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Using the Silk browser on Fire Tablet: Enjoy Web Browsing on Kindle

How’s going with your Fire Tablet? How do you like it? We’ll help you navigate using the Silk browser on your Amazon Fire tablet.  If you would like to follow along, you may do so here.  And please let us know if you have any additional questions–we’re always here to help!

Using the Silk browser In and Out

Once your tablet is connected to WiFi, you can open the Silk browser by tapping the Silk icon on your home screen.  The browser will open to the “most visited” page.  From this page, you can access your most frequented websites immediately, or use the Search bar to open a new page. 

When you type the address of the web page (url)you are looking for, Silk will make suggestions based on your default profile.  You may either tap a website to open it, or tap “go” when you have finished typing the address.

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2015-06-24T14:25:51+00:00 By |How To|0 Comments

Kindle Paperwhite How-To: Restarting or Resetting your Kindle.

In this, our eighth installment, we discuss restarting or resetting your Kindle.  If you would like to follow along with the video, you may do so here.

Why would I need to restart/reset my device?

Many issues that can arise with your Kindle, such as difficulty downloading content or a frozen screen can be solved by simply restarting or resetting your device.  To restart your Kindle, press and hold the power button (located on the bottom of the device) for a full five seconds, or until the dialogue box appears.  Select “Restart” from the menu options. 

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2015-12-24T04:48:49+00:00 By |How To|0 Comments

Kindle Paperwhite: How to use Dictionary and Translating Text

This is the third installment in our Kindle Paperwhite How-to series.  Here, we will discuss utilizing the built-in dictionary and text-translation features that some standard with your device.

To use the “dictionary” feature, press and hold the word in question, then quickly release.  The definition will pop up at the bottom of the screen.  There are also “x-ray” and “Wikipedia” features available.  To see these, simply tap the appropriate tab.  To close the dictionary window, tap the screen anywhere outside the window and it will disappear.

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2015-06-02T09:02:38+00:00 By |How To|0 Comments

Kindle Paperwhite Newbie: How to Transfer Kindle Books from a Computer

Welcome back to our Kindle Video Series!  Today, in our fourth installment, we’ll discuss how to transfer books from a computer to your Kindle.  If you would like to follow along on the video, you can do so here.

For books that you have already purchased…

If you have already purchased a book on Amazon, and would like to transfer it to your Kindle, the first step is to visit the “Manage my Content and Devices” page at www.amazon.com/mycd.  Locate the title that you are looking for and click on the “Actions” button.  Choose the device that you want to send the book to, then click “Deliver”.  Your book/magazine/newspaper will automatically download the next time you open your Kindle (note–you must have access to WiFi or 3G for your Kindle to download new titles).

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2015-05-21T05:07:17+00:00 By |How To|0 Comments