With so much Flash content still available on the web, it's unfortunate that Google no longer supports mobile Flash Player on Android. Loading a webpage only to be met with a "Plug-in Error" is never fun, and it can inhibit your mobile browsing experience as you attempt to wat ...more
This past year, Facebook spent $19 billion purchasing the popular messaging app WhatsApp, and for good reason. Mark Zuckerberg isn't going to spend that type of money on just any application. WhatsApp is widely popular and frequently used by more than 500 million users worldwi ...more
There's nothing better or more rewarding in the tech world than finding a hidden feature on your favorite app, and that app today is Netflix. If you've updated Netflix lately on your Apple or Android device, you can now use it to control the Netflix app on your PlayStation 3. ...more
Amazon released the Kindle Fire HDX back in late-2013, and if you picked one up or received one as a gift, you've probably had a good amount of time to get to know your tablet. What you may not know is that, lying underneath Amazon's OS, is the AOSP code-base, i.e., Android O ...more
Stocked with a 7-inch LCD display and 323 PPI (pixels per inch), the Kindle Fire HDX is one of the best tablets on the market for enjoying some great literature or entertaining streaming services—and I take full advantage of what this device offers. My only issue, as it may b ...more
Want to drop Amazon's DRM from a Kindle eBook you've purchased? As the saying goes, where there's a will, there's a way. And, in this case, there are actually a couple of ways: One method uses Calibre and works for both Windows and Mac users, the other uses an AppleScript and ...more
Kindle users love reading. But let's face it—nothing compares to the feel of a book in your hands. Sure, Amazon's Kindle makes it possible to read more books, clears up a lot of shelf space, fits snugly in anyone's baggage and can actually be cheaper in the long run. But each ...more
The reason Amazon's Kindle has become so popular over the past several years is due to the amount of digital books one can fit inside—over 1,000 for the smallest Kindle. Gone are the days of lugging around heavy books to school and the airport. Instead we can fit our e-readers ...more
Loaded with a gorgeous display and a powerful processor, the Kindle Fire HDX is an impressive all-around tablet, especially when it's used for what Amazon Kindles were built for—reading electronic versions of novels, textbooks, and other printed works. While the Kindle Store ...more
Everyone knows who Charles Dickens is—the famous English author responsible for such iconic novels as Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol and The Adventures of Oliver Twist. But what if this Victorian era novelist (who died in 1870) was resurrected into today’s futuristic wo ...more
Amazon's Appstore has come a long way since it launched in 2011, with over 250,000 apps to its name. That being said, their app numbers pale in comparison to Google's Play Store, which currently boosts over 1.3 million apps. But the Kindle runs Android as a base, so there's n ...more
Amazon's newest addition to the Kindle family, the Kindle Paperwhite, has a built-in light and much better resolution than its predecessors. Amazon boasts that the battery can last up to eight weeks (based on 30 minutes of reading per day with Wi-Fi turned off) and weighs less ...more
With so many keyboard options available for Android, there's no reason to limit ourselves to the default one, or to just the ones available in the Amazon Appstore. While the Appstore does provide alternatives, such as SwiftKey, it doesn't come close to the selection available ...more
Don't be too disappointed if you don't have the spiffy new Kindle Touch, there is an up side. The benefit to owning the older (duller) models is that the firmware remains the same throughought generations, so the hacks retain their usefulness. This has given the modding commun ...more
Amazon just unveiled the Kindle Oasis, the latest model in its popular line of e-readers. There are a couple of nice new features, but it's pretty hard to see how any of them justify the whopping $290 price tag (or $310 if you don't want ads littering your screen). Unlike pre ...more
Deep down inside, Kindle Fires are actually Android tablets — the only trouble is, Amazon has layered so much of a skin on top of it all that you can't normally use Android's main app store, the Google Play Store. The Amazon Appstore, which comes bundled with Kindle Fire devic ...more
According to Amazon.com, Kindle was their best-selling item this year, which means many, if not all of you are playing with a brand new Kindle on Christmas Day. Of all of Amazon's Kindle models, the Kindle 3 (6") will be the most common eReader in everyone's hands, either the ...more
You've got a Kindle, and you've bought your first ebooks! Did you know that you don't have complete control over those books you bought? Amazon restricts your use of ebooks with DRM, or Digital Rights Management, that prevents you from transferring your purchases to other devi ...more
Looking for an easy way to get around Kindle's sharing limitations? With the right technique, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For more information, including a complete d ...more
See how easy it is to use the Amazon Kindle eBook reader. This Quick Tips video from CNET shows you how to use the built-in dictionary to look up those hard, mystifying, multi-syllabic words. Finding defintions has never been easier while reading a book. Looking up words on a ...more
This past Tuesday, Amazon pushed a big software update to Kindle users the world over. While the update introduces a host of great new features—secondary page numbers that allow readers to reference real-world editions, for example—, it also takes something away. What? Well, ...more
You don't need a stock pile of kindling to hold the flame and really get your fire started. There are a variety of creative yet effective substitutes. Leftover chips from lunch, an extra toilet paper roll, these are only a few ideas on how to start your next fire. Fire is ess ...more
See how easy it is to install media on your Amazon Kindle! CNET Quick Tips shows you how to use the USB cable to put your own documents on the Kindle to read later. You can add music and text files by simply dragging and dropping the files onto the Kindle from your computer. T ...more
Yesterday, the entire Internet was talking about how the new Kindle Fire HD was supposed to be incredibly difficult to hack. Turns out, the folks over at XDA Developers are smarter than they thought—one day later, the mystery has already been solved. The exploit is the same on ...more
If you love the digital convenience of ebooks but miss the analog tangibility of physical books, then this DIY cover is for you. It will work with pretty much any Kindle, Nook, tablet, or e-reader, and only requires a hardcover book, an elastic band, and some simple craft supp ...more
Check out this Quick Tips video from CNET to learn how to bookmark pages in the Amazon Kindle so you can make sure you don't lose your place, or mark a really juicy part for later. Never get lost again during your eBook reading! Bookmarking pages in the Kindle will be easy on ...more
Interested in using your Google Android cell phone to read your eBooks when away from your Amazon Kindle eReader? With the free Amazon Kindle app, it's easy. And this brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more infor ...more
Watch this CNET Quick Tips video to learn how to add your own MP3s for background music on the Amazon Kindle. Some readers just like to listen to music as they read, and the Kindle makes that easy. It's as easy as dragging and dropping your digitla music files onto your Kindle ...more
New to Amazon's Kindle 2? Learn how to register your Kindle 2, shop in the Kindle Store, read books on Kindle 2, and more. This is an official video from Amazon on how to use your digital book. This is the future guys. Also, check out the free Kindle iPhone app! Setup Amazon K ...more
Keep your wood-burning fireplace well-fueled this winter. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Forest Technology instructor Alan Pollock shows you how to cut wood and make kindling. Watch this video and learn to chop your own timber.
To remove the DRM from a Kindle, you will need the following: Kindle for PC software program and Python scripting program. Install your Kindle for PC software, if you don't already have it. You can get it from Amazon. You will have to register it to your account. Close it. In ...more
If you want your Kindle to connect to the internet, you have to install the latest update for Kindle devices (not the Kindle Fire) by today. Amazon released a statement urging Kindle users to install a "critical software update" by March 22nd to maintain the Kindle's internet ...more
Want to skip ahead in an eBook? Watch this computer tutorial video to learn how to jump to a new location in the Amazon Kindle. Jumping pages in the Kindle video will be easy once you've mastered the tips in this how-to video.
Not that long ago I wrote an article discussing what it would be like, realistically, if you were to accidentally travel back in time to the Victorian era. At the end of that article, I mentioned that the best thing you could bring with you on a time-traveling adventure is a K ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to bundle kindling. First, gather up 25 pieces of kindling together and tie it together with a rope on two ends and in the middle. Before you do this, you will cut the tops off of the kindling so you are just left with the branches. The water wil ...more
Check out this awesome tip from CNET on getting FREE eBooks of the web and onto your Amazon Kindle for easy and cheap reading. They show you the exact process for getting free ebooks for your Kindle, so watch and learn. It's worth it! Feedbooks lets you download free e-books ...more
The Amazon Kindle 2 has changed the way millions of people read books, but many of you aren't taking full advantage of your device's many advanced features. This video will show you how to use some advanced features of the Kindle 2, including how to highlight text, annotate te ...more
Interested in adding a new book to your digital collection? It's easy! And this brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started buying and do ...more
The latest via Love.Earn: WonderHowTo's toastykitten sifts through the wide array of options that comes with shopping for an eReader. Kindle, Nook, or iPad? Click through to determine which product is best for you. Want your article featured in Wonderment? Submit to Love.Ear ...more
Oooh...looks like Amazon's having a sale on their word games for Kindle. Of which Scrabble is one of them. If you've got a Kindle, you should not miss out on this!
You can reach more people by using ebooks and epublishing - like the Kindle. But you can't just upload a Word or PDF to Amazon. You will need to format your book in a certain way to make it Kindle friendly.
Check out this how-to video to learn tips on building a camp fire. One of the most enjoyable things in the world is a long-burning campfire in the great outdoors. Check out these tips for getting a campfire going without harming the environment... or yourself. How To Build a C ...more
News : Drop That Kindle—Amazon Removes Encryption Support for Fire Tablets (Update: It's Coming Back)
If you have personal information stored on a Kindle Fire tablet, be warned that Amazon has removed encryption support for Fire OS 5. So if you have stuff on these devices...maybe a risque book, or private notes, or pictures you'd rather not let out to the world, now would be t ...more
EPUB ebooks are very popular, but are not supported by Amazon's Kindle. This How-to will show how to convert EPUB ebooks to MOBI format, which can be read by Kindle. Conversion will be done using a quick and simple online app, without downloading or installing new software. ...more
Learn basic functions of the Amazon Kindle and watch a demonstration of its features as an eBook reader. Use Amazon Kindle eBook reader. Click through to watch this video on amazon.com
Matt describes the necessary steps to take before you begin to build your infrastructure. Find business and design requirements. You need to network assignment. Can you reuse anything in the corporate infrastructure? Infrastructure selection is another important step. How much ...more
When I crack open a new book, I always make sure I have a pen and a highlighter nearby so I can mark away! Anything particularly witty, inspiring, or engaging gets highlighted, underlined, or circled. When I use the Amazon Kindle app on my phone, I do the same thing by writing ...more
Learn how you can easily upload your kindle book to Amazon KDP platform in this video. Video: .
Google's much anticipated eBook Store has finally opened. As of today, the digital bookselling enterprise is awaiting your needs, with over 3 million eBooks to read directly on the web or on other platforms, like Android, iPhone, iPad, Sony and Nook devices. And the best part ...more
eBooks are an amazing thing, especially with Amazon's Kindle. What's irrtating about eBooks as that you have an infinite selection of books at your fingertips, but they all cost so much! Well, as always, Null Byte has a trick up our sleeves for nabbing free ebooks from Google. ...more
There are endless possibilities for eReaders, and lots of amazing things are already happening. But wow-worthy visual tricks aside, how can technology really change the way we consume books? In the video below design company IDEO presents three separate concepts for virtual co ...more
Since the invention of the printing press, books have been a dominant and iconic paradigm in our culture and throughout the world. During my years in elementary and high school, the digital world was on the rise sparking the conversation: Are Books Obsolete. Over the last year ...more
I've had my Kindle e-reader for quite some time now, and I really do love it. I like playing Scrabble on it, and I like being able to slip one device into my purse that I can pull out and read any novel from my library wherever I am. I especially like that it is NOT a tablet, ...more
This application lets you send web pages to your Kindle instantly.
KCRW is our local news station, and they also host a bunch of different podcasts that are usually pretty interesting. Last night they were talking about ereaders and the physical book and how the publishing industry is moving forward. It's a great discussion.
Without a comprehensive root method for all Android phones and tablets, a device-specific approach is needed. And since we always cover each new rooting method for all the popular phones and tablets here at Gadget Hacks, we've built this always-updated guide to rooting any And ...more
Netflix is more popular now than ever, but it still has a ways to go before satisfying everyone. Whether it's a lack of availability, buggy or unattractive apps, or just not being able to find anything to watch, lots of people have their complaints. But there is a way to make ...more