Adobe creates new mobile app development infrastructure

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Adobe is building an infrastructure to let people create their own mobile apps without having to program. It seems to be focused primarily around displaying content on mobile devices. Essentially, this is a web content management system (CMS) adapted to mobile, with the ability to build a pretty [...]

Bloatware alert: Adobe Digital Editions 4

By David Rothman
August 1, 2015 // 2 Comments

Download the installer for Adobe Digital Editions 4, and you might accidentally get more than you bargained for—an unwanted copy of Norton Security Scan. Try out that ADE link at your own risk! Unless you want the Norton crap, please please uncheck “Include Norton Security Scan” if you [...]

‘Google, Mozilla disable Flash over security concerns’: Time for feds or others to shut down this security offender?

By David Rothman
July 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

“For a while Tuesday, Silicon Valley turned off its Flash. Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome browsers blocked old versions Adobe’s  animation software—often used to play online videos—following news reports that hackers were using a security bug to take over peoples’ [...]

ALA welcomes Adobe action, voices concern over ebook vendor data retention

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The American Library Association (ALA) has just issued a statement welcoming Adobe’s software update fix for its much-publicized ebook reader data leak from Adobe Digital Editions, but also took the occasion to warn of the problems and risks created by continuing data retention by most ebook [...]

Morning Roundup: Kobo to focus on eReaders and apps. Librarians respond to Adobe issue

By Joanna Cabot
October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kobo to Focus Exclusively on eReaders and Apps (GoodeReader) The brand new Kobo H2O waterproof e-reader started shipping last week and CEO Michael Tamblyn said had achieved the highest rate of pre-orders of any other Kobo device. However, he also revealed tablet devices were no longer a focus area [...]

Morning Roundup: Journalism and the gender gap. Adobe’s response to data collection

By Joanna Cabot
October 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

Trust, Privacy, Big Data, and e-Book Readers (The Scholarly Kitchen) Data has been the topic of many a conversation in the past several years, particularly in the scientific community, which is awash in it and has undertaken many efforts to better manage it and better incorporate it into the [...]

Morning Links: Print outsold digital for first half of 2014? NaNoWriMo Storybundle

By Joanna Cabot
October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Special Storybundle: Writing Tools for NaNoWriMo (Storybundle) has put together a massive batch of useful books that will help you survive—and thrive—during National Novel Writing Month. Twelve books on writing craft, productivity, and business—by eight bestselling writers, [...]

Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 tells Adobe what books you’re reading

By Chris Meadows
October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Nate broke quite a story over on The Digital Reader about Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 sending information in the clear about the e-books you read. It got picked up by The Passive Voice, Ars Technica, GigaOm, TechDirt, Slashdot, BoingBoing, the list goes on and on. Congrats on the scoop, [...]

The Advantage of the Walled Garden

By Joanna Cabot
February 4, 2014 // 10 Comments

This article from GoodeReader, via today’s Morning Links, highlights an important advantage to the walled garden approach: stability. The issue is that with the reliance on other products, company’s services can be eliminated or changed at the whim of product changes beyond your control. In [...]

Morning Roundup: Author as business owner, How can I self-publish my book? and more

By Joanna Cabot
February 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Authoring is a Business (AuthorU) As an author, do you think of yourself as just the author? And wear only the author hat … most likely, you would rather be writing. *** How Can I Self-Publish my Book? (Lifehacker) It used to be that self-publishing meant paying huge fees for small print runs. [...]

Adobe’s change of DRM could end old e-readers’ compatibility with e-book stores

By Chris Meadows
February 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Here’s a story Nate covered over on The Digital Reader, that could be important in months to come. Adobe is changing up its DRM format, and as of July, will stop supporting the old format altogether. Any new EPUB e-books sold with Adobe DRM on them will be incompatible with older readers unless [...]

Adobe Sees Steady Growth in Digital Magazines

By libertyc
May 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Magazines have taken a hit over the years on sales in the marketplace. But we’re talking about physical magazines, the ones where you leaf through actual pages. Companies have moved toward digital magazines as a way to get consumers back, and even find new ones. According to research by Adobe, [...]

What Is Adobe DRM and How to Deal with It, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
March 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

Nook Simple Touch is supported with Adobe DRM Before you start buying books in a particular ebookstore, check what kind of DRM is used there. DRM (Digital Rights Management) is intended to prevent from unauthorized use. To put it simply: it means you can’t freely share the ebook file you bought. [...]

How-to: Authorize the Device with Adobe ID, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
February 17, 2012 // 4 Comments

Many ebook distributors use Adobe DRM – not only popular ebookstores like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, and Sony, but also a lot local level vendors. We have to live with the fact that Adobe DRM-ed ebooks can be used on a limited number of devices. In the worst case scenario, if you [...]

InDesign to Kindle conversion guide

By Paul Biba
January 4, 2012 // 2 Comments

From the Adobe Digital Editions blog: Today, we’re posting a how-to guide that explains how to convert eBooks authored using Adobe InDesign for compatibility with the Amazon Kindle and the Kindle Store. Because Amazon uses their proprietary AZW format, the Kindle doesn’t natively support the [...]

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