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Old 07-27-2011, 09:10 PM   #24
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Device: (prospective) kobo touch
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Originally Posted by Joe563 View Post
Alright, it looks like the key factor is that http:// must be part of the url.
Wowzee, that's awful. It would be nice if it defaulted to prefixing http:// unless specified otherwise (or not, if doesn't support anything but http). I call nuissance.

As to this cosmetic update: totally unsatisfactory. I can see the charm, for sure, like "putting down a paperback" and the cover still shows. But there should be an option to put your own choice (or some default neutral) of cover, so you aren't forced to reveal what you're reading. And the device should lock with a password.
What if I'm reading an adult book and I don't want my kids to pick it up and start reading? One of the advantages of an ereader that locks is that I don't have to put it away.
What if I'm a kid, reading an embarrassing romance and I don't want my sister to find out and mock me mercilessly? Locking would be nice, so I don't get called "gay" by some stupid sibling and their gang.
What if I'm reading a report for business on the train and it's confidential and the device slips out of my pocket? It would be nice if the drive could be encrypted so that I haven't embarrassed the company when someone else picks it up and powers on or plugs it in by usb.
Maybe this belongs in firmware requests but I thought this kind of update was pretty useless. Not that kobo isn't great about continued development.
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