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    Re: Kindle

    There are three main things I love about the Kindle (or any ebook reader, really):

    -- since I mainly read in bed at night, if I fall asleep, I don't lose my place

    -- my husband is a light sleeper, so there is much less light to bother him (I get to read longer!)

    -- it fits in my purse nicely
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    How do you get the notice for the books you've loaned out off your Kindle? I've redownloaded them to my Kindle through Amazon, but the notices are still there. They take up the whole front page and it's bugging me. They've all expired...some of them over a month ago.
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    I haven't loaned out any books, but have you tried deleting them the way you delete a sample book once you buy the actual book? You click the cursor down to the notice and then press it to the left, a delete icon comes up and you press the center button, then it asks for confirmation and you click it again.
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    I figured it out. You scroll to the book on loan notice and then hit use the 5-way arrow key..the left arrow and remove from device appears. Whew! Thanks Gutmutter. While your suggestion wasn't the answer to my problem, it led me in the right direction.
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    It sounds like we're saying the same thing to me. Glad to be of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    It sounds like we're saying the same thing to me. Glad to be of help.
    It probably is... I'd never deleted a book from my Kindle before so I was confuzzled.
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    "Confuzzled"!!! I love it!!!
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    Re: Kindle

    Amazon announced this week that sometime later this year they will enable library book borrowing on the Kindle. There goes my one and only "I wish my Kindle could..." YAY!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie5632 View Post
    Amazon announced this week that sometime later this year they will enable library book borrowing on the Kindle. There goes my one and only "I wish my Kindle could..." YAY!!
    That's great news. It was one reason I chose my nook over the Kindle. However, with all the free books I've gotten I haven't really needed the library ability at all! Wish I had known that before

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    Re: Kindle

    I guess this was inevitable.
    Novel scam: Cybercrooks target Kindle e-books
    By Matt Liebowitz

    With nearly a million titles available for its on-the-go readers, the Amazon Kindle and its associated e-book apps have revolutionized the reading world. Lately, however, they've also opened up an enticing new vector for online attacks.

    The e-books available for purchase in Amazon's Kindle Store have ó some would say ó an advantage over physical books: Authors can include hyperlinks to websites. But according to the security website ZDNet, scammers are taking advantage of the technological text, directing readers' clicks to deceitful and malicious Web pages.

    Because the Kindle has limited Internet browsing capabilities, any malware on the pages wouldn't affect users the device itself, though readers might fall for the scams. But there are Kindle apps for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows and Android phones, as well as for Macintosh and Windows computers. Anyone reading an e-book on some of those devices is susceptible to being infected.

    While you're less likely to find malicious links in a popular, best-selling novel or newspaper, ZDNet said the scams are being spread instead through short, self-published e-books selling for $2.99.

    In an attempt to buy a wedding-themed e-book for his fiancťe, ZDNet's David Chernicoff said what he really purchased was "a thousand words of vacuous advice and hotlinks to online scams," including one embedded in a link that tried to charge him a subscription fee every two weeks.

    Chernicoff received a refund, and the offending book was removed from the Kindle store, but 23 of the same author's books ó Chernicoff didn't name him ó remained available.

    "Although I donít expect Amazon to employ a corps of readers to evaluate the content of the eBooks that are found throughout the Kindle Store, it might behoove them to disable the ability to hotlink content from within these documents to minimize their potential as a vector for malicious software attacks," Chernicoff wrote.

    Kindle readers can avoid falling for online scams by using common sense ó if an offer sounds too good to be true, etc. As for readers of Kindle apps on Windows PCs and Android phones, it might be best to avoid clicking on links embedded in self-published e-books by unknown authors.
    Novel scam: Cybercrooks target Kindle e-books - Technology & science - Security - msnbc.com
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