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Quick roundups, opinions, and how-to posts about devices we currently love – mainly iPad, iPhone, and Kindle.

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Should I buy a solar power bank

Why you should not buy a solar power bank – 5 reasons

Are you planning to buy an accessory that could provide energy in case of emergency or when you don’t have access to a power outlet? Don’t pick up solar power banks.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 28, 2022
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iOS 16 Lock Screen fix clock style

Can’t change the clock font in iOS 16? Here is a quick fix

∙ If you have used a custom image on the Lock Screen on your iPhone, you may not be able to immediately change the clock style in iOS 16. ∙ You will need to add a new Lock Screen and re-upload the custom image.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 27, 2022
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Reuse old Amazon Fire how to

11 ideas and tips how to reuse your old Amazon Fire tablet

A security camera feed monitor, an offline movie player, a night clock, a kitchen radio – these are just a few ideas.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 26, 2022
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Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 vs 2020 ports and buttons

Is Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) compatible with my old case?

My advice is that you should not buy a new case until you try the old one. It may fit better than you think.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 22, 2022
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Prime Day iPad deals things to know

Prime Day iPad deals – buying tips and things to avoid

1. Don’t buy an iPad or iPad case during Prime Day. 2. Buy an iPad accessory. 3. There is a better approach for getting an iPad and iPad gear on Amazon.

Piotr Kowalczyk June 13, 2022
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Bionic formatted book on Kindle and in book reading app

Here are 10 free bionic books for your e-reader or book app

These bionic-formatted books from Project Gutenberg are ready to be added to your e-reader or book-reading app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 26, 2022
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Top 10 Apple iPad Air 5 accessories

Explore the best iPad Air 5 accessories you can get online

In this list, you will find innovative and surprisingly useful accessories that are compatible with your Apple iPad Air 5 tablet.

Ola Kowalczyk May 22, 2022
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MacBook Pro 2021 turn off keyboard backlight inactivity

MacBook Pro 2021: how to turn off keyboard backlight automatically

You don’t have to manually adjust keyboard brightness on your 2021 MacBook Pro. The backlight can automatically turn off when you don’t use the keyboard for 5 seconds.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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Where are my books on Kindle - find on Amazon

Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

The books you have added yourself to your Kindle library are now called “Docs,” and are separated from the ones you have downloaded from the Kindle Store.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 16, 2022
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How to send epub file to Kindle via email

How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

∙ Just attach your epub file to an email and send it to the address associated with your Kindle. ∙ The file will be processed and appear in your Kindle cloud library and a destination device or app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 6, 2022
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Joy Forever design by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

“Joy forever” t-shirt & other items

Let positive energy into your life with this vintage “Joy Forever” design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.

Our score: 8.1/10

Amazon $14.99

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Innovative stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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