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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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Saturday Night Live Skewers iPhone 5 Tech Blog Coverage

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We’re not sure what’s more amazing about this Saturday Night Live sketch from last week: that the bit is funny, or that it pokes fun at Apple products and the entire industry in a way that doesn’t reflexively rely on lazy rumors or reporting. In it, bloggers from CNET, Wired, and Gizmodo are interviewed about the iPhone 5’s problems such as the new Maps app, lens flare when taking photos of the sun, being too thin and light, and susceptibility to scratches. Count on a trio of guests to put them in their place. (Our apologies to international readers since Hulu isn’t available in other countries. You may be able to find a copy on YouTube or other video sharing sites before NBC has it removed.)favicon follow link


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David Vereschagin  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-10-15 09:49
Link to Hulu works only in the US.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-10-15 10:12
Yes, that's unfortunately true. You can try searching for the video on YouTube and other video services - try "iPhone 5 SNL".
Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2012-10-15 13:00
David Vereschagin  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-10-15 19:03
“ "SNL iPhone..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by NBC Universal.”

* Sigh *
Ken Powell  2012-10-15 21:25
On YouTube, search for saturday night live iphone5. It's a really wonderful piece...

It is a funny piece. Better to find it on Youtube anyway, you can watch without the annoying ads from hulu's version.
Ken Braly  2012-10-16 17:58
It's on the NBC site