posted on 06 May 2012, 10:17 2 1. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012) I'm 16, so I can see why my parents would want this, but I've been rooted since Christmas. They don't know the difference, so it's all good. posted on 06 May 2012, 10:30 0 2. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012) good for you boy! posted on 06 May 2012, 12:56 0 3. chebner (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Oct 2011) Does anyone know if parental control is enabled by default and if so what the initial default password is? posted on 12 May 2012, 02:59 0 4. mong1970 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 May 2012) We can help kindle with it. And education. If it were applied to children who are minors. I need to set rules in the regulations. Otherwise, the children are too personal. posted on 02 Jan 2013, 11:57 0 5. sgrmama1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jan 2013) I did not set parental control on my daughters kindle fire. Therefore, I do not know the password. Is … [Read more...] about Comments for : Update to Amazon Kindle Fire adds Parental Controls and more
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Last week, Amazon announced plans to mint its own virtual currency, Amazon Coins, as a new way to pay for games, apps, and in-app purchases. The company’s custom currency will be aimed at Kindle Fire owners when they debut in May, and only U.S. residents will be able to use them at first. Amazon plans to prime the pump by dumping “tens of millions of dollars’ worth” of Amazon Coins into customers’ accounts to get things rolling.So why does Amazon need a virtual currency — isn’t real money good enough? Are Amazon Coins a virtual gimmick, or could they offer real-world benefits?Cross my palm with silverThe basics of Amazon Coins are simple. Amazon Coins will be valued at one penny each, so customers can buy a $4.99 app for 499 Amazon Coins. Coins will be good for apps, in-app purchases (like virtual items and expansion packs for games), and even other in-app currencies. However, Amazon Coins can’t be used for subscriptions, and customers … [Read more...] about Amazon plans to make it rain with Coins, but do we need one more virtual currency?
During the Google I/O keynote several of the presenters mentioned that there wasn’t enough time to go through every detail of every update, though devs would get full explanations in the various sessions throughout the conference. One of the updates that went unmentioned and thus got a quiet little launch is an update to Google Play Books. The Android app received a makeover to bring it into line with the new Play Store and Music apps and a section under My Library called Uploads that wasn’t there before. Google is now letting customers upload up to 1,000 EPUB and PDF files to Play Books which will be accessible via the Web and mobile apps.The concept is similar to the way Google Music worked at launch. Play Books acts as a cloud locker for e-books and PDF documents, allows downloading to smartphones and tablets, but doesn’t give users a way to re-download to the desktop. Files uploaded to Play Books act just like native e-books. You can add bookmarks, … [Read more...] about Google Play Books update adds ability to upload your e-book collection
Amazon is hoping to entice merchants into trying its new credit card reader with its offer of low processing rates. But how does the brand-new Amazon Local Register service stack up to Square, the oldest player in the mobile payment-processing game? The two services have a lot in common: merchants can sign up to receive a credit card reader in the mail, and be ready to accept credit card payments as soon as they plug it into their smartphone or tablet and download the corresponding application. So which service is better for business: the new Amazon Local Register app, or the time-tested Square Register app? Read on for a feature-for-feature comparison. Processing rates Amazon: What sets Amazon Local Register apart from competing services is its low processing rates. That includes a special offer for early adopters: any merchant that signs up for Amazon Local Register before Oct. 31 will be charged just 1.75 percent for each swiped transaction, through the end … [Read more...] about Amazon Local Register vs. Square Register: Which is Better for Business?
Amazon is not shipping Kindle Reader outside the US but you can always ask your cousin there to get a Kindle for you on her next trip to India.But there’s another problem. You need a credit card with a US billing address if you were to buy any book, magazine or newspaper for reading on Kindle from the Amazon store.Worry no more as Kindle user Stephanie has found an easy workaround to this problem – Amazon Gift cards.The trick is that you buy a Gift Certificate at Amazon using your international Credit Card and then make a purchase for Kindle using this gift certificate. The steps are:1. Go to Amazon.com and create a new Amazon.com account. Do not use your existing Amazon account.2. Use a generic email address like gmail.com (with your location set to U.S.) instead of something that is country specific (ie, .co.uk, .fr) otherwise Amazon will block Kindle purchases.3. Use a U.S. mailing address – it doesn’t really matter what address because nothing is going to be … [Read more...] about Buy Books for Kindle from Amazon Store without a US Billing Address
The new Amazon Kindle DX includes a built-in PDF reader and lets you can read documents in both portrait and landscape mode without losing the formatting of the original file.When you hold the Kindle in the default portrait mode, PDF documents are displayed in their original layout and fit the entire screen of the ebook reader. Kindle will automatically crop out the white margins around the PDF document so that the maximum amount of content gets displayed on the screen. In landscape orientation, Kindle automatically magnifies the PDF document to fit the width of the screen.Like any Windows Tablet PC, Kindle DX can recognize the rotation gesture from portrait to landscape mode and will auto-switch to wide-screen reading mode upon rotation. Reading PDFs in KindleWhen viewing a PDF inside Kindle DX, you can add bookmarks to remember pages but unlike other Kindle formatted books, annotations aren’t available for PDF so you can take notes or highlight text while reading. Kindle DX … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle DX with a Native PDF Reader
If you are based in India, you can buy books, DVD movies, video games and some other stuff directly from Amazon.com but in most cases, the high shipping costs to India would pretty much null out the cost savings, if any.To give you an example, Steven Levy’s latest book on Google costs around $14 on Amazon but the International shipping charges that you’ll have to pay for getting that book delivered to an address in India would be around $20 or more. You could as well buy it from Flipkart where the book is available for $21 including free shipping.That said, here’s an interesting news that may tempt you to buy books or movies from Amazon directly especially when they are not available in the Indian online stores.Amazon has extended their Super Saver program to India meaning you won’t have to pay any shipping charges to Amazon if the total value of your order exceeds £25. The product categories that are eligible for free delivery currently include books, … [Read more...] about Amazon Offers Free Shipping to India
You can now publish your blog (or any RSS feed) for sale on the Amazon Kindle store and Amazon will share revenue with you for every Kindle user who subscribes to your feed. The facility is available to all bloggers worldwide bloggers in UK and the US.Earlier you had to partner with Newstex for getting your blog on the Amazon store but now the process is much less complicated.If your blog content is available in languages like English, Spanish, French, Italian or German, simply fill this form (create a new account, don’t use your existing Amazon.com account credentials), add the RSS feed of your blog and submit. You may add any number of blogs or news feeds to your account. Once Amazon approves your blog, it will be available to Kindle users on the Amazon Store and also Amazon Associates.You”ll also need a 800x 600 screenshot image of your Blog home page and 430×50 banner or logo of your blog. Make sure you use a proper image format (I recommend PNG 24 bit) as that … [Read more...] about Publish your Blog to Amazon Kindle & Earn Revenue
Amazon’s Kindle store has more than a million books that you can download and read on your Kindle e-book reader.While most eBooks available on the Amazon Kindle store are paid, here are some simple ways by which you can find and download free Kindle books for your reading pleasure.#1. Sources for Downloading Free Kindle BooksProject Gutenberg, Open Library, Google Books, ManyBooks and FeedBooksare some popular websites that offer a large collection of classics and public domain (copyright expired) books in standard formats like MOBI that you can easily transfer to your Kindle over USB or Wi-Fi.Google Books are available in ePUB format which is incompatible with the Kindle but you can use the free Calibre software to easily convert Google ebooks from .epub to .mobi, a format that Kindle can understand. Calibre does not however support conversion of DRM protected ePUB files to Kindle format.Also, the Internet Archive website mirrors the free eBooks that have been scanned and … [Read more...] about Download Free Books for your Amazon Kindle
The Kindle ebook reader isn’t just a perfect device for reading novels but any content that is primarily text. Whether you own a basic Kindle reader or a Kindle Paperwhite edition with touch display, here’s a comprehensive list of software tools and web apps that will help you do more with your Kindle.Send Google Reader subscriptions to your KindleConnect Klip.me to your Google Reader account and it will deliver a daily digest of your RSS subscriptions to your Kindle device. Klip.me can either send you recent stories from all your Google Reader subscriptions or from a specific folder.Send Web Articles to your KindleThe Kindle is perfect for enjoying long form web content and there are several tools that let you easily push news stories and blog posts from the web browser to your Kindle reader wirelessly.My favorite add-on in this category is Readability available for Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. You click a button in the browser and the current page is … [Read more...] about Get the Most Out of your Kindle Reader with Free Tools