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New Amazon Ember Bold Font Added to Kindles with 5.8.7 Update

It’s finally happened. After years of complaints from customers, myself included, Amazon has finally added a bold font to Kindle ereaders. Amazon has started rolling out a new software update for Kindles to add the new Amazon Ember Bold font choice. The new software version is 5.8.7, and the new font is the only change […]

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New Software Update 5.3.2 for Fire Tablets Adds Alexa Support

Amazon has released a new software update for Fire tablets that adds support for Amazon’s voice-assistant, Alexa, which you can use to ask questions, get weather and traffic updates, order products from Amazon, control music playback, and even read Kindle ebooks aloud and listen to audiobooks, among other things. A few people started getting the […]

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New Kindle Software Update 5.8.5 Now Rolling Out

Amazon has released a new software update for the current lineup of Kindles, including models back to the Kindle Paperwhite 2 (so 6th through 8th gen models). The new firmware version is 5.8.5 and it includes three main improvements. The first explains why page-turns are advertised as being 33% faster on the new 32GB Kindle […]

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Kobo Firmware Update Released to Fix Battery Drain Issue

Kobo has finally issued a firmware update for the new Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura Edition 2 to fix the battery drain problem and some other bugs. It’s too early to tell if the battery issue is resolved or not yet but hopefully they’ve got that problem fixed because it was causing a lot […]

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Kindle Firmware Update 5.8.2 Improves Tables

There’s a new software update available for Kindle ereaders. The new firmware version is 5.8.2. It applies to the current lineup of Kindles, including the Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyage, the Paperwhite 3 and the new entry-level Kindle (8th gen). The update is also available for the Kindle Paperwhite 2 and the previous entry-level Kindle Touch […]

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New Page Flip Feature Added to Kindle eReaders, Apps and Fire Tablets (Video)

Amazon unveiled a new way to navigate Kindle ebooks today that is going to be soon available on Kindle apps, Kindle ereaders, and Fire tablets. The new feature is called Page Flip. It makes it easier to navigate and jump around parts of an ebook without loosing your place. You can zoom out to get […]

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New Kindle Software Update 5.8.1 Brings Back the Dots

Amazon has another firmware update for Kindle ereaders that they’ve started rolling out. The new software version is 5.8.1 (which is weird considering the last version was 5.7.4). The update is available for the Kindle Oasis, the Kindle Voyage, the entry-level Kindle, and the Kindle Paperwhite 2 and Paperwhite 3. Like usual you can wait […]

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New Fire OS 5.1.4 Update Adds eBooks to SD Card and “On Deck”

Amazon has started rolling out a software update for Fire tablets that adds some new features and includes the usual “general performance improvements”. The new software version is 5.1.4, and it’s for the entry-level Fire tablet as well as the Fire HD 8 and HD 10. Amazon hasn’t updated the software updates pages yet for […]

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