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Posted on 7 Jun 2013 02:25:43 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2013 08:03:23 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Jonas, in the 7 months since that post appeared there have been a number of software changes. The same applies to other Kindles, so you have to accept that some old instructions are no longer appropriate.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2013 07:33:32 BDT
Other users said that it is possible via disabling access to kindle store. It is not neccessary. Do this:

1. From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Device Options, and then Personalize your Kindle.
3. For Recommended Content, tap OFF to disable recommendations.

'We suggest' is now gone from my kindle homescreen.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2013 09:52:28 GMT
Denis Powell says:
You can only "share" with other Kindles or apps registered to your account. There's nothing stopping you lending your Kindle however.

Ebooks are non-transferable licenses.

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 09:21:11 GMT
trish cake says:
Can any one tell me if you can swap your books with other kindle readers, and if so how do you do it.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 17:29:35 GMT
John Hopper says:
I love my Paperwhite and I fully agree that the shading at the bottom of the screen is hardly noticeable and certainly does not impinge on reading pleasure.

I do hope there is a colour e-ink screen Kindle at some point though.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 17:02:55 GMT
Simon Ghent says:
> I will await the introduction of a model which is capable of showing colour pictures.

I doubt that will happen. There are colour e-ink screens but they are expensive. I doubt that they would sell as most people would go for something like the Fire which, with a back lit LCD screen will always be cheaper.

> But if there is a variation in tone then I shan't bother

Give one a go. It's really not as bad as people make out. I've had a PW since launch day and it's fine. The uneven lighting is only at the very bottom of the screen where there is no text.

> My other worry is the tendency towards touch screen

I'm pretty much convince that every new model released from now on will be touch screen.

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 14:56:31 GMT
Sue G says:
I had the keyboard version which I used with a clip on light - mu keyboard version broke one month out of warranty so being offered by Amazon two obsolete models at reduced prices I decided to collect the points and got my Paperwhite from a leading supermarket. I have to say that I'm very pleased with it - once I found out to go to aircraft mode to turn on/off the wireless and sometimes finding the touch mode is so sensitive. The light is adequate - I have it set at 7 and can read perfectly well at that level. Would recommendf it.

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 13:42:01 GMT
Bingalau says:
After reading some of the comments on here, I have decided to hang on to my original keyboard model. I was considering buying a Paperwhite because of the addition of the light. But if there is a variation in tone then I shan't bother. I will await the introduction of a model which is capable of showing colour pictures. I've had my money's worth out of my Kindle Keyboard since I gave myself one for a Christmas present the year before last. I have read in excess of eighty books in that time. Not bad for someone who hadn't read a book in fifty years. (I was only reading newspapers and magazines). But I would like to be able to see such things as maps and other pictures properly. My other worry is the tendency towards touch screen. I prefer the page buttons and the keyboard system, so am hoping if and when they ever do a colour version, it will also have those instead of, or also as a choice.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 10:35:09 GMT
HI CBRetriever

Many thanks

Chris.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 17:51:49 GMT
CBRetriever says:
no, there isn't an easier way, that's the only way to do that on the Paperwhite

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 17:02:53 GMT
Hi. I'm new to my Paperwhite (having had a Kindle Keyboard for three years which has just given up the ghost). Very happy with it so far, but can't find how to easily switch the WiFi on and off without going through settings and switching aeroplane setting on and off. Is there a quicker way (it was one of the menu options on my old Kindle).

thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 11:34:45 GMT
Denis Powell says:
When you charge your Paperwhite an orange light (next to the power button) will glow and turn to green when it's fully charged.

Depending on the level of charge at the start this can take several hours but there's no need to fully charge each time. The battery doesn't suffer from any memory effect. I charge mine as and when it's convenient and for as long as convenient. Sometimes that's for as little as 30 minutes before I leave the house as I know that will give me a minumum reading time of several hours, more if it already holds some charge.

By the same token it's not necessary to let the batter drain. I doubt if mine ever goes below 20% charge.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 11:19:31 GMT
I did get the paperwhite on Friday and mine seemed to be fully charged when I got it but I would be interested in an answer to this too. Did pop mine on charge yesterday evening 'just in case'. Have to say we have had three sunny days in a row (nice enough to be out in the summerhouse in full sun) and I have been able to read the screen perfectly without even needing my glasses as I have made the print fairly large. Wonderful - love it!!!

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 11:07:37 GMT
A. M. says:
how long do you have to charge from new and how do you know when it is full?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 18:38:53 GMT
Thank you very much Denis. I must admit it is the 'reading in the sun' thing that is the most important to me so WILL buy the paperwhite :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 18:36:07 GMT
CBRetriever says:
yes it would - paperwhite is best for outdoor reading

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 18:06:01 GMT
Denis Powell says:
The Fire is an Android Tablet and will have the same problems as your existing Android Tablet. The HD version is a little better but not by much, in my opinion.

The Paperwhite is excellent in the sun.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 17:59:16 GMT
I have just reserved a kindle paperwhite BUT think I would really have liked all the features on the kindle Fire? Is it possible to read the Kindle Fire in bright sunlight? or does it really have to be the paperwhite? I love to read in the garden when the sun is shining. Tried doing that today with the kindle app on my android tablet and could not see a thing - would the same thing happen with the Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013 04:57:26 GMT
Fm Oshea says:
No! I hadn't seen it that is great all is well thanks again

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2013 05:58:25 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Fm, I assumed you'd already tried the "Last Page Read" option, which you find in the Menu and is called "Sync to Furthest Page Read".

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 22:27:22 GMT
CBRetriever says:
it does - I've never lost my place on mine unless I've accidentally clutched it on the screen

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 22:17:56 GMT
Fm Oshea says:
Is it just a guess ? How do you find out how many pages they aren't numbered. Didn't the kk3g have last page read? So easy why doesn't the paperwhite which is sophisticated not have a such seemingly simple and easy option .? Or am I horribly thick thanks Dennis for your time

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 20:09:13 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Open the book, tap at the top of the screen and select Go To. Then enter a location number that's approximately 60% of the total.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 19:27:23 GMT
Fm Oshea says:
My paperwhite lost my place while I was reading I knew I had read 60% how do I access last page read ? Or find 60% any help appreciated
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