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Old 05-03-2010, 06:20 PM   #16
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Put my vote down for a definite yes -- I'd love to be able to load drm'd books that I already have into the Kobo app. I think it would also be very beneficial to Kobo as I'd be much more likely to buy from Kobo if I used it for the materials I already had too (I'd be happy keeping everything in one place organized, rather than some in several different readers).

On a separate Kobo topic -- any estimate when newspapers will be added and will the NY Times be available?

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Old 05-03-2010, 06:35 PM   #17
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Put my vote down for a definite yes -- I'd love to be able to load drm'd books that I already have into the Kobo app. I think it would also be very beneficial to Kobo as I'd be much more likely to buy from Kobo if I used it for the materials I already had too (I'd be happy keeping everything in one place organized, rather than some in several different readers).

On a separate Kobo topic -- any estimate when newspapers will be added and will the NY Times be available?

Thanks.
Thanks for the note shiffy.

We haven't announced when NY Times will be available but it will be in the next few months. Once I have a better date, we'll be sure to scream it loudly
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #18
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I'm hoping you'll also add in embedded font support.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:44 AM   #19
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We're is considering adding support for loading DRM'd ePubs to our iPad app. Not 100% decided yet and we're still working out the details. Once I know more, I'll sure we'll let everyone know.

We are trying to gauge interest in this feature, so please leave a message here or PM me if you think that would be an important feature for you.
Would be very interested in that as a feature of kobo. The other enhancement I would love is the ability to load books into the kobo app in a similar drag and drop as the good reader program uses.
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Sianon -- Which flavor of DRM are you thinking of being able to support? Would it be the ereader variety where you unlock with your credit care number? Would you be able to support Kindle DRM'd books if you knew your Kindle's PID? Any chance of being able to rwad iBook-bought books with Fairplay DRM?
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:48 PM   #21
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Neither Apple nor Amazon license out their DRM technology, I wouldn't hold my breath for that one. Adobe does license out their Adept DRM.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #22
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Neither Apple nor Amazon license out their DRM technology, I wouldn't hold my breath for that one. Adobe does license out their Adept DRM.
We are just talking Adobe as an option - iBooks and Kindle aren't interested in 'playing nice with others'. Not Kobo or anyone.
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We are just talking Adobe as an option - iBooks and Kindle aren't interested in 'playing nice with others'. Not Kobo or anyone.
What I want for the iPad is a Kobo app that uses ADE and gives us full embedded font support as well as Adept support for purchased and library ePub as well as being able toload our own DRM free ePub. And as long as you are at it, hyphenation support would be very nice. You can just you the Tex method.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:51 PM   #24
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JCKobo: Absolutely! Both my wife and I would use Kobo *exclusively* on our ipads (I currently do on my iPhone) if we could authenticate overdrive (Adobe DRM) library books!

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I would be very interested in kobo supporting adobe drm. I would even pay money for such a reader. Then, if I were using the kobo reader I'd be much more likely to buy books from kobo.

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You'll have to strip off the DRM to read Sony books on the iPad. There is no Sony reader app like there is for the Kindle and soon Barnes and Noble.
Given that sony epubs are simply adobe drm epubs just like a great many other ebookstores, it is hardly a shock that they haven't come out an app, blame the childish antics of apple and adobe for the lack of support for one of the most widely used drm options.

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Given that sony epubs are simply adobe drm epubs just like a great many other ebookstores, it is hardly a shock that they haven't come out an app, blame the childish antics of apple and adobe for the lack of support for one of the most widely used drm options.
As discussed in other threads, Apple already has a perfectly usable, developed in-house, secure DRM scheme they wouldn't have to pay licensing fees for. Why should they want to use ADEPT?
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:19 AM   #28
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I would love to see KOBO support importing drm epub books.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:49 PM   #29
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The new Kobo app doesn't support DRM'ed ePubs, although it does allow sideloading non DRM'ed ePubs. And since there's no dictionary/note support, it's no competition to iBooks.
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