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Man rigs special Kindle controls for sister with cerebral palsy

I was going to write up a short post* about this, but I’m running out of time today and Nate at The Digital Reader just posted about it, too, so I’ll point you there instead. (His is also the only … Continue reading

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Kindle 3.1 software update prevents jailbreaking

Update: The new jailbreak for 3.1 has already been released, so you can disregard the warning below. (Thanks to Jordi for the tip!) Original post: If you wanted to use custom fonts or screensaver images on your Kindle but haven’t … Continue reading

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Fan-made app lets you play Zork and other titles offline

The details: It requires the same unofficial hack used to install screensavers and fonts. It’s still under development so it may be buggy. As with all Kindle hacks, use at your own risk. Download it at Andrew de Quincey’s livejournal … Continue reading

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Halloween screensavers for your Kindle

Raargh! Blaaarrrh! Slurp! And then whatever sound a pumpkin monster makes–something squishy, I imagine. Here are several spoooky screensaver images for your enjoyment. In general, I tried to use darker shades to better suit the theme, but that means they … Continue reading

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How I ended up with a 7-inch color Amazon Kindle for $130

Update: Check out my follow-up post a week later. It’s true! If you’ve got some tech/geek skills, a little patience, $150, and a Bed Bath & Beyond nearby, you too can become the proud owner of a color touch screen … Continue reading

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How to re-install the screensaver hack on a Kindle running 2.5.2

Great news for those of you missing your old screensavers: a person over at Mobileread.com has repackaged those beloved hacks so that they work on the new 2.5.2 update. To get them, visit this thread on Mobileread and check out … Continue reading

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Where's that Kindle 2.5 update?

It’s June 1st, and if you’re at all like me, you’re still reading on a Kindle running the 2.3.3 software (switch to your “Settings” screen and look in the lower right corner). Back in April, Kindle announced the 2.5 update … Continue reading

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How to save excerpts from Kindle ebooks using your iPhone

You can use your iPhone, the web service Pixelpipe, and Google Docs to create editable excerpts when reading ebooks on your Kindle app. Here’s how. Continue reading

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