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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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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 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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All you need to know about Simplenote


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Just type. Adam Pash at Lifehacker has put out this complete guide to Simplenote, but even that feels like more explanation than it needs. In short, it comes down to two words: Just. Type. Simplenote, for the uninitiated, is a web and iOS application that automatically stores all of your plain text and syncs it [...]
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Gear Guide: Using an iPhone or iPod Touch as a Computer Replacement


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With the release of iOS 4, iPhone and iPod Touch owners now have the option of pairing their devices with a Bluetooth keyboard. With rumors surfacing that Apple will soon make available a version of iWork for these devices, there’s definite potential for using these devices as an ultra mobile replacement for a computer. In [...]
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A guide to iOS 4 (not mine)


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Remember that iOS 4 guide that I was planning on finishing last week? As you can see, it hasn’t materialized, thanks in equal parts to some Final Cut issues and the realization that there are already about a million other videos on the same topic. This 10 minute guide by TiPB is one of the [...]
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How to Preserve an iPhone or iPod Touch Backup


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iTunes is a great way of managing our media and devices and leaving a lot of the more complex aspects behind the scenes. This works well a lot of the time, but every once in a while, there’s some things that leave a lot to be desired in terms of iTunes’ functionality. In this video, [...]
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