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RE: eReaders - 6/6/2012 10:17:21 AM   
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HELP ME.

I haven't used my Kindle in a while and I just started it back up but I forgot which email address I had it connected to so I decided to link it to a new account with an address I use more frequently. Obviously, I lost the books I had for the previous account but as most of them were free downloads, I didn't mind.

I just tried to purchase a book from the Kindle store and everything went as normal but now it's not showing up on my homepage. I have the verification email that I purchased it and it said on the Kindle itself that I had downloaded it but its not there!

I also have a notice of a credit card problem which seems impossible to get rid of and makes my Kindle look untidy but I have no idea how to delete it! There doesn't seem to be an option.

I'm so confused, someone help me please?!

EDIT: I just found all the other books I thought I had lost. It seems my Kindle has reconfigured itself and had hid them. Still no sign of my recently purchased one though.

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RE: eReaders - 6/6/2012 10:34:23 AM   
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Have you updated your email details on Amazon as well as on the Kindle itself?  As long as the Kindle is registered to your amazon acocunt, there shouldn't be a problem with getting books already purchased sent to it again.  Check in your archive list on the Kindle (normally the last item on your booklist), and if you see it there, just download it again.

As for the credit card notice, just push the d-pad to the left and you should get a "delete" prompt under the title.  Push the middle of the d-pad for OK and it'll be gone.

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RE: eReaders - 6/6/2012 11:02:40 AM   
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Thanks Sharky. Out of all the gadgets I have, the Kindle is the biggest mystery to me. All sorted now! The book eventually appeared, I was just a bit scared cause before it would be there straight away.

Need to start using it more really!

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RE: eReaders - 27/6/2012 12:42:33 PM   
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Only thing I don't like about the new kindle software is the way that you have to go into settings to turn off the wi-fi.

If reading a web page, I liked to turn the wi-fi off to save battery. This used to be as simple as opening the menu and turning the wi-fi off. Now, I have to go back to the home page, access settings, turn off wi-fi, then press the back key. Seems a bit more convoluted now.

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RE: eReaders - 27/6/2012 12:49:53 PM   
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New Kindle software? Has there been an update?

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RE: eReaders - 27/6/2012 6:02:53 PM   
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quote:

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New Kindle software? Has there been an update?


Yup.

I got an auto-update the other day.

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 9:50:56 AM   
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Ok you paper-Judases, how come every ad for an eReader shows people swanking about with them tucked in back pockets or "easily" reading them with one hand, yet when ever I see someone using one in real life, the first thing they've done is buy a bulky cover, so that they have to hold it like a book and keep it in their bag?!  Hmmm, HMMMM?!

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 9:57:54 AM   
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I have a cover for it that has a light in it as well and I still manage to read it one handed (I have to as I need the other hand to hold o,n on the Tube!)

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 10:24:08 AM   
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Nothing can beat the tactile pleasure of owning, holding, and reading a book. With your Kindles and such it's almost as if the only thing that matters is the technology and the book itself just gets consumed by that.

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 10:32:19 AM   
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Disagree there DC. I know what you mean about the hold and feel of a book and certainly felt the same way before I had a kindle however having a kindle means that it is easier to read on my commute and takes up less space (I read some doorstop books ) and also very handy for taking on holiday (again less space as I used to take 3 - 4 books away with me previously, now they're all on the kindle).

The only downside is that you can't see what people are reading (or people seeing what you are reading) and I have in the past spoken to someone who I have seen reading a book that I read and adored

Pros and Cons for both with me.

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 10:44:29 AM   
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I'd agree with you there Hobbsy. However, the "downside" you mentioned has actually been part of the appeal of e-readers for me.

Shamefully I used to silently judge people who read anything with a crown, a sword, a wizard or the likes on the cover... fantasy in other words There were, for me, lesser people, to be mocked and silently laughed at while I read whatever book Richard and Judy told me to read. And yet with the Kindle / iPad something strange happened and I allowed myself to try one of these fantasy books. I told myself I was doing it to better understand "the weirdos" I shared a tube carriage with and yet secretly I yearned to be whisked away to far off lands...and now I'm proud to say I am one of those people I used to judge. The e-reader has allowed me to read the books I really want to read and not the ones I think I should read and for that alone I bloody love it.

However, if I ever read Fifty Shades of Gray I've probably gone too far.

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 11:44:10 AM   
Chief


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Filmfan 2


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

New Kindle software? Has there been an update?


Yup.

I got an auto-update the other day.


Just by switching on wifi or when you've bought a book? I've not had it yet.

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 11:46:17 AM   
Chief


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quote:

ORIGINAL: DancingClown

Nothing can beat the tactile pleasure of owning, holding, and reading a book. With your Kindles and such it's almost as if the only thing that matters is the technology and the book itself just gets consumed by that.


No, it's the actual reading that counts. Whether it's from paper or a screen makes no odds surely?

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RE: eReaders - 28/6/2012 12:12:02 PM   
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quote:

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No, it's the actual reading that counts. Whether it's from paper or a screen makes no odds surely?


Actually, it's hard to say.  There a lot of studies out there that say speed, comprehension and recall are all worse when reading from a screen, there are flaws with all these, but anecdotally it seems to be the case.

Personally, I spend all day looking at a screen, I don't want another one in my life.

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RE: eReaders - 29/6/2012 2:47:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief


quote:

ORIGINAL: Filmfan 2


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

New Kindle software? Has there been an update?


Yup.

I got an auto-update the other day.


Just by switching on wifi or when you've bought a book? I've not had it yet.


Ermmm...

I think it might have been after buying a book. Basically I was reading away and the thing seemed to reset itself, but then a screen came up saying it was being updated. I'm currently running Version 4.1.0.

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RE: eReaders - 2/7/2012 4:36:51 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Filmfan 2


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief


quote:

ORIGINAL: Filmfan 2


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

New Kindle software? Has there been an update?


Yup.

I got an auto-update the other day.


Just by switching on wifi or when you've bought a book? I've not had it yet.


Ermmm...

I think it might have been after buying a book. Basically I was reading away and the thing seemed to reset itself, but then a screen came up saying it was being updated. I'm currently running Version 4.1.0.


I think it depends which Kindle you're using. I'm using the original Kindle keyboard which is on version 3.3 and that's the latest. You can find out which is the latest version for your Kindle here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200487920

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RE: eReaders - 2/7/2012 10:40:16 AM   
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quote:

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I think it depends which Kindle you're using. I'm using the original Kindle keyboard which is on version 3.3 and that's the latest. You can find out which is the latest version for your Kindle here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200487920


Same here. I don't really want to do an update in case it implements any new security feature that would mean I can't read my "American Aunt's" books.

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RE: eReaders - 4/7/2012 12:32:04 PM   
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So how do you eReadees feel about this?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jul/04/big-ereader-is-watching-you


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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 1:10:27 PM   
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So, anyone planning to move to e-reader or upgrade their Kindle now that Amazon have announced that the Kindle Fire is coming here?  Of course, the newest iPad-challenging 10" Kindle Fire will be US only, but we can't expect an announcement from Amazon that doesn't shaft its non-US customers, can we?

Personally, I think it's too little, too late.  Had this been launched a year ago, I'd already have one.  But there's just too much competition in the smaller tablet market now.  Why buy a tablet running a bastardised restricted version of Android when you can get a Nexus 7, a better specced tablet, running the proper OS with all the support and flexibility that offers?

I love my Kindle Keyboard; I honestly can't think of a day since I bought it that I haven't used it.  But I reckon I'll pass on the Fire in favour of a full Android model loaded with the Kindle App.  And the Sony e-reader app for that matter.

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 1:17:18 PM   
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I'd been uhming and ahing about getting a Kindle for a while, in the end I decided not to bother and downloaded the app instead. I've got to say that the app for Android is great. I'm using it on my Galaxy Note and after playing about with the settings a bit I can read it for quite a while before I get a sniff of eye strain. The Galaxy Note is just about big enough for the Kindle app to be worth using so I doubt I'll be rushing out to buy one any time soon.

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 1:32:00 PM   
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quote:

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So, anyone planning to move to e-reader or upgrade their Kindle now that Amazon have announced that the Kindle Fire is coming here?  Of course, the newest iPad-challenging 10" Kindle Fire will be US only, but we can't expect an announcement from Amazon that doesn't shaft its non-US customers, can we?

Personally, I think it's too little, too late.  Had this been launched a year ago, I'd already have one.  But there's just too much competition in the smaller tablet market now.  Why buy a tablet running a bastardised restricted version of Android when you can get a Nexus 7, a better specced tablet, running the proper OS with all the support and flexibility that offers?

I love my Kindle Keyboard; I honestly can't think of a day since I bought it that I haven't used it.  But I reckon I'll pass on the Fire in favour of a full Android model loaded with the Kindle App.  And the Sony e-reader app for that matter.


I have to admit I have not heard very good reviews for the Kindle Fire.

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 1:55:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sanchia


quote:

ORIGINAL: sharkboy

So, anyone planning to move to e-reader or upgrade their Kindle now that Amazon have announced that the Kindle Fire is coming here?  Of course, the newest iPad-challenging 10" Kindle Fire will be US only, but we can't expect an announcement from Amazon that doesn't shaft its non-US customers, can we?

Personally, I think it's too little, too late.  Had this been launched a year ago, I'd already have one.  But there's just too much competition in the smaller tablet market now.  Why buy a tablet running a bastardised restricted version of Android when you can get a Nexus 7, a better specced tablet, running the proper OS with all the support and flexibility that offers?

I love my Kindle Keyboard; I honestly can't think of a day since I bought it that I haven't used it.  But I reckon I'll pass on the Fire in favour of a full Android model loaded with the Kindle App.  And the Sony e-reader app for that matter.


I have to admit I have not heard very good reviews for the Kindle Fire.


I think I've read mostly good ones - I think until the Nexus 7 came out, the likes of T3 & Stuff pretty much placed it as the one to beat in terms of smaller, cheaper tablets.

My interest in tablets comes and goes - most recently peaked when I bought my wife an iPad and decided I wanted one.  Bought myself a cheap (but reasonably specced) Archos one from HMV but took it back due to a defective battery.  As I expected really though, it was completely surpluss to requirements.  I have a perfectly capable laptop for browsing and an iPod Touch for when I can't be arsed to switch that on - a third device just seemed 100% excessive.

If my Kindle keyboard gave up the ghost for some reason I might be tempted by a Kindle Fire, but then again as an e-reader, the traditional Kindles are far more fit for purpose I think, due to the e-ink display & non-glare screen, and the battery lasts ages between charges.

Saying that, when I get the next wave of obsession over tablets, who knows, I might end up getting one


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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 2:39:36 PM   
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quote:

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If my Kindle keyboard gave up the ghost for some reason I might be tempted by a Kindle Fire, but then again as an e-reader, the traditional Kindles are far more fit for purpose I think, due to the e-ink display & non-glare screen, and the battery lasts ages between charges.


That's exactly how I feel.  I have a Kindle keyboard and it does the job lovely.  If it dies and needs replacing I'll get a Fire.  For all non-reading activities, the iPhone or iPad is sufficient

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 3:16:08 PM   
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Same as above. My Kindle Keyboard is still used daily and I see no need to replace it. If I had a Kindle app on a tablet instead I'd probably just end up pissing about with the tablet instead of reading.

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 3:25:15 PM   
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I've got the Kindle app on the iPhone (too small to read imo) and on the iPad, rubbish in the sun because of glare.  Kindle is perfect for outdoor reading

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 3:51:03 PM   
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You know what else is really good at not having glare in the sun?

Books.

YEAH I WENT THERE.

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 3:54:45 PM   
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I'm alternating at the moment as trying to get through my pile of "to reads" so I have a physical book on the go at the moment

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 5:30:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

You know what else is really good at not having glare in the sun?

Books.

YEAH I WENT THERE.


Doh, I know there was another device I hadn't mentioned...battery life is even better than the Kindle too!

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RE: eReaders - 7/9/2012 5:37:27 PM   
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That bookcase does get a bit heavy to carry around though.

I have 1026 books on my Kindle.

To be honest I love books and would still buy them but just don't have the room for them any more.

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RE: eReaders - 8/9/2012 12:20:46 AM   
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Reading on the iPad isn't good when there's glare, but I have to say it's not a problem at all on the actual Kindle.

Besides, you can get glare from actual books if the pages are white enough.


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