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nooks

Older Nooks and Nook Tablets Require Security Update to Keep Working

If you have an older Nook ereader or Nook tablet, you will need to make sure the software is updated by June 30th to keep the device working properly. If you don’t update your Nook it will lose the ability to download books and future software updates, and you’ll no longer be able to purchase […]

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Latest Kindle Software Update 5.9.6 Adds Option for Custom Fonts

Good news for Kindle users. There’s a new software update available today for all Kindles released in the past 5 years that adds the option to use your own sideloaded fonts. Yep, you read that right. Kindles now officially support using custom fonts. People have been wishing for that feature for so long it seemed […]

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Sony DPT-RP1 Finally Getting Software Update to Add New Features

Sony has started sending out emails to owners of the Sony DPT-RP1 with details about a new upcoming firmware update. They’re also going to be releasing new mobile apps for Android and iOS to transfer files to and from the Digital Paper device without having to use a computer. The firmware update will be available […]

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New Kobo Software Update Adds Fast Page Turn Feature (Video)

Kobo has issued a new software update for their line of ebook readers that adds a couple of new features, most notably a fast page flip feature to quickly scan through pages. The new firmware version is 4.8.10956. It’s available for most models except the Kobo Mini. Like usual you can wait for the update […]

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Kindle Software Update 5.9.5 Now Available

Amazon has started rolling out a new firmware update for Kindle ebook readers that changes how highlighting works. It’s a minor change but now there’s an additional setting that lets you turn off the highlight menu when selecting a passage of text. This helps make the highlighting process faster and more streamlined, and it enables […]

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Alexa Hands-Free Mode Coming to Fire HD 8 and Fire 7

Amazon is bringing hands-free Alexa support to both the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7, a feature that was previously only available on the more expensive Fire HD 10. Alexa is a voice-activated assistant app that can be used for everything from getting weather and news updates, to playing music and audiobooks, controlling smart devices, […]

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New Software Update 5.9.4 Available for Kindles

Amazon has issued another software update for Kindles to add a couple of new features, including expanded search and an in-book clock. The new firmware version is 5.9.4 and it’s available for all current Kindles and older models back to the Kindle Paperwhite 2 (6th generation). That covers all Kindles released over the past 5 […]

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New Software Update Released for Remarkable Paper Tablet

The Remarkable paper tablet has received its first major software update since being released in September, but unfortunately the update doesn’t include any new reading features or reading enhancements. The Remarkable has a 10.3-inch E Ink screen and it supports ePub and PDF formats, but it continues to remain more of a writing tablet than […]

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