Posted by Terry Gray in Amazon, Kindle
on Apr 19th, 2013 12:31 pm | Comments Off
Too busy to read this (or any other ATRC blog post) now? Own a Kindle or use a Kindle reading app? We’ve got you covered.
Even regular readers of our blog may be forgiven for not noticing, but it is now possible to send our blog posts directly to your Kindle or Kindle reading app. This is Amazon’s answer to those read-it-later services like Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Just click the little Send to Kindle button at the bottom of any blog post, and whoosh, off it goes.
Actually, the first time you click it you will be prompted to login to your Amazon account. You will not be...
Posted by David Gray in Amazon, eReaders, Kindle
on Nov 6th, 2012 1:39 pm | Comments Off
Back when Amazon was announcing the launch of their new lines of Kindle devices I was very pleased to hear about the new function which allows restricted access to content for children. (I was less pleased to hear that this is a 2nd-generation Fire and Fire HD-specific control, as I currently only own the 1st-gen device. Oh well.) However, I’ve gotten ahold of a Kindle Fire HD, and wanted to share some of the abilities I see in this FreeTime system.
First of all, if you have a device that supports FreeTime, chances are it is already installed. Check on your list of apps, and download it from the...
Posted by Terry Gray in Amazon, eReaders, Kindle
on Oct 18th, 2012 2:35 pm | Comments Off
Back in April I blogged on “A Kindle Taxonomy” where I laid out a timeline and family groupings of Kindle products. That was six months ago. Things have changed. The new Kindle species are now alive and roaming the wild, and here is the low down on new developments.
There are now three clear family groupings of Kindle products, down from four. The DX is no more and has been withdrawn from the Kindle store. The family groupings are the e-ink Kindle eReaders, the true Android tablets known as the Kindle Fire family, and the free suite of software products delivered as Kindle reading...
Posted by Terry Gray in Amazon, eBooks, eReaders, Kindle
on Oct 17th, 2012 4:20 pm | 1 comment
The Kindle Paperwhite’s have finally shipped, and those who are early adopters have them in their hands. If you are wondering if you should be an adopter at all, or how the PaperWhite fits into the Kindle family of products, or the wider world of eReaders a tablets, this review is for you.
The Kindle taxonomy has changed significantly. There are three main branches of the family: the Kindle e-Ink display devices, the Android tablet devices (the Kindle Fire with its variations), and the various Kindle software implementations (Kindle for the iPad, for the Android phone, for OS X, Windows 8,...
Posted by Terry Gray in eReaders, Kindle
on Jun 4th, 2012 2:11 pm | Comments Off
Amazon announced a software upgrade for the latest base model Kindle (the $79 wonder). Here is the laundry list of new features:
Improved reading font that is higher contrast and crisper so that you can enjoy a paper-like reading experience.
Parental Controls that allow you to restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, Archived Items, and the Kindle Store.
Support for books with complex layouts and formats with Kindle Format 8.
Support for children’s books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View (which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel). Books that...