Visual QuickStart Guide: iCloud
Author: Tom Negrino
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Price: US $24.99
195 pages
ISBN-10: 0-321-81410-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-81410-4

 

When Lion and iOS 5 were released, I timidly stepped into the Apple iCloud experience and began using some of its offerings. Although I still do not use all of the iCloud features, what I have chosen to enable has been through my own trial and error approach. For those of you that have not yet ventured into the iCloud, the iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide will definitely allow this to happen with ease.

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Take Control of Your iPad
Book Review

On January 11, 2012, in Book Review, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, by Elisa Pacelli

Take Control of Your iPad
Author: Tonya Engst
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Price: $15.00
170 pages, ebook-PDF format
ISBN: 9781615423989

 

Did you get a new iPad for the holidays? Congratulations! Still learning how to use this wonderful device? Make it easy on yourself and pick up a copy of Take Control of Your iPad (TCYi) by Tonya Engst.

I have a number of Take Control ebooks, and they all have one thing in common: the writers focus on one topic and they do it very well. In TCYi, Engst concisely, yet thoroughly (as well as humorously), explains the ins and outs of using an iPad running iOS5.

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iOSlicous
TechFan Podcast #60

On December 16, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Tim and David spend the entire episode on the iOS universe, with some recommendations on what to buy, and what NOT to buy, for our favorite handheld computing devices. 

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Book Creator for iPad App
Review

On October 20, 2011, in Apps, Book Review, iPad, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Book Creator for iPad
Price: $6.99
Red Jumper
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About ten years ago I started illustrating a series of children’s books by Mark Creech, a husband of a coworker. We shopped them around to publishers, created PDF ebooks, and made them available for purchase at Lulu.com. When the iBookstore came out I made it a goal to get these books converted for the store. However, this proved to be easier said than done. The books are heavy on layout with text intertwined in images and converting that to an ePub format was not an easy task. I tried  converting them in Pages, but that was not easy and I could not get the formatting correct. Not to mention the first attempt was rejected by Apple early this year. Ever since that first attempt I have been exploring other options, but had not found a solution until now. Enter Book Creator for iPad.

Book Creator for iPad is an app for your iPad that helps you create an ePub formatted book which can then be read in iBooks and (if accepted) sold in the iBookstore. When I found out about Book Creator I had to try it, and the developer provided me with the app. I was definitely hesitant. After all, this sounded too good (and too easy) to be true. At $6.99 would this app really do what it claims?

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We have a contest entry for the LogMeIn Ignition Giveaway!! And Suzé is back, and reviews the news reading app Zite. John Nemerovski reviews iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Second Edition from O’Reilly Media, and the Macbook Air Travel Express from SFBags. And Peter and Scott continue the topic of reading on the iPad, covering books and news reading apps this time.

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