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Tutorial Tuesday: How to Adjust the Brightness on Your Kindle Paperwhite
June 30, 2015 | 12:20 pm

brightness on kindle paperwhiteHere is another ereader tip: did you know that the brightness on your Kindle Paperwhite can be adjusted? It can! It all happens via the top=of-screen tool bar. Tap in the middle of your screen to make the tool bar appear. From left to right, the buttons you'll see are: - The home button, which takes you back to the main screen - An arrow button which takes you back to where you just were previously - And thirdly, an icon which looks like a light bulb That third light bulb button is the one you want! Tap it and you will see a...

Head to Head: Kobo Glo HD vs Kindle Paperwhite 3
June 26, 2015 | 12:28 pm

Glo vs PaperwhiteYesterday I reviewed the new Kindle Paperwhite 3, and I promised a shopping comparison between the Kobo Glo HD and the Paperwhite. Right now they are the closest competitors to each other since I don't consider the Kobo Glo HD to be a true competitor to the Kindle Voyage because of all the extra Voyage features. If you're thinking about a 300 ppi eReader, you're probably wondering Glo HD or Paperwhite? I don't think there is a one size fits all answer to that question. A lot depends on your preferences. What I'm going to do is present them, feature by...

Kindle Paperwhite Getting Upgrade to 300 ppi
June 17, 2015 | 10:20 am

kindle paperwhiteAmazon just announced that they are upgrading the Kindle Paperwhite to improve the screen to the same resolution as the Kindle Voyage. The new Paperwhite will also have the Bookerly font (which I am not a fan of) and the same reading enhancements announced for the iOS app last week. (Enhancements which are not as enhanced as we'd like.) Obviously, I think the most important part of this announcement is the new screen. Now that I own a Kobo Glo HD, I've learned to appreciate the sharper resolution. However, I didn't like the price tag or haptic page turn feature of the...

Morning Links: Kindle Paperwhite banned in Russia. Twitter retires Discover tab
April 9, 2015 | 9:00 am

kindle paperwhiteKindle Paperwhite Now Banned in Russia (Ink, Bits & Pixels) He was reportedly told by DHL that the Paperwhite had been rejected by Russian customs agents because it used encryption DRM. *** Chapters Bookstores Now Require ID to Redeem Loyalty Points (GoodeReader) Apparently Chapters has been seeing an influx of unscrupulous people who use stolen loyalty cards in order to receive free books. *** Twitter Retires Discover Tab in Lieu of More Detailed Trends (Re/Code) Twitter has retired its Discover tab, the section within the Twitter app that showed users what topics were trending or most popular within their network. *** The Copywriter's Daily Bag (Lifehacker) Copywriter and Everyday...

Printable lighting offers the backlight of your dreams?
November 26, 2014 | 4:25 pm

Idaho- and Texas-based company Rohinni has demonstrated an innovation that could revolutionize one key feature of onscreen reading - backlights.  The company's innovation, Lightpaper, is described as "the world's thinnest LED lighting," and is essentially just what it says it is, a paper-thin white LED illuminated surface, that according to Rohinni can be manufactured in volume by the roll. "With Lightpaper technology, you can just print light on what you want," the company claims, although the only technology implementation on hand is a printed logo on the back of a Sony smartphone. The company's current website is decidely light on detail...

More on the Kindle Paperwhite Update
November 21, 2014 | 12:25 pm

kindle paperwhite updateI received the new Kindle Paperwhite update at some point yesterday. When I went to use it last night, there was an alert from Amazon---complete with explanatory e-guide---highlighting features of the new OS. Some of it didn't interest me. We can't use FreeTime in Canada. and the family sharing was a moot point since the Beloved does not have an Amazon account. But I was interested to check out the 'improved' collection handling. The e-guide promised that, as people have often requested, Amazon has added some filters to make it easier to distinguish between Cloud and on-device content. Here was how...

Review: Inateck Kindle Paperwhite Case
November 20, 2014 | 4:25 pm

inateck kindle paperwhite caseIt's getting to be that time of year when people will be deciding on gifts to give for the holiday. With the Kindle Paperwhite now being marketed as the mid-range offering in Amazon's eInk reader line up, I'm betting there will be a number of them wrapped in colorful paper soon. However, if you've owned such a device in the past, you know that it's not enough to buy the reader. You also want to protect the reader, and the folks at Inateck recently sent me a case to review. Gotta say, I love it. The [easyazon-link asin="B00JP7R7DC" locale="us"]Inateck Compact Kindle...

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
November 19, 2014 | 10:25 am

snowWe had our first big snowfall of the year on Monday! And I was all ready, with new boots, a warm hat and fleecy mittens. The only aspect of my life that was hit hard? My reading life! One of the side effects of the loss of physical page turn buttons has been a dip in my reading as soon as mitten-and-glove weather hits, because I favour my iPhone when I am commuting, and you can't use it with be-mittened hands. I don't know if my snowy home makes it worth upgrading my Paperwhite to the Kindle Voyage, and I don't...

What features do the e-Ink Kindles still need?
August 14, 2014 | 10:25 am

E-inkThere is a new Kindle Paperwhite update making the rounds! It adds some features which have been present in the iOS app for awhile, including the 'sync to most recent open page' option and some PDF features. I really like some of the 'extras' eBooks allow me to take advantage of. I love the on-board dictionary, the Wikipedia and Google Translate options, the notes and annotation features (I never used to highlight paper books; I often do with eBooks) and, few bugs notwithstanding, the vocabulary builder. So, what's left? What features could Amazon still add here? 1) Academic Citation Features. I wonder...

Kindle Paperwhite, one week later
May 29, 2014 | 4:25 pm

kindle paperwhiteIt's been about a week since I have settled in with my new Kindle Paperwhite---much thanks and love to my sister Tammy for giving it to me! I have already posted a thorough review of the features. But now that I have settled in with it, how are things going? Are there are final thoughts I want to add now that I have had more time to read and enjoy? Yes, actually. There are a few little bugs which annoy me about my almost-perfect little reader, and a few hidden treasures I have found as I have explored further. Here they...

Kindle Paperwhite In-Depth, Part 3: The Final Verdict
May 21, 2014 | 12:25 pm

kindle paperwhiteYesterday, I highlighted some Kindle-only features I particularly liked. Today, I will talk about some quirks which were less appealing, and then give my final verdict. Will I be keeping the Kindle Paperwhite, or will I continue trucking along with my Kobo Glo? Firstly, let's talk about one feature I do miss from the Kobo---Pocket integration. The Kobo did this very well. You could save articles from sites like Longform, straight from the on-board web browser! And you had full control over what to do with them when you were done---delete from both the device and the server, archive, save to favourites...

Kindle Paperwhite In-Depth, Part 2: Kindle Features Up Close
May 20, 2014 | 12:25 pm

kindle paperwhite in depthIn Part 2 of my Kindle Paperwhite review, I am going to look more closely at some of the Kindle's features. You can do a lot more than just plain read on this thing! Here are some features which jumped out at me. 1) Goodreads Integration This was not a huge deal for me because, while I do use Goodreads, I don't just rate the book but I review it too. That's a lot easier to do from a computer! But if you just want to shelve and star your books, and you get most of them from Amazon, then having this feature...

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