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Kindle, Apps, Etc.

Since my tablet is pretty well much dead, and since I realized you could pay for it in monthly payments, I splurged this month and bought myself a Kindle Fire HD 8. Since I could make low monthly payments, I also splurged on the one with a whole lot of memory and no special offers.

The switch away from Android was a bit jarring. And Google has way more apps than Amazon seems to have. Luckily, I was able to successfully install Google and the Google Play Store by following option one of these handy dandy instructions. Now I'm a bit happier with my purchase.

I wish I knew what I could safely take off without messing this up. And some Mopria Printer app downloaded itself recently and won't let me uninstall it. I don't even have a printer, let alone a mopria one, and I'm a bit peeved that it's taking up space and won't let me remove it. (N/M, finally figured it out...)

I'm looking for wonderful apps though. So far I have my gmail and google drive connected. I downloaded OfficeSuite and OneNote because I thought I might need them, though I've not had the opportunity to really do anything with them yet. Not sure if I like them or not. I have Goodreads, of course. If we're not friends on Goodreads, we totally should be! I know I post all of my reviews here, but I love using GR to read others' reviews and find books I would like.

The only games I have so far are Dragons World and Clash of Clans. I used to play Dragons World long ago, and I thought it would let me upload my old game if I logged in via FB, but it just took over with the new game. Bummer. So I'm starting from scratch. I need more DW friends though. I had added random FB people likewise looking for friends but deleted them all after my game pooped out. Anyway, recently tried out Clash of Clans. I need a clan though! I don't really know how that part works yet. If you have a good one accepting members, please let me know.

I'm debating whether or not to install Guitar Tuna, which I have on both my phone and my other tablet. It's handy though.

So, what are your favorite apps? Good games? Best free kindle books (I do have prime)? Tips? Hook me up.



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Feb. 23rd, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)

Guitar Tuner Lite is a good app.
Call Blocker is also good.
You also can't go wrong with instatext if you use instagram and wanna post funny messages that you created.

I'm gonna make a goodreads account today and add you. I used to be on there a lot before I got depressed and deleted it.

Edited at 2017-02-23 09:40 pm (UTC)
Feb. 25th, 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
I don't think I need Call Blocker since it's not my phone. I'm not on instagram either, but I appreciate the tips nonetheless!

Thanks for adding me on GR! I hope you have a better experience with it this time.
Feb. 25th, 2017 04:56 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry. When I start talking about apps even though I knew it was a Kindle HD Fire my mind went to cellphone. Haha.

Edited at 2017-02-25 05:17 pm (UTC)
Feb. 24th, 2017 02:19 am (UTC)
"So, what are your favorite apps? Good games? Best free kindle books (I do have prime)? Tips? Hook me up."

I don't know I feel myself as a dinosaur or like a man which turned into something new. Apps... apps... I am not sure my info will be interesting to you but if for the writing something. I was an active user of a computer and my activity had been changing from year to year. I was using mostly word, Google, Googlemaps to travel around the world, Govorilka 2.2.1 - the program to make English - Russian audio files from the books - I had used it to study English and did it for two-three years, winamp - music, extratorrent to download every english content, movie players, autocad to draw when I had worked as an engineer, photoshop, adobe reader, different converters of audio, video, text files, damontools - the prog to make disks and virtual images, windows XP, 7, 10... many more but I don't remember...
I have played at the different shooters like Call of Duty, strategies like might and magic Armageddon 9 - I did the random huge maps and it is like chess to me, Generals long ago...
The books... I had read a hundred in English when I had been studying it for last four years. I had liked simple, clear books like Raymond Chandler, Douglas Adams, Paulo Coelho, Sidney Sheldon, Stephen King, Isaac Asimov, and many others. I like space fantasy like "On My Way to Paradise" written, it is a novel by Dave Wolverton, recently "Seveneves", Golden son / Pierce Brown,
But now I read less and plan more physical work on my site cause my brain is full of not pleasant ideas about my future. Btw, my plans are very similar to yours in this extent... ;)

Edited at 2017-02-24 02:25 am (UTC)
Feb. 25th, 2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! I'll check those out, especially the books.

I hope that your future looks much brighter for you soon!
Feb. 25th, 2017 02:55 pm (UTC)
I hope too, everything is in our heads...
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