Kindle Paperwhite horror story shows risks of tweaks—and Amazon’s controlling ways

By David Rothman
July 31, 2015 // 5 Comments

Want ePub for your Paperwhite? Or maybe a wider choice of fonts than the pitiful selection Amazon offers? In the past at least, Paperwhite owners could install tweaks. But Amazon has thwarted them [...]

Jailbreaking DMCA exemption likely to be renewed

By libertyc
May 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wired’s Threat Level blog has some coverage of the latest hearing in the current round of U.S. Copyright Office DMCA exemption hearings. Topics argued today included the iPhone jailbreaking [...]

Whited00r backports later features to old iOS hardware

By libertyc
January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch has an article looking at an iOS hacking project that has the potential to be rather interesting. Whited00r is a custom version of OS 3.1.3, hacked to include features such as app folders [...]

How to install the Nook app onto the Kindle Fire

By libertyc
November 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

It’s probably obvious from the article posted earlier today about sideloading apps onto the Kindle Fire, but just to make it explicit, Mashable reports that it is fully possible to install the Nook [...]

Library of Congress to consider granting DMCA exemptions again

By libertyc
October 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

It’s time for the tri-yearly circus to kick off again. Ars Technica reports that it’s just about time for the Library of Congress to consider granting exemptions to the Digital Millennium [...]

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