Archive | August 31, 2010

Top Kindle 3 Keyboard shortcuts (available as .mobi file)

This is the mandatory Top Kindle 3 shortcuts list that everybody needs to know. What makes this list unique is that it is also available as a .mobi file and fully compatible with your Kindle. It also has the proper title set to appear in top of your Kindle eBook list so you’ll never have to search the Internet for Kindle shortcuts again. Download it now, unzip it and store it on your Kindle, in the Documents folder. I haven’t tested it will every available typeface / font size combination and I would be thankful if you would let me know how well it works for you.You can also read our Kindle 3 Review comparing it against Barnes and Noble’s Nook.

Function Keyboard Shortcut
Screen-shot ALT+Shift+G
Start or stop text-to-speech Shift+SYM
Pause text-to-speech Spacebar
Refresh Display ALT+G
Play / Stop MP# player ALT+Spacebar
Skip to the next audio track ALT+F
Display the Time / Memory Menu
Play Minesweeper ALT+Shift+M
Add or remove a bookmark ALT+B
Amazon Kindle Store ALT+Home
Refresh Web Page ALT+R
Search by Author Type  @author + author’s name
Change Text Spacing Alt+Shift+1-9 (3 is the default)

Amazon Kindle to be sold in Staples stores in the fall

Staples just released a press release stating that it will start selling Amazon’s Kindle eReader line starting this fall, ending the monopoly that Target had as the only brick and mortar store to have Amazon’s flagship product available.

It is not clear yet how many shoppers will actually prefer to buy the reader in one of Staple’s 1550+ stores across the US, even if only due to the additional taxes. Let’s not forget that  Amazon doesn’t charge taxes in most of the states although this might change in the future. What is pretty clear though is that Staples doesn’t necessarily intend to make money from the Kindle itself but from a lot of overpriced accessories that will also available.

Currently, Kindle is sold out at Amazon and it will be interesting to know if by fall Amazon will fix their distribution chain and increase Kindle availability. If you are looking for an in-depth Kindle 3 review, look no further than here.

Hit after the break for the full press release

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Microsoft will launch a new Xbox 360 controller with improved D-pad on November 9

The rumor that was floating on the web during the last several days regarding a new and improved XBOX 360 controller proved to be true. Microsoft will start selling the new controller on December 9, and beside an improved D-pad it will also feature black and white action buttons and a Play and Charge kit bundled in the box. The whole package will sell for no less than $64.99. There is no reports to detail if Microsoft will start selling the new Kinect XBOX 360 systems with the new controller, or it will just be sold as a luxury item. Check the YouTube video after the break. Read More…