Amazon rolls out software update for $79 Kindle, promises improved legibility

Amazon has a bit of good news today for those that have opted for its least expensive e-reader. The company has just begun rolling out a software update (version 4.1.0) that brings with it a new reading font that's said to be "higher contrast and crisper" for an even more "paper-like reading experience." Other additions include expanded parental controls that let you restrict access to the web browser, archived items, and the Kindle Store, as well as support for the more complex layouts and formats offered by Kindle Format 8 books, improved table and image viewing, and support for children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View -- the latter of which lets you view comics panel by panel (when such books are available in the "next few weeks," that is). Hit the source link below for all the details and a direct download link.