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Old 12-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Hi guys. Im glad to see many of you loving your Kobo Arc.

The team worked really hard on it and we are humbled that you enjoy the device. After all its because of you guys we love getting up in the morning and do what we do!

Feel free to ask me anything technical regarding your device or Android in general.


p.s There is a kobo easter egg on the device! Find it if you can!

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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I would like to know if it can be viewed outdoors. I have a Asus TF101 but it is barely viewable/readable out of doors in the sunlight. Thank you.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Hi guys. Im glad to see many of you loving your Kobo Arc.

The team worked really hard on it and we are humbled that you enjoy the device. After all its because of you guys we love getting up in the morning and do what we do!

Feel free to ask me anything technical regarding your device or Android in general.


p.s There is a kobo easter egg on the device! Find it if you can!
I have a question. Who let you out of your cage?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Well, there's the KoboEaster (version 1.0, 44KB) app hanging around in the app list. Obviously we need to figure out how to run it. Can't be arsed to, though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #5
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Is it a chocolate Easter egg? A little early (or late depending on your point of view) isn't it? Sorry couldn't resist.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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I have a question regarding sharing using Wifi direct.

I was able to connect to the tablet from my s3 using wifi direct but it says file sharing is not available when I try to share pictures/videos over.

I had to end up relying on sharing via Office Suite Pro 6.5 Wifi Direct to get the job done. Am I missing a trick here or it is intended to disallow native wifi direct file sharing? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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Hi FaisalAbid,

Thanks for taking the time to ask and answer our questions.

What are the chances that we will eventually get the option to disable the Discovery bar and reclaim the real estate?

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Old 12-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
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Is it a chocolate Easter egg? A little early (or late depending on your point of view) isn't it? Sorry couldn't resist.
Haha! if you find it, ill figure out how to send you a chocolate!

Hint: It's somewhere on the tapestries itself!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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Hi CoresLogic, let me ask around on your question and get back to you.

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I have a question regarding sharing using Wifi direct.

I was able to connect to the tablet from my s3 using wifi direct but it says file sharing is not available when I try to share pictures/videos over.

I had to end up relying on sharing via Office Suite Pro 6.5 Wifi Direct to get the job done. Am I missing a trick here or it is intended to disallow native wifi direct file sharing? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #10
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Hi FaisalAbid,

Thanks for taking the time to ask and answer our questions.

What are the chances that we will eventually get the option to disable the Discovery bar and reclaim the real estate?
Reclaiming the space is impossible at the moment - but you can go into Settings->Apps->All and disable the DiscoveryService app. The Discover bar & label will remain, but it won't be populated with anything.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Can the Arc do Japanese & download books on wifi?

Hi Faisal,
I'm trying to get some info for a Japanese friend who lives here in the US. She loves my Glo but wants the capabilities of a tablet & wifi book downloading because she travels a lot.

& where can she buy one?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #12
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Got my Kobo Arc 16GB White a couple days ago here in Canada. Liking it so far. But still many things to explore and try out.

My white Arc only comes with the black theme. But on the Indigo website, there is a white theme for the white model. See below. How do I get the white colored theme? Thanks.


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Old 12-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #13
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I'm surprised this hasn't come up sooner.

The themes seen in most promotional material is not final design. We have since updated it. If you PM me, I can probably send you the white wallpaper though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:09 PM   #14
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I just got notified of a system update for my Arc - any info on what it includes?
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Haha! if you find it, ill figure out how to send you a chocolate!

Hint: It's somewhere on the tapestries itself!
Ok I think I've wasted an inordinate amount of time looking for this easter egg tonight. Thanks for the hint (although it hasn't been much help). This is going to drive me nuts until I find it. Damn you OCD!
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