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.
Consultants and support techs take note — the MacTech Boot Camp conferences are upon us, with the Dallas and Boston events within the next month. Read on for special discounts for TidBITS readers!
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.
Jeff Tolbert performs his latest take on GarageBand with a double album of old favorites and new crowd-pleasers. If you’re a GarageBand user, you can learn more with “Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand ’11” and “Take Control of Recording with GarageBand ’11.”
Disappointed by the loss of Google’s Browse By Name capability in Firefox 4, Adam set out to re-enable it. Along the way, he figured out how to add Browse By Name to Google Chrome and Safari 5 as well. Read on for instructions!
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.
Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 7.2, Boot Camp 3.2 Update for MacBook Pro (early 2011), and ChronoSync 4.2/ChronoAgent 1.2.
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.