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Kindle Voyage Features

No New Kindle Voyage 2 in 2015, the Rumor was a Lie

It amazes me how many people fell for and still continue to believe the rumor that a Kindle Voyage 2 will be released this November. Only one website claimed that a new Kindle Voyage would be released this year. Given the source’s reputation for making up stories just to get attention, I knew it was […]

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Kindle Unlimted Rant

I’m Sick of Amazon Using Free Kindle Unlimited eBooks Deceptively

I don’t know about you folks but I’m sick and tired of seeing Kindle Unlimited advertised all over the place whenever I’m shopping for Kindle ebooks. The number one thing that irritates me about the whole thing is how Amazon deceptively highlights the $0.00 price for Kindle ebooks that are available as part of their […]

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amazon prime

Amazon Prime Costs A Lot More Than $99 Per Year With All the Hidden Charges

So the big news today is that Amazon has decided to increase the price of Amazon Prime from $79 per year to $99 per year. The new price goes into effect on March 20th, 2014. This come just five months after Amazon raised the threshold for their Super Saver Shipping (or as I like to […]

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Do Not Ask for Free Advertising

For all the regular readers of this website, please feel free to ignore this article. This post is for all the sleazy marketers and annoying people out there who think it’s okay to continually email me asking for free advertising just because their product, book, or app is in some way related to ebooks. News […]

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5 Alternatives to Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping

This week Amazon made a change to their Super Saver Shipping policy that makes it so customers have to spend $35 on qualifying orders instead of $25 to get “free” shipping. The price increase hasn’t gone over well with many customers, me included. I think that Amazon is clearly doing this because they want to […]

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Kobo eReaders

There is Something Seriously Wrong with Kobo

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another edition of an ebook reader rant. Today’s topic is how utterly inefficient and backwards Kobo runs their ereader business. The way I see it, Kobo will be lucky to still be around in five years if they continue doing business the way they are now. They need to do […]

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Kobo eReaders

Kobo Needs to Make Setting up Their eReaders Simpler

Now that I’ve gone through the process of setting up a Kobo Mini and a Kobo Glo, it’s apparent to me that Kobo needs to completely redo the setup process on their ereaders. Right now it’s so painful it’s downright frustrating, and can easily take upwards of an hour to complete, depending on how many […]

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Nook Shop

Things Would Be a Lot Different if I Ran B&N’s Nook Department

I’ll admit I’m the last guy who should be calling the shots for any big corporate entity given my recalcitrant nature, but I can’t help but think how different things would be for Barnes and Noble if someone like me was in charge of the Nook brand. Barnes and Noble could make a lot more […]

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Dropbox Sucks

Dropbox Suspends My Public Links for Generating Excessive Traffic

Well, it looks like I won’t be recommending Dropbox on this website anymore, at least not for public file sharing. Less than 2 full days after starting to use Public Links for two measly files, Dropbox has temporarily suspended my use of public links for three days for “generating excessive traffic”. For those of you […]

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iPad with Quasar

Five Things I Hate About the New iPad

I’ve been using the new iPad as my primary tablet since it arrived in March, and I really like a lot of things about it, especially the high resolution screen, but like any gadget there are some things that I flat out don’t like. And since I have a unique perspective in that I’m just […]

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