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. Continue reading
It’s here. Continue reading
Onyx has rolled out a new update for their larger ereader, the T68 Lynx, the week before last. There’s been no formal announcement of the update, but a fellow Android ereader devotee tipped me to the news. Continue reading
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 changelog has been posted, users have reported the following differences: Continue reading
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 Amazon can do to update the screen resolution or give the KT a frontlight, but the the 5.3.2 update does add a number of nice features: Continue reading
This is supposed to be the update which adds the new parental control features. FreeTime was initially promised at the Kindle Fire HD launch event and then about a month ago Amazon promised it would be coming as an update. Continue reading
Amazon’s cheapest and most basic Kindle was re-released on Thursday with a new lower price, a new black shell, and new features. There are also early reports on MobileRead about improvements to the screen, but I’m putting that down to quirks in the manufacturing process (Amazon didn’t mention it , at least) and the effect of the black bezel.
Update: Apparently the firmware update was simply more misdirection from Amazon et al. The new and old K4 are running on the June update.
A new firmware for the late Pocket Edge showed up on MobileRead a few days ago. I read about it at the time but I didn’t want to post about it until I knew that it worked. There’s at least 1 report that it does.
Warning: This is a hacked firmware. It’s entirely unauthorized and it might kill your Edge. It will also void the manufacturer’s warranty. Well, you don’t have one anymore so I suppose that doesn’t matter.
This update brings you a newer version of Android, and it also has the standard Google apps including the Android Market. It’s not clear that all the apps work properly, but this firmware seems to be stable. Now would be a good time to update.
Page Numbers – People wanted them, so Amazon gave them to you. You’re now going to have the option of tracking your location based on the page numbers of the related paper edition. (No, I’m not joking.)
Public Notes – You’re now going to be able to share your notes from the Kindle.
New layout for Newspapers & Magazines – Look to the right ->