Apple today launched a new update for iBooks for Mac, bringing it to version 1.0.1. The 14.7 MB update includes bug fixes and stability improvements for the app, which was originally released on October 22 alongside OS X Mavericks.

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Apple has also released two EFI firmware updates for the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros and a fix for the Mail app. The iBooks update, along with the other updates, can be downloaded via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store.

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Mahler12x Avatar
107 months ago
I gotta say, so much of what Apple's putting out lately, software wise, isn't feeling FINISHED. I don't know what's going on but it's kind of irritating. I've got a HUGE collection of books and I liked the old way of syncing with my iPad much better.

And why the hell is it taking so long for them to release the new iBooks app for iOS 7? I hope it means they're cooking up something good
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JohnDoe98 Avatar
107 months ago
Have they added the ability to edit metadata with this iBooks update? This is one of the reasons I reverted to Mountain Lion.

Nope. Still missing, dunno wtf is taking so long, seems like an obvious essential feature.
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yusukeaoki Avatar
107 months ago
For a second, I thought they were talking about the computer "iBook"
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LV426 Avatar
107 months ago
I gotta say, so much of what Apple's putting out lately, software wise, isn't feeling FINISHED. I don't know what's going on but it's kind of irritating. I've got a HUGE collection of books and I liked the old way of syncing with my iPad much better.

And why the hell is it taking so long for them to release the new iBooks app for iOS 7? I hope it means they're cooking up something good

Great idea for a fluffy-bunny world. Let's do stuff in half the time and make it FINISHED as well.

It reminds me of when my manager asks me to create a new product. I always tell him he can have something that's GOOD, CHEAP, or PRODUCED QUICKLY, and from that list he's allowed to choose two - and only two - items. Much stamping of feet usually follows.
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morespce54 Avatar
107 months ago
My guess is that collection syncing only works with books purchased from iBook Store because Apple doesn't offer "iTunes Match" equivalent for iBooks, unlike Google that allows you to upload your books to their cloud and access them from any device.
And that's a shame if you ask me.

I'm still trying to figure that whole iBooks thing. So basically, once you open iBooks (for Mac) for the first time, every PDF and ebooks you have in iTunes gets transfer to the iBooks app... Afterward, when you get back to iTunes, you just lose your iBooks section on the iTunes sidebar... So you think that, from now on, you must use iBooks instead of iTunes to sync your (non-iTunes) books and PDF to your iOS devices. But no, as it turn out, you still need to use iTunes to do that... So now you have to open your PDF/ebooks with iBooks, then go back to iTunes, make sure your iOS device is registered and available, then go top the book tab, select your newly added PDF/ebooks and sync your device. And you do this for each iOS device... And you must do this every time you add a new PDF or (non-iTunes) ebook (if you choose not the sync your whole iBooks library).

Seems to me like quite a lots of steps to sync PDF and it's a bit counter-intuitive. Why can't I just "save" my PDF or (non-iTunes) ebooks on my iCloud directly form iBooks, like any TextEdit document for example? Then I could just open them from any iOS device and they would always be in-sync.

That wouldn't be a "magical" solution but it seems to me that it would be quicker and in some ways, more logical.




I can't even start thinking what will happen if they ever decide to take out the music and videos files from iTunes....
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D.T. Avatar
107 months ago
I want to find the books in a location, where I can copy them for manual backup :-(


~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books

:cool:
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