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New Kindle weather website launches, competes with other browser utilities

I got an email from Kindle Weather Station this morning, a new service in beta that offers a full screen weather report (via the experimental browser) for your neighborhood. The good news is the weather is presented in a huge, … Continue reading

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Kinstant update adds customizable shortcuts

Kinstant, the online shortcuts page designed for the Kindle that I first covered back in October, has been upgraded. The calculator is still there (click the “show menu” link at the top of the screen), but now there’s local weather … Continue reading

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Make your own custom Kindle shortcuts document

Here’s a simple html document (it ends in “.txt” because that’s how Kindle likes it) with a list of links to commonly used websites and services. First download it to your desktop; then manually copy it over to your Documents … Continue reading

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Kinstant provides a ready-to-go homepage for your Kindle browser

Update: Want your own version of a shortcuts page? Use my template file. The website Kinstant.com is designed to serve as a pre-configured home page for your Kindle browser–just visit kinstant.com on your Kindle for a list of links to … Continue reading

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How to automate KindleGen on OS X

Update – 16 March 2011: With the help of a reader named Ivo who left some advice in the comments, I’ve updated the suggested code so that it works better. If you tried this before and had errors, please try … Continue reading

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No Custom Screensaver Capability For Kindle 2?

Update, October 2010: There’s now a way! The old post is below. Based on what I’ve seen around the web so far, Amazon has removed the Alt+Shift+0 shortcut that would let you set any image as a new screensaver image … Continue reading

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Screen: Kindle Shortcuts #1

Here’s a reference chart of useful Kindle shortcuts that you can use for a screensaver. This way, any time you lock your Kindle you’ll see a helpful reminder. Please note that I haven’t tested all the commands and might find … Continue reading

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