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Tip: Where To Find Kindle First Books Each Month

November 2, 2016
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Tip: Where To Find Kindle First Books Each Month

One of the MANY wonderful benefits of Amazon Prime membership is the Kindle First program, which lets Prime members select up to two Kindle books from a choice of pre-release Kindle books each month for FREE! The books pictured in this post are past Kindle First offerings. This is a terrific Prime benefit, but...

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Fire TV Fix: Restart Solves Most Problems

September 5, 2016
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Fire TV Fix: Restart Solves Most Problems

Problems with your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Box? A system restart will probably solve them. Whether the issue is a distorted home menu, a home screen that won’t populate fully, or that your video library isn’t showing all the shows you own, restarting the device will usually resolve the issue. Press the...

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Fire Tablet Accessibility Features

May 10, 2016
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Fire Tablet Accessibility Features

Many Fire tablet owners may not realize it, but the 2015 Fires (Fire tablets with Fire OS version 5 or higher) include some very helpful and supportive accessibility features for the vision-, hearing- and fine motor control-impaired.     For The Blind & Visually-Impaired VoiceView, powered by IVONA Text-to-Speech Our new screen reader, VoiceView,...

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2015 Fire Tablet Software Update: You Can Now Save Audible Books To SD Card

March 29, 2016
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2015 Fire Tablet Software Update: You Can Now Save Audible Books To SD Card

It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April Hamilton here, with some great news for 2015 Fire tablet owners who also love audiobooks. Thanks for today’s tip go out to John Row, who first brought it to my attention. 2015 Fires were the first Fires to include an SD card slot. At the time...

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Tip: Finding The Kindle Book You Want In A Huge Library

February 19, 2016
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Tip: Finding The Kindle Book You Want In A Huge Library

It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor in Chief April Hamilton here, sharing a method I’ve started using for choosing the next book from my massive Kindle book library.     Collections Help, But Not Enough When Collections functionality was introduced I thought it would be a big help every time I was ready...

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Check App Device Compatibility Before You Buy

January 19, 2016
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Check App Device Compatibility Before You Buy

It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April Hamilton here, with a few time-saving tips to help ensure an app you’re about to buy or download will be compatible with the Fire device where you intend to use or install it.     Ever since the Underground program for apps was rolled out on...

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Quick Fix For A Buggy 2015 (5th Gen) Fire HD Tablet

January 1, 2016
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Quick Fix For A Buggy 2015 (5th Gen) Fire HD Tablet

Here’s a tip for anyone who’s got one of those snazzy new, 5th-generation Fire tablets, the ones with the new Bellini operating system, but doesn’t use it every day. Auto-sync is a feature of every Fire tablet, going all the way back to the first generation. However, auto-sync is a little more thorough and...

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Do I Have To Buy A New Fire HD8 To Get The Blue Shade Feature?

December 16, 2015
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Do I Have To Buy A New Fire HD8 To Get The Blue Shade Feature?

Ever since Amazon announced its new, Reader’s Edition Fire HD8, people who already bought the HD8 or another 5th-generation Fire tablet earlier this year are asking what the Blue Shade feature is, what’s different about the Reader’s Edition Fire HD8, and if they can only get the new Blue Shade feature by buying the...

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Parental Controls Loophole in Apps: Web Links

November 27, 2015
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Parental Controls Loophole in Apps: Web Links

It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April Hamilton here, with a warning for parents whose approach to parental controls on their kids’ Fire tablets is setting a PIN for purchases, or simply telling kids not to buy or download any content without permission because if they do, Amazon will notify you about it....

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Immersion Reading Fans: Easily Find Out Which Of Your Kindle Books Can Be Upgraded With Audible Narration At A Discount

November 12, 2015
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Immersion Reading Fans: Easily Find Out Which Of Your Kindle Books Can Be Upgraded With Audible Narration At A Discount

It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April Hamilton here, with a money-saving tip for Immersion Reading fans.     I am a HUGE fan of Immersion Reading. I love being able to switch back and forth between the Kindle book and the Audible edition without losing my place. I also love being able...

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