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Entries Tagged ‘amazon’

Why Can’t I Remove Items from the Kindle Fire Home Screen Carousel?

Psst.  Hey, Amazon. You know all those eBooks I’ve bought at your site over the years? You know which ones I’m talking about? Yeah, you do.  And so does everyone else who picks up my Kindle Fire, because every book I’ve ever purchased from you is listed in the carousel! Never mind the fact that [...]

How to Root Your Kindle Fire

First off, I’d like to say that I love the Kindle Fire.  And I don’t really see a good reason to root it, at least not for most users.  Amazon really did do a great job with the OS.  Kudos, guys & gals. And If you have a Kindle Fire, you’re probably more interested in [...]

Fix for Kindle Fire no longer configured to stream video error – Why can’t I play or download?

Of course I had to get a Kindle Fire as soon as it came out. And of course I had to root the device just a day later, as soon as an exploit was discovered. Everything went well, or so I thought. I popped into bed and thought I’d watch a little Arrested Development before [...]

Popcap’s Peggle – How not to make an Android App

I installed Amazon’s Appstore on my phone, an application that offers a free download of a “paid” app each day. Today, the free app is “Peggle” by internet gaming giant Popcap.  I’m not a big gamer, but I thought I’d check it out mostly for research purposes.  I’m looking to get into Android development myself, [...]

My Kindle’s Screen is Broken! But Amazon is Replacing It – For Free

I can’t believe it happened to me. I was settling into bed, and I grabbed my Kindle for a little bedtime reading. But boy was I in for a shock. ACK!  The screen was broken! Turning it off and on didn’t fix the problem, nor did doing a reset or gently massaging the screen with [...]

How Amazon’s Kindle is Revolutionizing the Publishing Industry with 99-cent eBook Titles

I recently ran across a story about a young Minnesota-based author who’s having tremendous success selling her books in eBook format via Amazon Kindle’s web store. Her name is Amanda Hocking, and she’d collected hundreds of rejection letters from publishers before turning to self-publishing. Unlike traditional publishers, she offers her eBooks for about $1.00 per [...]

GWB’s “Decision Points” Kindle eBook more expensive than actual printed copy

I’ve been hearing a lot about George W. Bush’s new book, Decision Points. I’m not normally one for politically-themed reading, but I’m a sucker for presidential history, so I thought I’d pick up a copy. I went to Amazon & was shocked to see that the Kindle edition is actually more expensive than the print [...]

How to Buy US/UK-Only Restricted eBooks on Amazon Kindle

Imagine that you wanted to give me $10 for reading this blog post. You saw it, you liked it, and you thought, “Hey, I want to hit that Eddie guy’s tip jar for $10.” Good for me, right? Now imagine if, upon seeing your $10 in my PayPal account, I refunded your money with the [...]

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying About Their iPad Experience

OK, maybe that title is a little harsh. Perhaps a better title would be “When someone tells you they love their iPad because it functions as an eBook reader, you should be a little suspect of their claims, because they’re starting to sound like a fan-boy, simply parroting the ad-copy dreamed up in Cupertino, and [...]

How To Fix Your Kindle 2 When It Won’t Charge

Egad! My Kindle stopped charging! I settled in to bed the other night and grabbed my Amazon Kindle, looking to pick up where I left off in The Hades Factor. I was met with a familiar “Your battery is running low” message, so I plugged the Kindle in to the charger for the night and [...]


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