Sir Apfelot Blog

5. August 2021

Amazon deal: Fire TV and Echo devices with up to 50% discount

As of Thursday, August 5th, 2021, Amazon has made a few in-house devices cheaper. You can benefit from a discount of up to 50% if you have a Fire TV Stick or Cube or a current Echo device [...]
April 22, 2020
Turn on the Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite won't work anymore - hard restart helps!

I have to read a little bit in bed every night before I can sleep well. It probably helps a bit to put the programming problems and house renovation to-do lists out of your head in order to make room for the sheep [...]
27. March 2020

Free Kindle eBooks: Amazon offers books for the whole family

Amazon now also offers fiction, children's and young people's books as well as non-fiction and cookery books free of charge - free of charge as Kindle eBooks. A Kindle reader is not absolutely necessary for reading; you can also get the digital books via the free [...]
8 JULY 2019

Get it now: Read books for free for 3 months with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service for the purchase of eBooks, electronic magazines and journals as well as Audible audio books. The service actually costs € 9,99 a month, even for Prime members. However, they now have the chance until [...]
5. February 2019

What is a MOBI file?

What is a MOBI file and how can I open it? - You might ask yourself that when you find such files on your hard drive. Regardless of whether macOS on the Apple Mac or Windows on the [...]
17. October 2018

New Kindle Paperwhite 10th Generation 2018: Waterproof, more RAM & Audible integration

The new Kindle Paperwhite of the 10th generation will be released on November 7, 2018. In addition to the increased memory of either 8 GB or 32 GB, Amazon's thinnest e-book reader to date has an IPX8 protection rating and [...]
13. December 2014
Kindle from Amazon

The best eBook readers at a glance - models from 2014 in the test

Exciting books refresh our dreary everyday life immensely. Whether on vacation or at home in front of the fireplace, the written word is a successful alternative to television. Nevertheless, you do not have to rely on the advantages of modern technology [...]
18 JULY 2014
Kindle Unlimited USA

Kindle Unlimited: Amazon's e-book flat rate is now available in the US

After only a few key data became known through the rumor mill in the last few days, which I did not want to publish in a separate blog post, there are now facts about Amazon's new blow against the booksellers
4th of June 2014
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Which charging cable fits the Kindle Paperwhite 3G?

Question: Hello, Sir Apfelot! I'm considering buying a used Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Unfortunately, the seller no longer has the charging cable or does not want to ship it. For this reason I would have to [...]
31. January 2014
Tolino Shine - The Unofficial Handbook

Tolino Shine manual as a Kindle eBook - great idea!

I call that a case of "thought through"! I'm just browsing through Amazon and looking for fun for "Tolino Shine" - a strong competitor for the Kindle eBook reader from Amazon - I find [...]