Tag Archives: ebooks

How to open (non-DRM) iBooks without an iPad or iPhone

iTunes can do a lot of things. You can buy media (like music or movies) and play them. But when it comes to books, you’ll find you can buy them, but can’t open them with iTunes. If you believe Apple’s own documentation, you can apparently only open iBooks on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch [...]
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How to Borrow Kindle eBooks from the Library

Up until this week, library users who checked out ebooks did not have the option of reading those books on any of Amazon’s Kindle devices or apps. That’s all changed, thanks to a nationwide roll-out by Amazon to over 11,000 libraries in the US. Unlike checking out a book with Adobe Digital Editions, the process [...]
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Open ePub files on your iOS device without syncing

I’ve previously detailed how you can transfer ePub files to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes and USB syncing, but what if you’re away from your computer or don’t want to deal with the hassle of working with files? Thanks to this article by Adam Engst at Tidbits, you can now use your [...]
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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. [...]
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How to get and read eBooks from the library

Just like with paper books, your local public library is a great source for free ebooks and other digital content. Unfortunately, thanks to strong digital rights management by the publishers of these books, the process for obtaining and reading ebooks can be difficult and confusing. In this video, I’ll go over the specifics of how [...]
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