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Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:25:10 GMT


Should I get Apple Care for an iPad Pro?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:10:55 GMT

I just bought an iPad Pro 12.9 from an Apple Store. I use this device everyday as my main reading device. I carry it with me on my way to work and use it while riding the bus. Should I pay $99 Apple Care for the device? I am also fairly new to Apple OS and their ecosystem. Is their tech support worth paying $99? I have 60 days from the day I purchased the device to make the decision.

Kindle for Mac Version 1.20.2

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:02:05 GMT

Hello All, I just noticed that the Kindle for Mac has a new version, 1.20.2, released on June 26th. I am curious if anyone has noticed any issues with this update in terms of working with various tools such as Calibre, etc. Thanks, Joe

Kepub for technical books not working properly on Kobo Aura one

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:20:51 GMT

I recently replaced my Kobo Aura One due to a green light issue. The replacement has the same issue too, but it's not as noticeable as the original. The replacement has it's own issues though. It was having a battery drain problem. After a factory reset*, it's ok now. But the main issue is that some kepub books are not working at all. When I try to open them, the device hangs up and restarts. This is mainly the case for technical kepubs(like drm free cisco press books). The kepub is 28 mb. I tried loading the epub version (77 mb) and that seems to work without any problems. My process for conversion is epub into calibre, epub to epub conversion with justify text, then hypenation and send it to kobo as kepub. This used to work without any problems with the old device. But on the replacement, it just hangs. Anyone has had this issue before? Any way to rectify this? Thought I'd give it a shot here before contacting Kobo as I don't think they'll have any idea. Any help is welcome. :) *Contacted Kobo about this. Heard that there is going to be a firmware update early July to fix this.

PW3 Installing a regular linux distro?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:08:43 GMT

Despite being decently knowledgeable in the field of linux/Unix I will admit that I don't know much about my Paperwhite 3 kindle. I've "Jailbroken" it and installed Alpine Linux in a Chroot that works quite well, but I've found that since it's not my primary reading device, I don't often use it for much except as a portable linux terminal. This makes me figure that I could remove the Amazon software components from the device, except the kernel (bootloader is locked right?) and drivers; and then just replace the root fs with the Alpine rootfs that I'm already using in a chroot, and then set the device to load X11>Kterm on boot. Point being, I'm fairly certain this is possible, but I thought it would be a good idea to run this past people who have more experience with the device than I do in case I'm missing something obvious. Thank you in advance.

Troubleshooting Password for Duokan FTP Server on Paperwhite

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:59:35 GMT

Hi, there. I've been trying to use Duokan firmware's FTP server but I couldn't. Duokan is an alternative firmware for Paperwhite. I don't how but I've tried the following and it did work: IP: your device IP user: anonymous password: teste If you use that, it's going to work. I've just made this post because SOME people in other forums INCLUDING me weren't able to use it for years. Thank you for your patience.

Keyboard patch - help please

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:32:02 GMT

I've created this simple script for Czech/Slovak keyboard patch (It is intended for BFU, without the knowledge about the file patching on PC): Code: --------- #!/bin/sh inpfile="/usr/local/Kobo/" tmpfile="/tmp/" codename=`/bin/`; case $codename in pixie|trilogy|pika|kraken|phoenix|star) patchno="1";; # Mini | Touch (B/C) | Touch 2.0 | Glo | Aura | Aura Ed. 2 dragon|dahlia|snow) patchno="2";; # Aura HD | Aura H2O | Aura H2O 2 alyssum|daylight) patchno="3";; # Glo HD | Aura ONE esac cp $inpfile $tmpfile cp $inpfile $inpfile.sav patch32lsb -p /root/keyboard$patchno.patch -i $tmpfile -o $tmpfile cp $tmpfile $inpfile rm $tmpfile sleep 5 rm /etc/udev/rules.d/keyboard_patch.rules rm /root/ rm /root/keyboard1.patch rm /root/keyboard2.patch rm /root/keyboard3.patch rm /sbin/patch32lsb --------- It is attached to udev.rules: Code: --------- KERNEL=="loop0", RUN+="/root/" --------- The file is patched and copied to the right place. It works fine. But I have to switch off and switch on my Kobo to accept new Is it possible to do it without manual switch off and on? What am I doing wrong? Thanks for help.

DPT-RP1 - device not pairing with Digital Paper App

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:30:52 GMT

Hi there, I have just received my DTP-RP1 and am very excited. However, having installed the software, when I try to pair the Digital Paper App with the reader, all I get is a message right after I plug the reader that says "Connecting to Digital Paper" (with a little rotating wheel telling me something is happening). The message appears for about 30 seconds before disappearing. Nothing more happens, and the device is not paired. Any suggestion? I suspect this is a driver problem. I'm using Windows 7. All help appreciated.

KT2 Need help getting KT2 back to life

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:13:47 GMT

Ok, first post here, so.. Hi everyone :thumbsup: I have some trouble with my KT2. A few weeks back i jailbroke it succesfully. After putting something on (don't ask me what it was exactly, it was weeks back. Some Book.) and rebooting the device i'm stuck in a bootloop/update loop. Currently i get a "Your Kindle needs to be repaired" screen. After a Hard reboot it tries to update, Fails on the way and goes back to that screen. While it's booting i have access to the storage over USB on Windows. Sadly it doesn't stay so long enough to put the full 190MB Firmware on it. As soon as the "Repair needed" Screen pops up, access to storage is gone. Since most threads i found are a bit all over the place, i'm not sure where to start. I tried running mfgtool, but i crashes under Windows 10. From what i've read, i could get to fastboot and get it to work with a special cable. But since, my reader is still reacting to input i'd rather avoid buying special stuff and get it back up and running some other way. Any help or input on how to resolve my Problem would be greatly appreciated. If you need any further information, i'll do my very best to brovide that.

4.4 disable forced sync when wireless is turned on?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:51:55 GMT

So, I usually leave my wireless disabled... Until I want to load a book, which is when I enable it and connect to my library with the browser. I noticed that with the 4? series of firmware, that when you turn the wifi on and connect, that it automatically syncs and updates. This happens regardless of the sync settings (which I have disabled). Does anyone know how to disable this behavior? I'd like to pin my device to a particular firmware version. It has to be a 4 series firmware as that series has the large file download bug fixed. Thanks all!l

Kindle Paper white

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:04:03 GMT

There is a navigational ToC (it does not reflect the print version as the ebook does not have the author names) Various links within references are live in the text and seem to work fine…except for .pdfs…which Kindle indicates in a window, cannot be read on the tablet When I clicked on the URL links on the copyright page (, etc.), it took several tries for the websites to open and view. I didn’t have a problem with URL links opening in References.

Best Software for Annotating?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:50:16 GMT

Hi y'all. There really is a forum for everthing! I love it. I would like some advice on what is the best ereader or software for extensive annotating and highlighting. I need something that would enable me to arrange and save the selections into, say, 20 different searchable categories. I'm using Kindle app on Ipad and also Overdrive right now, but the four different highlight colors won't cut it. I'm wanting to group similar information from multiple books into these categories. If there is nothing out there that'll do this I'd love to hear your thoughts on the best way I can get this done. Cut and paste? Upload and download? Thanks.

Touch Lux 3 - something similar to Vocabulary Builder?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:03:29 GMT

I bought my Touch Lux 3 few days ago but unfortunetly i missed one thing when i was comparing it with Paperwhite 3. Does the Pocketbook Touch Lux 3 have possibility to install something that works similar to the Vocabulary Builder? If someone does not hear about it yet, Vocabulary Builder is a list of words that is generated from the words checked in the dictionary during reading. I hope I will not have to return my Pocketbook and buy a Kindle to have this feature. ps. sorry for my english, this is why i need this feature :)

Help a newbie: how do I expand the synopsis?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:02:01 GMT

I've just got a Kobo. I've loaded a dozen books into it for my wife. How do I expand the synopsis? She wants to choose what to read! I: 1. Hold down a finger on the book title in "my books" 2. Chose "view details" 3. Choose "synopsis" But then what? Every synopsis is cut short and ends in an ellipsis. How do I expand them out? Thanks in advance.

Need a new ereader

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:45:42 GMT

I need help trying to figure the right ereader for me any and all help is greatly appreciated! Here's what I want: Paperwhite no glare screen Backlit for nighttime reading Capable to download ereader apps such as nook kindle and overdrive Thank you!

Kindle 3 WiFi+3G Eu unable to jailbreak

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:26:12 GMT

I am completely aware there have been posts about this before on this forum but I believe they are outdated I want to jailbreak my kindle 3. I have confirmed what model it is and I am using version 3.4.2. I followed the guide for the jailbreak and screensaver hack on this forum but I received an error, unsure what this meant I tried the screensaver hack and got the same error. I am unsure what to do at this point and I'd rather someone else who knows their way around jailbreaking kindles to give some insight into this problem. Thanks -Marcus