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See All Your Books in iBooks

The iBooks app for iOS lets you assign your books to different collections, but does not have any obvious way for you to see all of your books, regardless of the collection you have put them in. There is, however, a workaround that can show you just about all of your books at once: reveal the search field at the top of any collection in iBooks and type a single space into that field.

With this search, iBooks lists all of the books that have a space either in the title of the book or in the author's name. Other than the rare book that has a one-word title and a single-name author, you end up with a list of all of your books.

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Michael E. Cohen

 
 

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18-May-09

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Maperture Pro 1.2 from Ubermind expands the geotagging features of the company's free Maperture plug-in for Aperture, Apple's professional photo management application. Maperture Pro can import tracklog data from many GPS devices, add altitude information, customize keywords, and copy and paste geotag data. Also available in this pro version is reverse geotagging, a feature that can take an image location and add other metadata (populating fields such as City and State, for example). ($39.95 new, 15.6 MB).

Smart Scroll 3.0 from Marc Moini is the latest version of the document scrolling utility. Major changes include a new Hover Scroll feature for Cocoa applications that enables users to scroll by pointing to the top or bottom edge of a window, added trigger options for Grab Scroll, and a new lift-fingers-to-coast trackpad option for Super Scroll. Also new are application-specific settings, an updated Preferences pane, a handful of bug fixes, and support for Mac OS X 10.5.7, Safari 4, Camino 2, and Firefox 3.5 beta. ($19 new, free update, 2.4 MB).

Adobe Reader 9.1.1 and Acrobat Pro and Standard 9.1.1 from Adobe are security and stability updates to the longstanding PDF software. Both updates address a critical vulnerability that could cause either application to crash and enable an attacker to take over the affected system. (Free updates, Reader/Acrobat: 2.2/4.5 MB)

Things 1.1.2 from Cultured Code is a maintenance update to the Getting Things Done-inspired task manager. New to this version is increased AppleScript support, a revamped task-delegating system, revised keyboard shortcuts, an enhanced syncing mechanism, and improved software update capabilities. Also, several issues have been addressed including a display bug that occurred when entering long notes or titles in lists that contained few actual to-dos, and a problem with overdue items being unable to be moved to another day's Next list. ($49.95 new, free update, 4.5 MB).

 

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