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Older Kindles

Older Kindles Require Updated Software by March 22 to Download Books and Use Kindle Services

Amazon has started sending out emails to Kindle owners with older devices notifying them that they need to make sure their Kindle’s software is up-to-date in order to continue downloading Kindle books and having access to the Kindle store and other Kindle services. All Kindles from the very first generation model all the way up […]

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New Kindle Homescreen

Major Update for Kindle eReaders Rolling Out – Version 5.7.2

Amazon has issued a new software update for Kindle ereaders that includes a number of significant changes, including a new homescreen layout, a new OpenDyslexic font choice, a new quick actions menu, and improved book recommendations. The update, version 5.7.2, is now available for the Kindle Voyage, the current entry-level Kindle, and the Kindle Paperwhite […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle App for iOS Updated to Version 4.17

Yesterday Amazon updated the Kindle for iOS app to version 4.17. The update adds support for interactive magazines on the iPad for some US magazine titles. Interactive magazines contain enhanced content like videos, audio clips and slideshows. The update also adds support for the new iPad Pro, which has a 12.9-inch screen with a resolution […]

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Nook GlowLight Plus Update

Nook Glowlight Plus Update Adds Adobe DRM Support, Kind of

The Nook Glowlight Plus was released in October 2015, but it turns out the folks at Barnes and Noble forgot to add Adobe DRM support to this model when it was first launched. It’s taken a couple of months and now the Nook Glowlight Plus finally has Adobe DRM support. Or at least that’s the […]

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Kindle Fire Blue Shade

New Software Update 5.1.1 for 2015 Fire Tablets adds Blue Shade Feature

Amazon has released a new software update for their 5th gen Fire tablets, including the $50 entry-level Fire, the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10. The Fire HD 6 should be getting the update as well. It doesn’t look like any of the previous Fire Tablets will be getting updated to Fire OS 5, […]

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New Firmware Update 3.19 for Kobo eReaders Now Available

Kobo has started rolling out a software update for their line of ebook readers. The new software includes a number of bug fixes, nothing major and not any new features, just a number of improvements. The new firmware version is 3.19.5613 and its release includes the following models: Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD, […]

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Kobo Aura H2O

New Kobo Firmware 3.17 May Cause Rebooting Issue

Kobo released a new software update for their line of ebook readers this past week. The new firmware version is 3.17.0. It’s available for the Kobo Glo HD, the original Glo, the Kobo Touch, the Kobo Aura, Aura HD and Aura H2O—so basically everything except the Kobo Mini. Like usual, Kobo doesn’t provide a changelog […]

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Major Kindle Update Finally Arrives With Bookerly Font and Hyphens

One of the most anticipated Kindle updates of all time is finally here. It adds the new Bookerly font and new typesetting and layout engine, among other things. Amazon has started rolling out the new software to the Kindle Voyage, the $79 Kindle Touch ($59 for the next couple days), the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and […]

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