Apple announces iOS, OS X features, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro. Are you happy?

Apple held the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday as scheduled and had a bundle of announcements for its products, including upcoming changes to iOS.

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How to stay safe: Think before installing

Attacks that threaten Mac OS X may be few and far between but they still occur. One way to protect yourself is to stop to think before installing software.

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New Evernote now out

Evernote announced an update of their app some time ago. Now Evernote 5 is finally out.

Evernote 5 is now available for downloading.

Download the app from the Apple App store:Evernote - Evernote

You can also get it from the Evernote website. Also available are versions for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows, and Windows: Go to the Evernote download page

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Why Ehon is a great free epub book reader for OS X

I think I have a new favorite ebook reader for OS X. That, my friends, is Ehon. It’s meant to be a digital comic book reader and it’s a good one, too, able to open comics in CBR and CBZ formats.

Ehon is great for reading digital comic books. It’s also a fantastic ebook reader that supports epub.

But Ehon also supports epub files and there are a number of reasons why it makes a great ebook reader.

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The best free ebook readers for iOS

There are many great, free ebook readers for iOS. This is the bookshelf of the Apple’s iBooks app. (Photo from Apple.com)

Stanza seems to be running again since its “demise” about a year ago. Good thing, too, as it gives you more choices in reading books on iOS, though development on the app seems to be frozen up to now.

There are, of course, many ebook readers on the iOS app store for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad, including Apple’s very own iBooks app.

The following are some of the best, free ebook readers for iOS. Note that while the apps are free, many books need to be purchased from an ebook seller. Free books are available online on Project Gutenberg and other websites.

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Get tech ebooks from Microsoft for free

If your a big tech guy and want to grab some ebooks, here’s the page for you.

Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog by Eric released a huge, and I mean huge collection of Microsoft ebooks, including some on Sharepoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 2010, SQL Server 2010, and many more.

Hop on over to this page to see what free ebooks are available:

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Read CBR and CBZ (digital comics) using Ehon, free for OS X Mountain Lion

Looking for a free comic book reader for OS X Mountain Lion?

Ehon

Ehon comic reader. Image from Ehon website.

Ehon is a free and easy to use comic book reader and manager from Kaiju Software. As a digital comic book reader, Ehon supports the following file formats:

  • epub
  • PDF
  • CBR/RAR
  • CBZ/ZIP
  • image folders

Download Ehon on the Mac App Store here:

Ehon - Kaiju Software

The minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Intel-based Macs
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later (for Ehon’s Mac App Store version), which means it can be installed on Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion

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Download Apple’s iBooks Author (1.1 Update)

Without much fanfare, Apple updated the iBooks Author app a few days ago. Ok, granted the update is a minor one. But if you plan to use your Mac to create books for iOS, then download iBooks Author here (right, assuming you haven’t yet).

The iBooks Author app can be used to create books for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Download PDF to Epub Converter, Free for a Limited Time

Qixingshi Technology is offering it’s PDF to epub converter, called PDF T Epub Converter, as a free download on the Mac App Store.

The PDF to Epub Converter from Qixinshi Technology is free for a limited time on the Mac App Store.

The app is available for free for a limited time only. Regular price is USD 39.99 on the App Store for OS X. It is available for free until February 26, 2012.

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How to Read Epubs Using Adobe Digital Edition

Adobe Digital Editions is one of my favorite ebook readers for Mac OS X. It can read books in epub format and it is completely free.

Reading becomes easy using scrolling on your mouse or trackpad. You can set font sizes easily and add bookmarks.

Once you have it installed and setup, you can use it to open and read digital books in epub format, even many epubs that are digitally protected by DRM.

Read epubs using Adobe Digital Editions

So how do you open epubs using Adobe Digital Editions?

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