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  1. 1. ==== ====Hello from user. Kindle ====Once youve had time to spend a while with your new Amazon Kindle 2 you really begin toappreciate the enjoyable reading experience provided by this great device. If youve had a chanceto download some e-books into your Kindle 2 you also have enjoyed an additional benefits of agreat audio book listening experience. But, your Kindle 2 is capable of so much more! Here arefive cool things you can do with your Amazon Kindle 2:Cool Capability #1) - Youre spending a relaxing afternoon reading an e-book on your new Kindle2 e-book reader and the thought strikes you - "I need to check my e-mail to see if Ive heard backfrom my daughter!" Now normally that means that you have to stop reading, put down your Kindle,and check your e-mail account on your computer. But, if you have a Gmail account you can readand respond to e-mails right on your Kindle!First, go to your Kindles built-in basic web browser (Home > Menu > Experimental > BasicWeb). Next, make sure that Javascript for your Kindles browser is turned on (Browser > Menu> Settings > Enable Javascript). Finally, go to the Gmail Internet address (Browser >Menu > Enter URL > Gmail address - see below), enter your Username and Password.IMPORTANT - use the standard Gmail URL and not the Google URL provided by default in theKindles bookmark folder. If you try to access your Gmail from the URL provided in your Kindle youwill be prompted to load a Google Gmail application. Applications cannot be loaded onto yourKindle so this will fail - you need to use the URL provided above to be able to use your Gmailaccount.Cool Capability #2) - Are you a Twitter user? If youd like to send a "Tweet" to your friends andfollowers about the great new book your reading on your Kindle you can do it right from yourKindle. This popular microblogging service offers a mobile version that works great on your Kindle.Go to your Kindles built-in basic web browser (Home > Menu > Experimental > BasicWeb). Next, make sure that Javascript for your Kindles browser is turned on (Browser > Menu> Settings > Enable Javascript). Finally, go to the Twitter Mobile URL (Browser > Menu> Enter URL > []), enter your Username and Password.IMPORTANT - The standard Twitter URL is too complex for your Kindle to display properly. Usethe URL above for best results on your Kindle.Cool Capability #3) - Have you ever wanted to "save" a page you were reading to share with afriend? The Kindle has two different ways to do this. The first way is to take a screen shot of thepage you wish to share. To take a screen shot hold down the and the keys then press the "G"key. You will notice that the Kindle screen will "flash" showing that the Kindle created the screen
  2. 2. shot.The screen shots are stored in your Kindles "documents" folder as image files with a .gifextension. You can get them by plugging your Kindle into your computer using the USB cable thatyou got with your Kindle. Open "My Computer" and look for the Kindle drive icon. Double click onthe icon to open up your Kindle and then double-click on the "documents" folder. Look for files thatend with .gif and youll find the screen shots you just made.To share them with your friends you can save the files to your computer and then attach them toan e-mail message. You also can print-out the screen shots by opening them in a graphic programsuch as Windows Paint or Windows Internet Explorer. The quality is not great - but is certainlyacceptable for sharing several pages.Cool Capability #4) - There is another way to capture and share passages from Kindle e-books.When you highlight passages from Kindle e-books and make notes your Kindle saves them to afile in the "documents" folder called "My Clippings.txt". You can open this file with a program likeWindows Notepad and copy your highlights to save in another program or share.To do this, go to the passage you wish to share. Move the Kindle cursor to the beginning of thepassage you want to save and click the navigation button. Now move the cursor to the end of thepassage you want to save and press the navigation button again once all of the text is highlighted.This will save the highlighted text to the "My Clippings.txt" file.Plug your Kindle into your computer then look for the Kindle icon in "My Computer." Double- clickon the Kindle drive icon then double-click on the "documents" folder. Locate the "My Clippings.txt"file and double-click on it to open it in Windows Notepad. Find the text you highlighted on theKindle. It should be at the bottom of the file. You can copy the text and paste it into a program likeMicrosoft Word to save it. Or you can copy and paste the text into an e-mail message.Cool Capability #5) - Up to now weve been talking about text - now lets talk about graphics. If youhavent noticed, your Kindle 2 offers the ability to enlarge graphics so you can actually see them!To do this simply move your cursor over the graphic and it will change to a magnifying glass.Press the navigator button and your Kindle will zoom-in on the image so that it fills the Kindlesscreen.This is very handy when you are reading books with technical graphics or screen shots. TheKindle 2s screen is enough better quality that these graphics are worthwhile reviewing as youread through your books. To return to the original page view, press the button or the button.Congratulations! You now know about five cool things you can do with your Kindle 2. You can useyour Kindle 2 to check your Gmail and send "Tweets" with Twitter, take screen shots to save orshare, save or share passages from Kindle e-books, and make graphics in your e-books morerelevant by using the Kindles "zoom" feature.Got a Kindle? Then you need to go directly to for the bestinformation, tips, and how-to advice for owners of the Amazon Kindle wireless reading device. Be
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