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News: Touch HD 2

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:41:33 GMT

Pocketbook releases Touch HD 2 ( There are no material differences compared to the first Touch HD, except that the new device promises a "soft and warm light in the evening", which probably refers to a colour-changing frontlight with some yellow or orange tone. Instead of yellow frontlight (or better: in addition to it), I'd like to be able to have full inversion of tones across the entire device.

Multiple English dictionaries

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:43:22 GMT

Hello, How can I add multiple English dictionaries (such as Merriam Webster, Oxford, Cambridge etc.) to my Kobo Aura One with their associated name so that when I am reading, I can look up the same word in different dictionaries? I already have the dictionaries, but I don't know how to add all of them at once? It seems like I can only name English dictionaries as "". Is there a specific naming convention for multiple dictionaries for the same language? Thanks

no more ebay on fire tablets

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:18:53 GMT

ebay mailed me to say stop using the out of dateversion of their app it will stop working soon, you need v5 . I contacted amazon re that, pointed out their app store version had not updated since 2014, asked what their proposed solution is, and did they really expect me to have to allow apps from unknown sources as a workaround) ( actually I have google store installed with the up do date version but that's by the by ). i wanted to see what the amazon party line would be: amazons response, (abbreviated) was we don't have contracts in place to allow us to update the ebay app. it will not be updated. it will be allowed to fail. go sideload it stupid corporate spat ?? you'd think ebay would prefer to have folks install on amazon devices from a legit amazon app store and not to sideload possible dodgy versions, but apparently not

KV Any possibility to jailbreak fw5.8.11 on KV?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:36:42 GMT

Hi there, I got 2 questions, thank you for your patience on my questions. The first one is, Is there any progress in Jailbreaking after fw 5.8.8? And if it is, who in the fourm is mainly doing research on it? And the second one is, now my KV's fw is 5.8.11, could anybody give me some advice on jailbreaking? Thanks!

Tools KOA2 jail break

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:41:01 GMT

The preliminary jb instructions: mostly works as written *IF* your device is registered. I.E: you can do #1.1 because you do not have to do #1.2 But it does not work on an un-registered Kindle. Being unregistered prevents you from exporting USB storage, which prevents you from doing #1.1 So your device is wide open to OTA update attack by Amazon while you do #1.2 Phooey! Those 'beta' grade instructions will have to be rewritten to cover the non-registered Kindle case. The people testing this stuff did not notice the problem because their devices where registered. Mine, being a 'gift', arrived unregistered - so I got to discover this problem myself today. Should have it worked-around tomorrow, and a 'release' copy of the directions the day after. Or so I hope.

Oasis 2 vs Voyage dark room screen comparison

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:38:16 GMT

I've made 11 pictures of a Voyage and an Oasis 2 in a dark room at brightness levels 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, and 24. Code: --------- File name Exposure Time F-Number voyage_oasis_dark_b00.jpg 1 sec. f/2.8 voyage_oasis_dark_b01.jpg 1 sec. f/2.8 voyage_oasis_dark_b02.jpg 1 sec. f/2.8 voyage_oasis_dark_b03.jpg 1 sec. f/2.8 ---------

PRS-T1 Text To Speech Reader

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:43:02 GMT

Hello, a few years ago I got one of the last Sony PRS-T1 devices with a built-in headphone jack. I've rooted the device and installed Cool Reader along with Ivona Text To Speech when the app was still free*. So I can enjoy acoustic reading while riding my bike. Ivona allowed 1 voice for free so I installed a German voice named Marlene. Now I'd like to read some English books but I didn't manage to install a different voice. Replacing the Ivona data files wouldn'd do the trick. Should I install another reader or TTS engine? What's recommended? Google Text To Speech would be great but that's not for Android 2.3, unfortunately. Best regards, Hein B *) It still works if I set the system date back back to, say 2011. If the PRS-T1 Android OS would allow to go back to 2006 even the weekdays would match but next year, 2018 will match with 2012 ;-)


Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:57:39 GMT

I have an older Kindle ereader and find a lot of the library books are not Kindle format--they are Axis 360 and Epub--so I downloaded the Calibre and tried to download an (several) Epub book--it didn't work--so what am I doing wrong--I made a folder -- a few bytes went into this folder but it's not the book--is my device too old? Am I doing it wrong? Help!

annoying popups

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:48:41 GMT

good morning all, is there any way to disable the popup boxes that show up when reading? a quick search in this forum didn't yield anything but discussions of the various dictionary languages...I have unchecked all the languages and now the popup tells me that it has no dictionary, which is just as annoying as when it was offering me unwanted definitions for common words... any help appreciated, thanks, rikm

Audible for Kindle Basic?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:39:20 GMT

I have a kindle basic 7 and while looking for black friday deals found out that the kindle basic 8 will have Audible soon. I may consider getting it however I'm not sure if this feature will enable immersion reading. I already do have a kindle keyboard which plays audible material so I'm debating whether it's worth it to get the new kindle basic. One thing I like about the kindle keyboard is text to speech so if the new kindle basic offers this feature that would be a plus.

E-Reader to Work with Evernote

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:23:09 GMT

Hi, Who's out there running Evernote on their ereader? Can you recommend the unit? Any details gratefully received. All the best, N*

Looking for Cheap E-ink w/ Page turning button

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:35:00 GMT

I've tried using the new kindle's with the screen turning pages. I miss having a push button to turn a page like the Kindle 2. -Format doesn't matter. I can convert my library to whatever format the ereader is. -I don't mind a used one -I'd like to stay in the $75 or less category. -ereader w/ light would be a bonus but not a must.

Has the experimental browser been removed?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:50:12 GMT

I can't find the browser in the menu of my new Oasis, which is running 5.9.2. I've also looked in all the settings, and can't find it anywhere - has it finally been removed? P.S. I read the manual (for the millionth time), and I searched this forum and elsewhere online before posting this.

Handle Changing Book Title

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:58:50 GMT

I changed the series info on one of my ebooks. I use the plugin to append the series info to my book title when I send a book to my Glo HD via Calibre. What should I do before updating my Glo HD with this modified book? Should I delete the book on my reader before sending this modified book or will the sent book automatically replace the old book and its old title?

Screen's quality downgrade?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:37:26 GMT

Sorry if my english isn't very intelligible. In a forum in spanish, some people said old e-ink screens are whiter than newer ones. Initially I didn't believe it cause, you know, here in Spain (is pain) many people are not worthy to confide in and there are many jokers. But maybe they are right. They state that newer e-readers have light and it disguise their lack of a whiter screen, meanwhile older ones (specifically a PRS-T2 with pearl screen) weren't able to dissimulate and manufacturers had to exert theirselves to make them as white as possible. How did they do it? I don't know, but they maybe put best layers, or more accurately, that make them touchable in order to don't worse their quality of white. what do you think about it?