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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

 
 

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DRM to force repurchasing -- Digital rights management (DRM) is intended to be a hindrance to illegal copying, but it also obstructs honest consumers' capabilities to use the media they purchase legally. For example, when moving from one DVD encoding region to another (such as from the United States to Australia), you may need to repurchase DVDs that work in players of the new region. (6 messages)

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In-house Radio Transmitters -- One way to broadcast music throughout the house (aside from very large speakers, of course) is to connect a radio transmitter to your Mac, which can pass its signal along to any radio within range. Readers look at several options. (7 message)

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Cloning old OS 9 disk with Panther upgrade -- When upgrading an old PowerBook G3 to Mac OS X, what's the best way of preserving Mac OS 9 as both a backup and a bootable volume? (8 messages)

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