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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 15:49:39 GMT
Pat Gee says:
Polarised lenses sound like the answer. Thank you. However I can't believe that Amazon haven't identified?addressed this problem in the manufacturing process.

Morrisons sell good trout!

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 15:52:24 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
As long as you can get some light coloured lenses. I just remembered seeing the fish under the water and no one else could see. The 2 pairs I bought off Amazon were too dark though one was called amber.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 16:19:41 GMT
DaveyH says:
"However I can't believe that Amazon haven't identified?addressed this problem in the manufacturing process."

It's a completely different technology, there is no problem to be identified!

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 16:28:25 GMT
Pat Gee says:
Not being able to see the screen in outdoor situations is a real problem to me!

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 17:15:31 GMT
I agree! think the Polaroid lenses are a good idea - would like to be able to use mine outdoors too. Interesting link on Polaroid filters for photography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarizing_filter_(photography)
BW susanne

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 21:08:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Mar 2013 21:09:16 GMT
Knightmare says:
The Kindle fire is not an e-reader, it's a tablet. The reason that electronic-ink e-readers were invented in the first place was because it is impossible to read a computer screen in direct sunlight and because reading a computer screen for long periods of time causes eye-strain. The Kindle Fire, however, was designed to compete with the Ipad, and was never intended as an upgrade to your e-reader.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 21:21:40 GMT
It would be good to be able to use kindle in all reasonable leisure situations - is that not why it was developed? For that reason it would be good to be able to use it in strong sunlight. How about some positive suggestions that would enable this - come on Amazon!
BW Susanne

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 21:56:20 GMT
DaveyH says:
"It would be good to be able to use kindle in all reasonable leisure situations"

Biting my tongue here - that's what e-ink screens were designed for. The Fire does not have an e-ink screen. I'm not sure why you have such a hard time understanding that.

Mind you I do blame Amazon for trading on the Kindle name for selling two completely different technologies.

Posted on 4 Mar 2013 22:51:33 GMT
i'm biting my tongue also - would rather not have a piece of kit with limitations, as I have, and I'm not the only one who sees things this way, would be wanting some way of working around this. I do not care whether it is an e-ink whatever that is. I did not choose the kindle - it was given as a Christmas present so am trying to work with it. Say again -it would be good to be able to use it in all reasonable leisure situations

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2013 07:06:40 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Mrs. Myall, the fire screen is illuminated by light from behind it. That would have to give out more light than the sun to overcome the problem. I suspect that's possible but the battery drain would be enormous.

Think of car headlights. In the dark they're capable of lighting up half the street. In sunlight they make no impression at all. Get a powerful search light, however, and you'll see some extra illumination but attach that to a car battery and it would be dead in seconds.

What's needed is a colour e-ink screen but, although there have been some developments, the technology still leaves a lot to be desired.

Posted on 5 Mar 2013 08:26:38 GMT
CBRetriever says:
and I also find the images on my cell phone and digital cameras also to be very hard to see in bright sunlight (uses same technology)

Posted on 5 Mar 2013 08:29:27 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2013 13:24:13 GMT
K. Cokayne says:
E-mail is not dependant on the Fire, if you use an e-mail app purchased from Amazon then you may encounter issues, but if you access your e-mail account via the web, you should be fine.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2013 16:23:09 GMT
masai mara says:
I have tried welding goggles. The trouble I found with them though, is that I kept bumping into things..

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2013 16:54:11 GMT
M. Anderson says:
I used my HD to connect and read emails whilst in eastern europe recently no problem. There are just far too few sources of accurate info ie with Kindles being sold in Waterstones they tell you in there it can do EVERYTHING obviously just to procure a sale and even on here one person says one thing and one the other its no wonder people especially those less technical than others are bewildered.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2013 12:25:11 BDT
F. Holliday says:
Kindle
I believe he may have meant 'rogue' software sites.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2013 17:01:18 BDT
CBRetriever says:
I never bothered to set up my email, I just go directly to the web site of my provider, log in and I have all the tools I need to read, reply, attach files, use and address book, etc that I would have if I set up my email app

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 03:04:03 BDT
The only thing you are unable to do on the Kindle Fire abroad is download content from the Amazon store. You can however download things from the internet - even other app management software, with which you can download apps. So yes, you can email.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 06:33:59 BDT
CBRetriever says:
yes you can download books from the kindle store while abroad - I bought and downloaded books in France, Ireland and the UK

Posted on 16 May 2013 15:18:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2013 15:28:06 BDT
A. PRIDE says:
I have been using my AKF for emailing successfully for months, arrive in Spain and huge problems! After tinkering with the POP3 and IMAP settings I can now receive emails but not send. I spent an hour talking to technician with Virginmedia but no success - the pr0blem is with Amazn Kindle. Very frustrating. Emails can only be sent via the website and not directly frm the Kindle. I will not buy another until this is s0rted

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 15:21:30 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Go onto your ISP's web site and read and reply to e-mail from there.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 15:29:47 BDT
A. PRIDE says:
Thanks Damaskcat - but I d0nt want to do it that way - too slow.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 15:55:28 BDT
Damaskcat says:
In which case I can't offer a solution except to say I think your ISP is passing the buck.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 16:38:14 BDT
A. PRIDE says:
I am sorry to say I disagree - the ISP technician bent over backwards to get the Kindle mailbox fully functioning. All the outgoing mail settings were double-checked by him. I agree, the only way at the moment is to reply via the web, but if the Kindle provides a mailbox it needs to work for replies as well as received mail. It all functioned OK in UK - why not abroad?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 17:10:27 BDT
A Pride having just read this thread a vague memory of something similar happened to me and I too spent many hours trying to sort changing settings. However the 'fault' was simply that I had to go to my suppliers website and authorise my email account. The technician I spoke with assumed I had already done this so didn't mention it. On their website the help section on setting up email accounts didn't mention it either it was only by pure luck and desperation that I found it.
I usually setup all my email accounts on outlook and had never had to do this before, or since, it was just this one email supplier.
Try looking at your account on your suppliers website and see if there are any settings to authorise/setup email.
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