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In most cases, you will not need to shut down your Kindle Fire. The Fire uses a lithium-ion battery, which means you should be connecting it to your charger quite often. (Shallow discharges and frequent recharges are better for your battery in the long run than deep discharges.) The only time you would gain anything from shutting down your Fire would be if ...


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Unfortunately this is not possible. The exact explanation for this actually comes from Android. Buried deep within the Android source code is this little gem: BatteryService.java:239 private void shutdownIfNoPowerLocked() { if (mBatteryLevel == 0 && !isPoweredLocked(BatteryManager.BATTERY_PLUGGED_ANY)) { [...] This basically forces the ...


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The Kindles are designed to be turned off only rarely (such as for lengthy periods of non-use), and to rely on the sleep function instead. Nathan's answer covers that admirably. However, you may wish to turn off the wireless connection when you put the device to sleep if you think you might not pick it up for a few hours. That will considerably slow its ...


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The Kindle Fire is not difficult to sideload to--at any rate, the 1st generation version that I have is trivially easy: just plug the Fire into the computer with a micro USB cable, it shows up as a drive, and drag .mobi files into the relevant folder on the Fire. Easy!


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For laptops there are underlayers that have fans built in to actively support the air flow. You can position your kindle on such a board, or try to construct something like that yourself from old computer fans ( the ones for laptops are probably to big ).


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Stop playing game or using the device for a while may be the best solution.


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You don't need to worry about accessing the old kindle. Everything purchased through amazon remains available from the cloud. Presumably your cousin used the same Amazon account to purchase both kindles. Just log on and send it to the new kindle. If not, go to amazon.com click sign in and than go through the forgotten password process for the original ...


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The overflow menu is automatic and controlled by the OS (similar to the Action menu on devices based on the default Android experience). You can partly hide the whole Content Bar by making your app full screen but you can't hide it completely as it replaces the functionality of the home & back buttons on non-kindle android devices. According to the ...


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To the best of my knowledge, the Kindle apps on both stock Android and FireOS are very similar. So you should have no bother with how your ebook is displayed within the application on those operating systems. One additional point to add - You can get an Android emulator on your PC/Laptop and test out your ebook within the Kindle app on this emulated ...


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Kindles' have USB Drive Mode. which allows you to export all of your notes (except pictures): Plug the Kindle to your computer. Open the Kindle folder. Go to the documents. Get the My Clippings.txt file, which has all of your notes & highlights. Eject the Kindle. Note: My Clippings is a txt file, which is quite hard to read. I would highly recommend ...


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The Kindle devices do not support the EPUB format. They require you to use the Amazon Format. There are converters that allow to convert to the Amazon format. So this makes side loading harder. On the Fire, as you have the chance to install Android apps, you can install an Android ebook reader app with EPUB support.


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Using the Calibre program, you can clear the [pdoc] tag from the mobi file. Remove the tag from this textbox, and convert (back) to .mobi. Finish by sideloading the converted files via USB or Dropbox.


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