Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kindle Update Version 2.5

Attention Kindle-owners:

The long-awaited update for the Kindle is now available. You can download it to you computer and then transfer to your device with the help of your USB cable. Then, use the Update button in your Settings.

This long-awaited update will finally give us separate folders for our book collections. You can place the same book into as many collections as you want. Deleting a book from a collection (or deleting the entire collection) will not delete the book from the device, so you don't have to worry.

We will also be able to tweet or post on Facebook our favorite quotes directly from the device. 

Two larger font sizes and clearer fonts will be made available through the update.

You will be able to see which places in the book you are reading were highlighted by other readers. This function is great fun because it allows you to see your book through the eyes of other readers.

My update is loading right now, and I expect to spend the entire night ecstatically sorting my books and putting them into different collections. Then I hope to finish reading Terry Eagleton's beautiful treatise On Evil and write a review of this great book for my readers.

Have I mentioned how much I love my Kindle?


Anonymous said...

I truly dislike reading on screen but I probably need one of these for Latin America where light is dim at night and I find myself searching for online versions of books I have in paper just so I can read them on a backlit screen.

Clarissa said...

Don't buy a Kindle if you want a backlit screen! The point of the Kindle is to give one an experience that is as close as possible to an actual experience of reading a book. You have to buy a little light and attach it to the Kindle to read in the dark.

Anonymous said...

AH, OK, thanks for this tip. I've never found an official little reading light that was bright or braod enough; have found flashlights to be better but my arm gets tired holding them. Does the Kindle light light up the whole page?

Clarissa said...

If you buy one that says specifically "Booklight for Amazon Kindle (Fits 6" Display, 2nd gen)", then it's going to light up the entire page. The regular ones that you buy at a bookstore, though, are very insufficient for the size of the Kindle.

Anonymous said...

OK, got it. :-)