Learning process with Kindle Fire 7

From: Razz (RAZZMAN)25 Feb 2016 13:15
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 1 of 17
Yikes! Compared to the Apple Itouch, learning how to use this Fire 7 is like learning Physics! First, it doesn't come with any instructions or a manual. I had to download the manual to at least have a hint on setting up the device, registering, etc.

I have gone on Youtube to learn such things as the Intro to Fire 7, setting up email accounts, how to use the camera, controls on how to maneuver around the desktop and other items. I'm still in the beginning stage.

I found a Youtube about how to download an explorer that is similar to the Windows explorer:


Then there's the matter with having the apps & ebooks downloaded to the memory card and not the 8 Gig internal memory. No clue how to do that.

I had to use trial and error to discover things such as bringing up the icons for the desktop, where you have to swipe from the very bottom up, how to get out of the text editor when posting on here (had to click above the text box) and other things. The Itouch was MUCH, MUCH easier to learn!!

They need to teach a class on how to learn this device. I do know they have a Fire Kindle 7 for Dummies and am tempted to get that as I am a "dummy" where the Fire 7 is concerned. LOL
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)26 Feb 2016 08:11
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 2 of 17
In order to store stuff on your card, you need to go to Settings and Storage. There you can direct where you wanna store your apps etc. I agree The Fire is not as intuitive as the ipad etc but the memory chip is worth the aggravation in my view..
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)26 Feb 2016 13:47
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 3 of 17
Thanks. I'll check it out this weekend. Still have a lot of learning to do on it. I think that the Youtube help videos help a lot.

Edited to say that I checked the settings and it was already set up so all the stuff downloaded goes to my SD card. So I'm all set. Thanks.
EDITED: 27 Feb 2016 08:29 by RAZZMAN
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)27 Feb 2016 10:53
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 4 of 17
Some programs I added were twitter, adobe, facebook, yahoo sports, etc
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)27 Feb 2016 17:42
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 5 of 17
I already tweeted today with fire. You might say I have a flaming personality.

Edited to say that last night we watched Falling Skies on Amazon on our Wii. Unfortunately, it was not too clear in the expanded mode (elongated) and the wide screen was too narrow (about 5 inches in width). Today, my son downloaded Amazon Prime on the Xbox and tried out that episode. It's much, much better. It's like how the picture frame is with Netflix. We'll be using Xbox from now on to view those Amazon shows.
EDITED: 28 Feb 2016 11:28 by RAZZMAN
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 1 Mar 2016 08:09
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 6 of 17
Apple TV is what I use to watch Netflix and I can only use the wii for Amazon Prime...
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 1 Mar 2016 13:57
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 7 of 17
My Wii isn't as good as the Xbox for viewing the Amazon Prime. The Wii either squishes it in wide format, or is elongated in regular format.

We do watch Netflix on the Wii though.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 2 Mar 2016 08:46
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 8 of 17
I have no problems watching Prime by using my Wii??
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 2 Mar 2016 13:56
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 9 of 17
For some reason, the two settings we can use don't work that well, as they do for Netflix. Saw the second episode of Falling Skies last night. Pretty good.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 4 Mar 2016 13:47
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 10 of 17
Maybe it has something to do with your tv.. do you use the av1 input?
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 5 Mar 2016 07:42
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 11 of 17
I probably don't have that. I use the standard wires for the Wii and the Xbox.

BTW- My son got a Fire 7 also. He wanted his own. The only problem is that he can't set up his own profile as my other son is on mine and they only allow 2 adults in a Home.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS) 8 Mar 2016 08:24
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 12 of 17
I wonder if he is setting his individual Amazon account? If you share the same amazon account, might that be the issue??
From: Razz (RAZZMAN) 8 Mar 2016 13:53
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 13 of 17
He wanted to set up with his Amazon account, but if you share the same WiFi, then you're stuck. If he could have had a different WiFi, then he wouldn't be forced into the household account.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)10 Mar 2016 08:15
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 14 of 17
Well, even so I think the kindle is worth the dough....
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)10 Mar 2016 13:25
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 15 of 17
Yea, you can't beat that price. I used Overdrive to download one library ebook, but only had a week to read it. I tried to renew it, but I guess it was on hold for someone as it didn't have a renew button on the page.

I guess I try to download more free ebooks from Amazon as you can keep those and aren't rushed to read it in a week.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)11 Mar 2016 08:10
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 16 of 17
Wow. I get 3 weeks to read a book in my library. Also, I renew so long as there is no hold on it via the library site. Videos though are only for a week...
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)11 Mar 2016 20:14
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 17 of 17
Yea, I'm shocked its only a week. Better off getting the free ones on Prime.