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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2013 21:33:02 BDT
Then I believe I did do "right" for myself - I allowed a few more pounds for the 32 rather than the 16 - supposing that is meant more storage - I am glad of that - thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2013 21:35:45 BDT
Hi again Denis, Your comments are interesting, and likewise I always go for the most memory I can affford, only you seem to be more disciplined that I can be. I load as much onto the device (I currently have the Kindle Fire HD 7") as I can as I don't feel as I "own" the books or music albums if they are just floating in the Cloud. I am also a inveterate collector by nature and once I have something I can't bear to be parted from it - sad I know! I was also under the impression that a device worked quicker and smoother if not entirely clogged up with data, so the more memory capacity left over the better. Is this a factor to be considered when choosing memory size, or should I trust in the safety of cloud storage and drastically down-size like you do? Do you get any problems accessing your books or music on the spur of the moment if you are out and about and the wi-fi signal is not good. That's one reason I usually download and keep everything on the device - immediate and guaranteed access. Your opinion would be appreciated. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2013 21:49:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2013 21:50:19 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Between music, videos, pictures etc., I have just 8 GB of media on my Fire HD, which has a capacity of 27 GB. In theory, I should have 19 GB of free space but I only have 3.4 GB. That's because the Device stores things like game scores, thumbnails and so on to the tune of 15 GB in "Others". I have no idea how it reaches that amount and have been unable to find out. Moreover, nobody seems to know how to significantly clear "Others" without causing problems of one sort or another.

I find that having Free space of less than 3GB causes all sorts of problems for me.

Thank heaven for the Cloud, I say ;-)

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 23:06:30 BDT
Personally - I also thank the Gods for the Cloud - and I am wondering if there is a way of - "getting rid" of things like game scores - once you have played and won or had a good score - where is the necessity of storing a score - what am I missing here - indeed I am hopefully not coming over as argumentative but only interested in the way things can be stored

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2013 08:49:29 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Some of my games, like Soduko, I play against the clock so it's useful to be able to see the timing of other games. Similarly, others note how many levels I've completed or the highest score achieved.

There must be lot more than games scores and thumbnails in Others as they wouldn't occupy a great deal of space. I tried a "Cleaner" app and deleted some cache files but the content of "Others" actually increased as a result so I'm leaving it alone until someone comes up with a workable solution.

Posted on 23 Jun 2013 09:31:22 BDT
C. Bulla says:
If I buy the Kindle in USA, I can download apps, movies, music in UK...?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 10:43:54 BDT
I bought my Gadgets from Amazon UK and I live in the UK - but download from Amazon .com which I understand to be USA - so why not - your idea sounds logical to me

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 11:15:05 BDT
Damaskcat says:
If you live in the UK why are you downloading from .com?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 12:05:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jun 2013 12:06:20 BDT
As it happens I was trying to reply to C. Bulla and could see no reason why not

"""If I buy the Kindle in USA, I can download apps, movies, music in UK...?"""

This was C. Bulla's post and I replied to THAT with what I had hoped was a supportive omment - since I could not see a problem

For my personal wishes I download always from choice

Posted on 23 Jun 2013 12:11:19 BDT
C. Bulla says:
Thanks for your comments. But I have seen previous comments here and other forums, aabout people who bought the Kindle in USA (Amzon.com) and when trying to download apps and content in UK it was very difficult or very limited. I am afraid if this is still a problem or have been this solved? I hope, now I make more clera my question to Patricia and Damaskcat.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 12:42:33 BDT
Well there ya go C. I can honestly see no reason for there to be any problems downloading from Any Amazon - but if you still have any difficulty - while you are on Amazon UK - making a post - get in touch with Kindle Support - if possible instead of emailing - try the "Chat" option - everyone there is very knowledgeable - I am reasonably sure of my own accuracy but Kindle Customer Services are the best - in my not too humble opinion - and I wish you well to find a solution to this.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 12:46:03 BDT
Damaskcat says:
You may find Amazon ask you to verify that you live in the US if you continue to download from the .com site. Just pointing out that you could have problems if you continue to download from .com as you live in the UK as it is against the terms and conditions which you agree to when using your Kindle or Kindle apps.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 13:09:50 BDT
Thank you Damaskcat - this had simply not occurred to me - I have never met this point before but I shall be watching for it in the future - since no check of that kind has been made up to now.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 13:11:25 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Might be wise to change before they ask you to :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 14:27:02 BDT
James says:
I bought an American model at Christmas as it wasn't released in the UK at the time. I had to download the UK Amazon Appstore as the American one didn't work but after that it was fine.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2013 16:45:43 BDT
It has been checked. Nothing has been done about it yet.

Posted on 27 Jun 2013 15:55:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jun 2013 16:06:01 BDT
I've had my Kindle Fire 8.9" for 6 weeks and find it a fantastic piece of kit.
It does everything it says it does and the picture quality is excellent.
I am aged 68 and the Kindle Fire gives me hours of enjoyment and pleasure and it's so simple to use.
I use the email facility every day to keep in touch with family and friends.
The overall size is compact which means I can take it anywhere I go.
I signed up to Lovefilms at only £4.95 a month and I even got 30 days free trial. They have a great selection of films suitable for all ages and the children's films are absolutely delightful.
I would certainly recommend the Kindle Fire to anyone. If you feel you are too old to buy one you are wrong.
As I said I am aged 68 and I found it easy to use.
Hope this information has been helpful and informative for you.

Allan.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2013 17:11:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jun 2013 17:12:40 BDT
mandt says:
Hi Allan, I've had a k keyboard for 2 years and am considering purchasing the K Fire HD 8.9".
Have you used it in bright sunshine? the K Keyboard is excellent for that & was just wondering if the Fire HD was similar.
Mandt

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2013 17:46:38 BDT
Hi Mandt,
I have read a book with Kindle Fire while in the garden in bright sunshine without a problem, but would not recommend watching a movie with it in bright sunshine as the movie is difficult to see.
If you need any further information just get in touch again,

Posted on 27 Jun 2013 17:48:43 BDT
Hello Mr. A.A.F - I am an Elder too - I am 77 and am well supplied with beautiful gadgets and some sweet young friends who are the world to me - there is a neat way of surviving the ill-will of Family members - you just have to live long enough.
I have the same pleasure as you have, with this - device - and the others - it is important to my way of thinking - to simply BE a person of this 21st Century. I am happy to have lost none of my keyboard skills - for I was once in the GPO - when it had a Telegraphy Service - Internationally - and then - and also now I love the work - Best Thoughts to you

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2013 19:17:32 BDT
Hi Patricia,
Thank you for your very nice email. I am pleased you are enjoying the pleasures that the the Kindle Fire gives.
I suppose if you mentioned the GPO to the younger generation now, they would look at you as if you were an Alien from some far distant planet.
Working as you did in the Telegraph Service will have given you the skills you now have and wish I had.

Take Care.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2013 15:46:44 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2013 16:07:54 BDT
I am relatively new here and at the risk of appearing ignorant -
what does Instant Access mean please - I had a banker's card
once - with ACCESS stamped on it = it was not much use

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2013 17:12:39 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Soul Harvester is a Troll posting on numerous threads saying he/she doesn't like something.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2013 17:20:53 BDT
Thank you Sir Denis - well so long as they do not crop up often
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