June 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM ET
If you're among the owners of Amazon's $79 Kindle (or $109 for the version without ads), a free software upgrade should make your reading experience even better.
Amazon said Monday that Kindle Software Update Version 4.1.0 includes an "improved reading font that is higher contrast and crisper so that you can enjoy a paper-like reading experience."
The upgrade also includes parental controls that will let you "restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, Archived Items and the Kindle Store," support for e-books with "complex layouts and formats with Kindle Format 8," and support for children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View. The latter, Amazon says, "allows you to read a comic book panel by panel."
The software update will come your way automatically over Wi-Fi, Amazon said. To learn more, visit Amazon's site here.