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Comparing the Kindle 2, Nook, and Sony Reader

With so many good e-book readers available, how do you decide on the right e-reader? Compare the Amazon Kindle 2, Sony Reader, and Nook before making a decision. The best way to choose an e-reader is to [more…]

How to Download Content onto a Kindle 2

Downloading content to the Kindle 2 e-reader is easy, because the Kindle uses built-in Whispernet technology and AT&T's wireless network to access Download content — first, by choosing a new [more…]

How to Bookmark and Highlight Content on the Kindle

Amazon’s Kindle 2 makes it easy to bookmark and highlight content. In an effort to make reading books and other content on a Kindle as much like reading a regular book as possible, Amazon wants you to [more…]

Kindle Shortcuts and Tips

Amazon's Kindle e-reader is pretty easy to use, but these shortcuts and tips make using the Kindle, well, fantastic. Once you’ve learned the different tips and tricks for accessing and reading books, magazines [more…]

How to Subscribe to Blogs for Free on Your Kindle 2 or Kindle DX

You can use your Kindle 2 or Kindle DX to subscribe to blogs, and you have several options for doing so. For a fee, you can read Amazon’s own publication, the Kindle Daily Post, which selects blogs from [more…]

How to Create E-Book Files with Mobipocket

Mobipocket is a free e-reader program that lets you read, annotate, and create e-books from your PC or from your smartphone or mobile device. The application is available for many smartphone platforms, [more…]

Where to Get More Help with Your Kindle

It isn’t always easy to find the support you need for a computer or operating system. But the Kindle is another matter. If your Kindle is acting up (or if you just want to find out more about how it works [more…]

Taking Notes and Cutting Clippings on Your Kindle

Not all e-books that you download will be read for pleasure. If you're studying text on your Kindle, it can be helpful to highlight specific phrases or insert your own notes. The Kindle 2 and Kindle DX [more…]

How to Change Automatic Backup Settings on Your Kindle

It’s not surprising that your Kindle is synchronized with If you subscribe to a daily newspaper or blog, for instance, it needs to be downloaded automatically to your Kindle, and that’s accomplished [more…]

Listening to MP3 Music Files on Your Kindle

Amazon's Kindle e-book reader is, above all else, a portable device; you can take it anywhere and read anything from your digital library. But not every place you go is conducive to reading. Trying to [more…]

Top Kindle Accessories

Whether you want to accessorize your own Kindle or need a gift for a friend who uses a Kindle, there's no shortage of ways you can add color, personality, and protection to a Kindle. The three most common [more…]

Using the Kindle App for iPhone and iPod Touch

A number of e-reader applications are available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but the big advantage of the Kindle application is its ability to synchronize your Kindle with the iPhone or iPod Touch automatically [more…]

How the Kindle DX Compares to the Kindle 2

If you’re already familiar with the Kindle 2 and want to know what’s new and different with the Kindle DX, this quick overview shows you what upgrades are built into the Kindle DX: [more…]

Posting an Amazon Book Review from Your Kindle

One of the nice things about in general, and about the Kindle Store in particular, is that customers participate heavily in contributing content to the site. Reviews, lists, and other comments [more…]

Let Your Kindle Read to You with Text-to-Speech

If you can’t read a book because you’re driving or for some other reason, both the second-generation Kindle and the Kindle DX have an "experimental" feature that converts any text to speech and reads it [more…]

How to Subscribe to Magazines and Newspapers on Your Kindle 2

Reading a newspaper or magazine on a Kindle 2 is different from what you’re used to. It doesn’t take long to get used to not having to flip pages, though. You can navigate a periodical by moving from page [more…]

Firing Up Kindle's Basic Web Browser

Think of Kindle's Basic Web as a slimmed-down, stripped-down version of full-featured Web browsers. Basic Web does the basics: it connects to Web sites, lets you click links, and displays images. However [more…]

Navigating the Kindle's Basic Web Browser

The Kindle 2 and Kindle DX come with an application called Basic Web. As the name implies, Basic Web is a type of Web browser, but not a full-featured Web browser, so it doesn’t do a lot of the sophisticated [more…]

How to Publish and Sell Your Own E-Book in the Kindle Format makes it possible for anyone to make content available for the Kindle by means of a self-service publishing system called Digital Text Platform. It’s a wonderful system for getting your work [more…]

Kindle Easter Egg: Play Minesweeper on the Kindle

If you’re a Windows user, you’re probably familiar with the Minesweeper computer game, and you may be thrilled (or not) to know that you can play Minesweeper on your Kindle 2 or Kindle DX. It’s an Easter [more…]

Setting Up 1-Click Purchasing for Your Kindle

Amazon’s 1-Click purchasing option lets you purchase and download now e-books for your Kindle 2 or Kindle DX with only a single clickl. You enter your credit card information before you make your first [more…]

Find Free E-Books to Read on Your Kindle

A growing number of sources offer free e-books in a Kindle-friendly format. is far from the only place where you can find e-books for you Kindle, although it is the best-stocked e-book store [more…]

Kindle 2 and Kindle DX Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keys that you can press on your Kindle to perform various functions. Often, you can access these same functions using the five-way controller to select a series of [more…]

Take Your Kindle 2 or Kindle DX Online with Whispernet

One of the best features of the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX is their ability to connect wirelessly to the Kindle Store and other Web sites through a network called [more…]

Frequently Asked Kindle Questions

Whether you've been using a Kindle for minutes or for years, you're likely to have some questions about how to use it efficiently. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from Kindle users [more…]

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