This is a direct link
to the newest all english build of Alreader2. I'm not sure about your shortcut issue offhand. As for the rotation, put a shortcut to your rotation utility in the startup folder - there's no way to permanently rotate it but that will automate the process.
4 - I don't even know how that would be possible.
5 - dunno
6 - If it tops out at 90% then that's the new 100%. Your battery meter is probably miscalibrated, dunno how to fix that.
7 - In that thread he says up to 16gb cards work so I suspect FAT32 would be required. FAT16's max partition size is something like 2gb