TKC 230 Garrett Riley

(From left) Zach, Garrett, and Kevin Riley

(From left) Zach, Garrett, and Kevin Riley

Garrett Riley, creator of A Tech Grab Bag

Interview Starts at 16:21

The great thing (about Kindle FreeTime Unlimited) is that you can set time limits. I know a lot of parents listening to this  agree with this: Once you hand them the device, it’s like it goes into a time warp. You can tell them “set the timer,” but all of that goes out the window. Right now Amazon has the ability to restrict the time. You can set your Kindle Fire to give your kids unlimited reading time but then maybe only a half hour for apps. So they might only get a half hour worth of Netflix or a half hour worth of playing Angry Birds.

Show Notes and Links:

Amazon’s Dec. 27 press release on 2012 holiday sales

ForeSee customer satisfaction survey press release.

PDF of “Holiday Satisfaction with Online Shopping Stagnates” Report by ForeSee

Pew Internet report on jump in eBook reading

The Tech Grab Bag blog and podcast

E-Books for Troops

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Throw in the Vowel: Volume 2 and the original Throw in the Towel – $1.99 word games for E Ink Kindles offered by the creator the Me and My Kindle blog

Drawing Pad app – 99 cents at the Apps for Android store – a site for tracking changes in eBook prices

11/22/63 by Stephen King – $3.99 on Kindle.

Comparative eBook prices for 11/22/63 listed by

SkyWest Airlines


Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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Comments 1

  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    Kindle customer service is absolutely the best. Other companies (e.g., Google for Nexus devices) would do well to improve their customer service using the Amazon Kindle model.

    Posted 29 Dec 2012 at 9:19 am

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