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Old 09-12-2012, 08:16 PM   #136
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The fonts don't look any different to me. Granted, I do not have anything to compare with. I use my own font anyway.

But the 3 line popup definition alone is worth the upgrade. And nothing got broken. Yay!

Is there a super kf8 sample book that has most or all the advanced features of kf8. I'm curious to see what this thing can do.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #137
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Is there a super kf8 sample book that has most or all the advanced features of kf8. I'm curious to see what this thing can do.
Me too! I am glad that Amazon provided a firmware upgrade to allow this format. I didn't expect it. I would like to know if there is a good example to try, preferably one that is free or isn't very expensive.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:27 PM   #138
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It’s also moves to the top of the page if you look up a word at the bottom of the page.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #139
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The fonts don't look any different to me. Granted, I do not have anything to compare with. I use my own font anyway..
They added hinting to the included fonts, unknown if it would amend your custom fonts as significantly as using the newer system fonts.

Books do seem much more crisp.

One surprise was PDF's that were completely illegible previously are now legible at the default 100% scale. Unsure how that works? but it's definitely clearer.
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All in I'm happy with the updates. Good work Amazon.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:33 PM   #140
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Has anyone gotten Whispersync for Voice to work? I grabbed both the free ebook and audible version of A Tale of Two Cities but can't find a way to invoke this new Voice feature.
There are two features when you have paired an audiobook and ebook:

- On Fire HD and the 'upgraded' Fire, there is 'Immersion Reading'. Text highlights as audiobook plays. You don't get this on Kindle Keyboard.
- Whispersync for Voice. Syncs reading position between any Kindle (including tablet Kindles) or Kindle App and Audible app for iOS, Android, or Fire. Presumably between two different Audible apps as well.

I don't think the Audible player on K3/KT participates in Whispersync, or that would have been called out. Nor does the Audible app for Windows Phone, apparently (at least not yet).
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #141
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They added hinting to the included fonts, unknown if it would amend your custom fonts as significantly as using the newer system fonts.

Books do seem much more crisp.

One surprise was PDF's that were completely illegible previously are now legible at the default 100% scale. Unsure how that works? but it's definitely clearer.
(screenshot for example resolution)

All in I'm happy with the updates. Good work Amazon.
I alway found they got more readable if you bumped up the 'Contrast' setting a notch. Maybe that's now the default.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #142
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I don't think the Audible player on K3/KT participates in Whispersync, or that would have been called out.
It's supposed to. From the 3.4 update page (bolding mine):
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Whispersync for Voice: Now you can switch back and forth between reading and listening without losing your place. Whispersync for Voice will synchronize what you read on any Kindle platform device with Audible playback on Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, or on Audible apps for iPhone and Android.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #143
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It's supposed to. From the 3.4 update page (bolding mine):
For a grin, I tried it out last night and it worked. synced right up to the page I was on. I do not use it the feature but can the voice speed be slowed down?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:09 PM   #144
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It's supposed to. From the 3.4 update page (bolding mine):
Okay, good to know. I assume an update for this is coming to Kindle Touch as well. They need to circle back and add KF8 fixed-layout support, parental controls, might as well update the UI to match KPW while they are at it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:33 AM   #145
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I would like to mention that WhisperSync for Voice is working without 3.4 on K3!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:33 AM   #146
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Whoa. Impressive retro-fitting!
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The fonts don't look any different to me. Granted, I do not have anything to compare with. I use my own font anyway.
Last night I put my GF's Kindle 3 (not updated) next to mine (manually updated) and compared the fonts. I felt like the fonts on hers (old fonts) were better. So I showed it to her and asked which was better, not telling her what changed nor why, and she also chose the old fonts. That said, without the side by side comparison the difference was so subtle that I can barely tell.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #148
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Because they want to annoy you, Jon.
As I don't use a Kindle, it doesn't bother me. But it does bother a lot of Kindle users.
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So is the touch going to become the next orphaned device (like the DX)?
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So is the touch going to become the next orphaned device (like the DX)?
Not orphaned, just rethought.
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