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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Best Way to Remove Nook DRM for Free Now!

DeDRM tools version 10.0.3 has some major fixes. The most useful change is that now this new v10.0.3 DeDRM_tools plugin can 

  • support extracting the B&N / Nook key from the NOOK Microsoft Store application.
  • support extracting the B&N / Nook key from a data dump of the NOOK Android application.
  • support adding an existing PassHash / B&N key base64 string without having to write it to a file first.

So now as long as you can download Nook books, you can import your nook files to calibre and remove DRM with the DeDRM plugin.

It is super easy to operate. 

First, download the version 10.0.3 DeDRM plugin to your computer.

Second, upload the DeDRM plugin to calibre. The plugin needs to be used with calibre. If you have not installed calibre, you can download it here. 

Third, drag and drop your nook files to the calibre library, it will be decrypted automatically. Then you can view the epub file with calibre viewer directly.

However, if you still do not know how to make it work using this method, you can use the paid software – Epubor Ultimate to remove Nook DRM. Besides, it can also help you remove DRM from your purchased Kobo/Kindle/Google Play books

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Most Daring Innovations about BOOX Newly Released Devices

At BOOX's October Product Launch Event, they are excited to introduce their new ePaper tablet PC – Tab Ultra, as well as two new eReaders - NovaAir2 and Leaf2.

As you can see, BOOX tried to push ePaper devices to their limits over the last year.

For example, the Tab Ultra marks the beginning of our new ePaper tablet PC product line, which is designed for boosting productivity. So you can complete a variety of tasks on one device. And the Nova Air2 retains the elegant design of its predecessor while offering upgraded hardware and software. And the Leaf2 is updated to provide a more immersive reading experience. Now pre-orders for all new products already begins!

Plus, Onyx Boox has just issued the latest 3.3 firmware, which includes a redesigned control center with a more vibrant interface with new useful shortcuts. So all their new devices allow you to split the screen for multitasking.  And the redesigned user interface is able to adjust the refresh and contrast settings. More useful features allow you to explore!

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Kindle Firmware 5.1.5.1 Support Cover Art for EPUBS

Although Amazon supports EPUB file format by emailing EPUBS to your Kindle, it can not show the cover of the transferred EPUB files, which could be annoying to navigate to your ebooks quickly. However, right now Amazon fix this issue by updating to the latest Kindle firmware 5.15.1. 

If you don’t know how to send your DRM-free EPUBS to your Kindle, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out.

Here’s the release note:

Version 5.15.1 – September 2022

Here’s what’s new:

Amazon Kids eBook Store: Kids can now submit requests to their parent to purchase a limited selection of books. Go to the Amazon Kids parental controls page in settings and turn Store Access on to enable this feature.

WPA3 Support: Kindle now supports WPA3 WiFi security type. This keeps you up to date with industry leading wireless security standards.

Performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements.

As you can see, the book cover change isn’t even listed in the release notes for the new update. But we have already tested on the latest Kindle firmware and all newly added EPUBS have the cover now, but it can not add the cover to the PDFs.

If you prefer to transfer EPUBs to your Kindle, we strongly suggest you upgrade to the latest Kindle firmware 5.15.1 now. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Amazon's 2022 Entry-level Kindle is Available Now!

Amazon has just announced its entry-level Kindle, which is available for pre-order and will start shipping on October 12th, 2022. The price starts at $99. 

The new ultralight Kindle is the latest example of how we continue to bring premium features to our most affordable devices for even more customers to enjoy,” said Eric Saarnio, Vice President, Amazon Devices International.

The new Kinde has a six-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1448x1072 with 300 ppi, a higher resolution than the 167ppi of the previous model. 300ppi is the same resolution found on the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis.

It has 2x the storage, with 16GB, which is useful for listening to Audible audiobooks. More importantly, the Kindle finally has USB-C charging and longer battery life. Plus the built-in adjustable front light, and the newly added dark mode feature, lets you read comfortably indoors and outdoors any time of the day.

Bonus tip: Epubor Ultimate can help you back up all your purchased Kindle books effortlessly.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

What’s New about Kobo Clara 2E?

Kobo released their first new Kobo e-reader - Kobo Clara 2E this year. It is the most environment-friendly eReader made with recycled plastic. It has a 6-inch ebook reader that looks nearly identical to the previous Kobo Clara HD, but it adds support for audiobooks, Dark Mode, dual band WiFi, and it has a USB-C port. It also has double the storage space (16GB), along with an upgraded higher-contrast Carta 1200 screen, and it’s waterproof. 

Technical Specs

Display: 6” HD E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen, 300 PPI, 1448 x 1072 resolution with Dark Mode

Storage - 16GB

CPU - 1 GHz

Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n (dual band), Bluetooth® wireless technology, and USB-C

Battery: Weeks of battery life (Dependent on individual usage.)

Waterproof: IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water

Front Light: ComfortLight PRO – Adjustable brightness and colour temperature

Customizability

TypeGenius: 12 different fonts and over 50 font styles

Dimensions: 112.05 x 159.02 x 8.66 mm

Weight: 171 g (Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.)

Supported Formats:

15 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR), Kobo Audiobooks (Audiobooks available only in select countries. Bluetooth® wireless headphones or speaker required.)

Here’s an introduction video about the latest Kobo Clara 2E., check it out:

Bonus tips: Epubor Ultimate is a powerful tool to help you back up your Kobo books.


Friday, August 5, 2022

Kobo Firmware 4.33 Has Been Released!

Kobo firmware version 4.33.19759 has been rolled out. This is available to all the devices except the Mini. Some new changes in this firmware are: Add more dictionaries option included in language dropdown, use pinch gesture to change font size when reading, and Turning pages in PDFs will now automatically maintain the current zoom level and position from the previous page. 

Here are the full notes from Kobo: 

Pinch to change font size in eBooks

   • You can now change the font size in your eBooks by using the pinch gesture.

   • As you pinch, a circular preview window will appear to allow you to see the font size as you adjust it.

   • Once you are comfortable with the size you can release your fingers to update the font size on the page.

   • You can also toggle this feature on or off in Reading Settings.

Zoom lock for PDF

   • Turning pages in PDFs will now automatically maintain the current zoom level and position from the previous page.

   • This can be useful if you have zoomed in slightly to remove excess margins and increase the legibility of the content.

General Improvements

   • Show “Add more dictionaries” button under the language dropdown menu in dictionary lookup

   • Bug Fixes

   • Improved Stability

If you want to remove DRM protection from your purchased Kobo files, you can follow this guide to remove Kobo DRM.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Check Out the Latest Onyx Boox Poke 4 Lite

Boox just released an affordable 6-inch eReader with Android 11 -- The Poke 4 Lite. it is a dedicated ebook reader, just as versatile and capable. It is available in black or white. It does a good job at reading manga, books, and listening to audiobooks, podcasts or music. Here are some highlights about this brand new versatile ereader. 

1. A Lightweight and Ultrathin Pocket-size

Measuring 153 x107 x7.1 mm and weighing 150g, the Poke4 Lite is easy to comfortably hold in one hand for hours of reading use. And Boox makes it convenient to slide it into your pocket.

2. Reading-purposed Software Build

With one of the best built-in reader apps - NeoReader, Poke4 Lite offers a superior reading experience on the paperlike screen. It is geared for distraction-free reading.

3. Read from Different Reading Sources in one place

It has Google Play preinstalled which allows you to install third-party reading apps such as Kindle, Kobo, Nook, etc, and sync eBooks from third-party cloud apps such as Dropbox and Google Drive. One eReader for all - eBooks, news, and magazines.

4. Adjustable Front Lights

Poke4 Lite comes with dual-color temperature lights always gives you an interruption-free reading experience.

5. Indulge yourself with audio media

Connect it with Bluetooth-enabled wireless earphones and enjoy your favorite auidobooks, music, news, or podcasts anywhere you want.

Bonus Tips: if you want to know more about how to read kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nooks books on Boox reader, here's the step-by-step guide for details.