Welcome to Tim's Tips!
My name is Tim Sievers. I've been helping people to get along with
their gadgets for over 20 years. From an early age I was intrigued by
technology and to my parent's dismay I would pull apart my mechanical
& electronic toys just to see how they worked!
As a teenager in the 1980's I was troubleshooting all things digital
for family & friends. Back then computers were beyond my
budget, but I took every opportunity I could get to use them, from the
Macs at school, to the IBM at the local library and even my next-door
neighbor's old Commodore 64!
In the 1990's I started providing computer support and later became a
certified Microsoft & Apple support professional. Over the
years I learned that any technology can be let down by poor
instructions or overly complex interfaces that ruin the user experience.
I can remember seeing some of the world's most amazing machines
gathering dust in Office corners because users just couldn't get their
heads around them. Still today it seems that some new gadgets are
designed by geeks for geeks, with little thought for the rest of us.
These days I'm a full time tech writer. My guides are designed to cut
through the techno-babble and help you get the most out of the latest
I'm always happy to hear your ideas, feedback & suggestions.
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Amazon Prime vs Kindle
Amazon now has two different services that allow you to read ebooks
(like many of my titles) for free! But what are the differences between
Amazon Prime is a free 2-day shipping service that was first introduced
in 2005. Membership costs US$99 a year. As well as free shipping Prime
Members enjoy other benefits including online photo storage and access
to movie and tv streaming from Prime Instant Video. In 2011 Prime
members also got access to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library (KOLL),
which allows you to borrow one book per month for free. KOLL will only
work on Kindle devices and is currently available in the US, UK,
Germany, France and Japan.
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service that lets you read as many
books as you like, and keep them as long as you want. Subscribers pay
US$9.99 a month. Kindle Unlimited works with any device (like PCs,
Macs, iPads, smartphones and Kindles) and is currently available in the
US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.
Providing these services are available in your part of the world the
choice is simple, if you're a shopaholic who does some occasional
reading then an Amazon Prime membership should suit you. But if you're
a bookworm who does some occasional shopping then Kindle Unlimited
could be your thing. What if you're a shopaholic bookworm? Well nobody
said you couldn’t have both!
Both Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited offer free 30-day trials, which
allow you to take the services for a test drive. For more information
check out these links:
Check out my bestselling
Updated for Windows 8.1, this guide is a collection of the
best 100 tips that I have found for Windows 8. Now available
exclusively from Amazon in both, kindle ebook and paperback versions.
Amazon Prime & Kindle Unlimited members can read the ebook
version for Free!