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Nook software update, 52.0.78
#1  ZodWallop 08-12-2020, 08:29 PM
I got an update on my 2015 Glowlight Plus and Glowlight 3.

The updates only said performance impovements and bug fixes. But I'm seeing some small, but nice changes.

On the Nook, I like stacking by author. Previously, if I did that, authors with a single book would show as King, Stephen. But stacked authors would show as Stephen King. With the latest update, all authors now show first name last name. It looks better. Less broken.

Also, on stacked authors if you've read some but not all of there books, there is a progress bar.

There's likely other changes I haven't noticed. But these little changes are nice.
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#2  Sirtel 08-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Quote ZodWallop
I got an update on my 2015 Glowlight Plus and Glowlight 3.

The updates only said performance impovements and bug fixes. But I'm seeing some small, but nice changes.

On the Nook, I like stacking by author. Previously, if I did that, authors with a single book would show as King, Stephen. But stacked authors would show as Stephen King. With the latest update, all authors now show first name last name. It looks better. Less broken.

Also, on stacked authors if you've read some but not all of there books, there is a progress bar.

There's likely other changes I haven't noticed. But these little changes are nice.
I got an update on my Glowlight Plus 2019 as well (don't remember if the number was the same). Don't know yet if there are any changes, as I'm rereading my humongous Wheel of Time omnibus on my Oasis at the moment. It can't be searched on any of my other ereaders, so the Kindle it is.
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#3  ZodWallop 08-13-2020, 12:44 PM
Quote Sirtel
I got an update on my Glowlight Plus 2019 as well (don't remember if the number was the same). Don't know yet if there are any changes, as I'm rereading my humongous Wheel of Time omnibus on my Oasis at the moment. It can't be searched on any of my other ereaders, so the Kindle it is.
I can imagine reading that on a Kobo as kepub, where each screen is one page. I bet the page numbers would be in the tens of thousands
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#4  Sirtel 08-13-2020, 01:54 PM
Quote ZodWallop
I can imagine reading that on a Kobo as kepub, where each screen is one page. I bet the page numbers would be in the tens of thousands
Yeah. The kepub version on my Kobo Libra is 22,615 pages. The epub version is half of that. And the azw3 version, calculated by the page count plugin in Calibre, is 17,000 pages.

Actually the kepub is perfectly searchable, but the epub is not, either on the Kobo or on the Nook. It just hangs.
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#5  rcentros 08-14-2020, 11:13 AM
Quote ZodWallop
I got an update on my 2015 Glowlight Plus and Glowlight 3.

The updates only said performance impovements and bug fixes. But I'm seeing some small, but nice changes.
I don't know for sure what was improved or fixed, but I went ahead and updated. Thanks for the post, I wouldn't have had a clue about the update without it.
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#6  ZodWallop 08-14-2020, 12:31 PM
Quote rcentros
I don't know for sure what was improved or fixed, but I went ahead and updated. Thanks for the post, I wouldn't have had a clue about the update without it.
Funny enough, I only found out because I had to turn the WiFi on so the home screen would populate with store recommendations. I was taking comparison pictures to the new Kobo home screen.

Otherwise WiFi never goes on.

So far the only changes I've noticed are in My Books:That's all I've seen. Nothing Earth-shattering, but nice refinements.

Honestly, at this point if I could control series and collections with Calibre, I'd just stick with Nook. The font control and so-on is still missing, but those aren't really biggies to me.
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#7  rcentros 08-14-2020, 05:35 PM
Quote ZodWallop
Honestly, at this point if I could control series and collections with Calibre, I'd just stick with Nook. The font control and so-on is still missing, but those aren't really biggies to me.
I was hoping I would find ADE built-in or a fonts directory. (Not much hope, but I did check for these features.)

It got me reading my current book on the Nook (giving the PocketBook a rest for a while). Another nice reader. (Too many of them at my house.)
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#8  ZodWallop 08-15-2020, 12:31 AM
Quote rcentros
I was hoping I would find ADE built-in or a fonts directory. (Not much hope, but I did check for these features.)

It got me reading my current book on the Nook (giving the PocketBook a rest for a while). Another nice reader. (Too many of them at my house.)
I think Nook does have ADE. You can use it to read library books.

Authorizing NOOK® via Adobe® Digital Editions
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#9  DNSB 08-15-2020, 12:42 AM
Quote ZodWallop
I think Nook does have ADE. You can use it to read library books.

Authorizing NOOK® via Adobe® Digital Editions
I think what most people seem to mean when they say an ereader has ADE is that you can use a web browser on your ereader to directly download an epub using an .acsm file. Being able to authorize your ereader and read an epub transferred from ADE on your computer using USB or wireless is not quite the same. RMSDK is not ADE.
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#10  rcentros 08-15-2020, 06:27 AM
Quote ZodWallop
I think Nook does have ADE. You can use it to read library books.

Authorizing NOOK® via Adobe® Digital Editions
I don't really consider that this is ADE "built-in" since it requires ADE to be installed on a Mac or Windows PC (which is useless for me). I think what a Nook does (or what a Kobo does) is gets an Adobe authorization via the computer.

Both a Tolino and a PocketBook are "stand-alone" — no computer running ADE needed. I call it having ADE "built-in" but that's probably not technically correct. It amounts to the same thing for me, however. I can download and read DRM ePubs (without a computer) on both devices.
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