When I go to buy ebooks on Amazon.com I notice that the device names shown are randomly chosen by Amazon, not the names I’d like for my Paperwhite, iPad and PC. Can I change these device names and specify which is my default reader?
It’s Christmas morning and Santa was generous, leaving me a new Kindle Fire HD under the tree. Terrific and I’m excited to try the Kindle reader, except I’d really like to be able to browse Amazon and buy ebooks directly on the Kindle itself. Can that be done, can I use the Kindle and just leave my computer off, browse the online bookstore and buy and download a book directly?
For some reason I set the parental controls on my kindle while I was fiddling with it, goodness knows why? I now wish to remove it, but cannot remember my password, even with the ‘hint’ that comes up. I am a pensioner with an awful memory, and although I’ve put in every password I can think of, I cannot remove the controls, which I do not need on my kindle. Please could anyone help me? I’m worried that if I ask kindle for a new password – if indeed that is possible – I will lose the 300-odd books I have at present on my kindle.
I’m so excited to have gotten a new Amazon Kindle Fire HD for my teen son, but now I’m afraid that I’ve opened up an unexpected doorway to the Internet since it apparently has full Internet access, a Web browser, an app store, and much more. I just wanted a way to keep up with his voracious reading habits. Is there some way to disable wifi access, games, the app store, etc, on the Kindle through the parental controls??
Since the Kindle makes it easy for kids to go onto the app store and get new games, and since it’s pretty darn easy to go online and visit Web sites too, I like to constrain my children’s use of my Kindle Fire to just when I’m around. But now they’ve figured out my security code. Darn it! How do I change it?
My Mom and I are both devoted fans of our Amazon Kindles and I recently learned that there’s a feature where someone can highlight a passage or even leave a note and then have others see it as they’re reading too? Brilliant. How can my Mom and I share our own notes and highlights as we go through Kindle ebooks simultaneously?
My sister keeps ranting about how wonderful her Kindle reader is, but I don’t want to get a tablet. I have a PC laptop and love it. Can I read Kindle ebooks from Amazon on my Windows system without needing an actual Kindle device, so I can share books with my sister without having to spend hundreds of dollars on yet another device?