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Kindle – A real pain in the arms too?! A few more e-reader testers required

06 December 2017 15:04 (GMT)

I am on a quest to find some crash test kindle users. As I mentioned in The Lounge It came to me early in my tablet days that they weren’t actually so comfortable. Hard fold up stands just too difficult to get in the right position, wee pillow types even trickier when moving it and the tablet about.

So, I came up with and patented what is now known as tabpillö. Literally a tablet soft stand, tabpillö securely holds the tablet, allowing multiple angles of repositioning and greater comfort. Simply slide your eReader/tablet into tabpillö's window pocket and your eReader is secure. If you’re anything like me, cuddling up with your eReader in bed, or on the sofa for half hour or so, means a strain. Slipping that cumbersome literary gem into your tabpillö and for me the “pain in the arms” feeling literally disappear.

We’ve had some great feedback to date but I’m hoping to get in contact with 3 or 4 Kindle/eReader/7-8” tablet lovers to get their perspective on how and where they use their device, how long they spend on it and how they feel when using it. We’d also love feedback on what difference the tabpillo makes to their experience. We’re then aiming to move into a broader research phase with a reasonable number of participants to gauge the value and shortcomings of our beloved eReaders. 

If you wish to do a little e-reading and would like to be one of our test drivers for tabpillö, take a look at our website, pick your colour and then let me know you’re interested and we’ll get you started. We’re only a small team so first in, first served if you know what I mean.

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Kindle on iPad

30 November 2017 13:47 (GMT)

I updated my Kindle app two or three weeks ago, with the result that now I can't get from Collections to Library.

There is an icon on the screen that is labelled "library" but it doesn't work no matter how many times I tap it.

Anyone experiencing the same problem and maybe with a solution?

Thanks, PeteFJ.

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Kindle / Kindle Oasis default name?

12 November 2017 15:47 (GMT)

Kindle / Kindle Oasis default name?

 

Kindle / Kindle Oasis default name? Hi can anyone confirm for me what their default name for their first kindle it use to be “Sylar’s Kindle” but even though my old kindle has long been deregistered it will not allow me to change what is currently my only kindle device to “Sylar’s Kindle” manually. It shows up as “Sylar’s second kindle” after trying to edit it it keeps telling me the name “Sylar’s kindle” is already in use? If I reregister it, it adds a period to the end of it?

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problem with Kindle Store

10 November 2017 10:57 (GMT)

Hi everybody,
I have a problem with my new Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Store isn't working, the bestsellers-sellers books are being displayed but there's no ability to buy anything, it says: "currently unavailable"
When you search for any book or author in the store there are 0 results. Does anybody know why is it happening and how to solve the problem? I tried to restart it but no changes.
Thanks 

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My book 'On Either Side.'

01 October 2017 10:44 (GMT)

          Hi to all from a Newbie. Please check out my profile or the link to my Facebook page. Everyone's very welcome. Would also appreciate any feedback on my book if only on the "look inside" tag on Amazon.
Hope you all have a great day

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Kindle plugged in to charge up, but not turned green after many hours

12 September 2017 11:16 (GMT)

Nor is it possible to tell if battery's charged at all (tho I can see and read my home page etc).  Basic and fairly elderly kindle (4+ years).  Help pls!

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FREE12/9 to 12/11 D-Day (Time Patrol)

09 December 2017 14:27 (GMT)

D-Day (Time Patrol)
'Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.' Winston Churchill

History is made by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The fact that often time’s history doesn’t record the heroics of these people doesn’t alter that. The missions on 6 June range from:

1944 A.D.: Mac parachutes behind the beaches of Normandy and links up with the Resistance to insure the last ‘good war’ ends the way history records.

478 B.C.: Scout arrives to stumble over the body of Pythagoras in the entrance of Oracle of Delphi's cave.

452 A.D.: Roland arrives in the great hall Heoret, in time to meet Beowulf and then Grendel, proving reality is more dangerous than poetry.

1843 A.D: Ivar arrive at West Point, meeting a middling cadet, small in stature, named Ulysses S. Grant who is trying to survive and graduate.

1998 A.D.: Doc is at a secret nuclear weapons depot in Pakistan, where the saber-rattling of nuclear tests is getting ready to escalate into Armageddon; a war to end all wars.

And, strangest of all, Moms goes on a mission thousands of years into pre-history, to the day Art is born.

While history doesn’t record the heroics by the ordinary, there are those who do notice. And there are those who want to stop those ordinary people and change our history in order to create a time tsunami and wipe our present out of existence.

It is up to the Time Patrol to send an agent back to six different years on the 6th of June and make sure that doesn’t happen!
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Free 9th-12th Dec. 'Agnes of Grimstone Peverell', a wry-humoured ghost story.

09 December 2017 08:47 (GMT)

Agnes of Grimstone Peverell

A wry-humoured ghost story for Christmas. 

On a bitterly cold December day, Lionel Smallwood, a snobbish theatre critic, and his wife Frances, find themselves enjoying the Victorian Christmas market in the little-known Dorset town of Grimstone Peverell. Chilled to the marrow, they retire to the town’s minster where they are accosted by a pious and enthusiastic guide, who knows a great deal about some things, yet next to nothing about that which would, to most people, seem obvious; she seems determined not to let them go, but return to London they must – Lionel has a play to review. That, at least, is his intention. 

A standalone novelette in the West Country Tales series, also available alongside four other pieces in Anthology: Wry Out West.

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Last Day FREE 12/8 Would the US Military conduct a coup

08 December 2017 16:18 (GMT)

The Line
Would the military ever initiate a coup? A secret, powerful group of West Point Graduates, known only as The Line, is going to do just that.

Publishers Weekly: “So convincing, that by the last page, readers may doubt the official version of the last 50 years.”[b]

They killed Patton when he opposed them. They’ve cowered Presidents into going to war. For a century, a secret organization of Army officers known as The Line has been covertly manipulating US Policy. Now, in a political climate rife with dissent and unrest, The Line has ordered a pivotal top-secret operation that will let the world know who is really in charge: take out the President on Pearl Harbor Day.

But The Line didn’t count on Boomer Watson, a member of the Army’s elite Delta Force and Major Benita Trace, both West Point graduates, staying true to their oath of office and willing to fight The Line with their lives.

From The Ukraine to Pearl Harbor to West Point to the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, it’s a race against time to stop The Line as December 7th looms.

West Point graduate and Special Operations veteran, Bob Mayer, gives an insider account of just how such a scenario might unfold.
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Free today (12/3) only: 2 Special Ops in one book. By NYT Bestseller, Special Op

03 December 2017 13:57 (GMT)

Special Ops 3 
Two great books by West Point Graduate, former Green Beret and NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer.

Eternity Base from The Green Beret Series and Omega Sanction from the Shadow Warrior Series

ETERNITY BASE:
Maverick federal employee Sammy Pintella, obsessed with uncovering the fate of her MIA father, makes a startling discovery while rifling through some inactive government files. A dozen, faded black and white photos seem to point to the existence of a secret US Military base built in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica during the height of the Cold War.

Aided by Special Forces veteran Dave Riley, she heads for Antarctica. But they aren’t alone. Spies, North Koreans and other shadowy forces are also en route, because deep inside Eternity Base is something people will go to extreme lengths to get: a cache of nuclear warheads.

“A federal employee intent upon discovering the truth about her missing in action father stumbles upon a closely-held secret about an Antarctic military base - a base illegally constructed and which has been kept a secret by a serious of murders. When she and her reporter sister fly to the base for an in-depth probe, murder begins to stalk them in this tense novel. Unlike most military stories this will appeal to general audiences as a fine thriller. Highly recommended, indeed.” -- Midwest Book Review

OMEGA SANCTION:
“A masterpiece of technology and suspense.” Library Journal.

“Sizzling, first-rate war fiction.” Macon Beacon. The most frightening weapon ever invented can be unleashed by a single person. And now, they have chosen her. On the border between Croatia and Bosnia, a killer practices his art on UN Peacekeeping troops, leaving handless bodies on display on crosses. In a trailer near Fort Bragg, a hitman targets a computer genius who has uncovered information more explosive than he could ever guess. And in an ancient, abandoned castle in Germany, a teenage girl is plunged into living hell—one that will take her into the heart of a murderous Middle Eastern plot. The only mistake the bad guy’s make, is not taking into account her father is Special Forces. Now only one Special Forces operative can stop two madmen from turning the girl into a devastating biological weapon. In a series of brutal covert operations, Thorpe must battle not only the enemy, but betrayal from his own side to not only stop the weapon, but save the daughter of his best friend.
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FREE 12/2 to 12/4 Chasing the Ghost (Green Berets)

02 December 2017 15:00 (GMT)

Chasing the Ghost
Covert operative Horace Chase has been chasing ghosts his entire life.

First, his Medal-of-Honor winner father who died in Vietnam without ever meeting his son. And left him the legacy of an automatic appointment to the Military Academy at West Point which shaped the next thirty-five years of Chase's life. Then, the ghost of his mother, who died while he was at war in Afghanistan and wounded, causing him to resign his commission and return to the United States, a lost soul.

Chase now wears two hats as a Federal counter-terrorism liaison to the local police department in Boulder, Colorado where he becomes embroiled in two seemingly un-related cases. Working as a detective with Boulder PD he chases another death, this one the apparent rape/murder of Rachel Stevens, an upscale housewife attending night classes at the University of Colorado. And with his counter-terrorism team he is embroiled in a series of killings involving a militia group, a rogue ex-Special Forces officer, a psychopathic ex-CIA contract mercenary, and ruthless drug runners.

From the streets of Boulder, to the highest railroad tunnel in the world, to a swingers club hiding in plain site in suburbia, Afghanistan starts to look pretty good to Chase.
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