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eBooks in Arabic

03 November 2019 21:10 (GMT)

(My apology if this is the wrong forum, I am a beginner.) There are many eBooks for learners of Arabic, but I have so  far found only 1 that I am able to read.: 'Conversational Arabic Dialogues' (Touri). It is the only such book that I have found in which the Arabic text is rendered in a typeface (just) large enough to enable me to read it.  In every other such book that I have found, the English typeface is huge --  quite unnecessarily so --- and the Arabic typeface is tiny.  Arabic script is full of tiny dots and pronunciation-marks that must be made visible if the words are to be understood. How can I get this message to the producers of these books ?.  .

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Older US Kindle - help required!!

16 September 2019 16:31 (GMT)

Hi guys,

I have an older Kindle (International version) which was ordered from the US site before the UK site started selling them. It seems that with the new influx of Kindle users, the longer term ones have been forgotten because all support for this model on the Amazon website seems to have vanished.

I have a couple of questions. Firstly, I'm using firmware version 2.5.2. Can I update to the version 3 firmware, or isn't it suitable for this model?

Secondly, I always connect via Whispernet, but my connection isn't great and I can never get books to download properly so have to download them to my PC. I'd love to connect to my home network via Wi-Fi, but I'm not sure if it's possible. There certainly doesn't seem to be an option in the Settings to set it up, but that might be something to do with the firmware version I have.

Any help would be much appreciated!distance between US cities

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Buying a new Kindle in France

03 September 2019 14:14 (GMT)

Hi, My 9 year old keyboard Kindle has been playing up for a few weeks and has finally died today.   Cant switch on or off non of the keys respond so time to replace.
Amazon Uk will not deliver to France, so if I buy from Amazon France will I be able to set it up, changing language and keyboard to UK English and connecting to my UK Amazon account to buy books as I have done since living in France.  Will I be able to download all the collections of books to the new item.
Thanks for your help.

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WiFi issue

20 August 2019 08:58 (GMT)

[font="Noto Sans", Arial, sans-serif]Trying to get Boot Camp working so that I can run PC only music software. Successfully set it up, was able to run Windows 10, but I'm not able to connect to Wifi. My computer isn't detecting any networks. I've read up a bunch of Apple forums, a lot of them talk about a certain Broadcom driver in the Device Manager, but I'm not seeing it. It looks like a bunch of other people have run into this issue but there isn't one clear solution. Thought I'd ask here. Also worth noting that I uninstalled the Boot Camp partition after trying and failing a couple solutions, and I hope I didn't fuck myself by losing my Windows 10 key. Thanks in advance![/font]how to win internet cafe games

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Volume goes way down on longer audio clips!!

18 August 2019 00:31 (GMT)

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Kindles make the best gifts!

19 July 2019 15:07 (GMT)

Last week I discovered that I could share my entire Amazon cloud full of e books with my youngest daughter, she's 19 and is developing a taste for psychological thrillers like me. So I set up the household account and got it all working. Well afterwards I was browsing Kindles in Amazon as hers is about 5 years or more old now and was second hand when she had it, so it's done really well and is still going strong, but I thought she deserved a new one and as she's done really well and got all distinctions in her college biology work this last year decided I'd surprise her with a brand new model. I ordered it and didn't breath a word and when it came I just handed her the parcel and said it was for her. Her face when she realised what it was was such a picture and a real joy. She was so surprised and was thrilled to bits. She ordered a new case for it too and it's been going everywhere with her. I'll never forget her face!!! They really do make amazing gifts, both of mine have been gifts, first one was from my husband and the second I saved birthday money from family and bought one. My eldest daughter still ha my keyboard one and Nina my youngest says she's going to keep the old one in her college bag so she always has one on hand.

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04 December 2019 13:09 (GMT)

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Free 12/1 to 12/3 IDES OF MARCH

01 December 2019 13:02 (GMT)

IDES OF MARCH (Time Patrol)
'If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive!' Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 3.

What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? Change events on the same date, 15 March, in six different years. The Time Patrol must send an agent back to each day, with just 24 hours for each to defeat the Shadow's plan to disrupt our time-line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.

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Free thru 11/29 Valentines Day (Time Patrol)

27 November 2019 15:30 (GMT)

Valentines Day (Time Patrol)
“The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity—or it will move apart.” [b]President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? Change events on the same date, 14 February, in six different years. The Time Patrol must send an agent back to each day, with just 24 hours for each to defeat the Shadow's plan to disrupt our time-line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.

Ivar: 1929. Gunmen massacre seven people in the infamous St. Valentines Day Massacre. Al Capone is consolidating his grip on the Outfit in Chicago. But what if it turns out very differently?

Eagle: 1945. President Roosevelt, heading home from the Yalta Conference, stops on the Great Bitter Lake to meet King Idn Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss a relatively new topic: Arab oil. And a Jewish homeland.

Roland: 1779. Captain Cook, famed explorer of the Pacific, meets his fate in Hawaii.

Scout: 278. Saint Valentine is beheaded near the Milvian Bridge.

Doc: 1945. The Dresden Firebombing. Kurt Vonnegut is in a slaughterhouse as the first bombers appear overheard.

Moms: 1946. The ENIAC computer, programmed by six women, is unveiled to the public. The press thinks the women are simply models.

The mission, as always for the Time Patrol, seems straight-forward: keep history intact. No matter the cost.

But this time, things go very differently than in previous missions and one of the team members must make the ultimate sacrifice.
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FREE 11/25 and 11/26 Lost Girls

25 November 2019 13:48 (GMT)

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Emily Cranston has been kidnapped and chained to a tree in the middle of a forest in Kentucky.

In Oklahoma, a young preschool teacher is murdered in front of her students.

In the Panhandle of Florida, a college undergrad is kidnapped from a nightclub.

These seemingly unrelated crimes catch the eye of the Cellar, the ultra-secret cell set up to police all other government agencies. Cellar operatives Gant and Neeley, along with profiler Susan Golden, must track down those responsible. But these are not ordinary criminals. They are a highly trained Special Forces sniper team wreaking revenge on the families of the men who betrayed them. 

As the new Cellar head Hannah Masterson calls the shots from up high, the Cellar operatives soon find themselves being targeted. Whoever is behind this knows the ultra top-secret Cellar's tactics all too well.

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I, Judas: The Fifth Gospel. Free thru 11/24

20 November 2019 12:30 (GMT)

I, Judas: The Fifth Gospel
What if the Apocalypse is something no one can imagine?

As a massive object appears in space heading directly toward Earth, the Brotherhood heralds it as Wormwood, one of the signs of the Rapture and it’s just three days away. They have been preparing to implement the Great Commission as designated by Jesus—where everyone on the planet must hear the word of God before the end in order to be saved. They will use advanced technology to send that message directly into the minds of every human on the planet. The question is: will the message kill everyone who gets it or save them?

Believing that Judas, the anti-Christ, is alive and well and living in the Amazon, they send a team of assassins up the Amazon to find the Great Betrayer and kill him before Armageddon.  

Opposing the Brotherhood is the Triumvirate of the Illuminati. They believe they must stop the Great Commission and the assassination team. At the same time they rush to gather nuclear weapons and launch missiles into space to divert the Intruder, as they call the object, believing it to be a natural phenomenon over which technology will prevail.

As the object nears Earth, both sides become locked in a world-wide battle for the future of the human race, as Judas prepares in the jungle for the Second Coming, the fulfillment of his Fifth Gospel.

Which is not at all what anyone expects.
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