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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:31:12 GMThttp://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-10/MobipocketLogo.gifAfter being moribund for several years, Amazon is finally going to close Mobipocket.com at the end of October. The annoucnement on the Mobipocket home page (http://www.mobipocket.com) reads: "The Mobipocket website & its services will be permanently shut down on Oct 31st, 2016. Prior to that date, please ensure: You have downloaded copies of all the ebook content you've purchased through Mobipocket. Please re-download any ebooks you need prior to October 31st. You have activated all your Mobipocket CDROMs. You can activate CDROMs by clicking here (http://www.mobipocket.com/en/activate/coupon_download.asp)." I think I only ever bought one book from the actual Mobipocket.com web site, and trying to download that now just gives a server error. But if you had used Mobipocket in the past, and you don't have current backups, it might be worth seeing if anything is recoverable from your account before the end of October.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:22:11 GMTOne of the largest cloud webspace provider of China, 360 Yunpan, offering a whopping *36 TB *webspace *free* to its users for a lifetime is closing its services unexpectedly. I think there is was no comparison of free cloud space available in the global village. I have been a user of their services since last few years and have really appreciated the webspace and upload bandwidth they allowed to a free user. According to a notice received today, https://yunpan.360.cn sent to it's VIP members (? :rolleyes:), they are shutting down their upload services to their servers from November 1, 2016 onwards, and advised their members to download all their data back before February 1, 2017. After the date, they will no longer retain cloud disk data, close all the cloud accounts and empty the data on their servers. They have already stopped the thumbnail preview and play online video functions from October 20, 2016! :eek: They are closing down because "Some criminals use 360 cloud disk storage...", they think (https://c-t.yunpan.360.cn/vip/upgradeannounce). Thankfully enough, they have declared a refund to their existing premium members. Google translation of their notice (originally in Chinese) is given below: Current criminals use 360 cloud disk storage and dissemination of illegal documents, infringement and piracy profit, dissemination of pornographic information and other illegal and criminal acts occur frequently, serious infringement of the legitimate rights and interests of legitimate enterprises, but also to the community has brought great harm. In recent years, 360 cloud disk has always strictly abide by the requirements of Internet laws and regulations, continue to invest a lot of manpower and resources and technical resources, crack down on illegal acts. However, due to the cloud disk storage privacy, management complexity, still make enterprises face huge security risks. Therefore, the 360 cloud disk decided to stop personal cloud disk service, network disk storage, dissemination of content legitimacy and security are completely resolved before the recovery is no longer considered, after the transformation of enterprise cloud services. We are about to take the following measures: October 20, 2016 to February 1, 2017 members of the refund. Is still a member of the user status, regardless of the number of days remaining, are full refund; November 1, 2016 to stop the cloud disk upload services, including upload, transfer and other data write functions are turned off; February 1, 2017 will no longer retain cloud disk data, close all cloud account and clear the data, be sure to download the backup data before. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and appreciate your stay. 360 cloud disk October 20, 2016 Frequently Asked Questions: 1.360 cloud why the transition to close? Some criminals use 360 cloud disk storage and dissemination of illegal documents, infringement and piracy profit, dissemination of pornographic information and other illegal and criminal acts occur frequently, serious infringement of legitimate business legitimate rights and interests, but also to the community has brought great harm in the absence of security Solution to these problems before the decision to stop the cloud version of Personal Edition services. 2. Cloud disk service when shutting down? October 20, 2016 announcement, close the online play video, preview the file, view the thumbnail function. November 1, 2016 to stop the cloud disk upload services, including upload, transfer and other data write functions are closed; February 1, 2017 will no longer retain cloud disk data, close all the cloud account and empty the data, Please be sure to download the backup data before this date. 3. How long does the download transfer data take? From now until January 31, 2017 can be downloaded during the backup data, since February 1, 2017 to close the cloud disk service, please download and backup data. 4. How [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:26:46 GMTIt seems that Amazon Japan are launching a special version of the Paperwhite that has 32GB of storage. Apparently this is for use with (large) graphic novels. News from The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/18/13314932/kindle-paperwhite-manga-model-announced-amazon-japan).
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:53:53 GMTAs reported by The Digital Reader (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheDigitalReader/~3/vr8x36e5ysQ/), Bookeen have announced two new ebook readers: * Muse Light: 166pi (600x800) Carta screen with frontlight, 4GB, microSD and wifi for €89.90 * Muse HD: 300ppi (1072x1448) Carta screen with frontlight, 8GB, microSD and wifi for €129.90 See also the Bookeen blog announcement (http://blog.bookeen.com/the-family-of-bookeen-ereaders-expanding-two-new-models/)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:41:40 GMTAmazon removes Kindle app from Windows 10 store (https://tweakers.net/nieuws/116859/amazon-haalt-kindle-app-uit-windows-store.html) A translation of the Tweakers.net article: ---Quote--- Amazon has announced that it will be removing the Kindle app from the Windows 10 store on October 27. The company refers users to the desktop version of the application. Nothing was said about the app for Windows 10. Amazon simplifies it's ebook applications, and will focus its attention on the desktop application. Amazon reports that the app will keep functioning after the removal from the store, but it can't be reinstalled. The company has put a help page online, to help users migrate to the desktop application. People who use Windows RT are referred to the Amazon Cloud Reader, which is a webapplication that offers the same functionality as the store app. There is no information with regard to a universal app for Windows 10 as well as Windows 10 Mobile, which is the way Microsoft wants companies to develop new applications. Amazon does have a mobile app. That one looks like to still be available after October 27. The choice to cancel support for the application is striking. Microsoft has been encouraging developers to use the store, for example by giving them the possibility to easily convert 'old' applications to a version that can be put into the Windows store. ---End Quote---
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:01:30 GMTBendable electronic paper displays whole color range (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161014092118.htm) Image: https://images.sciencedaily.com/2016/10/161014092118_1_540x360.jpg They don't say how it works, just that it's got gold and silver in it so it's bound to be expensive.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:39:06 GMTAmazing! Well Deserved! Wonderful! "Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. In doing so, the prolific musician became the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. Not since novelist Toni Morrison won in 1993 has an American claimed the prize. Dylan won the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the recipient of the Nobel Prize. The academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, announced the news Thursday...." http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/13/497780610/bob-dylan-titan-of-american-music-wins-the-2016-nobel-prize-in-literature
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:25:33 GMTAmazon Launches Three-Tiered Music Unlimited Streaming Service (http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7541029/amazon-music-unlimited-launch) Noticed something happened with my Prime Music not wanting to stream for some music that used to be free with Prime. Hopefully that is just a glitch as I won't pay for music unless included in Prime.