What to do with a broken Kindle (aka the worst weekend ever!)

I have just spend a horrible week.  I am the (not so proud) owner of a broken Kindle.

I don’t know how I did it.  I carry my Kindle with me everywhere. My husband jokes that it’s like a third arm and I would miss it just as much as an arm if I were to lose it.  Well, I was about to prove him right.

I went to bed early as I was deeply engrossed in a book and desperate to know what happened next.  I got my Kindle out of it’s case, but the screen was covered in funny lines.  My blood ran cold.  I immediately went to my computer, logged into Amazon and did a search to see if I could find out what was wrong.  I was hoping beyond hope that it was a software error but deep down I knew it was more serious.

Amazon Cloud – What is the Cloud?

The Amazon Cloud is extra space that you can use to store your books, apps or movies that exists on the Internet i.e. outside of your device.  You can gain access to the cloud either via 3G or using a Wi-Fi connection depending on the type of Kindle you have.

The Amazon Cloud is provided free and entitles you to 5 GB of storage.

The Cloud is organized just like a normal disk drive so you have folders containing your various types of files:

What is the Amazon Cloud

The 5 GB free storage plan is available to all Amazon.com customers, worldwide so you can access it whereever you are providing you have access to the Internet.



E Ink 101 – What is eInK?

eeInk on the Amazon KindleInk is the system that the Amazon Kindle eReaders use to display text on the screen.  It’s a bit difficult to explain exactly what it looks like, so I’ll try and show you (please bear in mind though that because you are looking at the screenshots on a computer screen or mobile screen, you are not going to get a true picture of just how great eInk actually is).