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Old 04-23-2019, 12:44 AM   #1
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Kindle for PC/Mac 1.26

ETA: "What's New: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes."

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Looks like Amazon has begun rolling out Kindle for PC/Mac 1.26.

When I opened K4Mac today, it asked if I wanted to update to 1.26. I said "not now" because I wasn't ready, but now I'd like to experiment with it and I can't find a way to "check for updates" or get it to ask me again. I even checked the "automatically install updates without asking me" box then closed and re-opened the app, but no dice. Also, Amazon's website is still delivering 1.25.2.

Any suggestions?

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Old 04-23-2019, 09:57 AM   #2
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Amazon produces multiple beta test builds of new Kindle for PC/Mac versions and delivers them to a small group for testing. Who gets them and when appears to be random. They can have serious bugs and are not always the final build that eventually gets released for that version.

If you want to try it at your own risk, you can download the most recent Kindle for Mac 1.26 build (as of today) here:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/kindleforma...rMac-55087.dmg
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will test and experiment and report back.

How did you find the link? (Google was no help to me on this.)
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:19 PM   #4
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How did you find the link? (Google was no help to me on this.)
Trial and error. The file names follow a pattern. (The build numbers increment in multiples of a thousand for major releases and the last three digits increment for builds within that release. There are numbering gaps between builds that are available for download.)

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Old 04-24-2019, 12:32 AM   #5
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Trial and error. The file names follow a pattern. (The build numbers increment in multiples of a thousand for major releases and the last three digits increment for builds within that release. There are numbering gaps between builds that are available for download.)
Oh wow. Thanks for taking the time to find the magic number!

I'm not sure why this release is 1.26.0 rather than 1.25.x because all the "What's New" says is: "This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes."

I only use K4Mac to retrieve and liberate ebooks, so I can't speak to any of the features, but 1.26.0 works the same as 1.25.2 as far as avoiding KFX and getting KF8 instead goes

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Old 04-24-2019, 07:55 AM   #6
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It looks like Amazon is not adding the new read/unread indicator to the PC/Mac app. Probably just a bug fixing release.
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:26 PM   #7
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Indeed. I find it odd that a bug-fix release with no new features would be given a version bump from 1.25 to 1.26. Maybe the PC version will have new features.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:37 PM   #8
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When I launched Kindle for PC just now I was offered version 1.26 (55076). I checked the download page and it is still delivering the previous release as of now.
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When I launched Kindle for PC just now I was offered version 1.26 (55076). I checked the download page and it is still delivering the previous release as of now.
I was offered 1.26 for MacOS (Windows user)
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:25 AM   #10
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No good for "old" Macs!

It just froze and then disappeared off my taskbar on my Mac 2007.

I was trying to resolve a problem with Kindle Unlimited failing to be add books with an "internal error" but this alleged update bombed.

So I'm stuck not being able to download Kindle Unlimited.

The call centre guys have tried to help, insisting there's nothing wrong with my account but thus far, as helpful as an ashtray on a motorcycle.

Mac owners ....... give this "update" a miss until you get some good reports!
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It just froze and then disappeared off my taskbar on my Mac 2007.

I was trying to resolve a problem with Kindle Unlimited failing to be add books with an "internal error" but this alleged update bombed.

So I'm stuck not being able to download Kindle Unlimited.

The call centre guys have tried to help, insisting there's nothing wrong with my account but thus far, as helpful as an ashtray on a motorcycle.

Mac owners ....... give this "update" a miss until you get some good reports!
Are you just having problems with Kindle Unlimited or purchased books as well?

I've only done some quick tests with K4Mac 1.26, but I haven't had problems with purchased books (I don't have Kindle Unlimited).

What macOS are you running?
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Using OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan on a late 2007 iMac. So that might help with the "Update" issue and disappearing Reader.

Yes, Amazon still quite happily take my money for new purchases I know that I want, have bought 2 or 3 books since the "error" and not all the cheapie books.

However, I now know I've been locked out of Kindle Unlimited for the time being.

I received an email from "M" at Amazon.com.au telling me;
"I have checked the details and I see that you have reached maximum number of books you can borrow per month. You will be able to borrow books in a few days once the borrow books goes below the limit in last 30 days.

To learn more about the terms and conditions please visit the link below :

https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201556940"

..... except of course there is no mention of a "maximum number of books" in ANY of the T&Cs I've been pointed to so far.

I've asked for a link to that rule but no answer so far.

So I have no idea how long I will have to wait for the counter to reset.

We all know that many of the KU books are dubious quality sub 50 page dross with no reviews to look at before you look at them.

So if there's a book per day ratio limit, I think it needs to be clear and upfront before they keep taking my 14bucks a month!

Just sayin'.

I might have to now take this to a more appropriate page, I'm just tidying up my misinformed "bug" report in this one.
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Kindle for Mac 1.26.1 (55093)

Version bump to 1.26.1

"What's New: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes."

https://s3.amazonaws.com/kindleforma...rMac-55093.dmg
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What if I don't want to pay for it?

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Digita...00UB76290?th=1
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What if I don't want to pay for it?

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Digita...00UB76290?th=1
amazon is offering to sell used software?

also, what is the difference between "digital" and either "new" or "used"?
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