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Comments on: Don’t worry, get appy #1

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By: Free and cheap stuff for your Kindle today 12/25/2011 « I Love My Kindle

Sun, 25 Dec 2011 23:11:07 +0000

[...] Don’t Worry, Get Appy #1 [...]

By: Kindle Fire update reportedly appearing: Update…you can unofficially download it « I Love My Kindle

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:00:51 +0000

[...] I’ve reviewed in this earlier post (along with a number of other apps) to wirelessly transfer it into the Kindle Fire‘s [...]

By: The Kindle Chronicles - TKC 176 Sven Birkerts

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 05:01:44 +0000

[...] and Chris Thile. Movies: Return of the Pink Panther and Fahrenheit 451. Apps: Bufo Calvin’s overview includes ColorNote and WiFi Explorer. I also like, a To Do list maker. Books, etc.: [...]

By: Edward Boyhan

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 07:40:39 +0000

Of the ones you mentioned, I only use ES File Explorer, Pandora, and IMDb (I'm not much for games). I have found the built-in email client a little inconsistent, and it takes no cognizance of my subfolders configured on my hotmail server. I have been using SkitM@il instead which is a little more consistent, and makes better use of the limited screen real estate. Today, I received an email from the Hotmail team announcing an Android Hotmail app that deals correctly with Hotmail subfolders. It's available in the Android store -- I don't know about the Amazon Android store. I'll definitely be trying it out on my Android smartphone, and (as there is a way to sideload Android apps onto a KF, if you have a smartphone to create an apk file) I may try to get it onto my KF. I expect it will appear in the Amazon store (if it's not already there -- it's not -- I just checked) at some point. I highly recommend ezPDF reader -- it can actually reflow text in a PDF document; it works hard to fit PDFs onto smaller screens. For you, Bufo, it even has voice reading (a form of text to speech). It can also play embedded audio and video. In addition to ES File Explorer, I recommend AndroXplorer which is a richer file manager. In the system utility vein I also find Wifi Analyzer quite useful to find available wifi networks, and to perform a variety of wifi configuration tasks (I have several wifi networks in my house). gReader is a good app for dealing with your Google reader RSS subscriptions (the Google reader web site is not well-optimized for the KF).

By: Liz

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:26:25 +0000

OOPS just got the scroll to work. On the "Help Guide" page, the scroll feature is mentioned together with the "...or a button to TAP" and I thought that meant the scroll was also a button to tap to get it to work. Nope, click and drag the text over the scroll icon, and text will scroll. Signing off now...

By: Liz

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:22:28 +0000

The scroll thing shows up at the bottom of a page that won't fit on the screen. The first one in the latest issue is on the Table of Contents; if you want to see more than just a few articles, you have to operate the scroll. But it doesn't work for me. - I've tried tapping, dragging, tap-and-holding, etc. but nothing happens. Any suggestions would be welcome! And of course I should have known you already knew how to reorder Pulse feeds. Oh well. :)

By: lp

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:44:42 +0000

I'm obviously missing something -- I can get to gmail and then contacts on the web but I don't see "export" -- ???

By: Bufo Calvin

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:48:43 +0000

Thanks for writing, Liz! I haven't generally seen a way to bookmark your place in a magazine on the Fire. With National Geographic and Smithsonian (I've gotten free samples of both), the ones you've read change appearance in the table of contents, but I think they start at the cover each time. Where are you trying to scroll? I haven't noticed an issue with that. Edited to add: thanks for the advice! I do know how to move the individual feeds in's moving an entire page that I haven't gotten to work yet.

By: Liz

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:31:48 +0000

I also enjoy the EW app - I often get behind on the printed issues, but I'm finding the digital version more convenient (as I usually have my Fire with me). Two problems I'm having, though, which maybe you know the answer to: 1) can you bookmark your progress through the issue? it keeps going back to the cover when I close the app 2) how does that "scroll" function work? When I tap on it, either the page turns or the menu comes up. OK, I know you're not the EW help desk, but maybe you know the answers! :) And since you've helped me already so much, here's an answer for you: to rearrange the feeds in pulse, just go to the gear/settings, and "click and drag" the feeds to where you want them. (or would that be: finger tap and drag?)

By: Doralee

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 01:44:21 +0000

I never tried importing to Google contacts. I've been using it for a very long time. I'm sure it wouldn't be hard though.