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The Kindle Fire HD Options Bar

The Options bar runs along the bottom or right side of your Kindle Fire HD screen, depending on which app or library you open. In some apps the Options bar is always visible; if the Options bar is hidden [more…]

How to Transfer Data to Your Kindle Fire HD

To transfer content to Kindle Fire HD, you have to use the Micro USB cable that came with your Kindle Fire HD. It’s easy to purchase or rent content from Amazon, which you can choose to download directly [more…]

The Kindle Fire HD Quick Settings Menu

You access both a short list of commonly used settings (Quick Settings) and all the more detailed settings for Kindle Fire HD by swiping downward from the top of the screen. [more…]

More Settings on Your Kindle Fire HD

When you select Quick Settings menu→More on your Kindle Fire HD, more settings appear: Help & Feedback, My Account, Applications, Parental Controls, Sounds & Display, Wireless, Device, Location-Based Services [more…]

How to Manage Your Kindle Fire HD's Amazon Account

You buy things from Amazon by using the account and payment information you provide when you create an Amazon account. You probably have an account if you ever bought anything on Amazon [more…]

Browse the Amazon AppStore from Your Kindle Fire HD

You can buy apps for your Kindle Fire HD by using the Amazon Appstore. This store is full of apps written especially for devices that are based on the Android platform, including Kindle Fire HD. [more…]

How to Search for Apps from Your Kindle Fire HD

You can have fun browsing through categories of apps on your Kindle Fire HD, but if you know which app you want to buy, using the Search feature can take you right to it. [more…]

How to Buy Apps from Your Kindle Fire HD

You might find something you want to buy by browsing or searching in the Amazon AppStore, but however you find it, when you’re ready to buy, you can follow these steps: [more…]

Buy Publications through Newsstand on Your Kindle Fire HD

There’s a world of periodicals out there, from magazines to newspapers, just waiting for you to explore them. Kindle Fire HD’s color display makes browsing through color magazines especially appealing. [more…]

Browse and Buy e-Books from Your Kindle Fire HD

You’ll find that reading books on Kindle Fire HD is convenient and economical (e-books are typically a few dollars less than the print version, and you can borrow e-books from your local library for free [more…]

How to Buy Music from Your Kindle Fire HD

No matter what kind of music you prefer, from hip-hop to Broadway, you’re likely to find a great many selections in the Amazon Music Store. All over the Music Store home page, you’ll see thumbnails of [more…]

How to Buy Video on Your Kindle Fire HD

Watching videos on your Kindle Fire HD gives you the convenience of portability. From lying in bed or on the beach to watching your videos while waiting in line at the bank, portability can be a very convenient [more…]

Ten (or So) Top Gaming Apps for Kindle Fire HD

Here are 11 great games that will provide hours of fun and create the core of your Kindle Fire gaming library. People using tablets of all sorts will tell you that one of the great uses for them is to [more…]

Ten Apps That Add Functionality to Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD has functionality built in for consuming books, periodicals, music, and video, as well as a contact management, calculator, and calendar app, web browser, and e-mail client. However, there [more…]

Kindle Fire HD's Hardware Features

Kindle Fire HD, the second generation of Kindle Fire, is lighter and smaller than iPad, at 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches and weighing only 13.9 ounces, versus iPad’s 9.7-inch display and 1.3-pound frame. For [more…]

Kindle Fire HD Storage on Earth and in the Cloud

Kindle Fire HD offers 16GB and 32GB of storage in its 7-inch model. Either storage amount will probably work just fine for you because when you own a Kindle Fire HD, you get free, unlimited Amazon Cloud [more…]

Kindle Fire HD's Pre-Installed Functionality

In several ways, Kindle Fire HD is easy to use, with a simple Android-based touchscreen interface, and it has a lot of functionality that comes pre-installed. Kindle Fire HD also offers a brand new version [more…]

Browse with Amazon Silk on the Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Silk is Kindle Fire HD’s web browser. Silk is simple to use, but the real benefits of Amazon Silk are all about browsing performance. [more…]

How to Navigate Your Kindle Fire HD's Touchscreen

As you work through the setup screens for your Kindle Fire HD, it will help if you to get to know the basics of navigating the touchscreen — especially if you’ve never used a touchscreen before: [more…]

How to Set Up Your Kindle Fire HD

When you turn Kindle Fire HD on for the first time, you see a series of screens that help you set up and register the device. Don’t worry: There aren’t many questions, and you know all the answers. [more…]

The Kindle Fire HD Libraries

Kindle Fire HD libraries are where you access downloaded content, as well as content stored by Amazon in the Cloud. Libraries (with the exception of the Docs library) also offer a Store button that you [more…]

The Kindle Fire HD Carousel

Many folks have fond memories of riding a carousel at the fair as kids. The Kindle Fire HD Carousel may not bring the same thrill, but it does have its charms as you swipe through it to see a revolving [more…]

Organize Your Kindle Fire HD Content with Favorites

On the Kindle Fire HD, Favorites is a place for saving frequently used content which takes the form of a pop-up display. The concept of Favorites is probably familiar to you from working with web browsers [more…]

Downloadable Content Available to the Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD is meant to be a device you use to consume media, meaning that you can play/read all kinds of music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers. Amazon has [more…]

The Kindle Fire HD Status Bar

The Status bar runs across the top of every Kindle Fire HD screen, just like the Status bar on your mobile phone. This bar provides information about the time, your network connection, and your battery [more…]

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