How to Read Personal Documents on Your Kindle

Amazon’s Kindle is the most popular eBook reader. Many know how easy it is (sometimes too easy!) to purchase and download a new book onto their Kindle device. I like using a Kindle because it is easy, lightweight, and allows me to quickly highlight key points and take notes.

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But, what about other documents that are not traditional books? These could be a PDF document, a report you want to review, or any other type of document that you want to take with you on your Kindle. Amazon has had a way to send documents to a Kindle for some time. Every Kindle device has a unique email address you can use to attach a document and send it to your device.

This does work fine. However, Amazon has made it just a little bit easier to get a document onto your Kindle by using Send to Kindle (for both Windows and Mac) as an option in Windows Explorer.

“Unlocking Agency Data: How Indio Uses Data To Help Agents Improve Customer Experience (Featuring Adam Bratt) – Episode 045”
by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds

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Summary:

This episode was originally recorded on December 27th, 2018.

In this episode of The Digital Broker, Steve and Ryan talk to Adam Bratt, co-founder of Indio Technologies, to learn more about how Indio is already helping agents and brokers and will continue to do so by introducing new features. By listening to this episode, you will learn:

  • A bit about Adam’s background and how Indio got started
  • How Indio’s existing features help the insurance industry as a whole, saving agents and brokers time, keeping clients happy, and directing more business to carriers
  • How Indio plans on stimulating even more operational excellence by introducing new business intelligence features
  • How insurance agencies at large are dealing with pressure to keep up with data technology, where they have made progress, and where there’s still work to be done

The Digital Broker podcast is brought to you buy Indio Technologies. Indio turns the application and renewal process into an online TurboTax like experience for your clients. As a result, the 1,000+ agents using Indio provide their clients with a top-rated customer experience, reduce their E&O exposure, and outgrow their competition. To learn more about Indio, click here!


Recap:

Indio has been The Digital Broker’s sponsor since the podcast’s inception, and we’ve talked about the product when we thought it was appropriate, but many of our listeners are still curious: how does Indio help agents and brokers do their jobs better?

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Why You Should Update Your Fax Right Now

I thought by now fax machines would be long gone. We don’t give much thought to the security threat these machines might pose to your organization. Thanks to Internet Scambusters for allowing me to reprint this excellent article on the problem and solution.

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Fax machines may seem like old-fashioned technology but there are still 17 million of them in use in the United States today.

And every one of them potentially has a security weakness that could allow hackers into your home or business network.

In this week’s issue, we’ll explain this vulnerability and the one essential step you should take to safeguard your security.

Let’s check out today’s… Hackers Target Networks Via Fax Machines

“Electronic Payments for Insurance Agencies (Featuring Duke Williams) – Episode 044”
by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds

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Summary:

On this episode of The Digital Broker, Steve and Ryan are joined by Duke Williams, founder of Simply Easier Payments, to discuss how electronic payments remain a challenge for many agencies, and how they can overcome those challenges to provide an experience their customers desire. By listening to this episode, you will learn:

  • How widespread electronic payments have become
  • Why so many agencies still refuse to accept them due to several regulatory and financial challenges
  • How Simply Easier Payments contends with each of those challenges to let agencies accept electronic payments legally, securely, and at no loss to the bottom line

The Digital Broker podcast is brought to you buy Indio Technologies. Indio turns the application and renewal process into an online TurboTax like experience for your clients. As a result, the 1,000+ agents using Indio provide their clients with a top-rated customer experience, reduce their E&O exposure, and outgrow their competition. To learn more about Indio, click here!


Recap:

A payments crisis is affecting insurance agencies. When they do have to take a payment from the insured, many agencies agree to take a check and not much else. Twenty years ago, this was perhaps tenable. Today, it’s a different story. Customers demand to pay electronically, and every other industry in the world is obliging them—except ours. Why?

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Transfer Pictures Fast from Your Phone to Computer

I take a lot of pictures with my phone. It could be a photo of a PowerPoint slide during a presentation, something fun I see when I’m out and about and want to post online, pictures of the grandkids (of course!), or a host of other reasons. It’s great to capture on my phone, but it can be cumbersome to move them off my phone into my picture folder.

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For agents and brokers who are visiting a client or for prospect photos of the property, pictures can be a great tool to include as part of a carrier submission.

Unfortunately, getting the photos from your phone to your computer so you can use them in other programs can often be a multi-step process.

Microsoft is experimenting with a tool that helps streamline the process. It is called Microsoft Photos Companion.