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Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers

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Chapter 12. Managing Time, Tasks, and Travel

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WHEN IT COMES TIME to hit the road, your Fire, of course, is coming along for the ride. Why not put it to work? Beyond its ebook, music, and video collections, Amazon’s newest Kindle offers thousands of apps that can help when you’re away from home. The first big bucket under review in this chapter—clocks and calendars—are tools that will help regardless of how far, or not, your travels take you. Turning your Fire into a reliable appointment minder is something that can boost it from fun gadget into essential assistant. Further ahead, you’ll meet some reliable to-do list helpers, general-purpose notetakers, and itinerary tracking tools. You’ll also see how to find the best places to chow and bed down. And, finally—because somehow you’ll need to pay for all these adventures—you’ll get the latest on mobile bookkeeping tools for the Fire. The best way to truly enjoy your time away from home is to know, with a tap and a swipe, that there’s money in the bank for when your return.

Clocks and Calendars

Forget about struggling with hotel clock radios. Turn to your Fire for wake-up and timekeeping duties. Then, once you’re up, rely on it as a schedule minder throughout your event-packed days.

  • Alarm Clock Xtreme ($1.99; basic version free). Wake yourself up or keep yourself honest. An alarm clock app is a great way to remind you to get up and stretch ...

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