The update includes improved fonts, UI enhancements, better manga support and the ability to turn off recommended content on the home screen. On a side note, updating the Kindle is still a fairly old-school process. I downloaded a .bin file, dumped it on the Kindle via USB, and had to manually start the install. Seeing [...]
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Shawn Blanc, on the Kindle Paperwhite: The Kindle Paperwhite has a lot going for it: the e-ink screen, million-year battery life, illuminated display, improved software, the iOS Kindle apps that sync with my iPad and iPhone, and the lightweight yet rugged build of the device hardware. The biggest compliment I can give the Kindle is [...]
Erica Sadun at TUAW: We don’t know what Apple’s event will cover, but this kind of large-scale deployment sets a bar that Apple needs to meet — soon if not next week. At TUAW, we believe that winning the classroom will win the tablet. If Apple cannot respond to Whispercast, they cannot win that classroom. [...]
A year ago, I reviewed the $79 Kindle. Here’s what I said: The $79 Kindle is very much a contender in the e-ink reader space. While it might not be as fancy as the new Kindle Touch or as large as the Kindle DX, its low price and high build-quality are a tough combination to [...]
I can’t wait to get mine. I’m genuinely excited about this gadget.
Joshua Topolsky likes it as a content consumption device, but: …there’s a second tablet in the review as well. One that gets compared to the iPad and Nexus 7. One that I expect to do more than just show me movies or help me shop. One that should be a companion for all kinds of [...]
In preparing for tomorrow’s podcast, I decided to type up a list of Amazon’s pricing for the Kindles. Here’s the complete list: $69 – Kindle with Special Offers $89 – Kindle without Special Offers $119 – Kindle Paperwhite with Special Offers $139 – Kindle Paperwhite without Special Offers $139 – Kindle with Keyboard 3G with [...]
It says something about Amazon that it took nerd outcry to change this.
I bought the $79 Kindle last year. It was my first Kindle, and I love it. I ended up buying a case with the built-in light, however, as most of my reading is at night, after my wife goes to bed. The light is fine, and the case is nice, but it’s a janky solution. [...]
via The Verge
For $200 this holiday season, what are you more likely to buy? The Kindle Fire The Google Nexus 7 The iPod touch It’s easy to conclude that the Nexus 7 is about Google beating Amazon, but even in the $200 market, Apple’s a contender.
The update includes fixes for typography, better parental controls and includes support for more advanced layouts in books. via Engadget
David Pierce at The Verge: For now, I’m sticking with my Kindle (partly because I don’t have much choice), but I’m going to have pangs of jealously every time I have to get out of bed to turn off the light at night. Amazon is winning in the e-ink category because of its ecosystem; no [...]
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — I know I’m a little behind on this, but this series is great. I’m part-way through this one, and already can’t wait to get to the other two books. Managing Humans by Michael Lopp — If you manage nerds, this is a must-read. Kindle Fire For Dummies by [...]
I wasn’t aware of this until tonight, but can confirm it works.