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Do you download lots of Kindle samples? Here’s a handy Kindle Touch update
August 1, 2013 | 12:17 pm

The awesome folks on KBoards pointed me to a recent Kindle Touch update, which doesn't add lots of stuff, but does add one handy feature, especially if you like downloading lots of samples. Here's what the toolbar looked like pre-update: And after: Now you can see the price of the book before you go to buy it. Like I said, not earth-shattering, but handy. This was a feature in a previous Paperwhite update, and it's nice to see Amazon is still updating the Touch....

An Amazon 4th of July Sale on Kindle Accessories!
July 4, 2013 | 1:19 pm

AmazonBy Moe Zilla Promising “40% Off or More”, Amazon has just announced a special sale on Kindle accessories (and other electronics). They’ve discounted over 300 different accessories for their entire line of Kindles, including the black-and-white Kindle readers and the larger Kindle Fire tablets. And if you buy one of the qualifying accessories, Amazon will even throw in $2.00 of free music downloads. I was stunned when I found a precision-molded skin for my Kindle Touch marked down to only $3.37! (Normally Marware sells these “SportGrip” models for $19.99). Another $6.98 would be tacked on for “shipping and handling” — but fortunately, I’m an...

Kindle Touch Still Available for Purchase
March 29, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Amazon Kindle Touch software update Hat tip to an alert reader on The Digital Reader for this one. As far as we knew, when the Kindle Paperwhite came out last year, Amazon retired the Kindle Touch. But now it looks like they plan to continue selling it, at least for a while. You can only find it through a search. It's not listed on the Kindle comparison page, but if you're interested, you can find it here. I'm guessing they brought it back some time this month. I did a search back through reviews, and reviews from February and January were primarily for "Certified Refurbished" Touches....

Why I’m giving up on the iBooks App
January 31, 2013 | 10:00 am

This has been a year of tech experimentation for me. I gave up my clunky-but-serviceable Kindle Touch in favor of a slick, front-lit Kobo. I relegated my iPad 2 to work functions, and picked up a more ergonomic iPad Mini for home use. And I experimented with various apps in search of a perfect reading platform. I didn't find it. It is with mixed feelings that I declare the Kindle app the 'winner,' and give up on iBooks. Here's why: The Kindle can sync personal documents. That's it. That's the killer feature iBooks and Kobo and all the rest lack, and it...

Review: Amazon Lighted Kindle Cover
January 17, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Are you envying the light on the Kindle Paperwhite, but you're not quite ready to give up your Kindle Touch or basic Kindle? Consider the Amazon Lighted Kindle Cover. I have one for my Kindle Touch, and it's an excellent case. [easyazon-image align="right" asin="B004SD2562" locale="us" height="500" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412YpcdDDgL.jpg" width="297"] At a $59.99, it's expensive, but it's worth it. Mine is black, and I think it makes my Kindle look better. I've never been a fan of how the Kindle Touch looked. The gray color doesn't appeal. In the case, however, it looks good. Appearance aside, it's good for other reasons. The Kindle is completely...

Why “Send To Kindle” makes Amazon better than Barnes & Noble and others
January 12, 2013 | 3:54 pm

By Juli Monroe Last week I wrote an article for one of our sister sites, GadgeTell, on ways Barnes & Noble could remain relevant with the Nook line. While I stand by everything I wrote in that article, I missed an important point. One of the reasons I stay with Amazon and my Kindle Touch is because of the “Send To Kindle” feature. Send to Kindle allows you to treat personal documents the same as Amazon content, including syncing between multiple devices. It’s easy to use. After downloading and installing the app, simply right-click on a document, and Send to Kindle will be...

Hands on with the Kindle Touch update
January 10, 2013 | 4:07 pm

Amazon Kindle Touch software update   By Juli Monroe | for Technology Tell Amazon released a software update for the Kindle Touch yesterday—Wednesday, January 10—and I’ve been trying it out. (Click here for software updating instructions.) My verdict? I really like it. There had been concern that Amazon would abandon the Touch when the Paperwhite came out, and I was glad to see it wasn’t true. I’d been thinking about the Paperwhite for two reasons: added fonts and the 'Time to Read' feature. Time to Read looked very cool, especially to someone who was coming from a Nook Color that told me how many pages were left in a chapter....

Review: Kobo Glo with SleepCover
November 19, 2012 | 6:26 pm

There's a new e-reader in the house! I had been eying the Kobo Glo with some envy ever since it came out. It seemed like Amazon's readers kept getting thicker and chunkier-looking, while Kobo's kept getting smaller and cuter and faster. The glow light was what really sold me, though. I read in bed a lot, and was growing weary of the tiny iPod Touch screen—I wanted to take a book with me again! And even with the light on, it was too dark to bring my reader into bed. We have one power outlet, and it's not on my...

E-Book Ergonomics: Best Practices?
September 12, 2012 | 10:29 am

I was working only part-time over the summer, and had a lot more time for reading than I usually do. I found, to my dismay, that about halfway through July, I started getting wrist issues: pain when I typed for long periods, numbness and tingling at night and other troublesome symptoms. What was the culprit, and how did I begin solving the problem? My conclusions surprised me! 1) Identifying the Culprit I had found that, during the school year, I barely used my Kindle at all. I had the iPad with me at school so I would read during short breaks. And then...

REVIEW: Kindle Touch E-Reader
August 6, 2012 | 2:00 pm

This is my fourth Kindle reader, so I'm an old hat by now. Most of the others have gone to family over the years. My most recent Kindle was the Kindle 4, which I sold on Craigslist in a pique of decluttering after spending most of the school year snatching short little reading breaks on my iPad in between classes. And then summer hit. For the first time, I am not working, and I had a lot more reading time than I was used to. I found that after a couple of weeks, I was starting to develop wrist problems...

Kobo seeks to beat Amazon to Japanese marketplace with Kobo Touch
June 23, 2012 | 2:15 pm

The Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun reports that Rakuten, the Japanese company that bought Canadian outfit Kobo, is going to try to beat Amazon to market in Japan by introducing the Kobo Touch there in July before Amazon is able to bring out its Kindle Touch there later this year. "As a Japanese company, we cannot lose (to overseas rivals)," [Rakuten chairman and CEO Hiroshi] Mikitani told The Asahi Shimbun. "With Kobo devices, we will be able to export Japanese content. The Japanese publishing industry will become a huge content industry." There may be...

New game for Kindle Touch, Throw in the Vowel, and a look at new Kindle software coming soon
June 22, 2012 | 8:42 am

Throw in the Vowel a Kindle word game From the Me and My Kindle blog.  Some neat stuff coming for the Kindle Touch: If you own a Kindle Touch, here’s two very important announcements.  First, Amazon’s Kindle Store finally got a Kindle Touch version of a new word game this week. It’s called “Throw in the Vowel” — I’m the game’s co-author — and it was released in February for all the other Kindle models. But this Kindle Touch version is even easier to play, since you just tap your finger to make choices on the screen. And unlike some games, you don’t even have to type in the letters in the...

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight vs. the Kindle Touch
June 17, 2012 | 9:22 pm

P6170703This isn't a full review. but consists of my thoughts on the two devices when used side-by-side.  B&N provided me with a GlowLight loaner and I've owned a Kindle Touch (3G) since it came out. Bottom line: if I were buying a non-3G e-ink ereader today I'd get the GlowLight. After using the GlowLight for a week, here are my thoughts when I compare it to my Kindle Touch experience. Lighting: First, let's get the GlowLight light out of the way.  The built-in GlowLight is cool, even and soft and gives excellent illumination without excess glare.  Of course, the Kindle has no...

Help for email on Kindles
May 9, 2012 | 8:59 am

Images From A Kindle World Blog.  More at the site: I've noticed that E-Ink-Ereader and Kindle Fire owners have reported problems accessing Gmail lately. One aspect is that few settle for "mobile" version on the larger mobile devices and choose 'desktop' mode. I'm one of them. The one mode that always works for me on either the Kindle Touch or the Kindle Fire, though, is GMail's "Basic Html" mode, which is simpler and faster to load than the "Standard" mode, the latter being the default mode and causing problems for some larger mobile devices. While GMail apps can work well...

How-to: Use Instant Translations in Kindle Touch [Screenshots]
April 17, 2012 | 10:10 am

Kindle Touch instant translations 1A 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 not all of them are offered in Kindle. There are currently 16 languages supported in Kindle Touch instant translations: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Just to reassure you: the translation works both ways (not only from English) and between any two languages. How to...

How-to: Take Screenshots in Kindle Touch
April 16, 2012 | 8:47 am

Kindle Touch screenshotsIf 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 actions/content from this specific device, you’ll love the advice. Take a screenshot in the Kindle Touch 1. Hold the home button for a couple of seconds. 2. While still holding the button, tap once anywhere on the screen, then release the button. To get the screenshots, connect the Kindle to your computer, open the...

E-reader accessory review: Flygrip one-handed device grip
April 15, 2012 | 6:26 pm

GEDC0093A 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 Year’s Eve, and wanted to send my mother and me each one of the Flygrip devices gratis—for my Mom to try out, and for me to review. She noted that the device already had a number of quite satisfied one-handed (and two-handed) users. After looking at...

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