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Old 11-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #46
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I don't think its related to the update but I've now got a new screensaver and all the others seem to have gone.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #47
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I couldn't care less about the settings thing, but I know a lot of people wanted that feature so it's great that they added it. The ability to turn off recommendations is definitely nice, but I'm most excited about the changes to samples. It was always a bit of an ordeal figuring out where you left off in a sample, and the auto delete function is handy as well.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #49
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To really run a valid comparison, one would have to record reading session times in an Excel spreadsheet for both the PW and KK. Otherwise, one really doesn't know.

I ran it for one battery cycle for the PW and got 10 hours and 29 minutes running the battery down to near empty. I've never taken the time to run it for my KK.

For my KF1G it averaged about 5 hours and 13 minutes and for my KFHD7-32 it averages about 5 hours and 39 minutes running it down to about 19% using GSam Battery Monitor for precise measurements by recording Screen Time right before I start a Full Charge.

Just reading for long stretches will NOT take an accurate measurement unless the default 5 minute shut down is changed to Never shut down.

The PW light does shut down when the standard magnetic cover is closed.

Remember, the PW battery meter will not be accurate until taken to a zero charge at least once and then given an overnight charge. The zero charge (really at 15%) is indicated by a screen showing a large battery icon, a wire and a lightning bolt to indicate power is required.

What are you, the minister of amazon propaganda?
Really, you are going to try to argue that the PW battery-life is not shorter?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #50
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I just wanted to say thanks for posting this! I was unaware there was an update available and I am glad to have it now.

I'll see later if the fonts look different to me. But I am glad to take off the recommendations and have the room for more of my books!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #51
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The upgrade doesn't do anything for blotchiness, which is hardly a surprise. But it also doesn't do anything about the "random bolding" problem, which is annoying. Seems like that could have been a software issue that they could have dealt with.
Darn.. I was hoping it was going to fix the bolding problem. It's not too bad, but is something I notice from time to time. Maybe next update? We can hope!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #52
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If you purchase the PW with ads, can you remove them later, by paying? Where do you access that?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #53
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If you purchase the PW with ads, can you remove them later, by paying? Where do you access that?
In the Manage Your Devices page at Amazon.com.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #54
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What are you, the minister of amazon propaganda?


TheY did listen! So many reviewers complained about the editor's picks, and now you can turn them off. Also, the more seamless sample to bought content experience sounds great and long overdue!

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:46 AM   #55
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I did my update this morning and it went smoothly. I like to use the Palatino font on a size 4 setting, and after the update I can see a difference. It's not substantial but it looks good.

Also glad of the other features; cover view looks a lot better with the store suggestions turned off.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:42 AM   #56
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If you already installed the "official" amazon 5.3.0 update, you are locked down. No more having it "your way". No going back. You can thank amazon for that.

That update removes all jailbreaks and user customizations, and patches all known methods that could be used to jailbreak it again.

The dev corner has instructions on how to update to 5.3.0 while keeping your jailbreak, but it can only be done BEFORE you updated the "amazon" way, which (until we find a way past it) locks you down into ONLY amazon-approved active content.

Here is how you can "Update Paperwhite to 5.3.0 WITHOUT locking yourself out":
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=196245

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #57
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jswinden is right. From your account, click on 'Manage Your Devices'. Under a header that reads 'Special Offers', you'll see Subscribed, right next to it is Edit, click on that and unsubscribe.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #58
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I concur with the improvement to fonts. The Palatino @ size 4 is noticeably improved. How nice it is to be able to access wireless from within a book and eliminate the obnoxious recommendations.
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My unit also seems to be a little slower page turns after the update (someone else mentioned this earlier). Also, when turning on/off wifi from within a book, there is a very long pause when returning to the book using the back button. Not a huge deal, but it is quite noticeable.
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My unit also seems to be a little slower page turns after the update (someone else mentioned this earlier). Also, when turning on/off wifi from within a book, there is a very long pause when returning to the book using the back button. Not a huge deal, but it is quite noticeable.
I've updated a few hours ago and didn't notice any of the issues you mentioned. Try restarting your device by pressing and holding the power button. I know that the Kindle automatically restarts after the update has been completed but try again.
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