Pocketbook InkPad “New” Firmware Update Shows That Older is Sometimes Better

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When I reviewed the Pocketbook InkPad a month ago I complained about a number of software issues, including broken support for 3rd-party apps and an irritating bug. A couple weeks ago Pocketbook posted a firmware update for the InkPad which fixed most of the problems I had had, only there's a catch. Pocketbook didn't release a new ...

Sony’s 13.3″ Digital Writing Slate updated with basic features and better security

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There's a new firmware out this week for Sony's ereader for the rich and eccentric. It doesn't add support for Epub or any file format other than PDF, but the update does improve security, add better file management, and adds an eraser option to the toolbox. This update is only for the Japanese model, and not the ...

Amazon Rolls Out Update for the Kindle, Adds WordWise, Family Library

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When Amazon launched the new Kindle and Kindle Voyage earlier this year, they promised to release a software update which added a slew of new features. It's here. Amazon has released an update today for the Kindle Voyage, the Kindle (2014), and the second-gen Kindle Paperwhite (but not the Paperwhite released in 2012). I haven't had a chance ...

New Firmware Update From Kobo Adds Improved Keyboard, New Page Turn Options

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Reports are coming in from MobileRead Forum that Kobo has rolled out another update for their ebook readers, and it's a big one. Early adopters are saying that the new firmware lets them customize their reading experience and that there's a new option to show or ignore Kobo's X-ray-like Beyond the Book feature. While no official ...

Kobo Rolls Out Firmware Update for Aura, Glo, Aura HD

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Kobo released a new update (v3.5) for their ereaders late last week, and they also released an update the the Kobo PC app (v3.9). I don't have details on the changes to the PC app, but early user reports posted at MobileRead are saying that kobo has made significant improvements with this latest firmware. Among the changes ...

Amazon Shows Some Love for Older Kindles & Releases Update for the Kindle Touch

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When Amazon released the new Kindle Touch and called it the Paperwhite I like many assumed that they would drop support for last year's model. Boy was I wrong. Amazon has released a new update for the Kindle Touch which gives it some of the software features that it lacked and the Paperwhite had. There's nothing ...