Fixing Missing “Articles from Pocket” from Library Menu in Kobo Aura

When I bought Kobo Aura eReader, I could not find Pocket from the Library Menu. It turns out that for Kobo aura from Japan, the firmware is set with different affiliate. Changing the affiliate solves the problem.

These are the steps:

  1. Connect Kobo using USB to PC
  2. Go to the hidden folder “.kobo”
  3. Inside that folder, there is a text file called “affiliate.conf”
  4. Change the value from Rakuten to KoboIndigo

Reference:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231827

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Fixing box error sync problem for package files in Mac OS X

I have been using Box Sync with Mac OS X for quite some time and recently I encountered some issues with syncing. I began to use some software like Scrivener and Omnigrafle that save the files as package files (which is a folder). However, Box Sync currently does not support this. The error message is shown in the figure below.

errorsyncbox-4

The website suggested to save the file either as flat file or compressed zip file. Omnigraflle supports flat file saving, but scrivener still gives an issue. And zipping the files everytime I finish using scrivener is not something I want to do. So resolve to the following steps.

  1. write a small script to zip the file (or folder?).
  2. Use Lingon 3 from Mac App store to schedule running the script periodically.

The package files still cannot sync with Box.net, but now the zip file sync. So you can always unzip it to restore it somewhere else.