Reading an e-book? Turn on the wifi!

In my last video tutorial, I did a demo on loading e-books with Adobe DRM onto an iOS device with the Bluefire Reader app. I’ve been extremely pleased with the app in the month or so that I’ve been using it (aside from its shockingly slow load times), so I was happy to recommend it. Today, however, I hit my first real roadblock in using it – I went through the library checkout process late last night and loaded my ebook into the app on my iPod. When I tried to open up the ebook to read it this morning, however, I was greeted with this message:

Thus, I was foiled in my attempts to read while away from the gentle comforts of wifi. This isn’t a problem with the Bluefire app specifically, more a problem with Adobe DRM in general. Unfortunately, it seems hell-bent on locking you out of the content you’ve obtained, unless you authorize it the application you want to use it in first.

So before you start reading, make sure you’re connected to the internet and launch the app first. Opening it up in Digital Editions is not enough to authorize it.

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