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


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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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Open ePub files on your iOS device without syncing


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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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A guide to AT&T freebies


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With the release of the iPhone on Verizon, it seems that AT&T is doing all it possibly can to keep its customers from jumping ship. But unless AT&T has contacted you directly, you might not be aware of all the freebies you can get. In this post, I’ve rounded up these deals and just what [...]
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How to remove the iPhone’s new “tamper-resistant” screw


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If you’ve taken your iPhone 4 in for service at the Apple store, you may have gotten it back with 2 new pieces of hardware that were changed unbeknownst to you. Though the iPhone 4 originally shipped with standard Phillips #00 screws, they’ll replace them with an obscure type called a pentolobular screw if you [...]
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How to get and read eBooks from the library


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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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All about iOS 4.1


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Hot on the heels of Apple’s Fall announcements is the release of iOS 4.1. For most users, there’s mainly incremental changes that fold in the new Ping and TV show rental features of iTunes 10. The biggest change (only for owners of the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod Touch) is the addition of the [...]
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When to buy Apple gadgets


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Yesterday was Apple’s big annual iPod event, and like many other current iPod owners, I watched with a certain degree of envy as Steve Jobs announced new iPods Shuffle, Nano, and Touch. It’s the all-too familiar gadget buyer’s dilemma – when is the right time for me to buy into a product? Am I going [...]
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How to Turn Off Facebook Places


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As it has been much rumored to do, Facebook has just introduced a new feature called Facebook Places. Based on my reading of their blog post, it works pretty much just like their competitors at Gowalla and Foursquare – when you go somewhere you can “check in” so people in your network will know where [...]
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How to not make phone calls with a mobile phone (huh?)


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In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson has a very interesting take on the changing nature of cell phone use. Rather than making voice calls, most people are using a variety of asynchronous forms of communication to get in touch with one another. Social networking tools, texting, and instant messaging allow us to remain in “constant, [...]
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How to turn off geotagging on your photos


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Cell phones and cameras go together naturally, and when paired with social media services like Twitter, it’s become incredibly easy for us to share our lives with our loved ones. The problem comes when we unknowingly share more than we’re aware of. Nearly all digital photos contain metadata, which is information about the photo. Usually, [...]
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