Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage and basic model get 5.6.5 update for Bookerly font, etc. What tweaks do you want next?

By David Rothman
August 11, 2015 // 9 Comments

Own a 2013 Kindle Paperwhite? Well, you can finally enjoy the new Bookerly font optimized for readability, thanks to Amazon’s latest update, 5.6.5. Same if you own a deluxe Voyage or a recent basic model. The 2015 Paperwhite already includes Bookerly but will benefit from other features in the [...]

Calibre now converts .docx files

By libertyc
June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is a huge new feature, and one that makes me very happy. I like to download stories, compile them in Word to make one big document and then use Calibre to convert them into something I can read on an e-reader. And I’m picky; I like my italics, bolding and other formatting. Previously, [...]

Kindle 4 update 4.1.1 available

By libertyc
January 25, 2013 // 6 Comments

If you have a Kindle 4 (that’s the one with the hardware controller and no keyboard), Amazon just released an software update. I don’t have a Kindle 4, so I haven’t been able to test it out. There are no release notes, and the folks on Kindleboards are saying it downloads very [...]

Kobo releases firmware update to permit custom fonts, margins and spacing

By Chris Walters
July 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

If you’ve got one of the new Kobo Touches, there’s a new firmware update available that will give you greater control over how pages are displayed on the device. To update, visit kobosetup.com and download the most recent Kobo Desktop Software, then connect your Kobo to your PC via the [...]

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