Tag Archive: Amazon

Jan 02 2014

Making Split Payment Purchases at Amazon

Here’s a quick tip. For one reason or another you may not want to use a single credit card to purchase items from Amazon but unfortunately their website doesn’t provide this capability. As a result, you may think that you are stuck but you do have an alternative. What you can do is purchase an …

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Jul 23 2013

Kindle Pick – 10 Billion by Stephen Emmott

10 Billion by Stephen Emmott

I am the absolute first to admit that I am not a bookworm. I am very picky about the books that I will read and usually they have some sort of a technology or mathematical angle to them. If the subject matter doesn’t really fit into my interests I can find it hard to stay …

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Oct 21 2012

Another Milestone – One Thousand Articles and Counting

It’s been a big week and a big year for the blog. Not too long ago the blog racked up 1000,000 visits and well over 100,000 pageviews in the process which was quite pleasing for something that started out as a way to keep me in the rhythm of writing in between university semesters and …

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Jun 15 2012

Optimise Battery Life for Smartphones with AMOLED Screens

Here’s a quick tip. If your phone has an AMOLED screen (as opposed to an LCD screen) it’s worth knowing how these displays work. In a nutshell, LCD screens rely on a backlight and a liquid crystal matrix in front of it which blocks certain colours and allows other colours through. Power usage will be …

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May 25 2012

Call Me – Save Yourself a Call to Amazon

A couple of days ago I found that my replacement Kindle DX which I had in my possession for just two weeks succumbed to the screen failure issue that the original Kindle DX suffered. Needless to say I was a bit annoyed by this turn of events as I had not even had the chance to start …

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May 02 2012

Boydo’s Kindle DX Goes to Heaven

Well, just a few days out of warranty my Kindle DX went to heaven after suffering a fatal screen failure. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a free replacement unit (which is fair enough given that I am outside the warranty period) but my wife was able to get her Kindle replaced a few days …

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Apr 09 2012

Heads Up For DBAs on MS SQL Server 2012

Here’s something for the database administrators out there that want to get cracking on building up their skills and knowledge regarding the latest version of Microsoft’s database server solution, MS SQL Server 2012. I know that paper books tend to lend themselves better for the reference book genre but of course there are costs involved …

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Jan 13 2012

Amazon Saves Heartache Over a Broken Kindle

A few nights ago my wife turned on her Kindle only to find that the top half of the screen would remain stuck on what had been on the screensaver while the lower half would refresh (apart from some minor glitches). We both didn’t have a good feeling about it and numerous attempts to switch …

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Oct 22 2011

eBook Pick – In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives

This is my second eBook pick courtesy of my Kindle DX and sheds some light on the internal operations of Google covering things from its genesis in a university right through to significant products such as Google Mail, Android and, of course, search. “In The Plex” was written by Steven Levy who also wrote Hackers, …

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Aug 07 2011

Learn How to Copy Your Documents to Your Kindle

Kindles are very good for packing a stack of documents into a lightweight device but not everything comes in PDF format. Sure, you could send an e-mail to your personalised e-mail address for your Kindle and have your document (of a supported format) converted and transferred to your Kindle over 3G for a fee but …

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