Linked by Cymro on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:35 UTC
Apple It's the most hyped device of the moment, a device that nobody has laid eyes on without an NDA death-grip. While rumour and speculation escalate (sometimes giving way to apathy), little has leaked out of Cupertino. But nobody seems to be asking whether this tablet thing will be successful or not.
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I hope it has ebook capabilities ...
by WorknMan on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 01:20 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Being visually impaired, I am a rather big fan of ebooks and their variable font sizes. I think the Kindle did a lot to really get the ebook scene off the ground, but I'm hoping that Apple's device (assuming it supports ebooks) will have an even bigger impact. Since the device is going to come from Apple, you know there will be iTards lined up around the block on launch day no matter how good the device is, so I'm hoping that if Apple opens their own ebook store, it'll be enough to convince more publishers to get on board.

Right now, it's fairly simple to crack the DRM on Amazon's Kindle ebooks, and I expect it won't be any different with Apple's either, so then you could use an app like Calibre to load your DRM-free ebooks purchased from Amazon and Apple on whatever device you want ;)

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You kidding? If Apple does open their own Ebook store they'll most likely use a version of the Fairplay DRM they already have. So far I haven't seen too many ways to crack that one, if you know of one do tell please as I'd like to de-DRM some movies I have.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I haven't looked into specifics, but I know it's possible. Just Google: apple crack movie drm.

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