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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: First Impressions -- Kindle PW
« on: October 23, 2012, 10:47:29 pm »
The PW made the switch to capacitive screen from IR screen. I wasnít sure how Iíve feel about this change, but Iím finding that I quite like it. One of the problems I had with the Touch was that Iíd have to turn it off to get something off the screen because any touch would engage the screen. Now, if I have to wipe a hair or something off the screen, I can just use a fingernail and the page doesnít turn. This is a small thing, but it makes me happy. :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: First Impressions -- Kindle PW
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:05:22 am »
The PW learns your reading speed and can predict how much time you have left in the chapter and in the entire book. This seems like a software update, so Iím not sure if it will be implemented for previous Kindle models or not. Again, itís a small thing, but itís nice to know how much longer ďlet me just finish this chapterĒ will actually be. Or whether you really should stay up to finish the book.  :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The defective PaperWhite thread
« on: October 11, 2012, 11:18:56 pm »
People expect things to run smoothly, so when a product does so, the user tends not to even notice; they see it as the product's default state. They're unlikely to go out of their way to say, "Hey! Your product runs really smoothly!"

If just 1% of your users are complaining on your forums, they can easily give the impression of major problems with your product because their natural reaction is to assume everyone uses your product in exactly the same way they do, despite any evidence to the contrary. And 99% of your customers are most likely having no problems at all. :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: First Impressions -- Kindle PW
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:11:45 pm »
I'm still trying to figure out what light settings I like, which of course changes depending on how the area I'm in is lit. But it's a huge leap from Kindle 2 and I couldn't be happier with the Paperwhite. :)

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I honestly think you will be happy with the device whether you upgrade from the kindle touch(previous e-ink models) or if you or new to e-ink devices. :)

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Mine should be here today so I'm hoping it gets here ok and not too long from now. :)

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Kindle Fire HD reviews / Re: Fire HD 7" - First Impressions
« on: September 29, 2012, 02:43:57 pm »
I bought the Marware Vibe Standing Case for $24.99. I like that the Kindle goes into sleep mode when the lid is closed.
After three attempts at trying different covers this one is a keeper and highly reccomended. :)

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Fire Talk / Re: Why I won't be getting Fire HD
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:04:02 pm »
While I love my Fire as an ereader and while it works, sort of, as a browser I am frustrated by the fact that an Android is not always an Android. For example I've wanted Skype on my Fire to do text. It is available at Google Play but they say I don't have an Android device so I can't get it there.

There is a work-around for Kindle Fire HD users if you want to install some apps by downloading them directly as APK files instead of going through Google Play: Go to Settings -> Device and turn on "Allow Installation of Applications from unknown sources." However, most apps aren't available that way.

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Kindle Fire HD reviews / Re: Fire HD 7" - First Impressions
« on: September 17, 2012, 12:52:15 pm »
 The speakers are great. Sound is full and loud, something you donít find on many tablets these days. The stereo works great in landscape mode, as it should be.

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Fire Talk / Re: The Kindle Fire Poll - what did you order?
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:59:19 am »
I ordered the official amazon case and fast charger with the order of the Kindle Fire HD.  The case seems very nice. Nice and thin with a good feel. The magnet will turn on and off the device pretty sweet case. I am not sure it was worth the price however... $45 is a bit steep.

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Fire Talk / Re: Fire HD 7" - Shipping Soon? Shipped? Tell us HERE!
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:04:55 pm »
I got my Kindle yesterday. The 7-inch, 1280 x 800 display on the Fire HD is fantastic. The IPS, LCD screen looks better than probably any other tablet display I've seen. It definitely looks more like an Apple-quality display, and it's clear the company put a lot of effort into making an impression here.  :)

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Fire Talk / Re: Looking for Reviewers who have Kindle Fire!
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:42:55 pm »
Interesting suggestion, I sent email.  :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Buying a Kindle - which one?
« on: August 12, 2012, 02:28:04 pm »
I have been reading my Kindle books on my PC with the free Kindle Reader, but really want to buy a Kindle as soon as I can.  Would love to know which you think is the best choice - and why?   
Consideration about the internet connection.
Kindle Touch is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home and do not need the added convenience of a 3G connection.
If you do not have Wi-Fi set up in your home, Kindle Touch 3G may be a better option.  Built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments ó Amazon pays for Kindle Touch's 3G wireless connectivity.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Purchase on my Kindle that I didn't buy
« on: August 10, 2012, 01:31:54 am »
Has this happened to anyone else? I got an email about my Kindle ebook purchase blah blah blah. Same email that one always gets when they buy a book.

Except I didn't buy this book. I haven't been on my Kindle today and I certainly haven't been in the store. I haven't loaned my Kindle to anyone; it hasn't been lost or stolen and I live alone. So unless my cat has picked up reading it's very strange.
Looks like you have a Trojan on the device.

Trojan Horses are what they sound like.

If you remember your History, the Trojan Horse was a wooden horse built by... uh...  the Trojans (stretching my memory here...)  that was hollow on the inside.   A bunch of  soldiers got inside, and they gave this large, wooden horse to their enemies (during a war).

The horse was taken inside the enemies fortress/castle/whatever.  The soldiers waited until late at night, got out of the horse, and opened the gates to let the Trojan army attack with ease.  Of course, the crafty Trojans won, and took over the fortress/castle/whatever.  (you can google this for details, probably in the Wiki)

ANYWAY...

A computer Trojan Horse does a very similar thing.  Hidden to look like something harmless, the Trojan will typically open a network connection to whoever wrote the software, and allow them to more-or-less take over your computer and do a variety of nasty things, ranging from using your computer for their purposes (such as sending LOTS of spam out!) to deleting your files, stealing your passwords, and such.

You should let the antivirus software remove the Trojan.

Typically, you can look up a description of the virus/trojan/whatever your antivirus software finds at their website.

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Fire Talk / Re: Is anyone a member of Prime?
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:16:19 am »
I am a long time Netflix subscriber and have "discovered" so many great movies, old TV series, etc that I may never have if I had to pay to rent each DVD (especially TV series and miniseries that are several DVDs). But once you pay for your subscription it feels like everything is "free"..  :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Is your Kindle your favorite gadget, ever?
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:49:15 pm »
Well eventually tablets will have screens that can switch between backlit and an e-ink like non-backlit mode for reading once Mirasol or other companies get their tech perfected, on the market and prices drop.
When that happens there truly will be a revolution, and potentially only one type of reading device needed by the majority. But for now at least it seems both tablets and ebook readers will continue to expand their market base alongside each other, getting along in many households happily together! :)

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Fire Talk / Re: Can the Kindle Fire get a virus?
« on: August 03, 2012, 02:13:48 am »
I have had my Kindle since November and have enjoyed it a lot.
However, lately I have been getting "app suggestions" and then random pages will load if I click on the Web button. 
Is it possible to get a virus or is it from an app that I got?
Anyone know?
Thanks.

Copy all the books that are on the device to your computer.

Do a full reset: Menu -> Settings -> Menu -> Reset to Factory Defaults. (NOTE! All data on the device will be deleted.)

In this case, you'll be 100% sure that the malware removed.  :)

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I like being able to physically press buttons to type words.. not having a keyboard is like trying to type things in on a console the like PS3 or 360 controllers.. annoying and slow! For me, yes the 3G Kindle Keyboard is worth the extra money..  :)

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