How to Take a Screen Shot on Any Kindle (Paperwhite, Touch, Basic, Keyboard)

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The Kindle can do many things, but not all of them are explained in the user manual. (For example, the first Kindle had a hidden menu where you could see a list of the Lab126 team members who had worked on it.) Among the many neat undocumented tricks is one that I use on a regular ...

How to Download Kobo eBooks (Including the Ones They Won’t Allow) And Strip the DRM

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For as long as I've shopped there, Kobo has always had an issue with not letting customers download copies of all of the ebooks they buy.  I've never understood why and they've never supplied a consistent answer, but some of the ebooks bought at Kobo can only be read in Kobo hardware and apps. Historically this ...

B&N Says They Took Away the Download Option as a Security Measure – Here’s How to Get Around It

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When I first reported yesterday that B&N had removed the option to download ebook purchases from its website, I didn't know whether that was a technical snafu or an intentional move. Sadly, B&N has confirmed that they did it on purpose: The ability to download from the NOOK® website and then sideload certain NOOK eBooks has ...

Don’t Like Amazon’s New Kids’ Tablet? Here are 5 Alternatives

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is going to be getting a lot of press over the next few weeks, but it's not the first tablet to launch in this market - nor even the twenty-first. Here are 5 kids tablets that you might consider in place of the Fire HD Kids Edition. (You might also ...