Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and a myriad of others sell officially branded cases to protect the e-readers from damage. Amazon has the widest selection, they have Kindle cases made of leather, plastic and even cork. Cases often cost anywhere from $25 to $50, depending on if you want genuine leather or synthetic. There is also a ton of aftermarket cases out there that feature … [Read more...] about Do you use cases to protect your e-reader?
Kobo is pushing out a new firmware update that will give users the ability to set a four digit PIN number. This will protect your device from making unauthorized purchases from the digital bookstore and the internet browser.Release Notes for version 4.15.12920Parental controls - You can set a 4-digit PIN that must be entered to access the store and web browser on your … [Read more...] about Kobo e-readers now have better security features
The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize has been an ongoing thing for the past five years. The longlist is quite massive, but the way they conduct the shortlist is quite interesting. They analyze the completion rates, customer ratings and and tally up the number of reviews. If you are looking to read a new ebook this weekend, this list has you covered.Literary Fiction Summer … [Read more...] about Looking for a new ebook to read? Kobo has you covered
Kobo has just released a new firmware update (4.13.12638) for all of the e-readers they currently support. The devices now support a traditional Chinese layout and new custom font, which is useful since Kobo is sold in Taiwan. You will now be notified if you are connected to your Wifi network, but cannot access Kobo's services. Several other Wi-Fi problems are also addressed. … [Read more...] about Kobo solves a number of WIFI bugs in latest firmware update
Kobo Insiders is an invite only program where people who buy a ton of ebooks and have a history of purchasing multiple e-readers congregate. There are discussion areas that talk about various aspects of the Kobo business, such as e-readers, ebooks, Super Points and what ebooks they are reading. Kobo has just issued their findings from various polls they conducted last year and … [Read more...] about Kobo Insiders want a color e-reader that can play audiobooks
Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo have abandoned on-board SD cards and these three brands represent the vast majority of e-reader sales in North America. In Europe and China many e-reader brands have also removed support for SD cards, this is evident with most of Onyx Boox's new devices and ditto with Tolino and Pocketbook. Boyue seems to be the only one that continues to … [Read more...] about Should e-Reader companies support SD Cards?
Sony was one of the earliest entrants to the world of e-readers and they released over a dozen models over the years. In 2014 the company exited the commercial sector and sold their customers to Kobo, which helped the Canadian company secure over 400,000 new users. Kobo issued an update for the Sony e-readers that were considered modern for the time and removed the Sony … [Read more...] about The Sony PRS-T1, PRS-T2 and PRS-T3 has reached end-of-life
The Kobo Clara HD and the Tolino Shine 3 have the exact same hardware. This is no coincidence, because Kobo is now responsible for designing the hardware for all Tolino e-readers. Deutsche Telecom sold Kobo their stake in the Tolino Alliance in late 2017. The software for Tolino e-readers is the same and it uses Android, whereas all Kobo branded e-readers use Linux.When … [Read more...] about The Kobo Clara HD and Tolino Shine 3 have the same hardware
The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize has been ongoing for the past five years and gives Canadian authors a chance to really get promoted on the Kobo platform and win some money. There are three categories this year; Literary Fiction, Romance, and Non-Fiction. The winning authors will be announced in June and will be awarded a $10,000 CAD cash prize as well as marketing and … [Read more...] about Kobo announces Emerging Writer Prize for Canadian Authors