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Adobe: We Didn’t Mean to Use DRM to Break Your eBook Readers

February 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, DRM → 32 Comments

Good Adobe Digital Editionsnews! Adobe announced late this afternoon that they won’t be breaking a lot of ebook readers in July.

According to the Datalogics blog, Adobe has decided to revise the adoption timeline for their new DRM, and they will no longer be requiring all ebook retailers, app developers, and device makers to upgrade their DRM support by July 2014:
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Adobe to Require New Epub DRM in July, Expects to Abandon Existing Users

February 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, DRM → 84 Comments

Update: Adobe has backed down.

When adobe-logoAdobe announced their new DRM a couple weeks ago some said that we would soon see compatibility issues with older devices and apps as Adobe forced everyone to upgrade.

At that time I didn’t think Adobe would make the mistake of cutting off so many existing readers, but now it seems that I could not have been more wrong on the issue.
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Can’t Read Your eBooks? Adobe’s New DRM Update Could be the Cause

January 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, DRM, Epub, software news → 10 Comments

Whenadobe-logo Adobe debuted their new Epub DRM last week some predicted that the new DRM would soon cause compatibility problems, and it looks like that prediction came true sooner than I would have liked.

There are several reports on Twitter this morning that a bug in the latest version of Adobe DE is wreaking havoc, with several users reporting that they have ebooks which could be downloaded to Adobe DE but not transferred over to an ebook reader (like the Nook, Aura, or PRS-T3):
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Adobe Releases New Epub DRM

January 22nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, DRM → 23 Comments

Rumors Adobe Digital Editionshave been circulating since at least October 2013 that Adobe was planning to release a new version of their DRM for Epub ebooks, and it looks like the rumors have come true. Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Digital Editions yesterday, and guess what?

The features page says that along with improved CSS support and better support for vertical languages (Japanese, for example), Adobe DE 3.0 also includes a new DRM which is described as now being “hardened and made more secure”.
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Adobe Reader for Android Updated With New Import/Export Options, Improved Search, and more

November 14th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, software news → No Comments

Adobe rolledadobe-logo out a major update to their Android app today with new features including one which makes me jealous of Samsung smartphone owners. The new stuff includes support for conversion (paid, sadly), better support for Android devices running on Intel chips, an improved file browser, and more.
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Adobe Hack Was Much Worse than Previosuly Reported – 38 Million Accounts Affected

October 29th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe → No Comments

Remember adobe-logoearlier this month when Adobe revealed that someone had hacked the software giant’s servers and stolen info on 2.9 million customers? It turns out the leak was significantly larger – by over an order of magnitude, in fact.

Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security is now saying that the leak has impacted at least 38 million users, a group 13 times as large as previously announced. And that’s not all.
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Adobe’s Servers Were Hacked – Your eBookstore Accounts Might be Affected

October 7th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, DRM, Hacking → 5 Comments

adobe-logoIf you got an email from Adobe this weekend with a subject line that mentioned something about a password, I suggest that you take it seriously.

That email wasn’t a phishing attempt or some attempt to trick you; Adobe revealed late last week that they had suffered a security breach which affected up to 2.9 million customer accounts:
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Adobe Reader Launches on Windows Phone 8

June 3rd, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Adobe, software news → 1 Comment

adobe-logoI have some good news for the 4 or 5 dozen people in the world with a Windows smartphone.

Adobe has just announced a new  Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8. It’s based on Adobe Reader 10.1, so it’s a couple generations behind the latest desktop apps, but it is still better than a kick in the head.
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