Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kobo Update 4.10 Adds Overdrive Integration to Aura H2O2 and Aura Clara HD

Kobo has actually released new firmware update for Aura H2O2 and Aura Clara HD. But only adds library support for users in specific countries: Canada, UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand. So other Kobo owners will have to continue to use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer library ebooks using a computer and a USB cable.

When Kobo launched the Aura One two years ago, they thrilled fans by integrating support for library ebooks, only to frustrate us by leaving the feature out of subsequent Kobo models like the Aura H2O2 and the Clara HD.

However, Kobo’s new firmware Update 4.10 for its current ereader models that give owners the ability to access their local public libraries directly to their devices. Once they add their library account to their ereader, they can search for titles, place holds, and download library ebooks from inside the Overdrive section of the Kobo store on the device.

For those people who can't update to the latest firmware automatically, you can go to github to download it manually. 


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Best 3 Tools to Help You Pirate Books

Although we have purchased ebooks or audiobooks, they are not truly owned by us because of the DRM protection. So we must get rid of the DRM protection to gain the full control of the purchased content. Below are the 3 powerful tools to help you back up your purchased content.
1. How to Pirate eBooks?
Epubor Ultimate makes it simple to decrypt ebooks purchased from mainstream books stores, like Amazon/Kobo/Nook/Google Play Books, etc. You can follow the guide to get rid of DRM.
Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.
Step 2, download ebooks to your computer.
First you need to download Kindle books via Kindle for PC/Mac, or Nook books from Nook for PC or Nook Study, or Kobo books from Kobo for PC/Mac, or Google Play books via Adobe Digital Editions.
Step 3, run Epubor Ultimate to remove DRM.

Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect all of your downloaded books via Kindle for PC/Mac, Kobe for PC/Mac, Nook Study, Nook for PC and Adobe Adobe Editions.
So when you launch Epubor Ultimate, you will notice that all the downloaded books are displayed under respective Tabs in the left side-bar. All you need to do is to add the books to the right main window to remove DRM.


2. How to Pirate Audible Books?
With the help of EpuborAudible Converter, you can easily decrypt Audible books with the fastest speed. Follow the below steps to get rid of Audible DRM.
Step 1, download Epubor Audible Converter to your computer.
Step 2, add Audible books to Epubor Audible Converter to remove DRM.
You can upload your downloaded Audible books quickly by simply clicking the Add button. It will pop up a window contains all of your downloaded Audible books. And Audible books will be decrypted immediately as soon as they are added to Epubor Audible Converter.


3. How to Pirate eTextbooks?
You’ll get DRM free Epub or PDF files (depends on the book type delievered by VitalSource) after downloading your VitalSource eTextbooks with Epubor VitalSourceDownloader.
Step 1, download Epubor VitalSource Downloader to your computer.
Step 2, click the book cover to start downloading the book to your computer.


With the 3 DRM Removal tools, you can gain the full control of the paid books, Audible books and VitalSource eTextbooks. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Walmart teams up with Kobo to sell ebooks and audiobooks



On January 25, 2018, Walmart announced a strategic alliance with Rakuten, the number one e-commerce company in Japan.
Kobo is a global leader in eBooks and audiobooks with nearly six million titles from thousands of publishers – everything from children’s books to New York Times best sellers and indie titles.
The eBook and audiobook offering will be fully integrated into the Walmart online shopping experience, and customers will be able to buy these versions as well as the physical book while shopping for their favorite titles. 
All eBook content will be accessible through a Walmart/Kobo co-branded app on all iOS and Android devices, a desktop app and Kobo eReaders (which will offer online and in stores later this year). And the official launch of the digital bookstore on the Walmart website will be launched on August 21st.
Partnering with Rakuten for access to Kobo is one of the quickest and easiest ways for Walmart to enter the e-book market. While Rakuten has the chance to grow Kobo's relatively small US footprint, Walmart has a better chance of challenging Amazon with this partnership.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Best DRM Removal Tool for eBooks

The majority of eBooks purchased from popular eBook store comes with DRM protection. So have you even been troubled by the DRM limitation after you purchase the eBooks? For example, you can't share your books with your friends freely or back up your purchased books? If you do, this article is going to show you how to remove DRM from popular mainstream eBook stores using the best DRM removal tool for eBooks.


1. How to Remove DRM from Kindle Books

Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

Step 2, download Kindle books to your computer via Kindle for PC/Mac.

Step 3, run Epubor Ultimate, all of the downloaded kindle books are displayed in the left side-bar under Kindle tab. Then all you need to do is add the Kindle books to the right main to remove DRM.

Tips: After downloading Kindle books to your computer, Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect your downloaded Kindle books in the left side-bar. Epubor Ultimate can also detect your Kindle books downloaded via Kindle e-ink reader after connecting the device to your computer.

2. How to Remove DRM from Google Play Books

Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

Step 2, download Adobe Digital Edition to your computer and authorize it with an Adobe ID.

Step 3, go to Google Play store, click Books > My books on top-left of webpage. Then find ebook title you want to download, click the three dots icon on the top-right corner of ebook title. Next select Download EPUB or Download PDF from popup menu to start downloading the book.
Step 4, you will get a .acsm file instead of a Epub or PDF file directly. So you need to double click the .acsm file, then ADE will download the book automatically. After downloading the book to your computer, you can open and read it in Adobe Digital Editions.
Tips: you will only get an .acsm downloading link when you download EPUB/PDF from Google Play Books website. Then you must double click the .acsm link to download the content via ADE.
Step 5, all of your Google Play books downloaded via ADE will be displayed under Adobe tap in the left side-bar. Next add the books to the right main window to remove DRM.
3. How to Remove DRM from Kobo Books
Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.
Step 2: download Kobo for PC/Mac to your computer and log in with your own account. Then download your Kobo books to your computer.
Tips: Kobo for PC/Mac must be downloaded from Kobo official website, or Epubor Ultimate can't detect the downloaded Kobo books automatically.
Step 3: run Epubor Ultimate, you will see that the downloaded Kobo books are displayed under Kobo tap in the left-side bar. Next add the Kobo books to the right main window to remove DRM.

Tips: Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect your Kobo books downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac.
4. How to Remove DRM from Nook Books
Step 1, download Epubor Ultimate to your computer.
Step 2: download Nook books to your computer via Nook for PC or Nook for Study.
Step 3: run Epubor Ultimate, go to Settings > Nook, then input your Nook account and password.
Step 4: all the Nooks books downloaded via Nook for PC or Nook for Study are displayed under Nook tab in the left side-bar. Next you just to need to add the Nook books to the right main window to remove DRM.
Tips: Epubor Ultimate can automatically detect your Nook books downloaded via Nook for PC or Nook for Study.
The best DRM removal tools for eBooks can not only decrypt Kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nook books, etc, it can also convert the decrypted book to Epub/Mobi/AZW/PDF/TXT.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Apple Becomes First Publicly Traded Company To Hit $1 Trillion

Apple on Thursday became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at $1 trillion, achieving the milestone when its stock hit $207.05 a share.

The milestone comes a day after Apple reported blockbuster quarterly earnings. The tech giant had relatively flat iPhone sales but increased its revenue thanks largely to higher-priced models including the iPhone X, with a list price of just under $1,000. The company also boosted its revenue from services, including Apple Music and the app store.
Although many have doubted Apple's staying power over the years, unlike many hardware makers the company has ridden the elegance and functionality of its devices. Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple also has embraced the internet, with its thriving services business helping propel the company toward the new milestone.