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Transfer books to Kindle or iPad app wirelessly

How to send ebooks and documents to Kindle or Kindle mobile app WIRELESSLY

So you have some ebooks or documents on hard drive, but how to transfer these to your Kindle or your iPad Kindle app or other device? Typically, you would need to attach the device to the PC via a USB cable, but wouldn’t be easier to simply to send them wirelessly? This posting will show

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Convert web pages to MOBI or ePub ebooks with ‘Ebook Glue’

If you’ve got an ebook reader, such as a Kindle, you might be happy to know that you could convert a favorite website (or websites) into a MOBI or EPUB ebook at the press of a button, and read them at your leisure without being online in a nice, ebook-friendly formatting without ads or extraneous

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Ten ‘Chrome Experiments’ in WebGL that you MUST see

What are Chrome Experiments? Simply put, they are interesting bits of coding that use some of the latest open technologies (e.g. HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and especially WebGL) in a browser setting (not necessarily Chrome). The Google Chrome connection comes from the fact that Google have set up a website to showcase these coding ‘experiments’. This

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A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services

Now that the biggest tech companies in the world are taking aim at Dropbox (with Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon all offering their own cloud storage services), we thought we would compare the FREE cloud storage plans that are out there, in terms of how much free storage space they offer, how easy it is to

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Save interesting articles for later reading on your PC, iOS, or Android device, with ‘Pocket’

If I told you that ‘Pocket’ is the bookmarking service ‘Read it Later’, relabeled and relaunched, would you lose interest in this article? You shouldn’t, because with Pocket not only are the articles that you save bookmarked in the cloud in ‘Read it Later’ or ‘Instapaper’ fashion, but also downloaded in their entirety on your

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Get a free alternative to Photoshop or Paintshop with GimPhoto

GimPhoto is a free program that allows you to manipulate and edit your image files in many of the same ways as the retail programs like Photoshop. GimPhoto is designed to approximate Photoshop in many ways; it’s interface design, menu layout, and it’s use of best plugins and resources. If you’re looking for a free

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Display your Kindle ebook covers as thumbnails in Windows with Mobihandler

I recently wrote about a software that displays image thumbnails rather than icons for all manner of common and obscure image files (here). If this sounds good to you, and if you have ebook files on your computer (esp. Kindle friendly .AZW, .MOBI and .PRC formats) then check out Mobihandler, a free software that will

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The big list of free Kindle tools

There are quite a few programs and web services that can be really useful to Kindle owners. This post compiles 17 of these that every Kindle user should know about, ranging from eBook conversion programs to services that can broadcast your favorite websites to your Kindle. Note that many of the tools listed here aren’t

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How to read PDFs on the Kindle (or smartphone, or any small-screen device) – revisited

Converting PDFs to the Amazon Kindle is not a straightforward affair. While there are many tools that can do the conversion to another format such as .MOBI, re-casting a typical PDF document into an ebook that works on a small screen requires more than mere change of format. Formatting a PDF for the kindle can

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Hamster Free Ebook Converter: converts ebooks across a wide range of formats

Ebooks are here to stay. Since I bought my Kindle I have not bought a single, non-electronic book. But there is a dizzying range of ebook formats out there, and a definite need for a simple tool that can convert across these. Enter Hamster Free Ebook Converter, a small, free tool that can take a

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Optimize PDF’s for reading on your Kindle 3: crop then (optionally) convert to AZW

If you have a Kindle 3 (the one with the 6″ screen) chances are that you love it, as I do. Except that reading most PDF ebooks and documents on Kindle 3 is rather annoying and can be downright impossible, with unreadable, miniscule text and lots of wasted white space in the margins. This is

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Calibre: a single place to view, tag, and manage your ebook collection

Last week Amazon announced that its sales of ebooks, in units, have exceeded its sales of hardback books. Further proof, of course, that the age of the ebook is upon us, and all the more reason for you to check out Calibre, a free, multiplatform ebook management software that is simply best in class. Calibre