Friday, January 19, 2018

Must-Know Tips and Tricks for Kindle to Boost Your Reading Experience

With one portable and light Kindle device, you can puts a library in your pocket effortlessly. But to get the most out of your Kindle ereader, there are some quick tips and tricks you should be aware of. 
Make your Kindle’s battery last longer
Turning off Wi-Fi and the Whispernet connection will help, which you can do by tapping near the top of the screen, on the brightness button, and selecting Airplane Mode. Dimming the brightness on the same screen is going to eke out more battery life, too.
Read Articles from the web
You can not only limited to read books on Kindle. You can read article by install the Pocket or Instapaper extension to your computer. When you saved article using the extension, the article will get pushed to your synced devices, like your Kindle, so you can read it later (even when you're offline). After downloading the app, just go into Settings on the app and choose Kindle as your delivery option.
Customize the dictionary
Customize the dictionary by going to Settings > Device Options > Language and Dictionaries, which is especially helpful if you're reading books in other languages.
Highlight text
To highlight a particularly important or impactful passage in a book, just press down at the start of the sentence, drag to select the whole phrase, hold down, and then tap "Highlight." Highlight option will bookmark the text so that you can find it later.
Customize the reading interface
Kindle allows you to customize it if you are happy with the reading interface. Tap near the top of the screen, then on the Aa icon to see a variety of options for text formatting. With a few taps you can adjust the font type and size, the line spacing, the page margins, and the orientation of your Kindle. 
Get online
The Kindle has a web browser: from the home screen press Menu > Experimental > Launch Browser. It's slow and horrible compared to a desktop or tablet browser, but it's perfectly adequate for browsing news sites and Amazon site.
Email things to Kindle
Each Kindle has a unique email address. All you need to do is email the documents to your Send-to-Kindle email address. Ensure that the sender's email address has been added to your Approved Personal Document Email List and verify that your document is a supported file type before sending it to your Kindle.
Lend books to a friend
You have the right to lend one book from your Kindle content for 14 days.
Go to Select the title of the book you want to share and click on the ellipsis action button, then Loan this title. Then, choose who you want to share the book with. Only books that are eligible for sharing will have an action button.
Automatically Sync Books From Dropbox
BookDrop is a simple way to transfr books to your Kindle. Once a book is dropped into the BookDrop folder, it will be sent to your Kindle.
Listen to books
Open the book or document, press the Menu button and select Start Text-to-Speech. Your Kindle will read the text to you like an audiobook, but in a robotic voice.
Fix a Frozen Screen

Don't you find out your Kindle can do more than your think? If you know any other useful tips, please share with us

Monday, January 8, 2018

How to disable and enable the touchscreen on the All New Kindle Oasis 2 (2017)?

You must be aware of the physical page turn buttons that come with the all new Kindle Oasis 2. This is a vintage and considerate design that many people are thrilled about. You can turn pages either by pressing the physical page turn buttons on the thicker end of the eReader or tapping on either side the screen on Oasis 2.
However, with the touchscreen enabled, some people find they always inadvertently turn pages when they only wants to define a word or highlight a passage. The waterproof Kindle Oasis 2 is designed to be used in a bathtub or on the beach. If we can disable the touchscreen temporarily, the touchscreen will not work when water splashes on it until we wipe off the droplets. Moreover, we can reply on the actual page turn buttons to turn pages exclusively which allows us to hold the Oasis 2 like holding an actual book without accident page-turns.

Now let me show you how to deactivate the touchscreen on Kindle Oasis 2 as follows:
  1. Open a book from your Oasis 2. The option to disable the touchscreen is located on the setting menu list while reading.
  2. Within the book go to the menu on top right of the screen, and tap the three dots located in the upper right corner.
  3. Choose “disable the touchscreen” from there. A dialogue with instructions appears, you can cancel or select OK

If you want to use the onscreen features, don’t forget you’ve deactivated the touchscreen and assume that your Oasis is not functioning well. What you need to do is to enable the touchscreen again. I’ll list two methods to make it happen:

1. Press the power button to put the device in sleep mode and press the power button to wake it.
2. Turn the Kindle off and back on again, or you can close and open the sleepcover if you’ve got one.
If you want to get to get more information about the flagship eReader Kindle Oasis 2, please check this article out All-New Kindle Oasis 2 (2017) Review.