Ask Dave Taylor: Can I Read Kindle EBooks on my Windows PC?

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Every time I go to Amazon.com I see that the Kindle version of a book I want to buy is less expensive than the print edition. Coupled with it being more environmentally friendly (no shipping, no printing, no hassle with it taking up space on my shelf) I’d like to switch over. But I don’t want to buy an actual Kindle device. Is there a way to read Kindle ebooks on my Mac or PC system?

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Ask Dave Taylor: How to Change What Happens When You Close My Laptop?

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I don’t know if my computer is broken or what, but my new Dell XPS laptop keeps running when I close the lid on it and it’s effectively meaning that the battery is always completely drained. Not good at all, I need it for taking notes in class! Is the action that happens when I close my laptop PC something I can configure?

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Ask Dave Taylor: Disable Carrier IQ Data Tracking On Your iPhone?

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I’ve been reading about the privacy mess surrounding Carrier IQ, a company that apparently supplies diagnostic software for cellphones, and am anxious about my privacy. I have an iPhone and Apple has variously said that they have it, that they don’t have it any more, and that they still have it but are going to remove the Carrier IQ utility. What’s the story and how can I disable it on my new iPhone 4s?

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