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How to get Google Reader on your Kindle
March 7, 2013 | 9:04 pm

Google ReaderI just saw this posted on the soon-to-be-renamed KindleBoards (hence no link). Someone has created a very simple Web app to allow you to read your Google Reader feed on your E Ink Kindle. Check out Kindle Newsletter. Here's what it looks like on a computer screen, to give you an idea Don't be fooled by the name. It's not just for Kindles. It will work with any E Ink reader that has a Web browser. I compared it to logging directly into Google Reader on my Kindle Touch, and Kindle Newsletter does have a better layout on my device than the...

KindleBoards is changing its name and domain
March 7, 2013 | 4:52 pm

KindleBoards KindleBoards, a popular Kindle forum, will be changing its name and domain at 9:30 p.m. PST today (March 7, 2013). The new site will be www.KBoards.com. Other than changing your bookmarks, nothing else should change, according to Harvey, the owner of the site. The site is expected to be down from 7 p.m. PST to 9:30 p.m. PST while they make all the changes. Why are they changing? Did they receive a nasty letter from Amazon? Nope. According to "Ann in Arlington," one of the site moderators: Basically, Amazon has often asked sites to stop using the name 'kindle' which is, after all,...

Amazon Isn’t Evil
February 21, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Amazon Kindles and their ownersYes, you read that headline correctly. When the DOJ lawsuit against the publishers came out last year, it became a lot more about Amazon and their alleged monopolistic practices than it was about the publishers and their alleged collusion. Now three independent bookstores are suing Amazon and the publishers for anti-trust violations around DRM. Lawsuits and most media coverage completely miss the point about Amazon's success. If a picture is truly worth 1,000 words, I'll save you a lot of reading: That's from an improptu D.C.-area get together of KindleBoards members (I'm the yellow sleeve on the bottom left.) Four Kindle owners; 12 Kindles. Think that's a...

Kindle 4 update 4.1.1 available
January 25, 2013 | 9:31 am

If you have a Kindle 4 (that's the one with the hardware controller and no keyboard), Amazon just released an software update. I don't have a Kindle 4, so I haven't been able to test it out. There are no release notes, and the folks on Kindleboards are saying it downloads very quickly, leading them to believe that it's just a patch. Have any of you downloaded and tried it out? Notice anything different? * * * I just tried the update myself, and didn't run into any trouble. Couple of things I should probably point out, though, especially for anyone who's not really...

Calling for the demise of E Ink readers is premature
January 13, 2013 | 9:30 am

By Juli Monroe I’ve been reading posts saying that “E-Ink is dead” for, well, years now. The general argument goes something like this: “People really want tablets. They don’t want a single-function device. E-ink is too slow to refresh and isn’t good for anything except reading books. And people don’t read anyway.” All of those things are true (well, except for that last one), but it misses the point. I’m active on Kindleboards, an online forum for Kindle lovers, and discussion, purchasing and love for the E Ink Kindles is alive and well. The Kindle Paperwhite was sold out through most of the holiday season,...