For years, TeleRead and others pushed for optional all-text bold on Kindle hardware and apps. Amazon’s Ember Bold font at last happened. What a boon to certain schoolchildren, older people and others with contrast-sensitivity issues! But now Amazon has taken this one step further. It allows five levels of boldness for all fonts via a firmware upgrade. Check the upgrade page in regard to your device, which may or may not be covered at this point.
I know. It’s confusing. Amazon’s forums on a various topics have closed. But no ifs or buts, you can go to Amazon’s Digital and Device Forum for Kindle help and other rescues. Here’s a mini guide to the main threads:Let’s hope that the old threads from discontinued forums will remain online. Meanwhile, I find the organization of the Digital and Device Forum to be logical, with some exceptions. For example, it would be useful to have an “Android, iOS and Windows Kindle apps” section with subsections.
Is Amazon about to kill its forums on everything from Kindle products to music? That’s the so-far-unverified rumor. If real, the shutdown is supposed to happen Friday, Oct. 6, according to Nate Hoffelder at the Digital Reader. “Since the forums serve no clear purpose,” says Nate while acknowledging the closure would be “a loss” to the user community, “why would Amazon keep them open?” He notes that Amazon reps no longer bother with the forums. Methinks Nate may be in his devil’s advocate mode.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".