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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...

How-to: Easily Move to Next/Previous Chapter in Kindle Touch [Screenshots]
April 13, 2012 | 9:02 am

Kindle Touch next chapterThis is one of the less known features of the Kindle Touch, but it perfectly uses the possibilities the touchscreen gives, especially if you want to quickly preview, for instance, articles in a daily newspaper. You can easily navigate to next/previous chapter in a book, or next/previous article in a magazine by simply swiping the screen with a finger. Next chapter To go to next chapter swipe up anywhere on the screen. Previous chapter Swipe down anywhere on the screen. You can use this feature in books which have the working table of content (unfortunately, not all books from Kindle Store have it). To check it, simply...

Kindle Touch software updated to 5.1.0
April 12, 2012 | 9:50 am

1922959350 From the Kindle Software Update site: New features in this update include: Language Support: Customize your Kindle Touch with the language you prefer: English (US and UK), German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Brazilian Portuguese. Landscape Mode: Switch between portrait and landscape orientation in books and PDFs to read maps, graphs, and tables more easily. Instant Translations: Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator. Kindle Format 8: Formatting and layout improvements make Kindle books look even better. Wi-Fi Enhancements: Connect your Kindle Touch to Wi-Fi with WPS and select WPA2 Enterprise networks. Read-to-Me...

Kindle Touch User’s Guide Now Available in German, French, Italian, And Spanish
March 29, 2012 | 9:52 am

Today Amazon announced that from April 27 both versions of Kindle Touch (WiFi only and WiFi + 3G) will be available in all destinations, including formerly restricted UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The news comes with the update of Kindle documentation pages. Now Kindle Touch user’s guide (pdf format only) is also available, besides English, in four new languages: German (download link) French (download link) Italian (download link) Spanish (download link) For more information visit Amazon Kindle Touch help page. Alternatively you can type in your browser’s address bar: If you want to learn which Kindle models are available internationally, check this comparison chart, which...

Kindle Touch features vs. Nook Touch features
March 28, 2012 | 10:51 am

Images That's the subject of an article at the always-excellent A Kindle World Blog, by Andrys Basten.  Here's a bit of it: Now, I've been asked a lot about whether to get a Kindle or a Nook Touch.  I had bought a Nook Color on sight at my B&N (and used it daily for a year) but am not keen on the Nook Simple Touch because its many font faces and size choices displayed much lighter than what I'm used to seeing with the Kindle 3 Keyboard and Touch models.  B&N wouldn't allow me to photograph them side by side so I could...

Amazon Kindle 3G Touch now available in 175 countries
March 28, 2012 | 9:12 am

Images From the press release: (NASDAQ:AMZN - News) today announced Kindle Touch 3G – the most full-featured Kindle e-reader – with an easy-to-use touch screen and the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G wireless, is available today for pre-order to customers in over 175 countries and territories around the world. With Kindle Touch 3G, customers never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot, there are no annual contracts or monthly fees – simply download and read books anytime around the world. Kindle Touch 3G is small and light, has storage for thousands of books and an extra-long battery...

Kindle Touch software update version 5.04 is available
March 12, 2012 | 8:09 am

Kt v504 From Andrys Basten's A Kindle World Blog.  Full details on how to download it at her site. Kindle Touch Software Update, V5.0.4 is available online, and downloadable at the link, in case the update isn't already on your Kindle Touch and you decide you want it right away. It's apparently been available since Feb. 29 but little was said about it and no one is quite sure what the maintenance updates are about. The only item I found that was fairly certain was that a dictionary does not have to be 'set' again as was needed often when you re-set the Kindle Touch. My Kindle...

Kindle Touch X-ray feature
February 27, 2012 | 8:27 am

Images A Kindle World Blog has a post on this, along with some other interesting stuff, such as Oscar apps: In the meantime, I've been spending more time with the Kindle Touch (photo from because I finally went back to reading the Steve Jobs book by Isaacson, and there are SO MANY characters whose function and place I don't remember the 2nd or 3rd time I run across them, that I've been using the X-Ray feature more and really enjoying it for a book like this.  I took screenshots but will add them later as am rushed right now. But, essentially, for a guy like...

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