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Old 09-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #46
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I'm updating both of mine right now. One has a jailbreak (screensavers) and one doesn't.

My jailbreak survived. My screen savers are still there, and the font that changed on the home screen remains.

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Old 09-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #47
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I don't get why the K3 and K4 now have Parental Controls, yet the Touch does not.

Also, does the Touch also already have the improved fonts with better contrast, or are we still waiting on those as well?
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@dukesilver: Nope, the Touch is the only device still using the older fonts. (Although if you have a K3 or a K4, nothing prevents you from ripping the fonts from these and enjoying them on your Touch via the Fonts Hack ).
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #49
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It contains, at the least, a fix for the rebooting due to large archive issue. Also, "large" archives will load most recent first (instead of oldest first) and cut off around 5K items (so it won't brick the touches or cause reboot cycles).
Confirmed.

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Thanks, montalex! These are major enhancements!

I plan to wait to install this update until it can be confirmed that text-to-speech still works after upgrade, so if anyone could report that, I would be most appreciative. I don't see any reason it would be removed, but I'd like to know for sure since I do use TTS.
TTS still there.

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It's here!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200529700

It says it supports chilldren's picture books now. Is that KF8?
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #51
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Version 3.4 is a brand new, free software update for Kindle Keyboard that includes:
  • Improved Font: We've improved the reading font to have more contrast and be more crisp.
  • Parental Controls: With the latest software update for Kindle Keyboard, parents can restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, the Kindle Store, and Archived Items. While the Kindle Store and Archived Items are locked with Parental Controls, you can continue to buy books from a computer and send them to the Kindle wirelessly for a child to read.
  • Kindle Format 8: KF8 makes books look even better with support for author specified fonts and more book styling options.
  • Comic Books: Kindle Keyboard now supports comic books with Kindle Panel View. Supported titles can be purchased from the Kindle Store. Books open in Kindle Panel View by default (a view that allows you to read a comic book panel by panel).
  • Children's Picture Books: Kindle Keyboard supports children's picture books with Kindle Text Pop-Up. Supported titles can be purchased from the Kindle Store.
  • 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 09-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #52
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I'm updating both of mine right now. One has a jailbreak (screensavers) and one doesn't.

My jailbreak survived. My screen savers are still there, and the font that changed on the home screen remains.
Thank you, intrepid explorer! I shall venture into the hinterlands of 3.4!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #53
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@montalex: Yup, see this post for the only risk of breakage with my hacks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #54
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Finally KF8 support!
Excellent, updating now. I'm pleased 'Zon provided a really nice update for this 2 year old gadget.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #57
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Wow - I never thought we'd see KF8 on the K3. Kudos to Amazon for providing a major upgrade for what is essentially a "previous generation" device.
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My Amazon Archive has about 7,000 ebooks, so it exceeds the 4,500 limit specified for the device. Does this new on-device archives limit mean that my KK will show only the most recent 4,500 ebooks in Archives? I could still request that ebooks not shown be sent to that device via my computer, so I suppose that's not a problem. It will be wonderful if my device no longer spontaneously reboots! I disabled Special Offers because of that problem, so maybe I'll switch them back on.

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TTS still there.
Thank you!

I'm very surprised that we're getting so many enhancements with this update. I'm especially pleased to see there are font improvements and KF8 on the Kindle Keyboard!
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@DreamWriter: I don't have enough archived items to test this myself, but, yes, that seems to be the intent here, and what koland said in her post .

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So, if I archive a book and re-download it, will I get the KF8 version?
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