Archiv der Kategorie: Sonstiges

Datenschutz Made in Lienz

Stellen Sie sich vor, die Festplatte ihres ehemaligen Computers (was auch immer darauf war) taucht bei einem Fachhändler als Gebrauchtware zum Verkauf wieder auf. Ja, das gibt es in Lienz ! Man sollte vom Experten dann zumindest verlangen können dass keine Ihrer Daten darauf vorzufinden sind. Die Betonung liegt auf „sollte“…

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Install Android 5 (alias L(ollipop) on Nexus 5 with OTA-Image

Recently Google started to deploy Android 5 for Nexus-Devices – also as an OTA-Image (Over the Air). This method of updating does NOT delete your data on the phone. But it may take some time until you get the official OTA-Update. You can get it earlier ! The following How-to describes how to install it manually 🙂

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Netflix ohne Silverlight unter Fedora Linux 19 (&20) – HTML5-Player

Netflix funktioniert unter Linux (Fedora 19 & 20) im HTML5-Modus tadellos – das Prinzip lässt sich auch unter Windows anwenden und schont den Akku gegenüber dem Silverlight-Player ! 5 Minuten Arbeit, die sich lohnen !

Das Prinzip:

  • Google Chrome Browser 37+ (aktuelle stable oder Beta/Developer-Release)
  • libnss3 installieren
  • User-Agent-Switcher Add-on für Chrome
  • Netflix-Settings ändern

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Kindle: View notes/clippings on your PC

View your notes/clippings on your computer

  • Visit http://kindle.amazon.com and LogIn
  • Select the book
  • on the right side of screen you will see something like:
    You have 0 highlighted passages
    You have 1 note

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The manual way…

  • connect your Kindle to your computer via USB (mass storage)
  • in /documents on your Kindle you will find a file named My_clippings.txt

 

Amazon Kindle & Linux… and how to remove DRM

Kindle and Linux

There are useful tools around to handle your Amazon Kindle:

  • calibre – a nice piece of software to manage your books (library) on your kindle. This tool also converts and sends books to your device. The all in one solution. It is extremely expendable with Plug-Ins (also for removing DRM)
  • ebook-convert and other commandline-tools (gets installed with calibre)
    example: ebook-convert filename.cbz filename.epub

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Removing DRM with Python tool

  1.  What you need: Python on your system – just try „python“ in CLI. If Python is missing in your distro install it – e.g. in Ubuntu by „sudo apt-get install python“
  2. The MobiDeDRM Scripts – http://nyquil.org/uploads/MobiDeDRM.zip
  3. If you buy a book from Amazon you normally get a „Book.azw“-File…
  4. … the next steps:
  • python kindlepid.py XXXXXXXXXXX“ where XXXXXXXXXXXX is your 16-character Serial (get your serial from your Kindle Systeminformation – Settings/Device information). The Terminal window will return something like Mobipocked PID for Kindle serial# XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is Z1QFCDQ*74. That “Z1QFCDQ*74” string is what you need.

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  • Now all you have to do to remove the DRM from the .AZW file is:
    python mobidedrm.py Book-Title.azw Book-Title.mobi YourMobiPocketKEY
    In a minute or so you should have a DRM-free MobiPocket book you can later convert in any other format you like. If that doesn’t work, try
    python mobidedrm2.py Book-Title.azw Book-Title.mobi YourMobiPocketKEY

 

Sources and more information:

  • https://www.facebook.com/notes/unix/remove-drm-from-amazon-kindles-ebooks-using-linux/293892687293406
  • http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/drm-removal-tools-for-ebooks/
  • http://www.heise.de/open/artikel/Toolbox-E-Book-Verwaltung-mit-Calibre-2038084.html

 

Sources for free eBooks

  • http://www.gutenberg.org/
  • Torrent