April 21, 2016

Surprise! Log in!

I just turned on my Fire HD to read a book and found out that I had to log in and register my unit again.

I gather that Amazon just pushed out a new version of the software. But it meant that none of my books were in the Fire memory, so I had to force it to download them all again. (Amazon, take your cloud and shove it.)

Part of this update was that I got given the WaPo app for a 6 month trial. I just told the Fire to get it off my unit. I bet in 6 months I get nagged to subscribe, which I won't do.

I wonder what else got updated? And I wonder what other "free" trial things just got pushed into my face, which will eventually nag me to subscribe?

UPDATE: It says "System Version 8.5.1_user_5159720" but since I don't have the slightest idea what it used to say, I have no idea whether it changed.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 10:07 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Does it at least have a "download everything" option?

When I had to factory-reset my tablet, I had to download all thousand or so* books one at a time.  Ugh.  

* I went on a spree through the free libraries at Amazon and Baen.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 22, 2016 05:34 AM (PiXy!)

2 Yeah, it probably does have, but I don't know where it is.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 22, 2016 07:04 AM (+rSRq)

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