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Long Pdfs on Older Kindles

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:32:59 GMT

How do you deal with long pdfs on older Kindles? For example, if you have a reference book, and want to go to a later section? I can switch into Librerator, but don't have many options in the standard pdf software. (I can't switch into Kual, and can't use touchscreen Kindles or tablets due to coordination issues.) "Go to" lists "page" as an option, but it doesn't work. "Search" sometimes works, but can fail due to ocr errors/ocr failure. I usually end up chopping long pdfs into several short pdfs, but it's a mess. I bought some softare to help convert pdfs into readable epubs. But it crashes every time with a "dyld: missing symbol: _writePNG" error.



Kindle Voyage eBook Inconsitency

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:26:56 GMT

Hi folks, I recently upgraded from a Kindle 4th Gen to Kindle Voyage. While I'm loving the hardware upgrade, I noticed that my eBooks which are purchased via the Amazon store appear to be perfectly formatted while the eBooks I upload via Calibre or via Amazon's Send to Kindle app have inconsistencies - mainly in line spacing, paragraphing and chapter breaking. Can anyone explain to me how I can prevent this from happening? Have a good weekend!



New home screen

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:24:01 GMT

I have heard, that there is a new home screen in Kobo devices. Has anyone got some images of this screen? Is this screen more useful than the old one?



K4 Mac or PC NO eBook Readers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:04:54 GMT

I don't like to be tied up by kindle, nook etc and that's why I like SmashWords where you can get book in format of your choice... What are the views of other readers. Thanks.



Nook Study finally fails

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:17:14 GMT

I have a computer still running XP that I use as a backup. Nook Study finally failed on that one. The last 5 books I bought from BN did not show up. Foolishly, I uninstalled it. When I reinstalled it, when I tried to log in, it said a network error. I managed to log out of Nook for PC and was able to log back in, but when I try to open the last book I bought, it asks for the name and credit card, which it never accepts. Now I fear that it will fail on my Windows 7 machine also. I hate B&N. :smack:



Books not on Kobo website but should be.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:11:05 GMT

I am waiting for a new book called The Case of the Guilty Ghost, it was released on the 15th March (actually 14th on Amazon) and should have been uploaded to Kobo via Smashwords. It's still not arrived. I asked Kobo last Monday and am 'still' awaiting a reply, the author has a query out to Smashwords. Is it normal that it takes weeks for a book to reach Kobo? I'm only hanging on as I can get it free with my points otherwise I would have bought it from Amazon by now. I only joined the points scheme out of curiosity and I certainly won't be renewing, the whole scheme is a complete waste for me. :(



Aura 2 $99 sale with free shipping

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:18:20 GMT

So what's the verdict on this thing - same hardware specs as the 2013 Aura, but dressed in the new case style. Obviously minus the SD, flush bezel, etc. Or did they upgrade any of the components at all? Worth $99 for the upgrade, as opposed to the older version for $49 on Ebay?



Troubleshooting PW-2 Wifi Issue

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:05:09 GMT

Hello guys, I jailbreaked my PW-2 several months ago and everything worked fine. Now I'm having a wifi issue and I don't know why. This in FW 5.8.7 I can't find any wifi networks anymore. I tried to reboot but nothing happens. Only enters in 3G mode. I updated to 5.8.8 and the issue remains. Sometimes after reboot a lot of times the wifi network appears. I also tried to delete the wifi passwords in system options but has an error saying I can't do it at the moment. Any ideas?



Just bought a 12.9" iPad Pro

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:12:15 GMT

I bought the 12.9" iPad Pro a few days ago, and I'm loving it. On paper, the difference between 9.7" and 12.9" doesn't sound like that much, but I'm finding that the larger screen is a tremendous benefit when it comes to the main use of my iPad, which is reading page-scanned PDFs and journal articles. On the large screen I can read them full-size with no zooming or panning needed. I'm keeping my 9.7" Air 2 for taking away with me on trips (it's much more portable), but the Pro is great for using at home.



KT2 A Strange Animated screensaver like thing appeared on kindle

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:12:22 GMT

Today when i was SSHing on my Kindle KT2 a strange thing appeared. Kindle Kual home was on and then suddenly some kind of screensaver appered which was a kind of two bubble changing shape (Like a amoeba). As soon as i touched the screen my screen changed to kual back. Now i am still sitting but the screensaver has not repeated. I think the time at that time was 22:30 IST at that time on FW 5.8.7.0.1. I just want to know how it happened and why it happened. :bookworm::bookworm::bookworm::blink:



book unfindable on ereader

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:24:21 GMT

Okay, so I bought a new book and wanted to download it by syncing and had to upgrade to the new 4.3.8945 firmware. So fine. I suddenly have the moronic new home screen now, but I'm not even going to complain about that. I bought the book from a Dutch shop, bol.com, the account of which you can link to the Kobo account so the book is supposed to download automatically via syncing. Okay, so this doesn't exactly seem to work. Still not complaining. I downloaded the epub from Bol.com, added it to Calibre, which thankfully still seems to have some drm-removal plugins installed, and I sideloaded it via Calibre. Fine, I thought. So I go to that idiotic home screen, and I see the cover of the recently downloaded book there in the big "my books" tile. I tap on that and I get my list of books: it's not there. I go to the search and tap the author's name: nothing. I sort the list of all my books alphabetically and scroll and scroll and scroll till I'm there: it's not there! How is that possible? The cover is visible in the "my books" tile, and that's *all* I ever get to see of this book. How? Why? What's happening? Please don't tell me I have to patch anything. (And have to go through that process every bloody time Kobo decides to come out with a FW update.) I only want to read a book!! It's getting so I'm considering switching back to paper copies only.



Aura HD Failed Upgrade - Recover from Recovery Partition?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:16:40 GMT

Hi, After syncing an Aura HD (N204B) it performed an upgrade which failed. Now, when powering on the screen flashes black, then white and stays blank. I've tried the various recovery suggestions, including 4 resets in succession, and powering on and then tapping the screen to no avail. I've accessed the SD card and checked there are no corruptions (fsck) - but no joy. Interestingly, posts say the second partition is a recovery partition. Does anyone know if dd'ing the recovery partition to the primary partition works as a recovery mechanism? Failing that, I'd really appreciate a factory image to restore from if that was possible. Thanks heaps.



PW2 is there a way to flash the firmware back?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:04:25 GMT

Hi, I have a PW2 (B0d4) that I flashed the firmware back to 5.4.3.2 which I need to run a particular web page (web page wont display on newer firmware). I need to do the same thing for another pw2 (90D4) as far as I can tell the 90D4 should be able to use the same bin? However I seem to be unable to tell it to update, its greyed out. Her PW2 is on 5.8.7.0.1, am I missing something please?



Troubleshooting kindle 2 i browser

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:16:53 GMT

i m using kindle 2i with firmware 2.5.8 . the browser cant open sites like gmail, twitter, wikipedia , and othe use full sites ... i tried mowser.com to optimise web pages but cant login .. any help will be appreciated thanks in advance



eReaders with the best/least clunky UI?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:49:14 GMT

I currently use a Kindle Keyboard, and while it still works perfectly, I think the UI is a little slow and clunky. Navigating several pages of books/categories takes longer than I would like. I never see that much information about the UI of ereaders, so I have a few questions: 1. Which ereader would you say has the best UI? 2. Does the PocketBook Touch Lux 3 have an acceptable UI? What about the Kindle Oasis? These are the two I'm mostly looking at. Preferably, the ereader I get will have physical page-turn buttons, which is why I've narrowed my search down to those two. But if some touch-only reader blows them away regarding usability, I may get it instead. Thanks!