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Streaming versus Downloading on Your Kindle Fire

When you tap the Video button on the Kindle Fire Home screen, you’re immediately taken to the Amazon Video Store, rather than to a library of video titles. That makes sense because, by design, Kindle Fire [more…]

View Your Kindle Fire Video Library

A lot of you are going to find that viewing video on your Kindle Fire is a great way to get your entertainment. The Kindle Fire Video library may become your favorite destination for buying, viewing, and [more…]

Open and Play a Video on Your Kindle Fire

Playing a video on your Kindle Fire is a simple process. If the video has been downloaded to your device, open the library (tap Video, and then tap the Library button), locate the video, and then tap the [more…]

Get Docs onto Your Kindle Fire

To get a doc onto your Kindle Fire, you can sideload it from your PC or Mac by using the optional Micro-B connector ($10 from Amazon) or e-mail it to yourself at your Kindle e-mail address [more…]

How to Open Docs on Your Kindle Fire

After you put a doc onto your Kindle Fire by either sideloading it from a computer or receiving it through Kindle e-mail, you can view the document by following these steps: [more…]

How to E-mail Docs from Your Kindle Fire

When you have a doc on your Kindle Fire, you can view it and also share it with others as an e-mail attachment. Follow these steps to attach a doc to an e-mail message: [more…]

Create New Contacts on Your Kindle Fire

It’s data entry time! Before you can use your contacts, you need to get them onto Kindle Fire. The manual way to do that is to simply create new contacts and enter the information in the New Contact form [more…]

How to View Photos on Your Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire has a pre-installed photo app for all you photography lovers. Though its features are pretty basic, Gallery allows you to view and do minor edits to photos. [more…]

Use the New American Oxford Dictionary on Your Kindle Fire

If you swipe from right to left on your Kindle Fire Carousel, you find that the item at the very bottom of your Carousel is the New Oxford American Dictionary. Amazon thoughtfully provided this book to [more…]

SketchBook Mobile Express App for Kindle Fire

SketchBook Mobile Express is a drawing app to satisfy the creative artist in your soul. Sketchbook is available for free from AutoDesk, Inc. With 47 preset brushes, you can draw whatever you can imagine [more…]

Fast Food Nutrition Lite App for Kindle Fire

Fast Food Nutrition Lite is an app for your Kindle Fire that's available for free from If you’re watching your weight but are forced to scarf down fast food now and then, this little app [more…]

Astral Budget and Cube Calculator Apps for Kindle Fire

If money is tight, you might have need for apps that help you budget and calculate your expenses. Astral Budget is a Kindle Fire app available for free from Astral Web, Inc., and Cube Calculator is available [more…]

ColorNote Notepad Notes and Handrite Note Apps for Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire doesn’t include a note-taking app, and many users need and want one. Two options are the ColorNote Notepad Notes app available for free from Social & Mobile, Inc., and Handrite Note available [more…]

Misc. Apps for Your Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire has functionality built in for consuming books, periodicals, music, and video, as well as a contact management app, web browser, and e-mail client. However, there are some tools that many of [more…]

Classic Games for Kindle Fire

People using tablets like the Kindle Fire will tell you that one of the great uses for them is to play games of all sorts. From card games such as solitaire or matching games like Jewel and Mahjong, a [more…]

Set Up an E-mail Account on Your Kindle Fire

Setting up your e-mail on Kindle Fire involves providing information about one or more e-mail accounts that you’ve already established with a provider such as Gmail. [more…]

Marketing Your E-Book

Though some authors shy away from the task of marketing, many eventually consider it an enjoyable and rewarding part of being a writer. You can promote your e-book in many ways: [more…]

Online Tools for Publishing Your E-Book

Plenty of sites have tools to help you become a self-publishing author. Here are some sites that you may want to use during the e-book publishing process: [more…]

How Kindle Fire HD Differs from Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Kindle Fire. The new device adds several great features and improvements over the first-generation Kindle Fire. If you own an original Kindle Fire bought prior [more…]

What You Can Do with Kindle Fire HD's Quick Settings

Use Kindle Fire HD's Quick Settings to set up the most commonly used functionality for your device. You access the Quick Settings in the following table by swiping downward from the top of the Kindle Fire [more…]

Kindle Fire HD For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Kindle Fire HD is an affordable, portable way to get at all kinds of media, from music and videos to books and colorful magazines. You can browse the Internet, connect to your Facebook and Twitter account [more…]

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…]


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