]

Amazon Kindle 3G Touch now available in 175 countries

By Paul Biba
March 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the press release: (NASDAQ:AMZN – News) today announced Kindle Touch 3G – the most full-featured Kindle e-reader – with an easy-to-use touch screen and the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G wireless, is available today for pre-order to customers [ on]

Kindle Touch software update version 5.04 is available

By Paul Biba
March 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog.  Full details on how to download it at her site. Kindle Touch Software Update, V5.0.4 is available online, and downloadable at the link, in case the update isn’t already on your Kindle Touch and you decide you want it right away. It’s [ on]

Kindle Touch X-ray feature

By Paul Biba
February 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Kindle World Blog has a post on this, along with some other interesting stuff, such as Oscar apps: In the meantime, I’ve been spending more time with the Kindle Touch (photo from because I finally went back to reading the Steve Jobs book by Isaacson, and there are SO MANY [ on]

Kindle Touch goes global

By Paul Biba
February 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

From an article in Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog: This is the new but not yet announced page by Amazon forKindle Touch International, now buyable by customers in countries outside the U.S. finally – for $139 U.S. from Amazon U.S. This is for the Kindle Touch WiFi only, but on that [ on]

Kindle Touch software updated to 5.03

By Paul Biba
January 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you leave your Kindle on the new software will eventually be pushed to your unit.  Amazon doesn’t say anything about what’s new with the update, but Andrys Basten, in her excellent A Kindle World Blog, has this to say: Menu response is considerably faster now. Page turns are quicker [ on]

Nook Simple Touch and Kindle Touch face off at Laptop Magazine

By Paul Biba
January 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Laptop Magazine has a side-by-side comparison of these two ereaders.  Very useful for someone who is undecided.  Here’s a snippet: Design and Ergonomics Side by side, these two gray rectangles display some striking differences in look, shape, and feel. At 6.5 x 5 x 0.5 inches the Nook [ on]

Kindle Tips for the Touch and Fire

By Paul Biba
December 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Kindle World Blog has a set of tips for the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire.  Here’s a snippet: Re the Kindle Touch: Be sure to see the first article on what you can do with some of the features on this unit, with basic tips on the changes and certain unexpected aspects encountered when using [ on]

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