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SAVE ITALY! Forget the Rest: A Dante Passoni Adventure (Volume 1)
SAVE ITALY! Forget the Rest: A Dante Passoni Adventure (Volume 1)
Price: £2.40

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good action novel., 3 May 2014
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Strong convincing plot with an easy style.

The version on my Kindle kept swapping font and text size, especially on Italian names, but an easy to ignore minor irritation.

Likeable hero not really comparable to James Bond, but highly recommended to fans of the stylish debonair action hero.

When is the next episode due? There are plotlines to resolve.


Death Master (DI Giles suspense thriller series Book 1)
Death Master (DI Giles suspense thriller series Book 1)
Price: £1.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Detective enters murky world, 6 Oct. 2013
I enjoyed this detective story, which entered a rather unpleasant world while just keeping on the right side of not being needlessly shocking.

Just a few typos but didn't inhibit the enjoyment of a good yarn.

Phew.


Hungry For More
Hungry For More
Price: £2.98

4.0 out of 5 stars An easy feel good read, 2 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Hungry For More (Kindle Edition)
Took just a few hours to read.

A pleasant feel-good romance. Thank heavens for the happy ending.

Curious typo: 2 or 3 repeated sentences near the end.


ISS Detector Pro
ISS Detector Pro
Price: £1.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars bad data, 18 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: ISS Detector Pro (App)
Will not download data.
My connection is fine, so it must be the other end.

Hmm. It doesn't do anything!!


BBC Radio Podcasts
BBC Radio Podcasts

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Playback okay but no download - not a BBC official app, 30 May 2013
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This review is from: BBC Radio Podcasts (App)
It's good for finding podcasts and listening with WiFi, but no good if you're travelling. I download BBC podcasts and transfer to Kindle from PC.

So, this app needs a download facility and the playback control of IPlayer. In fact, you're better off using the BBC radio app and IPlayer app.


250+ Best Kindle Fire HDX and HD Apps for the New Kindle Fire Owner (Over 200 FREE APPS)
250+ Best Kindle Fire HDX and HD Apps for the New Kindle Fire Owner (Over 200 FREE APPS)
Price: £1.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty helpful guide, 8 Jan. 2013
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Yes it clearly has American users in mind ... though written by a Brit living in the States. There is a chapter on how UK readers can download anything of interest.

The descriptions of the Apps are informative and helpful, occasionally suggesting a commercial product if it is better than a freebie.

I'm not clear how to receive the monthly updates for free, though; and it's worth adding this booklet to your own wishlist, as it was free itself for a day or two last year.


USA TODAY
USA TODAY
Price: £0.00

25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable American news headlines, 1 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: USA TODAY (App)
Works very effectively and reliably.

Every time it's fired up, it downloads a full batch of news stories. So these can be read later if not in a wireless zone: on pulic transport, for example.


A8 Video Player Pro
A8 Video Player Pro
Price: £0.99

84 of 103 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for small screen multi-formats, 1 Nov. 2012
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This does play a variety of formats on my Kindle Fire HD, but the larger the screen size the less the software copes.

I used the related software to download an HD mp4 music video from YouTube. The download is fine, but this A8 software puts the video and audio out of sync. The video doesn't run at full speed. However, the downloaded video views fine using the app that comes with the Kindle HD.

So, this A8 video player is fine for mp4 and non-mp4 files, providing the screen size and quality is not too high.


Archos 605 WiFi 30GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch Screen
Archos 605 WiFi 30GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch Screen

1.0 out of 5 stars Playback fine but no web functions: hard drive failed after 8 months, 18 Sept. 2012
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I bought this primarily as a replacement for a faulty 604, to play back audio and video files.

Just as well, because you can no longer download (that is' buy' in the Archos world) any of the plug-ins that let you browse the web, or use the device for web TV or radio. I contacted Archos, and they say this is because the product is no longer supported. Looking through the world of Archos forums, there have also been problems with the plug-ins not being upgraded to cope with web innovations.

So, be warned that none of the internet-related features on the Amazon promo page are available because Archos will not let you unlock them.

That being said, audio and video playback is good, and some Flash games will also work. I find WMV files are readily accepted by the Archos, which I create using Serif software.

May 2013 postscript
The hard drive has just failed after 8 months, so I guess that's the end of that.


Outsourced [DVD] [2007]
Outsourced [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Ayesha Dharker
Price: £4.25

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful good-natured film, 10 July 2012
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This review is from: Outsourced [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
A pleasure from start to end: this is a feel good movie that never gets too sentimental.

You can tell the writer knows India well, and both loves and respects the place and the people.


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