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If you bought something just a few days too soon, Amazon will adjust the price
July 24, 2013 | 8:05 pm

robotechseriesDid you know that if you buy something from Amazon less than a week before they lower the price, you can get a refund of the difference? I found this out today, when Amazon dropped the price on the Robotech: The Complete Original Series DVD set from $39.49 to $32.99…four days after I’d ordered it at the old price. But as it turns out, all I had to do was get in touch with Amazon via the “contact me” option on my account page, provide information about the order, and ask nicely, and I got my $6.50 refund. ...

HELP! My E-Reader Keeps Freezing! (How to reset your Kindle, Nook or Kobo)
January 20, 2013 | 3:20 pm

Amazon Kindle start-up pageAlways remember that e-readers are like small computers. Sometimes they just hiccup and stop working correctly. Freezing, acting sluggish or pages turning slower than normal are common complaints. Relax. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. No need to call customer service just yet; a quick reset will fix most problems. Here's instructions on how to reset the three most popular e-reading devices. 1. Kindle (E Ink) The easiest way to reset a Kindle is to press or slide (depending on your model) the power switch, and to hold it in the 'off' position for 20 seconds. Your Kindle will restart itself, and most...

Got a New E-reader? We’ll buy your old one.
August 31, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Now that TeleRead has left the warm embrace of NAPCO's Publishing Group and has made its way across the office and into the Consumer Technology Publishing Group, I would be remiss not to share with you the consumer electronics trade-in program sponsored by Technology Tell.                 The program is just about as simple as possible: Let us know which device you're interested in selling, and we'll offer you a price. Our trade-in categories include iPhones, iPads, iPods, phones, both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, laptops, tablets and e-readers, and even video games, game consoles and (get this) calculators!                 Need more specifics? Click here to...

IFTTT recipes for ebook users
August 30, 2012 | 7:30 am

IFTTT is an awesome tool, which lets users automate several daily web tasks. Some of them are related to e-books, and I'll list them in this post. The name is an acronym for "if this then that" ... which is a decent explanation of what, exactly, the service can do for you. For example: If there's a new item on my Pinterest board, then upload it to a specific Facebook photo album. If I shared a new photo on Instagram, then download this photo to Dropbox. If there's a new free app of the week on iTunes, then send me an email. There are a...

3 ways to use Send to Kindle for Mac app
May 16, 2012 | 2:45 pm

Send to Kindle MacOSSend to Kindle for Mac is an app which lets you send personal documents from a Mac computer directly to the selected Kindle device or app, as well as archive them in your Kindle account. Thanks to this app Mac users can now add own files to Kindle much easier than to Apple's native iBooks application. It's either Amazon cares more for Mac users who like to read, or Apple doesn't care well enough. In order to use Send to Kindle, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) is required. The supported file types are: .doc, .docx, .pdf,...

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