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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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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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Reuse old tablet tips ideas

How to reuse your old tablet – here are 11 ideas

Make your old tablet do one thing, and it will do it right. A security camera feed monitor, an offline movie player, a night clock, a kitchen radio – these are just a few ideas.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 21, 2022
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Foldable Kindle concept - opened book design

A foldable Kindle – why it doesn’t make much sense

Do you expect a foldable Kindle to resemble a paper book, have a compact size, and offer a two-page experience? Don’t get too excited.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 9, 2022
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Apple iPad Air 5 2022 dimensions ports

Is iPad Air 5 compatible with my old case?

∙ The 2022 iPad Air 5 is 100% compatible with all cases made for iPad Air 4. ∙ Air 5 is incompatible with cases tailored for iPad Air 3 and older models. ∙ iPad Air 5 will fit into sleeves made for all previous generations.

Piotr Kowalczyk March 17, 2022
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Rite in the Rain sleeve fits Kindle Paperwhite 5

I have finally found a perfect Kindle case

It’s not a case, but a sleeve. And it’s not even meant for electronic devices.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 15, 2022
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White Kindle Paperwhite 5 - visualization

White Kindle Paperwhite 5 – will we see it at all?

Will we ever see the white Kindle Paperwhite 5? These visualizations show that it is unlikely.

Piotr Kowalczyk February 3, 2022
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Best tablet accessories in 2022

The best tablet accessories in 2022

∙ Flexible gooseneck holder. ∙ 50000 mAh 18W power bank with USB-C port. ∙ Multi-color retro keyboard. ∙ Military-grade Faraday cage. ∙ And several more.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 12, 2022
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Faraday bags for iPad and MacBook

The best Faraday bags for iPad and MacBook, available so far

Faraday bags are the best way to protect your iPad or MacBook not only against mechanical damage, but also data loss and theft.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 16, 2021
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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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