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The Halloween Plan by Claire Saguy

It used to be that publishing a book was a feat only achieved by the select few, and it was restricted to major publishing houses. Ebooks have completely shifted the way we think of publishing. Anyone who can write and has some technology knowledge can publish via Kindle Direct Publishing. Now, we can take it […]

Tablets Help Visually Impaired Readers Read More Quickly

Before e readers and tablets came around, blind and visually impaired readers had to rely on braille, large-print, or audiobooks.  Now, the visually impaired can use a Kindle or other e-reader or tablet to enlarge the font right in the screen.  I can attest first-hand that reading a Kindle is much less tiresome on the […]

Kindle Paperwhite thoughts

Out of this year’s Kindle lineup, I am the most excited about the Kindle Paperwhite. Other than the light, it looks just like the traditional e-ink Kindle that is compact and easy to carry around in your purse or bag. The front-lit screen is the major draw for me.  I am a voracious reader, and […]

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited: New on the Kindle Fire and Fire HD

Amazon has launched a new service for Kindle Fire and Fire HD owners called Kindle FreeTime Unlimited.  This is an extension of the Kindle Fire feature, Kindle FreeTime, which allows parents to activate parental controls and set time limits on their child’s screen activity. This service, designed for ages 3-8, provides a pre-sorted selection of […]

Windows 8 Kindle App Now Available

Wow, Amazon moved fast. Microsoft released it’s newest Windows OS, Windows 8, on Friday, and Amazon has already added a new Kindle app to go along with it.  It is currently available in the Kindle Store along with the other Kindle apps, including one for Windows 7. Windows 8 features a new “metro” style operating […]

Can the iPad Mini Give the Kindle Fire a Run for its Money?

In Steve Jobs’ biography, he repeatedly stressed the importance of creating fewer, top of the line products, rather than a slew of mediocre ones.  Apple has always thrived on branding and staying ahead of the game. It surprised me that the iPad Mini is not only real, but it is named exactly what rumors called […]

Kindle Paperwhite Getting Great Reviews So Far

The Kindle Paperwhite is reclaiming the top of the e-ink reader market with positive early reviews. The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon’s newest generation Kindle that includes front-lit lighting designed to enable readers to read at night, or in darker settings without eyestrain. Notable improvements over predecessors The e-ink quality is better, leading to sharper text […]

SlideFrame for Kindle Fire

There is a cool new accessory for the Kindle Fire and other tablets called SlideFrame. SlideFrame is handcrafted by the founders of SlideWare studios, which is based in California.  The company was founded in January 2012 by two Stanford students who are veterans in the tech industry. It looks a lot like those digital frames […]

Angry Lines Kindle Game

Angry Lines is a bird-matching game for the e-ink Kindles.  Once upon a time, there were flocks of happy birds living together on a tropical island.  A storm came and scattered them all.  After being separated, the birds got angry, hence the name Angry Lines. All the player has to do is match up two […]

New Kindle Lineup to Debut September 6?

Amazon has a big media even scheduled for September 6th.  Speculation points to the debut of this year’s Kindle refresh.  The new lineup could include a larger Kindle Fire, and updated version of the current model, and backlit e-ink Kindles. The Kindle Fire has some serious competition now from Google’s Nexus 7,  the rumored iPad […]