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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 3:59:27 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
At least that was an easy one time fix. This one lingers....

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 6:53:30 PM PDT
dray says:
Does this also address some of the other issues we have with the kindle fire?? One do we now have Text to speech as all of the older Kindle readers did? Can we now Group our books by different ways such as make up our own version of a library. and put different books together in a group such as under an author. or under a genre or for that matter grouped by a certain date or time of the year or what ever we want. There are also many many other items available under android that we should be able to access using our Kindle Fire if they will start allowing full android implementation. For that matter we could use SKYPE and make Phone calls. I could list this to my Phone number on ATT and be able to send and receive text msgs via my kindle fire. not just the occasional email. thanks dray

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 7:40:38 PM PDT
It addresses nothing about the Fire since it's a firmware update for the basic Kindle, the $79 one, as per the OP of this announcement.

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 10:08:31 PM PDT
U.R.Nuts says:
Anybody else concerned that they may change the price of the $79 Kindle?

No, really, I hope they never change the price, as it is confusing enough now to know which Kindle model folks are talking about.

I can see it now . . . "Mam, are you talking about the $49 Kindle that was originally the $79 Kindle?" . . .

Ummm, I would say that more confusion is in the future . . .

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 10:54:16 PM PDT
DavidW says:
About airplane mode:
Waste of time. On the airplane they don't ever, ever say switch to airplane mode. NO. They say turn off all electronic devices including ereaders. Turning off the wifi doesn't count. It is illegal to have the device on while below 10,000 feet.

About the small font problem:
It is a pain in the butt... I found that reconverting to mobi using calibre does the trick. It is a shame that right out the door the KF8 implementation on the kindle is bugged out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 11:43:01 PM PDT
Denis Powell says:
Haydnfan, I'm not disagreeing with you because I no longer fly, but I notice from
http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/inflight-communications/global/en
that Qantas now refer to "Flight Mode" when they say "Mobile phones and portable digital assistants switched to flight mode may be used inflight after the aircraft seat belt sign is extinguished following take-off up until we prepare the cabin for landing. Flight mode enables you to operate the basic functions of your mobile phone or PDA while the transmitting function of your phone is switched off. You cannot make phone calls or send SMS whilst in flight mode."

I wonder if "Flight Mode" or "Aeroplane Mode" is going to become an "industry standard" and that Amazon are just complying sooner than some others. It's only speculation on my part however.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 12:04:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 3, 2012 12:05:15 AM PDT
U.R.Nuts says:
Interesting . . .

About a year ago when I took a flight out of Chicago, the flight attendant announced: "Please turn off all cellphones and Ipods." I then leaned toward the guy next to me and said: "I am glad my mp3 player is a Sansa Clip rather than Ipod."

Of course since I wasn't interested in experiencing an airplane crash, I proceeded to turn off my Sansa.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 6:52:13 AM PDT
dray says:
The whole bit about using radio devices while flying is a bunch of garbage. For 8 yrs back when radios were not even close to as good as they are now in the planes. I lived in the flight path for LAX. does any one remember any large crashes due to radio problems at LAX?? I hope not as I would get my sunshine in bottles to this day. Yet at that time I used airplanes as experimental objects to bounce radio waves off of. I was able to make contact over thousands of miles via radio freq from 145mhz to 10ghz I bounced my radio signals off the planes as they took off and landed. Not only did the FAA and the FCC know about me doing this they even bought me most of my equipment. Or made sure I got it for free. It is so funny when I see them come out with this garbage about don't use cell phones or ebooks or the lefthanded widget for a billy goats aaaas. I mean get real airplane folks there has never been even one minor malfunction due to radio use or cell phones or any other useage in the elctronics. PS I was the FCC OO for the LA region at that time so I would have known. for those3 who do not know the term FCC OO means I was the Federal Communication Commission Official Observer.I was the go to guy for any problems with radio comm in the SO CA region. FYI the equipment I used to make long distance chats with back then had an input of 2000 watts yes that is right two thousand watts from the radios I used. I could have burned up your Ipod at two hundred feet. Made it a smoking pile of metal. Did it more than once to the illegal CB radio Truckers using high power on the 11meter band which was about 27mhz. How do you like that rubber DUCK or should I say deaf duck you may have still talked but you did not ever hear out of that radio again. Suck ignorance in the radio world is almost a shame. They really need to go back and take another look at this junk.

dray

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 7:04:02 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Unfortunately if the government says jump, the companies jump

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 11:42:06 AM PDT
Eagle says:
My husband noticed the same thing. He thought something was wrong with his kindle. So is airplane mode the only way to turn off wifi now?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 11:45:49 AM PDT
Q says:
U R Nuts,
So you'd object if the price went down to $49?

Seriously, so far, ereaders and Kindles have only gone *down* in price while adding features.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 12:13:19 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
yes, that is correct
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Posted on Jul 3, 2012 12:55:20 PM PDT
This may be a coincidence, but has anyone else noticed an inability to sync between devices since the update? The book I was reading on my kindle fire won't sync to the same page on my kindle 4. It says it did, but it doesn't. Like others, I also don't like the increased effort required to turn wifi on and off.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 2:47:23 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
All my devices still sync fine. Try rebooting..

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 5:20:02 PM PDT
Mary McManus says:
The Fire has had intermittent problems syncing with other devices for a long time. It doesn't always happen but often enough for us to know it is not user error.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 9:16:16 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
This thread isn't about the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 11:01:20 PM PDT
U.R.Nuts says:
Well, the thread isn't about airplanes, ham radio, cb, fcc, or Ipods either . . .

However, seems the discussion is, go figure. . .

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 11:03:10 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
and some people are trying to apply the update who don't even have the Basic Kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:59:54 AM PDT
JoAnn McKay says:
Couldn't agree with you more. I would love to find a way to undo the update, which I neither needed or wanted but apparently am stuck with.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 6:41:48 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
unfortunately, you agreed to the updates when you registered your kindle

section 3 in the terms of service if you want to check:

Automatic Updates. In order to keep your Software up-to-date, Amazon may automatically provide your Kindle or Other Device with updates/upgrades to the Software.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 7:04:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 4, 2012 7:11:26 AM PDT
What is the correct (or most used) term for the $79 Kindle? - I have heard it called the Kindle 4, the basic Kindle, and the $79 Kindle. It would be nice to know what to call it in discussions. Also, thanks Mary - I didn't know about the sync glitches with the Fire. It's been syncing fine with the basic kindle since then.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 7:31:14 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
according to amazon, it's the Kindle, but using any of the others should work - however I'd steer clear of the dollar one since it's no the same price everywhere

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 10:21:11 AM PDT
Partking says:
I don't much like the change to the wireless on / off controls. It was very intuitive before, wireless on and wireless off. And the switch was readily available on both the context menu and the home menu. I get airplane mode, but I have family members who do not fly and they will not. You turn airplane OFF to turn wireless ON??? Too weird and too many levels deep in the menu structure.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 11:11:20 AM PDT
The term "Airplane Mode" means that wireless capability is turned off. If a flight attendant told the passengers to use Airplane Mode on their electronic devices, they mean turn the wireless off.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 6:50:32 AM PDT
H. Lett says:
I really dislike the "Airplane mode" change to turning the WiFi off. If they feel "Airplane mode" is needed then why can't they make it easier to access? I think they just want to make it more of a pain for people to turn off the WiFi for some reason.
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