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Old 12-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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What's new in 1.8?

A number of you have asked for a detailed list of what is new in 1.8. Here are our official release notes, with my own commentary added in parenthesis:

- Support for richly formatted books, including images, when synching directly from Kobo (previously this was only available for sideloaded content. This works on the Desktop too, so you can read books with images properly on your PC/Mac without ADE)
- Support for Newspaper and Magazine subscriptions (Subscribe and sync via the Desktop app)
- Auto power off can be disabled in Settings (It will still 'blink' every few hours while sleeping to see if the battery is low so it can show the 'your battery is low' screen)
- Fixed a problem where sometimes content can display as locked (you should get much less content lock errors with Kobo synced content - this doesn't affect ADE books)
- Books will auto-update when a newer version is available (so if a publisher releases errata, or the book was bad in the first place, a sync will fix it)
- Books can be deleted from the library (in the menu, but only when in the Books view)
- Improved and updated User Guide (now included in your reading list)
- Sync speed is much faster (synching our ePub files is much faster than the previous XML format)
- Dictionary support (only for Kobo ePub format books added via sync. if you want it on the pre-loaded books, you will need the database update I posted to the forums)
- Ability to read while charging (when you plug in your reader, you now get a 'Manage Library' or 'Keep Reading' option. Choosing 'Keep Reading' will charge your device)


There are also a few hidden gems that my developers promise me you'll love, but won't tell me specifically what they are. Something about other file formats. Crazy developers.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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Thank you and thanks to your Kobo programmer team.
Tomorrow I will find one Kobo reader.
You didn't specify if you wee talking about Kobo wifi or the classic one.

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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- Dictionary support (only for Kobo ePub format books added via sync. if you want it on the pre-loaded books, you will need the database update I posted to the forums)
Ehm, where?

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Ehm, where?

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Umm, how about the thread labeled Database and SD Card Images for 1.8?
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Don't forget to copy all files over to the Kobo, the instructions only mention Images and sqlite, do the kepub folder as well, that contains all the preloaded books, and you will have to resync again after...
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C&P the contents from the zipped kepub to the Kobo kepub folder.

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:52 PM   #8
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Easter eggs, okay, now making a collection of wierd file formats to see what works
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in new kepub books it will be above the next chapter button in menu

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Something I noticed that I'm pretty sure wasn't there before. Open pdf documents show in the I'm Reading list.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:17 AM   #13
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- Books will auto-update when a newer version is available
This alone is reason enough not to upgrade. I do hope there is an option to disable the feature.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:33 AM   #14
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This alone is reason enough not to upgrade. I do hope there is an option to disable the feature.
I'm pretty sure there is not. It's there so that when the Publisher or Kobo has fixed a known problem the book will update upon sync. I think it will also reflect changes in the meta data.
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That is useful, but I would have liked for the Kobo to ASK me before putting in any errata corridge in my book, or, at least, tell me WHAT changed.
If I am in the middle of a book and I read the error already, this MAY alter my reading experience ...
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