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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:21:24 GMT


best e-reader with screen/batterylife/PAGE turnbuttons ? dont care about OS ECOSYSTEM

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:46:32 GMT

is it the kindle voyage or oasis, i do actually like the page button options are there any other devices worth considering? sold my kobo glo hd for an aura one, but i dont like the size and also having wifi connecting issues, so need another e-reader i use calibre for organise books so don't care about amazon/epub etc thanks

Upgrading from Kobo Aura

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:13:23 GMT

My Kobo Aura just died, or rather, I broke it. I was mostly happy with it, I loved the small size, though it was sluggish at times. I need something new, what would you guys recommend? I don't want to spend a lot, and I can get a supposedly "excellent condition" Aura for around $50 used. Thanks.

Dismissing tiles on the home screen of a KA1

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:53:04 GMT

Question about a behavior I'm seeing,and I wonder if other people see this too... As soon as I got my device, I get rid of a lot of the tiles on the Home screen (long press on the tile and then "Dismiss Tile") Particularly the tiles like the Recommended books, Top New Releases, etc. I kept the statistics tile and some of the other ones. Basically, I customized the home screen. I usually keep wifi off and only turn it on about once a week to sync (mostly to get my books from my public library's Overdrive collection). Every time I sync my device the tiles come back and I have to remove them again. Does anyone else see this behavior as well? Am I misunderstanding what "Dismiss Tile" should do?

Kindle Oasis. Is this normal?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:46:55 GMT

Hi everyone. I have a kindle oasis for almost a month now . I didn't noticed any issues with it so far. I never use the light at max but today i did and i noticed some things on the screen. On the area where the screen is white when the lighting is at max i can see all over under the screen small "dust particles" or something like that , and on the black area (at startup ) and on book covers i can see lots of tiny white pixels , like bright stars on the night sky. I would like to know if this is normal or not? i can only see this when the light is on max. Thanks

Beta-Browser JavaScript debugging

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:37:49 GMT

Hi, I need to debug some JavaScript of a web page on the kindle beta-browser. Is it possible to get a JavaScript console on it, or is there any kind of JavaScript remote debugging possible? Claus

kobo and calibre don't connect anymore

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:24:00 GMT

hi! Since a while calibre reads my kobo ebook reader when I connect it to the computer but doesn't transfer the files on it anymore. Should I reset my kobo ebook reader? I tried to do the basic reset but nothing changed. Did you have the same problem and how did you solve it? Thank you! C

Aura One worth the upgrade?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:52:42 GMT

I tried to find some opinions on this, but didn't find any, so here I go: I have a Aura H2O that I'm very happy with, but the more I look at pictures and reviews on the Aura One, the hoarder in me awakens! So, the question is, is it worth the upgrade? Is it an upgrade with more of the same or? I think what I'm looking for is an answer that can justify the money. :o:)

A reader with decent collection management?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:48:34 GMT

Hi all, I love my Kindle Paperwhite, but the collection management features are driving me barmy. I do a lot of sideloading (primarily technical books from O'Reilly) and the newer interface on the Kindle simply, well... sucks. The old Kindle interface was great, and I know that I could downgrade the firmware version to revert back to it, but I would like to keep up with software/firmware updates as they come out if possible. Are there any other readers on the market that offer a simple, clean interface and easily allow custom (preferably nested) collections? Something with an XML or JSON file, or some other programmatic interface to configure the collections, would be even better. The other must-have features would be: - E-ink (i.e. iPad etc are out). - A backlight or other form of integrated lighting. - Seamless integration with Calibre. The other nice-to-have but not essential features would be: - Side buttons for paging - Wifi/3G/4G - Linux/Android based, and sufficiently customizable to take advantage of it Maximum budget is around $1000, though I'd pay a bit more if it ticked all the boxes. Thanks in advance for replies, I'd really appreciate any helpful advice.

Evernote and Highlights on Onyx

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:34:30 GMT

Hallo i have a T68 and just installed Evernote on it. Wondering if i can send new notes and highlights directly from the book i am reading to evernote. Seems difficult. I found that some reading software has a sharing option (email evernote or add directly to evernote) but the official Onyx software does not have such an option. From another point of view, the alternative reading software is not working properly on my device. Any suggestion?

Troubleshooting Kindle device download hang / Kindle App download failure

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:24:54 GMT

This is a repost of my reply to an older thread (last post Dec 2015). The Forum software suggested that I begin a new thread because of the age of the previous thread, and I expect that many other people may want to have this information. The other thread has already been viewed over 15K times. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle App on my Lenovo 10" tablet. I don't know if the problem described below is specific to these devices, but I doubt it. What does not work: 1. Downloading any purchased book, no matter when it was purchased, even if the book cost $0.00. Books appear in the library but the status cycles between Queued and Downloading - 0% on the Kindle. On the Android app, I get an error that the download has failed. What does work: 1. Accessing the Kindle Store (so the network does work!) 2. Buying a book on the Kindle. I did not try the Android app. 3. Downloading a PDF document that I have sent to the device by email. 4. Downloading a book to my PC for transfer to a device via USB. 5. Transferring to the Kindle or Android via USB. The book is then accessible in the library. 6. Reading on the PC in online Reader (Chrome browser). 7. Pinning a book in the online PC Reader for offline reading. So my current workaround is to download books to my PC and then transfer them via USB to the Kindle or the Android app. Instructions for how to do this are probably on the Amazon site, or they will send instructions in email. The status as described by Amazon in a chat today, after 3 days/5+ hours of phone calls and chats: 06:28 AM PDT Harinandan: I truly understand your concern. I checked and see that many of our customers are facing the same issue and our technical team is already aware of this issue and they currently working to fix the issue as soon as possible. 06:31 AM PDT Harinandan: Yes, you are right. It appears to be the problem with our servers and we are actively working to fix the issue as soon as possible. I hope this helps.

Purpose of Kobo Aura 2?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:19:40 GMT

Hi Does anmyopne understand the purpose of this ereader? It is c. 10 USD cheaper than the Glo HD, but the Glo has a superior screen(ppi. Weight and battery capacity are roughly the same, and dimensions vary slightly. So where is the Aura 2 supposed to be in the line up?

Did they release the promised update?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:44:15 GMT

I gather an update was promised for the 26th to correct the battery usage problems. Oddly I can't see any mention here of either it's arrival or non-arrival. Did it appear? I ask because I have got wifi and synching successfully turned off, and I don't want to risk getting the problems others have by fiddling about with the settings.

Aura H2O Storage not recognised on PC

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:41:24 GMT

When I plug my Kobo Aura H20 into my PC it gives me an error saying "please insert a disk into E:" and will not recognise my Kobo as a storage device, it recognises the SD card that I have in my Kobo but not the actual Kobo Also Calibre gives me "error communicating with the device" I can access books on the internal storage on my Kobo so it obviously still works I am not sure what could have caused this, I did update my PC today with the Windows 10 anniversary update but it has been about a week since I last plugged my Kobo into my PC so it could be something else causing the problem I have attached some screenshots of the errors, any help would be appreciated :help:

internal power switch damaged how to fix ?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:06:36 GMT

Hello everybody Do you think there is an easy way to replace / repair / exchange the internal power switch of the kobo mini ? I dont have warranty now and i noticed the piece of plastic of my power switch is broken. I opened the kobo mini and it broke directly on the piece on the motherboard... I attach pictures to show the disaster... This is how the switch should look like : image ( Can someone help ? Thanks in advance !

Illumina/T61 stuck on wake up screen

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:45:00 GMT

I've since managed to get the Boyue firmware on it (T61c) but Icarus don't seem to be responding to their ticket support and I can't find the firmware for the pearl anywhere. Does anyone have a link. The Icarus firmware had google play (although I think it was this that caused the problems in the first place after updating). Thanks OLD Does anyone have any ideas. I've googled and I've asked the question of Icarus but they take 3 days to get back to you. Laptop doesn't recognise it other than in device manager as an unknown item Long press power nothing happens Reset button nothing happens Fully charged Pressing refresh and then reset nothing happens. It's just frozen on the page which has the moon and stars and 'press power to wake up' text.