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Although until now it was exclusive to Linux, the KDE Connect tool has officially arrived on Windows, and using it is very simple: it will only take a couple of minutes.

For those who do not know, KDE Connect is a free tool that, until now, allowed to synchronize Linux computers with Android smartphones quickly and effectively. And due to its popularity, a large part of the users asked for an update for new operating systems.

Windows and macOS, therefore, had to be the natural steps of the syncing tool, and they did. Only that it has been Microsoft’s operating system that has achieved second place since developers continue to work on Mac.

But, as I said, Windows 10 has already arrived officially, being available in the same Microsoft Store, as you can see in the image below.

Linking your Windows computer with your Android phone is really easy with KDE Connect since you only need to download the application on your computer through the store and on your phone through Google Play and perform a couple of steps.

The first is to open the KDE Connect PC application and give it a name that you can recognize, and the second step is to open the app on your Android and click on your device, as you can see in the screenshots.

Once done, the options and possibilities offered by the application are really extensive:

  • Create shared clipboards: copy and paste between your devices
  • Browse files remotely
  • Control music: Automatically pause or mute all media when you receive a call
  • Share URL / files: Transfer and share any URL
  • End-to-end TLS encryption
  • WiFi connection
  • Run custom commands on the desktop remotely
  • Make your phone ring in case of loss
  • Tells your phone battery and signal strength on the desktop

While there are already applications in Windows 10, like Your Phone (and others before ), that do some of these things, the wealth of options in KDE Connect allows users looking for something more to have a complete and free tool.

As for its arrival on Mac, it seems imminent, there is a preliminary version but to be able to use it requires a little more effort and knowledge on the part of users.

Kindle vs Kindle Paperwhite, what are their differences and which one to buy?

They are two of the best-selling products in the world, and even though they are very similar, the difference in price between them means that each one is focused on different types of readers.

Years ago there was a real fight, one that put the buyer in serious trouble when it was their turn to buy an eBook reader. Different brands, different models, etc. But all that passed away when Amazon took over the market thanks to its Kindle.

Since then, the decisions have become something easier because almost all the doubts are between choosing the Kindle or the Kindle Paperwhite, or what is the same, the reference model and the advanced model of Amazon.

To resolve the doubt, we are going to review the key sections of both eReaders point by point:

  • Design differences
  • Screens
  • Hardware
  • Price

Kindle is lighter, Kindle Paperwhite is thinner

At first glance, they are almost identical, as you can see in the photographs. The only point where they do stand out is in color since the basic Kindle can be purchased in white or black, while the Kindle Paperwhite only gives the option in black.

In terms of dimensions and weight, they also differ little between the two, since the Kindle has dimensions of 160 x 113 x 8.7 mm and 174 g of weight.

The Kindle Paperwhite model has dimensions of 167 x 116 x 8.2 mm and 182 g (or 191 g for the model with mobile connectivity).

And in buttons and ports, both have a power button and a micro USB port on the bottom edge (they still do not give the step to USB-C).

For the rest, from the outside being able to differentiate one from the other is really complicated, being a few small details that can differentiate them: color intensity, satin material in front of the grain, rear logo. And let’s stop counting.

Kindle Paperwhite gains in resolution

Here we find ourselves in a similar situation since both models have a 6 “screen that is impossible to differentiate from the outside … until we turn on the device.

The Paperwhite model stands out again in this section for its sharpness thanks to 300 dpi (pixels per inch) compared to the basic Kindle model that stays at 167 dpi, so the Paperwhite wins in this section with almost double the sharpness, something key when we read PDFs or comics.

Both screens have front lights to be able to read in the dark, and here the Paperwhite solution is better by having 5 LEDs distributed around the screen, while the Kindle uses 4.

Despite this, both lights do their job perfectly.

Kindle Paperwhite has a more complete hardware configuration

Otherwise, they are similar or almost the same, including the software and the battery life, since both models offer weeks of duration on a single charge.

To highlight something, the Paperwhite model is waterproof (something very important now in summer) while the Kindle is not.

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