Category Archives: Kobo

Social DRM company BooXtream to offer Mobi version soon

When Pottermore started selling official Harry Potter ebooks earlier this year, the big news (for ebook geeks) was that the site was using social DRM — digital watermarking — instead of the commonly used Adobe DRM. Social DRM is great … Continue reading

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Kobo’s new web app is good for Kobo, but not for readers

Kobo’s new web app, released earlier this week, is a great first move at breaking free from Apple’s App Store extortion. Good for Kobo, I say. Unfortunately, it keeps the same design and user experience as the official Kobo app, which means it’s designed to be a storefront first, and a reading app second. Unless you’re stuck with Kobo, there are better options out there. Continue reading

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Sneak preview of Kobo’s next iOS update!

Good news for readers who use Kobo’s iOS app. After my post last week where I criticized the most recent update for adding too many bells and whistles, Kobo got in touch to let me know that they’d heard similar … Continue reading

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One “feature” too many, and Kobo finally ruins its iOS app

I no longer enjoy launching the Kobo app on my iPhone or iPad. I stopped looking forward to interacting with it a few updates ago, and now I actually avoid it. This has been building for a while. A year … Continue reading

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How to transfer your Borders ebook account to Kobo

As you may have heard by now, Borders in the U.S. is officially kaput—it will begin closing its remaining 399 stores as early as this Friday, and be wiped from the face of the retail landscape by September. But that … Continue reading

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Want to see ConsumerReports.org’s ereader reviews and ratings? Free access today only

Consumer Reports is one of the original paywall publications, and for good reason—they don’t take outside advertising or have corporate sponsors, and they are complete geeks when it comes to thoroughly testing every product they review. (Believe me, I’ve visited … Continue reading

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Rowling will sell the Harry Potter ebooks on her own starting in October

The Harry Potter series may take place in the modern world, but it’s always been somewhat removed from it, emphasizing magic and wizarding dynasties over digital technology. The same has held true for the actual books, which have always been … Continue reading

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Apple relaxes app rules for ebook apps

It looks like Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and any other ereader app currently on iOS won’t be disappearing from the App Store after the end of the month after all. Mac Rumors is reporting that Apple has removed its most controversial … Continue reading

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