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iPad What data survives a restore from old to new device

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:48:19 GMT

Well, my iPad 2 is old, and I was fortunate enough to be able to get an iPad Mini 4 with points. I wanted to transfer my data to my new iPad, and hopefully not have to redownload entire book libraries. (Yes, I realize some on this board do not have their entire libraries on their devices. I like to have it all there. I travel, I do not always have internet available, and I like to have my library at my disposal at such times.) My new mini has 128 Gb, so lots of room for my stuff. My iPad 2 did have all my ebooks on it. So I backed up the iPad 2 to my Windows PC, having it encrypted so that everything would get backed up. Now Apple claims that all the data on your device is on this backup. Nope. First of all, the apps had to all be downloaded again. I was pleased that the contents of an app I used for journaling did survive intact. To me, that and the pictures meant the most, and all the pictures and albums made it. Yes, I do have the pictures backed up to my PC, but I like having the albums organized the way I do on the Apple device. The contents of my Bluefire library did not make it. Nor my old Sony Reader app. Most of that was duplicated to my Kobo account, but there were a few books that were not. I have a Sony reader, and the items might be there. I would guess, though, that these were not paid for items, and if I haven't noticed them in the past few years, I likely don't need them. The Kobo library had to be downloaded in its entirety, which is super annoying on a satellite internet connection. The 'download all' option did not go smoothly. I have a generous data plan on my iphone, and I ended up using the hotspot. I have 3 days left in my billing cycle and at nearly 6 Gb in, I'm not quite half way into the plan limit. :thumbsup: The Kindle library appeared to be OK. The checkmarks were in the books, but I didn't scroll all the way down in the 'device' part. It turns out that a good chunk of my library did not make the transfer. Those that did had to be manually individually removed from the device and downloaded again. What a nuisance. Each book has to be dealt with on an individual basis. I guess on the positive side--I did have some books there that were freebies and whose subject matter no longer holds my interest, so this may be a good way to do some housecleaning in my Kindle library. And I have some .mobi ebooks there that I got free from a non-Kindle source, and those books did survive the transition. (I have backups of those files on my Windows PC, I could just use dropbox to put them back in the Kindle app if I needed to.) All iBooks and music had to be downloaded again, but Apple does say the backups do not back up that data. I took spouse's hotspot bandwidth for the music, he had used less than 100 Mb of his plan. :2thumbsup I have less than 50 songs in my purchased library, so not bad. Re the iBooks, remember when Apple had all those freebies a while back? I would like to get them back, at least. I don't have a lot of purchased content there, I can do better price wise with other vendors most of the time. So, this was my experience changing devices, if it helps anyone to know what data gets backed up and what doesn't. I'm not sure why the data from my ebook apps didn't get backed up. Maybe it's a copyright protection thing.

PRS-T1 Reader freezes in home page

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:36:53 GMT

A friend is having some problems with his Sony PRS-T1. Sometimes, when in the home page, the reader freezes. Reset and power buttons are unresponsive. The only workaround to recover control is to connect it to a PC, wait a few seconds and disconnect. * The reader was bought in the UK * It came with Firmware and was never updated * No SD card is installed * All books are in the internal storage, which is mostly free (only some 200 small size ePubs) * The problem is not related to a particular book Any ideas?

What is an MK 6 device?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:55:44 GMT

I've attempted to search for this but the search function yields zero results. I'm looking at custom patches/firmware for a Kobo Aura Original however I am seeing references to MK 4-6. Been out of the game for awhile and I don't recognize what a MK 4, MK 5 or MK 6 device is. Anyone with a quick explanation?

New inkbooks revealed at Frankfurt Book Fair

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:00:24 GMT new inkBook Classic 2 and inkBook Prime all Android 4.2.2 Classic E-ink Carta 800X600 at 79 EUR Prime 135EUR 1024X768 Carta too(212 ppi) sdcard on sale in november Looks like Boyue T63 is still unbeatable

Disable font resize swipe??

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00:18 GMT

I've googled for a while now, and no joy on this one. Please and thanks in advance for any help on this! Does anyone know of a way to disable the font resize "feature" on a Kindle Paperwhite? (Yes it's been jailbroken, etc.) I'm clearly not a good tapper when it comes to changing pages, because i often drag my finger a bit too much and end up changing the font size and then after it refreshes, have to change it back, and the wait for the refresh again. It would be great to just turn off this possibility. I leave my font on the smallest possible for all books. Please and Thanks

Firmware Update can i update a jb PW2?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00:06 GMT

Hi, i got a PW2 last year and jailbroke it, it is running KUAL 2.6 and FW v5.6.5. Can i update the FW version? Is it worth it? what can i do to improve performance? Thanks

iPhone iPhone 5s

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:14:27 GMT

I've had my iPhone5s for over 2 years now and I love it. I'm used to it so much I'm hesitant to upgrade to a 6 or 7 !! Anyone have any advice ? Should I upgrade or not and why ? Thank you.:thanks:

New Kobo, What should I do first?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:51:26 GMT

Just got the Aura H20 today in the mail and overall impressed with the device. I already updated to latest firmware. Is there anything I can do with the bottom margin as it seems like a huge waste of space? Any additional patches I should be aware of to kickstart the Kobo adventure?

Cloud Collections can now be managed from your PC

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:41:18 GMT

I don't know if this is the best place to put this; if not, mods, please move it. I never thought I would live to see the day. I noticed this announcement at the top of my "Manage Your Content and Devices" page at Amazon: ---Quote--- Cloud Collection Management is launched. Cloud Collections can be created, edited, and shared from the Manage Your Content and Devices page. ---End Quote--- It's about time. This will make my life much easier. skinmaan

iOS 10.1 has been released

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:35:42 GMT

iOS 10.1 has been released: ---Quote--- This update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes. ---End Quote---

K4 Position and/or page number

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:12:19 GMT

Hello.. I've searched in the forum for this but I haven't found anything. In k4 I have a progress bar and a percentage on the bottom of the page permanently. When I press menu button I also have position (relative/total) and number page (relative/total). Is there a hack or something similar that I can use to view -permanently- position counter and page number without press menu button? Thanks in advance.

Kobo Sideloaded Font Weights

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:09:57 GMT

So I got my Kobo Glo HD working perfectly: syncing Calibre tags as collections, syncing notes & annotations, Kobo full screen mode, creating KEPUBs to open some of the extra features, and side loaded a couple of fonts I like. Thanks to the open source community for Calibre and these great plugins! However, the Kobo rendered my side-loaded fonts a bit on the light side and didn't have a UI to adjust the weight like it does for the built-in fonts. But I found a way to make the Kobo render sideloaded fonts with any weight - it's just not in the UI. Connect the Kobo to your PC via USB, open it like a drive and edit the .conf file in the Kobo directory. Find the section listing font weights and sharpness. Add a line specifying a weight for your side-loaded font, following the format of the surrounding lines. The default weight Kobo uses seems to be around 0.06; the range 0.1 to 0.2 seems ideal for most fonts, but you can go up to around 0.8. PS the config file also has a sharpness setting for each font. There is no UI for this, so it looks like something the Kobo sets automatically based on the weight. I added lines to the config file to try different sharpnesses for sideloaded fonts. I didn't see any difference, even under a magnifying glass, so I removed these lines. Perhaps the sharpness setting might make a difference on other fonts, or at more extreme size or weight settings?

Problems with WIFI and touchscreen

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:04:36 GMT

It happens something strange with the wifi and the touchscreen on my C67ML. WIFI ISSUE: If the source of the wifi is a normal house/bar/library connection or comes from android 4.4 everything goes well, but if the source is from a android 5 or 6 I have problems with the stability of the data transfer. What it means is I have no problem seeing and connecting to the network, and even no problems surfing, but it arrive a moment when the pages stops charging. Then I have to disconnect the wifi and connect it again, and then works, but sonner or later will happen again. Any idea? TOUCHSCREEN ISSUE: It stops to recognize my finger pased 2 seconds (aprox). That don't let me select text. Any idea? My firmware is 1.7.5. Thanks!

How to copy book annotations from one Kindle to another?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:29:42 GMT

Is there any way to copy annotations (bookmarks, highlights, notes etc.) from a book on one Kindle to the same book on another Kindle?

Advice for a reader with warm frontlight

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:12:24 GMT

Hello I plan to buy a reader. My wife owns a Kobo Aura (1st edition) which is nice except: 1) the frontlight, even set at the minimum, is too bright when reading in complete dark 2) I would prefer a warmer color than the blue frontlight of her Aura Do you have a model to recommend with a better frontlight (less bright and warmer compared to the Aura 1st gen) ? I know there is the Aura One but I think it is too large and expensive. Thank you very much :)