Showing posts from November, 2010

Amazon UK Free Kindle Book: Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder

Found this one today on Amazon UK for £0. Reviews seem to be good, will start once I finish The Basement by Stephen Leather which was on sale for £0.72 all week, since it is quite the short novel.

Sneakers Peekers!


Upgraded to an HTC Desire HD today

Was time to renew my mobile phone contract today and after researching for which new Android phones T-Mobile UK had to offer I went with the Desire HD. I was looking at the slightly older version at first, but the new version seems to have a better form factor and a little bit better hardware too.

Unfortunately they were out of stock today, so I will have to wait a few more days for it - but I have waited 18 months now, so I can wait another week - no problem, I think...

Input Numbers with Kindle Keyboard without using the Symbol key

I was a little annoyed by the Kindle keyboard not having dedicated number keys and so far I had to press the Sym key to bring up the window to enter numbers - but no more!

To enter numbers quickly and painlessly with the hardware keyboard of the Kindle just keep the ALT key pressed and use the top row of keys to enter your letters (ALT + T to enter the number 5 for instance).

I hope this helps some of you Kindle users to be less annoyed - I certainly am!

Free eBook stuff from Black Library

Found this on eBookworm and the official Black Library website:

To celebrate the launch of Black Library Digital, October 8th and the following four Fridays have been designated Free eBook Fridays. Be sure to point your browser in our direction at noon GMT on each of those days to find out which gem from the BL back catalogue – or digital exclusive – will be yours for the grand sum of zero pounds, dollars or yen.

There are several ebooks in epub and mobi format, as well as an audio book. I'm not sure for how much longer they will be up there, so grab them while you still can!

Solution to Kindle stuck in USB Drive Mode even when Ejected

Very impressed with this device, it makes reading a joy again (after noticing that reading a lot on traditional mobile device screens was becoming very straining on the eyes very quickly after a while).

With my Kindle I had the issue that I would connect it to a PC and it would switch into drive mode. The screen tells you that you can resume reading while charging by ejecting the device in Windows.

I did it via the small icon next to the clock and the Kindle would stay in the USB drive mode. I then found the Kindle as a Drive when I opened "My Computer". I right clicked the Kindle in that window and chose "Eject" after which I was able to use the device while it was recharging on the PC.