Amazon Kindle: those darn underlines

Posted on June 13, 2018. Filed under: ebooks, Kindle | Tags: , , , |

“Popular highlights” are the technical term for those apparently random passages in a Kindle ebook which are underlined for no discernible reason.

Turns out that more than 10 other people highlighted them, so now they show up as underlined.

Personally, I consider it distracting and annoying. YMMV (your mileage may vary)

HowToGeek has a post on how to turn them off. Yay!

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Standard Ebooks

Posted on December 20, 2017. Filed under: ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

The Gutenberg Project is a great source of free classic ebooks, but the formatting is less than friendly to small screens.

Try the Standard Ebooks project, which is converting them to epub, Kindle, Kobo, and new “epub3″ format for download.

  • epub — All devices and apps except Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
  • azw3 — Amazon Kindle devices and apps. Also download the Kindle cover thumbnail to see the cover in your Kindle’s library.
  • kepub — Kobo devices and apps.
  • epub3 — Advanced format not yet fully compatible with most ereaders.
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Run Kindle for PC in Linux using Wine

Posted on November 20, 2017. Filed under: ebooks, Linux | Tags: , , |

Lifehacker has a post on how to use Kindle ebook reader in Linux with the Wine software.

https://lifehacker.com/5406505/run-kindle-for-pc-in-linux-with-wine

 

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How to open MOBI files in Kindle for Android

Posted on October 6, 2015. Filed under: Android, ebooks | Tags: , , , |

dotTechdotTech has a step-by-step guide, where you will be able to learn how to open MOBI files in Kindle for Android tablets and smartphones.

Source: How to open MOBI files in Kindle for Android [Tip]

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How to use Kindle to work with PDFs

Posted on June 16, 2014. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, PDF | Tags: , |

ZDNet has a post on How to use Kindle to work with PDFs which applies to BOTH Kindle devices and the Kindle software you may be using on non-Kindle devices, such as computers, laptops, etc.

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How To Run Almost Any Android App On the Kindle Fire

Posted on February 23, 2012. Filed under: Android, ebooks | Tags: , , , , |

PCMag has instructions on How To Run Almost Any Android App On the Kindle Fire.

This might allow you to use an app that will handle ebooks in non-Kindle formats, such as epub, and maybe load Adobe Digital Editions ebooks.

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eReaderIQ.com | The Easier, Faster, Smarter Way to Kindle!

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Online Software | Tags: , , , , |

eReaderIQ.com | The Easier, Faster, Smarter Way to Kindle!.

“eReaderIQ provides Amazon Kindle price drop alerts, watches your favorite titles to let you know when they are available for Kindle, and gives you a regularly updated list of all non-public domain freebies on Amazon.com. We also offer a superior search engine which not only lets you search the Kindle store by genre and keyword, but also lets you define the price range, reader age, language and more!”

Free (ad supported).

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EPUB ebooks to Kindle conversion guide

Posted on May 24, 2010. Filed under: Adobe Acrobat, books, File conversion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Adobe Digital Editions has a InDesign to Kindle conversion guide – Digital Editions.

That means the .epub books you bought someplace other than Amazon can be converted for use on your Kindle.

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Kindle Hacks: Reading PDFs on Kindle and Converting documents for free

Posted on October 7, 2008. Filed under: File conversion, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , , |

No sooner does new tech come out, than people start figuring out ways to make it better… whether or not the manufacturer intended it to happen.

For example: the Amazon Kindle ebook reader has been “hacked” for more performance.  One such blog is Kindle Hacks with info on how to use other file formats and more.

Use at your own risk, as usual.

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