Kindle Paperwhite Tips and Tricks

The Kindle Paperwhite is one of the most feature-rich e-book readers available, and it makes it easier than ever before to take your favorite books on-the-go. Did you know there’s so much more you can do with the Paperwhite than meets the eye, though?

From checking the news to reading free books, the Paperwhite has plenty of hidden extras. Read on, and we’ll show you how to take your Kindle Paperwhite to the next level.

Take a break from reading with some games

Did you know you can play games on your Kindle? While the library is somewhat limited, Amazon’s list of Kindle games and active content provides a number of games like Monopoly and Battleship, calculator apps, and even interactive fiction, like the old Fighting Fantasy books.

Take a screenshot

Find a passage or image you want to share? Taking a screenshot with Paperwhite is easy. Put one index finger on one corner of the screen and your other index finger on the opposite corner. Then, push the fingers towards each other. The screen will flash, indicating that the screenshot was successful.

To share your screenshot, plug your Paperwhite’s USB cord into your computer. You can email the screenshot, post it to social media or treat it just like any other image file using your computer.

Get articles in your pocket

If you tend to save articles online, and then end up never reading them, Pocket to Amazon Kindle may be the solution. This service delivers your articles to your Kindle on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or you can send them instantly. So, the next time you’re in a reading mood, you’ll have a nice stack of articles waiting for you. All you have to do is go to the Pocket to Amazon Kindle website and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.

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