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Not Quite Kindle / Question about Amazon pay
« on: August 08, 2017, 07:54:32 am »
So, I found a web site that accepts Amazon pay. My question is, will Amazon Pay draw on a gift card balance or does it only charge against the charge card associated with the account? Anyone know?

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Not Quite Kindle / Life would be so much easier if ...
« on: May 03, 2017, 04:21:22 am »
... Amazon would do with DVDs like they do with CDs and give us a streamable copy when you buy the DVD. I know, there are licensing issues, but it sure would be nice.

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Fire Talk / Sideloading and Profiles
« on: March 01, 2017, 04:31:55 am »
My daughter has a Fire 7 with two profiles set up. Her as the main user and her 4 year old son as another user. She can't find a way to download videos to her son's profile. She has movies on the Fire for herself and him, but doesn't know how to get the ones for her son to show in his profile. Can this be done? Does anyone know how? I couldn't find anything online about this. She can stream from the internet, but she needs to be able to download for road trips.

TIA.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Question about Paperwhite
« on: November 08, 2016, 05:02:00 am »
Question: do the most recent Paperwhites allow one to rotate the screen 180 degrees (not just 90 degrees). The reason I ask is that I'm left handed an would like to fold back the cover so I can put my finger between the top and back of the cover.

It's not a big deal, but would be nice and I haven't found a setting that enables me to do so.

Thanks.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Reading on my new Paperwhite
« on: August 24, 2016, 11:13:11 am »
So, realizing I've only had my Paperwhite for a short time, I so like the Kindle Reading App on the Fire MUCH better. It just seems to do so much more easily. Is there no way to see how much of a book has been read? Or, how much time is left in the chapter or book; I mean right on the page being read, not by going through menus?

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Paperwhite coming soon
« on: August 18, 2016, 05:06:44 am »
Well .... after years of reading on my Fire HDX I've ordered a Paperwhite. We moved to a retirement community which has a pool and, yes, I couldn't read in the sun on the Fire. Hope the Paperwhite works better there.

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Fire Talk / Fire HD-8: micro SD?
« on: April 15, 2016, 06:32:35 am »
The 8-inch Fire HD advertises that you can use an additional micro SD card for additional storage. Does anyone know if the Fire OS is built to easily access this additional storage? It's my understanding that a couple of iterations ago Android cut off direct access to external SD cards without using a third party app. I wonder if Amazon has made the Fire OS capable of properly using an external card?

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Anything Else Amazon / Kindle for Android question
« on: April 04, 2016, 11:01:40 am »
Not sure if this is the proper place for this. If not feel free to move it wherever.

I have a Galaxy S10 which has a 64 gb micro-SD card in it. I've downloaded a number of public domain books (.azw and .mobi format) to a folder on the SD card called Documents. My problem is that Kindle for Android doesn't see any of them. I can't find anywhere in settings that will cause Kindle to look on the SD card. Any suggestions?

I also have MoodReader Pro (Plus?). Don't know ANYTHING about that app. Will it see .azw and .mobi files?

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Fire Talk / Home Videos on 10-inch Fire?
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:57:16 am »
My wife got a 10-inch Fire for Christmas. We're trying to figure out where on the external SD card we need to put our home videos so she can watch them. Can anyone help? We're trying to download from my computer via USB. I've tried about every folder I can find, but the Fire doesn't seem to find the files.

Thanks in advance.

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Anything Else Amazon / YouVersion verse of the day on Echo
« on: November 10, 2015, 05:29:39 am »
For those of you who might be interested:

https://youtu.be/VKVDoGC_j6E

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Anything Else Amazon / Fire TV Stick - Off button?
« on: June 16, 2015, 05:42:20 am »
Yikes! How do I "turn off" the Fire Stick? I was using it for the first time today and couldn't figure out how to get it off. I turned off the TV but it was there when I turned it back on. Checked in setting and didn't find anything. I even resorted to looking in the user's help- no help. I unplugged the stick and that finally got it off of the screen. But I don't want to have to unplug the stick every time. Any suggestions?

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I know this has been discussed ad nauseum, but this is a really good article explaining the procedure and I thought it might be of interest to others (what are we? Firites? Pyromaniacs?) who have recently joined the Fire user ranks.

http://www.tested.com/tech/tablets/3179-how-to-sideload-android-apps-on-the-amazon-kindle-fire-in-3-steps/


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Not Quite Kindle / Question re. Mason canning jars
« on: November 28, 2014, 06:45:14 am »
My question is, are the glass Mason canning jars microwave safe? And, yes, I know I couldn't put the metal tops in.  ;D. I'm thinking that they would be perfect for storing and reheating leftovers.

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Not Quite Kindle / Save message reply in outbox
« on: May 02, 2014, 06:30:18 am »
Harvey,

There is a checkbox, when replying to a message, that says save a copy in my outbox. I assume checking that box will do so, but I can't find anyplace that will let me see my outbox.

How do I get there?

Thanx,
Brian

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Baby Kindles needed
« on: May 01, 2014, 05:00:35 am »
All,

I know of a school that is using old Kindles to teach remedial reading in an impoverished area. With the sale on baby Kindles, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to upgrade them. They need a total of six Kindles. I gifted them one, so we need 5 more. So here's the thing - Amazon will only let me buy one, which I did. I need 5 more people who would be willing to buy the rest. They need the Kindle, a cover and a wall charger. The total I paid, with Amazon Prime was $100 and change.

If anyone is willing to buy a set (Kindle, cover and charger) please let me know. If you'd like to buy, but can't afford it, let me know - I'll send you either a gift card or check - your choice. I just need a few people who don't plan on buying at the reduced rate for themselves, who would be willing to buy and send on to someone else.

This is what I bought: 



The teacher is doing a wonderful thing here but really could use the help.

If you'd like to help, please PM me.

Thanks,
Brian

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Not Quite Kindle / Kindles needed
« on: April 29, 2014, 10:49:30 am »
All,

I know of a school that is using old Kindles to teach remedial reading in an impoverished area. With the sale on baby Kindles, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to upgrade them. They need a total of six Kindles. I gifted them one, so we need 5 more. So here's the thing - Amazon will only let me buy one, which I did. I need 5 more people who would be willing to buy the rest. They need the Kindle, a cover and a wall charger. The total I paid, with Amazon Prime was $100 and change.

If anyone is willing to buy a set (Kindle, cover and charger) please let me know. If you'd like to buy, but can't afford it, let me know - I'll send you either a gift card or check - your choice. I just need a few people who don't plan on buying at the reduced rate for themselves who would be willing to buy and send on to someone else.

The teacher is doing a wonderful thing here but really could use the help.

If you'd like to help, please PM me.

Thanks,
Brian

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Fire Talk / Moon + Reader App
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:08:46 am »
Not sure if this is where this question should go, but ...

Is anyone out there using the Moon + eReader app? I saw a bunch of really good reviews, but I'm not feeling it. I loaded it onto my phone and it came with 3 books. Question is, how do I load my own books? I have a bunch of non-DRM books on my computer I'd like to load, but just dumping them into the Moonreader folder doesn't seem to get them onto the shelf. I did look on their web site, but not much help there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Not Quite Kindle / Like the new look, Harvey
« on: March 13, 2014, 06:10:32 am »
Just though you'd want to know. Good job.

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Not Quite Kindle / Question about smart phone
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:56:23 am »
I have a Motorola Razor with Verizon My question is, if I pull the simm card out, does that change the phone into an expensive mp3 player? Or would I need to do something else to end the phone's connection to Verizon?

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Fire Talk / SanDisk WiFi flash drive
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:59:46 pm »
So, I've been trying out one of these:



I bought the 16 gb version as it was the least expensive and I knew I had a 32 gb micro SD card in my camera. This item is a wifi flash drive. You connect to your computer, load it up with music, video, photos, etc. and they become available via wifi and an on device app, to your wifi enabled mobile device; in my case a Fire HDX.

I won't repeat the tech details here - check them out at the above link. I will say, it is a marvelous piece of technology. I really like it. My wife has a Fire HD and we both can connect up at the same time and listen to/watch/look at different media. The 16 gb worked fine, so I removed the microSD card and replaced it with a 32 gb card. Again, it performed as advertised, at least with two devices at once. Since I don't have 8 devices we weren't able to test that. Throughput was even and viewing two different movies at once didn't seem to impact playback.

But, shortly after I got this thing 64 gb cards became available. I got an Amazon deal on one and was anxious to see if it would work in the drive as SanDisk says it'll only take UP TO 32 gb cards. Inserted the 64 gb card ... plugged it into a USB port on my computer and loaded on two movies ... removed it from computer ...  turned it on ... and ... nothing. Got an error that said the card needed to be formatted to a file system the Fire can read (that is FAT, for my computer and Fire).  :(

However, after a very short search on the web I found a way to format the 64 gb drive to the needed file system. - thank goodness for user forums (fora?)!! Reformatted the drive, loaded two movies and connected with the HDX and voila! Or maybe eureka would be more correct. Success! I now have a 64 gb wifi drive for our upcoming flight to Colorado. Will load a small part of my movie collection to take with me, and of course a goodly number of books - you can never have too many books on a trip, I always say. The only issue is that there is a 4 gb file size limitation at this time. According to SanDisk a fix for that MAY become available soon via software upgrade. So far that hasn't impacted me - the movie files I have run 1-2 gb.

All in all, for me, a worthwhile investment. Hmmm ... I wonder when 128 gb micro SD cards will be available?   ;)

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Fire Talk / OH MY GOODNESS!!!
« on: November 28, 2013, 08:26:24 am »
So, We're visiting my parents for the past several days before going to my daughter's. We drove up to my daughter's last evening. This morning I went to check things online and imagine my surprise/disappointment when I realized I'd left my (new) Fire HDX at my parents house!!  :o   I mean I almost went through withdrawal!! 
Fortunately we're going to see them later today and they're going to bring it with them. Whoosh - maybe I need to get a backup Fire?!

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Fire Talk / The line of recommended buys
« on: November 14, 2013, 05:42:27 pm »
I apologize, as I know this has been asked before, but I can't find it ... where is the setting that turns off the line of recommended buys just below the carousel on the HDX?

Thanks!

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Need advice re: Baby Kindle
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:41:17 am »
A few years ago we got my parents each a K2 for Christmas and they just love them. However, as they get older, I'm guessing their eyes may not do so well with the older screen technology. I was wondering, are the screens on the Baby Kindles much brighter? The K2 screens seem to be less "contrasty". If so, we might replace their K2s. Opinions? Are the Baby K screens easier on the eyes? Is there a significant difference in contrast?

Thanks.

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Kindle Accessories / What are the chances of a regular case for the HDX?
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:37:57 am »
I mean, I NEVER need to stand my HD up ( maybe twice in the time I've owned it), so what are the chances, do you think, of Amazon offering a flat-faced case like the ones they made for the HD? They are really great - I love the one I have on my HD. I have images in my head of the face not going back to flat after awhile (hope I'm wrong on that, but I'm somewhat skeptical).

Guess I'll have to give it some time to see what others encounter with the new cases.

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Not Quite Kindle / I wonder if we'll be getting mail today?
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:29:32 am »
What with the government shut down and all.

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