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TidBITS#1072/11-Apr-2011

Adam is on an explanation jag this week, leading off with coverage of how a recent update to the iBooks app enables it to open EPUB files from apps like Safari, Mail, and Dropbox. Then he turns his attention to how to add Google’s Browse By Name feature to Google Chrome and Safari. And in his ongoing series about Gmail, he looks at the most useful Gmail Labs extensions to Google’s Web-based email service. In other news, the MacTech Boot Camp conferences are fast approaching (TidBITS readers can save $200 on registration!), and we’re pleased to announce a pair of Take Control ebooks about GarageBand ’11. Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 7.2, Boot Camp 3.2 Update for MacBook Pro (early 2011), and ChronoSync 4.2 and ChronoAgent 1.2.

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iBooks Now Opens EPUB Files Directly

A change in a recent version of iBooks has given the app the capability to open EPUB files directly from Safari, Mail, and apps like Dropbox. This makes moving EPUB files into iBooks far easier than before, both for individuals and publishers.

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Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 3: Gmail Labs

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. In this third of a multi-part series, he looks at how Google engineers have extended Gmail in a wide variety of optional — but sometimes very helpful — ways.

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ExtraBITS for 11 April 2011

Along with an announcement of Adam’s upcoming MUG meeting in Denver, we have a pair of podcasts for your listening pleasure this week, with Joe Kissell talking about Mac maintenance on the Tech Night Owl Live and Matt Neuburg joining a MacJury to celebrate the iPad’s birthday.