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Kindle for PC Update 1.23 Adds New Features and Fonts


There’s a new update available for Amazon’s Kindle for PC application that adds new font choices and some new features. The update version is 1.23.1 (50133) and it’s available to download from Amazon’s Kindle reading apps page. Among the changes is the addition of two column mode, a needed option on a wide computer screen. […]

Amazon Giving Away 9 Kindle Books Free for World Book Day


For the next week, AmazonCrossing is giving away over $40 worth of ebooks for free to US customers. AmazonCrossing is the largest publisher of translated fiction in the US, and to celebrate World Book Day they’re giving away 9 free Kindle books that are English translations of award-winning foreign-language books. The promotion runs from now […]

New 10.3-inch Sony DPT-CP1 PDF Reader Coming in June


Sony has a new Digital Paper device listed on their Sony Japan website called the Sony DPT-CP1. It’s basically a 10.3-inch version of the 13.3-inch Sony DPT-RP1 that was released in June 2017. This new model is expected to get released in early June in Japan, and if last year is any indication it could […]

Here’s How to Adjust the Screen Light on Kindles


This question comes up surprisingly often from new Kindle users, and if you’re new to Kindles and are unfamiliar with the user interface, I can see why. You’d think they would make adjusting the frontlight blatantly obvious, but that’s not the case. If you go to the settings menu or look at the main menu […]

Alf’s DRM Removal Tools Now Support Kindle’s KFX Format


Last week Apprentice Alf released a new version of the DeDRM tools with added support for KFX format, so now you can easily import KFX books to Calibre to create backups and convert them to other formats. KFX is Amazon’s latest format for Kindle ebooks. It adds support for the newer enhanced formatting features and […]

10 Free Kindle Books and Kindle Deals – April 13th


Here’s a list of 10 free highly-rated Kindle books for the weekend. Amazon’s exclusive sale for Prime members on Kindles and Fire tablets is ongoing for a few more days as well. The Kindle Paperwhite is priced lower than it’s ever been before at $79. Please note that the free Kindle books listed below are […]

Kindle Software Update 5.9.5 Now Available


Amazon has started rolling out a new firmware update for Kindle ebook readers that changes how highlighting works. It’s a minor change but now there’s an additional setting that lets you turn off the highlight menu when selecting a passage of text. This helps make the highlighting process faster and more streamlined, and it enables […]

List of New Onyx Boox eReaders for 2018


Onyx has some new E Ink reading devices that they’re showing off at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. They posted some pictures of the new devices for 2018 on their Facebook page, with a list of specs for each. A couple models have already been released, like the Onyx Boox Max2 and Boox Note. They […]

New 10″ Chuwi Hi9 Air Tablet with Android 8.0 and 2K Display for $199


While it’s hard to argue against the Fire HD 10 for $109 with the current sale for Amazon Prime members, there’s a new 10.1-inch Android tablet up for pre-order that is possibly the better overall deal. The Chuwi Hi9 Air tablet has a really nice screen and some impressive specs for the price. The pre-order […]

$79 Kindle Paperwhite, $35 Fire Tablet, Other Sales for Prime Members


If you’re an Amazon Prime member you can get big discounts on select Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets for the next week. They have the Kindle Paperwhite marked down to just $79, its lowest sale price ever (for Black Friday and Cyber Monday it was $89). Additionally, the entry-level Kindle is on sale for $49 […]

8″ Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite with Android 7.0 for $129


Newegg has a pretty good deal on an 8-inch Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite tablet for the next few days. The price is $149 with free shipping, but if you use coupon code EMCPTER77 at checkout it takes an extra $20 off the price. For $129 it’s a pretty big upgrade over the equivalent Fire HD […]

Why Aren’t 9.7-inch E Ink eReaders More Common?


A long time ago there was once a Kindle with a large 9.7-inch E Ink screen called the Kindle DX. It lasted for two model generations before it was slowly phased out. It wasn’t an unpopular device. Most people seemed to like it quite a bit for what it was at the time; there weren’t […]

Free eBook: All Systems Red by Martha Wells


Here’s a free highly-rated science fiction ebook for the weekend, available in both Mobi and ePub formats, DRM free. Once again Tor is giving away another book as part of their eBook of the Month Club. Just head over to to grab your free copy of All Systems Red by Martha Wells. All that […]

Alexa Hands-Free Mode Coming to Fire HD 8 and Fire 7


Amazon is bringing hands-free Alexa support to both the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7, a feature that was previously only available on the more expensive Fire HD 10. Alexa is a voice-activated assistant app that can be used for everything from getting weather and news updates, to playing music and audiobooks, controlling smart devices, […]

New Kindles and Kobos Very Unlikely Anytime Soon


If you were hoping for a shiny new ereader to get released this summer, like a new Kindle Voyage or an updated Kindle Paperwhite or a new Kobo model, you’re most likely going to have to wait another 6 months at least. There’s a revealing article over at the Taipei Times saying how E Ink’s […]