Tag: amazon

Waking up just got an upgrade


Then (this morning): Now (tomorrow morning): Header image CC Clemens v. Vogelsang

NCompass Live: Alexa, what’s an Amazon Echo?


Considering how bad my voice got by the time the hour was up, I think this went as well as it could. Full show details available @ http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=14012

On the Next Tech Talk: Alexa, what’s an Amazon Echo?


In this month’s Tech Talk (March 23rd) I will be performing a live demonstration of

Another view on the Amazon/Hachette battle


I don’t agree with everything Hugh has to say on this issue but he’s definitely

This is NOT a “brand new” book


I’m getting really cranky at third-party sellers on Amazon. I’ve learned to expect that many people selling these books are not booksellers and they’ll tend to over-grade their books. So, I try to be careful when I do purchase from third-parties. In this case I chose a seller that’s said (or at least implied by […]

Tuesday Tech Tip: How to take screenshots on Kindles


Kindle (formerly known as the Kindle Touch). Press and hold the Home button and then tap anywhere on your screen. As with the Paperwhite, you’ll need to connect to a computer to retrieve the screenshot. Kindle Keyboard (also Kindle 3 and DX). Press Alt-Shift-G on the keyboard. Pics are stored in the Documents folder. Again, […]

Kindle Match


So, Kindle Match opened today. In case you haven’t heard, it goes through all of your Amazon print book purchases and offers you eBook versions ranging from $0.00 to $2.99. As you can probably guess, availability is spotty at best. I’ve ordered hundreds of books going back to 1997 and how many eBooks were offered […]

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Kindle Matchbook


You knew it was going to happen eventually. Buy the book, get the eBook for cheap or free. Looks like Amazon’s going for it in October and calling it Matchbook. What little details there are, can be found @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1001373341.

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How Kindle Promotes Bad Book-Reading Hygiene


Morphologically, my Kindle belongs to the genus of handheld devices and tablets more than that