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Amazon's Silk browser for Kindle

by VictoriaK20 / March 29, 2014 7:31 AM PDT

I bought a Kindle HD and, after a few days of use, noticed that my data usage had increased (I use a hotspot, 5G/ month limit). I've researched and found that the cause is most likely ads.

On my laptop, with Firefox, I use Ad Block and it has worked great. However, I can't figure out if Silk offers such a thing.

This came up on a search:
http://androidonwindows.com/uc-browser-for-android-9-6-0.html

I am not very tech-oriented so I would like to ask if this is what I need. I'd appreciate any help!

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I own a K HD and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2014 7:35 AM PDT

Didn't notice that. However I do use it for Amazon Video and that does gobble data. Do you want videos on this?

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Yes, please
by VictoriaK20 / March 29, 2014 11:17 AM PDT
In reply to: I own a K HD and

Anything might help... Wink Thank you.

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Yes? As in you use it for video playing?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2014 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, please

Then yes, your data use will go up a lot.

Time to find free hotspots to curb your limited data plan.
Bob

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Sorry, I read your question wrong...
by VictoriaK20 / March 30, 2014 7:46 AM PDT

(thought you were asking something else) and I should have said that I do not use the kindle to watch videos. I've not had a problem with the 5G limit until I got the new kindle.

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Link, comment
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2014 8:37 AM PDT

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I wasn't impressed.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 29, 2014 7:45 AM PDT

I tried this browser and found it slow and full of ads.

Dafydd.

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But is it the only browser offered for the Kindle?
by VictoriaK20 / March 29, 2014 11:18 AM PDT
In reply to: I wasn't impressed.

If there is an alternate, I would definitely consider it!

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(NT) thanks!
by VictoriaK20 / March 30, 2014 7:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Have a read here.
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If...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 30, 2014 8:11 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks!
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