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Re: [AWA] QRZ.com app is available on the Amazon Kindle Fire = potential problem

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  • Todd Carpenter
    With internet access on phones and others why not just type in the web address? Sent from my Samsung smartphone on AT&T
    Message 1 of 2 , May 5, 2012
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      With internet access on phones and others why not just type in the web address?

      Sent from my Samsung smartphone on AT&T

      oldradio@... wrote:

      >Hi gang,
      >
      >QRZ.com recently released an app through Google to allow access of their database through Android equipped devices. I was bummed out as Google would not download to my Kindle Fire.
      >
      >Today I saw on the QRZ forum that it was available through Amazon's app store for the Kindle.
      >
      >Great! not so fast... I couldn't download it from Amazon due to a forgotten "Parental Control" password.
      >
      >All of sudden everything on my Kindle was password protected.
      >
      >My son found this....
      >
      > "Amazon issued a software update for its Kindle Fire tablet this week that adds password protection and other parental controls.
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      > Software update 6.3.1 "brings additional parental controls to Kindle Fire, including the ability to password-protect purchases, disable access to specific content libraries, and block access to the Silk Web browser," according to Amazon.
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      > The option was a key feature missing from the tablet when it debuted in November, and is a welcome addition to those who don't want their kids surfing to adult content or charging apps, movies, or other content to their accounts.
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      > Silk is a "split browser" that partially lives on the Fire tablet and partially lives in the cloud, producing a faster browsing experience. Basically, most of the heavy lifting is handled by Amazon's EC2 and C3 services. As PCMag's ExtremeTech described it, "Amazon sucks down the target Web site, lays it out, renders it—and then ships it off as a much smaller, condensed package to the Kindle Fire tablet."
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      > The update will be automatically delivered to the Kindle Fire,....."
      >
      >Well Howdy Doody Buffalo Bob!
      >
      >It turns out I tried to password protect the Kindle a couple of months ago, and since it wasn't working I had forgotten that I did that. The update this week put it into effect. After a while, trying several old passwords, I found one that worked.
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      >I'll bet lots of Amazon kindles are now password protected and are wreaking havoc for the owners.
      >
      >Now my [free] QRZ.com app is loaded and working flawlessly.
      >
      >... I thought I'd share this with you, FWIW.
      >
      >73, John Dilks, K2TQN
      >
      >
      >-.-
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