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Kindle Monthly Lockout

I use the Kindle app to get the books I purchased into Calibre. About once a month Kindle stops syncing and I have uninstall / reboot / reinstall. It appears to be an authentication problem and I see no way to reauthorize my account other than wiping it from the registery and (re)installing the app. Not sure if they're punishing me for using a proxy or violating some Amazon unwritten rule. Anybody figure out how to stop this or at least fix it with less effort(?)
Tags: Amazon, Books, Related Tools


(Project) Drawgress Bar — KUAL extension

Dear MobileRead community, I really miss the old full-scale progress bar. I even wrote feedback to Amazon and asked them to return it. Meanwhile I am waiting for them to take actions, I gathered some thoughts. I hope for your help! Let's finish this together :) Goal: to write a KUAL extension that non-intrusively draws full progress bar line with chapter marks (both level 1 and level 2) on each page turn (every-page turn script example is Showtime). By 'non-intrusive' I mean that it should b...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, KUAL


Pop! Candy: Sour Patch Kids

Sour. Sweet. All yours. If you can’t choose between sour and sweet, Funko has some Sour Patch Kids that are perfect for you. The  Pop! Candy: Sour Patch Kids Series lets you choose between Orange, Redberry,Lemon, and Blue Raspberry, or collect them all and assemble your own rainbow of Sour Patch kids. Currently, you can pre-order these figure over at Amazon.com for $10.99 each.
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Funko, Orange Redberry Lemon and Blue Raspberry


Reflow language expansion

I am not sure exactly when this happened, but Amazon recently greatly increased the number of languages that support Enhanced Typesetting (KFX format). Internally this is being called "reflow language expansion". I do not have a full list, but it appears that most of the 40 languages supported by KDP now support ET. Most books for sale on Amazon in these languages now show "Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled" in their description. They download in KFX format on e-ink Kindles and the iOS/Android apps ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kindle Formats, KDP


Top Five Concealed Carry Myths

Opinion Top Five Concealed Carry Myth USA –-(Ammoland.com)-Here’s a question to make your brain hurt. Are more myths and rumors passed along at the local gun store counter or on the internet? I know, it’s an impossible question. While both sources can provide valuable and reputable information, they are also the leading cause of self-defense and concealed carry trainer angst, frustration, and early onset of male pattern baldness. Carrying a Gun Will Protect You Perhaps the most dangerous c...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Guns, Greg, ACP, Krav Maga, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Greg Ellifritz, Competitive Shooting News, Tom McHale, Tom McHale Tom McHale, BuckeyeFirearms, Elizabeth Warrens, My Gun Culture. Concealed Carry, Opinion Top Five Concealed, Carry Myth USA Ammoland


Safe or Not to Safe? Which Mechanical Gun Safety is Right for Concealed Carry?

Opinon A 1911 like this new Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite 10mm has a “classic” thumb safety. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- I wonder if everyone who carries a concealed pistol goes through the same mental evolution? When I started to carry, I had a subconscious fear that my gun would go off inadvertently while carrying. While I thought about carrying with an empty chamber, I never went quite that far as I recognized that chambering a round in the heat of a self-defense encounter was not a re...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Beretta, Smith Wesson, Walther, Springfield Armory, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Kydex, Competitive Shooting News, Concealed Carry, USA Ammoland, My Gun Culture, Tom McHale, Smith Wesson M P, Tom McHale Tom McHale, Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite


Troubleshooting Kindle Touch slows down gradually until I restart it

My Kindle Touch slows down gradually over time, so I have to reboot it each week or two. The worst effects of the slowdown are lagging page turns and slow translation (navigation to a dictionary and back). I'm using a dictionary often, so this might be a reason for this behavior. I've found a description of the same symptoms here. My Kindle firmware version: 5.1.2. Jailbreak version: 5.0.3 (installed it years ago). I installed a Russian keyboard years ago (keyboard_alff31_v0.1.0). Suspected t...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Amazon Kindle


Steal This Look: A Grand Scale Double-Height Kitchen in Brooklyn

In an 1850s brick townhouse in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, serial renovators Jean Lee and Tzu-Wei Lee called on architect Elizabeth Roberts to rethink the building, which had been divided intwo four apartments, as one. The biggest change? A three-story addition to the back of the building which now houses the fully custom double-height kitchen. The 1,200-square-foot space is inspired by modern Shaker design with an almost Seventies style twist. That’s thanks to beadboard-paneled cabinet...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Etsy, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Appliances, Vermont, White, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Cobble Hill, Arne Jacobsen


Iron Man Mark L (Super Thruster Version) Cosbaby

From Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War  comes Hot Toys' newest Cosbaby figure - the Iron Man Mark L (Super Thruster Version) Cosbaby . This Cosbaby (S) Bobble-Head in based on Iron Man's appearance in the film Avengers: Infinity War. It features the super suit in metallic red and plenty of gold accents with a pair of Super Thrusters attached to the back of the armor. It is specially crafted in Cosbaby form with bobble-head function and stands approximately 4.5 inches in height and 6 inc...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Disney, Marvel Studios, Hot Toys, Cosbaby


Pop! NBA: Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is driving to the basket as he had done countless times as one of Funko's Pop! figure. The most recognizable basketball player in the world can count 15 seasons of professional basketball, six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards, 10 scoring titles, five MVP awards, and now a Pop! series to his credit. In addition to the standard version, there's a Target Exclusive Jordan Pop! (middle above) and Michael Jordan in a black Chicago Bulls jersey - a Fanatics Exclusive. Look for ...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Michael Jordan, Nba, Chicago Bulls, Funko


Verizon Is Testing Its Own Game Streaming Service, Because of Course It Is

2019 is the year of the streaming game…or at least the start of it. NVIDIA has been doing its thing with GeForce Now for a while, Google started testing Project Stream last year, and now Verizon wants in on the action. As reported by The Verge late last week, Verizon has been “quietly testing” its own game streaming service. Interestingly enough, the company is using the NVIDIA SHIELD—arguably one of the best streaming boxes you can buy—for its internal testing. The report also suggests that th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, Nvidia, Project Stream, Verizon Gaming


The Best Privacy Filters For Your Laptop Screen

Whether you’re using your laptop for work or entertainment in a public space, you want to keep prying eyes away. But you don’t have to sit in the corner of the room, all you need is a privacy filter. In 2015, 3M and Ponemon did a study on “visual hacking,” a method where hackers obtain usernames, passwords, and other sensitive information by watching people’s computer screens from across the room. It turns out that the low-tech method of “visual hacking” is extremely successful, and visual ha...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Dunkin Donuts, Ponemon, Adaptix Touch Screen Compatible Privacy Filters


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: First up, a bo...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Instagram, Earth, United States, New York Times, Sharp, Ana, Us Virgin Islands, Marlon James, Femi, Gabi, Sal, Gideon, Byatt, Virgin Islands


Managing book highlights and excerpts

In the pre-ebook era we didn't have a lot of options for managing book highlights and excerpts. They generally lived on your shelf and if you didn't have that book with you, well, you were out of luck The 2007... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Joe Wikert]
Tags: Amazon, Books, Evernote, Kindle, Search, Collaboration, OCR, Book Excerpts, Joe Wikert, Technology Stuff, Book Highlights, Book Notes


Daily Gun Deals: Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot Sight Just $126.99 & FREE S&H w/ Code

Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot Sight Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has the Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot sight on sale that you can get down to $126.00 with FREE Shipping with an added coupon code. This package comes with the needed mount, parts and the price can't be beat even by Amazon at $170. It's rugged and yet has a ton of features. Adding the advancements over the Original Sparc, for the money, it's hard to beat. Get on target fast with the SPARC II. Ultra-compact and lightwe...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Guns, Gear, Coupon Codes, Moa, Brownells, Vortex Optics, Ammoland com Brownells, Vortex Optics SPARC, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Editors


Kindle Keyboard - frozen (got it going once, but now stuck on anotyher page)

I have not used my Kindle Keyboard for years, and the battery went dead and it was frozen on "empty battery". I replaced the battery with a new one, but it was still stuck at empty battery screen. Spent weeks of trying all advice from internet, hard soft resets of various types etc. Tried different downlaods of Kubrick but cant get it to run (tried on USB stick, CD and DVD on 2 PCs and 3 laptops) Put paperclip in hole next to charger as a last resort and it wame up with the log on screen! Don...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Amazon Kindle, Kubrick


Make 3 Cents and Get Three FREE Ebooks.

Someone may have mentioned a promotion like this that Amazon had before (it may have been me. :o ). Anyway, I'm not sure of that, and even if I or someone else has mentioned this before, it bears repeating. Here's how to get three free books. Point your web browser to this Amazon URL. You'll see thumbnails of the covers of about 14 books. Buy three of them--they are all 99 cents each. Amazon will issue you [I]a credit of $3[I]. You may be saying to yourself, and maybe to someone else--yes, but t...
Tags: Amazon, Books


First E-Book Reader

Hello everyone! I've started reading books again and decided that I need an E-Book Reader. I'm probably going to be a simple user, as for web browsing and work I have a laptop. This reader would be dedicated only for reading books. I'm mostly interested in a reader that could handle PDF's (not main priority) and read Kindle or ePub books. As I find most of the books I want to read both on Amazon and Kobo so it's not necessary to support both formats. Another crucial feature I need is English-En...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Which one should I buy, Likebook Mars, Onyx Boox Nova Kobo Aura One Pocketbook Inkpad


Funko – Disney: Kingdom Hearts III Collectibles

With Kingdom Hearts III slated to be released in a few weeks, Funko has announced a handful of new Disney: Kingdom Hearts III figures.  From their 5 Star line, look for Sora, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Soldier Heartless. Also, there's a Sora from Monsters Inc. that's exclusive to GameStop. If you’re in the mood for a Vynl. duo, Sora and Heartless are ready for an adventure. And look for the exclusive Pop! versions of Sora from Monsters Inc. at Target and BoxLunch. You can pick up some ...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Disney, Gamestop, Monsters Inc, Funko, Sora, Sora Mickey Donald Goofy


A celebration of Libro.fm: the indie, DRM-free Audible alternative that helps your local bookseller (with giveaway!)

Libro.fm (previously) is an independent audiobook store that sells all the same audiobooks you can get on other platforms like Audible, Google Play, Apple, Downpour, etc, but unlike the industry leaders at Audible and Apple, they are DRM-free, and unlike all of their competition, they work with independent booksellers. When you sign up for a Libro.fm account, you can choose any one of 561 indie booksellers as your home bookstore -- the place where you go to get ideas about which books you ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Audiobooks, Post, Books, Business, News, Drm, Tim Wu, Audible, Wu, Amazon Audible, Chicago School, Bookselling, Mark Pearson, Shoshana Zuboff


Kindle Fire HD 10 sideload by windows 10 usb books in Mobi format January 2019

Kindle Fire HD 10 sideload by windows 10 usb books in Mobi format January 2019 I am certainly not an expert. I am sideloading using a Windows 10 laptop, windows file explorer I did not use Caliber to manage my kindle I have found that to sideload mobi books to the Kindle Fire HD 10 you have to copy to : This PC\Fire\Internal storage\Android\data\com.amazon.kindle\files\Books I have found to sideload mobi books to SD card on Kindle HD 10 you have to copy to a directory that looks like : Th...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Devices, Mobi


Funko – Pop! Candy: Peeps

I grew up on Peeps - almost literally. I lived a few miles from the spot where Peeps are produced, by Just Born Inc., in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. So, these marshmallow candies were always a favorite of mine (the key is to let them get stale). Of course, if they are popular in pop culture...it's likely Funko will fit their into their Pop! lineup. Hence...the Pop! Candy: Peeps . The Pink Bunny and Yellow Bunny are standard releases, while the Blue Bunny is a FYE Exclusive and the Lavender Bunny...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Funko, Just Born Inc


L.O.L. Surprise Color Change Lip Gloss $12.97 (Was $19.99)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy here. Pick up this L.O.L. Surprise Color Change Lip Gloss is just $12.97 right now at Amazon. Create 5 color-changing lip glosses that are a surprise every time... [Author: Lana]
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Shopping, Lana, Amazon Create


PW2 Help to debrick

Hi, i got a faulty PW2 from a friend. Hey says that he jailbrake it to allow the custom screensver. But now it won´t boot up. So i added a serial port to see what happens: Code: U-Boot 2009.08-lab126 (Jan 24 2018 - 12:49:03) CPU: Freescale i.MX6 family TO0.0 at 996 MHz Temperature:  37 C, calibration data 0x5895055f mx6sl pll1: 996MHz mx6sl pll2: 528MHz mx6sl pll3: 480MHz mx6sl pll8: 50MHz ipg clock    : 66000000Hz ipg per clock : 66000000Hz uart clock    : 80000000Hz cspi ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Samsung, Usb, Kindle Developer's Corner, Linux, Freescale, ARM Linux Kernel Image, Load MMC


Review: Nine Perfect Strangers

Summary: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Moriarty, Frances, Liane Moriarty, Julie P, Frances Welty, Tranquillum House, Nine Perfect Strangers, Flatiron BooksI


Pop Animation: Dragonball Z Pop!

Funko is helping collectors and fans celebrate the highly popular Japanese anime television show Dragon Ball Z with some additions to their  Pop Animation: Dragonball Z Pop! Series . There are the Pop! and Buddy duos of Yamcha and Puar and King Kai and Bubbles. Plus, the Pop! Animation lineup adds the following characters: Videl, Goku, Android 17, and Android 18. There are also some exclusives, such as the GameStop exclusive Pop! Gohan, the Hot Topic exclusive SSGSS Vegito, and the West Coast ...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Kai, Funko, Yamcha, West Coast Toys


Amazon Will Now Deliver Packages Inside of Your Garage

Amazon Key, which initially started out as a service that would have Amazon delivery drivers place packages right inside of your house, has expanded to car delivery and now garage delivery with Amazon Key for Garage. The company has teamed up with Chamberlain to offer customers with a MyQ-compatible garage door the opportunity to have packages delivered inside of their garages, acting as sort of a compromise for those who may not want packages left outside, but also don’t want delivery drivers ...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Chamberlain, Amazon Key


3 Paper Organization Systems for 2019

The following is a guest post about 3 paper organization systems for 2019 from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project . Happy 2019! Two years ago, I shared a post about my Top 3 Organization Systems for 2017. Guess what? They are still my top 3 organization systems for 2019. So, I am definitely not going to talk about them again in today’s post. Make sure you check that post for all of the details about my monthly bill planner, receipt organization, and emergency binder. In toda...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Arkansas, Ikea, Irs, Guest Bloggers, Container Store, Laura, Wal Mart, Kristin, Binder, Paper Organization, Organization Systems, Paper Organization Systems, Nathan Kristin Anything, Kate Derrick Anything


Master Coyote Hunting by Michael Huff, a Unique Breakthrough Coyote Hunting Book

Master Coyote Hunting by Michael Huff USA –  -(AmmoLand.com)- Both veterans and novices will become better coyote hunters after reading Master Coyote Hunting written by the award-winning author and expert coyote hunting guide, Michael Huff. Master Coyote Hunting by Michael Huff This is the most detailed and comprehensive coyote hunting book ever written, its chapters include everything needed to master the difficult art of locating and luring coyotes to a gun or camera. Included is informa...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Guns, Gear, United States of America, Hunting News, Michael Huff


Don’t Bother With USB-C Headphones (For Now)

The headphone jack is fast disappearing from high-end phones and even bigger devices like the new iPad Pro. So it’s time to head out and get a decent pair of USB-C headphones, right? Not so fast. Unlike the accommodating analog port that’s been around for decades, getting audio out of a USB-C port alone requires a little digital finagling. And that’s a problem, because digital formats are more complex, and all too often incompatible. While there are a few sets of headphones on the market w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Chromebook, Htc, Jbl



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