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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 8:56:07 PM PDT
If you read what the PC feature actually does, you'll understand why there's not a lot of them doing the happy dance right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:09:08 PM PDT
LoCoBo says:
Well, thank you for the parenting advice. My daughter is four, and understands very well how to use the device. She knows how to use different apps, and knows how to search in Netflix for specific kids shows. What she doesn't understand, is that when you push certain buttons on the screen, it costs money.

Apple chose to make the simple change of adding a passcode to purchase anything. And guess what, problem solved. My daughter, who is completely capable of using the device, is now able to use the device without unknowingly purchasing something. She IS old / smart enough to know how to use the machine, she however is not old enough to understand the concept that pressing a certain button costs actual money, nor is she old enough to truly understand the concept of money.

The reason Apple changed this in IOS, is that apps like "smurf village" had in app purchases that would cost upwards of $100 dollars with a simple click. Many people got burnt because they didn't realize this was even in the app.

There is absolutely no reason for Amazon to not include this security feature. Again, Apple learned this lesson, made the change, and people are happier for the change. I haven't heard of any people complaining that they did not like this change.

If you have a good response as to why Amazon should not make this change, I would love to hear it. I was making a suggestion that they make this change, and your response was to tell me why my daughter should not be able to use the device. Which is a ridiculous response. So tell me if or why you think this change would be good or not, rather than telling me why my daughter should not be able to use the device.

That being said, I did ask for opinions. Your opinion, however, revolves around telling me how to parent, and insinuating that I view my child as a burden, rather than commenting on whether the feature would be useful. And that, is why your response is not only rude, but unnecessary, and off the main topic of my post. I checked "Ammy's" posting Rules and regs, and my response complies as well. Try to be nice, and answer people's post next time, rather than attacking someone. You'll find that people will be more appreciative of you opinions.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:17:58 PM PDT
LoCoBo says:
It kicks back to the main screen on a reboot. It does, however, stay in kids app on wake from sleep, which was agreat change for the app. The problem is, there is not a way that I know of that would keep the app running after a reboot. So it is easily circumvented.

My daughter is only four, so she wouldn't purposely try to reboot in order to circumvent. But, she will run the battery out, then plug it back in, and it reboots to the main screen with full ability to purchase apps with one click.

I just think this feature is a worthwhile add for the operating system. It works perfectly on IOS. I really like the kindle fire, and the feature would make it perfect for my daughter to use. I imagine that it would drive extra kindle Fire tablet sales to Amazon if they would make it "safer" for kids to use (as far as requiring passcode for purchases).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:21:33 PM PDT
Chris Miller says:
No. Currently reading view doesn't even work for this page.
Though it is great when it does work.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 10:25:57 PM PDT
CM Chen says:
Did anyone has wireless problem? Since I updated to 6.3, the wireless get disconnected many times while I was using it. I went to setting-wireless was unavailable to turn on. I have to restart my KF and wireless works again. I have tried reset to factory setting and still same problem...
Anyone experience the same problem?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:26:03 PM PDT
LoCoBo says:
I think that was available in the last update (I am not 100% sure). Its a great feature. I would love it if Amazon would extend this to require a passcode to make any purchase at all, just to make this great little machine more suitable for younger children to make use of.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:44:33 PM PDT
K. Matthews says:
I deleted the Weather Channel app too. AccuWeather works much better on the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:55:43 PM PDT
K. Matthews says:
The App Store has parental controls for purchases, and the Kindle 1-Click Payment for mine I used an invalid card. (I lost one, so I use that. It won't work.) You can also DISABLE the 1-click in My Account in the Payments section.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 12:14:42 AM PDT
LoCoBo says:
Maybe I am completely unaware... But I think the parental controls only apply to "in-app" purchases.

So if I disable the 1-click, does that mean I will have to type in credit card information every time I DO want to make a purchase?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 3:24:23 AM PDT
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I have put all sorts of photos and other things onto my Fire and it has never been hooked up to any computer and I doubt it ever will be. You might want to investigate one of the free services out there like Dropbox and one of the many free file manager apps out there for the Fire, Cables are so last year. ;)

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 4:56:43 AM PDT
JAN says:
For this senior senior citizen the very best part of the update is that it seems to have gotten into my Fire all by itself. And that is a very good thing, so thank you Amazon.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 6:46:51 AM PDT
Yeah, now you can get the brightness down to 2%. (ScreenDim will still push it lower, to 0.4%. They should have allowed the brightness to go all the way down to 0.4%, as that's better for use in complete darkness. Disclosure: I am the ScreenDim developer.)

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Posted on Mar 30, 2012 7:04:09 AM PDT
D. Goree says:
The only problem I have with the Fire is Cloud storage. I want to lend it to my younger sister, but I don't want her to read a few of the books I have on my account. You should be able to password protect Cloud so that your little ones don't see what you don't want them to. As soon as Cloud is selected, you should see a black screen asking for a password to access those books, since Amazon for some reason already registered your Fire and your books are already preloaded on it.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 7:31:03 AM PDT
JustMe says:
I initially felt the same way about the new punctuation, but after just a few minutes of playing around with it, can see it will be lots faster! The key is to hold the period down and then slide to whatever punctuation mark you want, for comma you just hold a second longer than you would for a period - no sliding involved. I love it!

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Posted on Mar 30, 2012 8:07:34 AM PDT
Because of the updates I can't upload pictures to facebook on my kindle fire now. Anyone else having this problem? Any tips on hoe to fix this?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 8:15:23 AM PDT
Shortymew says:
When will this update be automatically delivered to my Kindle Fire? It really sounds good. Im on my Kindle Fire right now and I don't seem to appreciate the changes the update is supposed to effect. I'm not even sure where I should be asking this question. Oh well if you can help me I would be greatful.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 8:25:55 AM PDT
Linda Sue says:
I, too, want this!! Hopefully in the next update. :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 8:51:03 AM PDT
Sheila R says:
I would love to put my books in collections. The Fire seems so unorganized and hunting for a book takes forever.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 8:52:14 AM PDT
LoCoBo says:
The scope of my original post was concerning a feature that goes beyond just requiring a passcode for all purchases. It is also an effective security feature. The scope of my original post did not require you to evaluate or make presumptions about my parenting skills. This discussion thread is specifically about the latest update. This update did not include a feature that I feel is a very important one from a safety and security standpoint.

And if there are "492 other recent threads addressing this topic", as you stated, it appears that it might, just might be a feature that people are very interested in having? I did read your other posts, and I don't get the feeling that you are completely against the feature (although your reply to me makes it seem you are neither for the feature definitively), which makes it all the more perplexing that instead of replying "yes, I am for that feature as well." you chose to reply the way you did.

I am asking you specifically to either address the value of the feature, or not. Show some respect to others and not make presumptions or opine about their parenting skills, as that topic is none of your concern. Parental advice is out of the scope of this forum, no one is asking you for it, and I believe that you are smart enough to recognize that fact.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 9:16:46 AM PDT
Karen Walker says:
I don't know why the option to pass protect 1-click equates to poor parenting on this fora but some people see it that way.

Contact Kindle CS and log your request... hopefully they will enable this feature with future updates.
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