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Kobo-eReaders

Firmware Update 4.5 for Kobo eReaders Claims to Fix Common Problems

Last week Kobo started rolling out a new firmware update for their line of ebook readers. The new software version is 4.5.9587. The update applies to older models too, not just newer ones. You can find a list of changes and download links at MobileRead. The Kobo Firmware Downloader is another place to find downloads […]

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Kobo-eReaders

How to Downgrade Software on Kobo eReaders After Buggy Updates

A lot of people have been leaving comments lately about how the last couple of software updates for Kobo ereaders have been causing a number of problems. There are several reports of the last 4.4.9298 update causing a problem with devices not recognizing the microSD card. There are some battery drain issues that seem to […]

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Kobo Aura 2

New Kobo Software Update Released – Version 4.4.9298

Kobo has started rolling out a new software update for their current and previous generation Kobo ereaders. The new firmware version is 4.4.9298. It adds the new homescreen that partially started going out with the last 4.3.8842 update, and hopefully the new software fixes some of the problems a number of people were experiencing with […]

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Kindle Paperwhite 32GB

Kindle Software Update Version 5.8.9 Adds New Features

Amazon has started rolling out another software update, version 5.8.9, for Kindle ereaders that adds some new manga features and a new text alignment option for left-justified text. They’ve also improved highlighting to make it faster, something Kindles already excelled at (a lot of non-Kindle ereaders struggle to offer smooth highlighting for some annoying reason). […]

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Kobo Aura One Battery Drain Issue

Have Software Updates Ever Broken Your eReader or Tablet?

Occasionally I hear people complaining about software updates killing their ebook reader and making it completely unresponsive. It can happen to just about any brand. I’ve heard of Kindles and Kobos not making it through a software update, and some Android-based ereaders too. You don’t hear much about the Nook having problems with that but […]

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Kindle Software Updated to Version 5.8.8; More Kindle Sales

Amazon has started rolling out a new software update for Kindle ereaders that includes some performance improvements and adds a couple of new features. The new software version is 5.8.8 and it’s available for the Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyage, the 7th and 8th gen basic Kindles, along with the Kindle Paperwhite 2 and 3 (6th […]

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Kobo-eReaders

New Firmware Update Available for Kobo eReaders

Kobo has released a new software update for current and past Kobo ereaders, all the way back to the original Kobo Touch. The new firmware version is 4.3.8842. Automatic updates have already started rolling out, but that can take several weeks to get depending on where you live. I haven’t gotten the update yet but […]

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Nook Glowlight Plus Firmware Updated to 4.6

In a somewhat surprising move, Barnes and Noble has started rolling out a new software update for the Nook Glowlight Plus that adds some new features and fixes some bugs. The last time that B&N updated the software for the Glowlight Plus was in December 2015 so it’s been quite awhile. The new firmware version […]

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