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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.

Submitted by
Michael E. Cohen

 
 

Take Control News/01-May-06

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50 Percent Off Spring Ebook Sale! Here in upstate New York, spring is in the air, we're back from vacation, and we're feeling lighthearted. For the next week (through 08-May-06), you can save 50 percent off any order of Take Control ebooks. Click the link below to start shopping and have the necessary coupon code applied automatically (look at the upper right of the first screen of the shopping cart). Remember that you'll save more with the sale than with any bundles, so it's best to order multiple ebooks from our catalog or to add them once you're in the shopping cart.

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Whether it's spring in your part of the world or not, if your Mac needs a spring cleaning, don't miss the savvy advice in "Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac," "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups," and "Take Control of Permissions in Mac OS X," all of which will help you run a trouble-free Mac. And, if you haven't tuned into our catalog lately, check out our other recent titles - "Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand," "Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac," "Take Control of iWeb" (pre-order, with the final draft available for reading while we finish editing and production), and the "Macworld Digital Photography Superguide."

 

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