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As David Pogue points out, O'Reilly Press is offering a number of its Missing Manual books for 50% off through January 3rd, with no DRM and lifetime access downloads and updates. Those looking for last minute Christmas gifts for slightly less tech-savvy relatives may want to check it out. Among the titles on sale:
- iPhone: The Missing Manual by David Pogue for $9.99
- iPod: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer for $8.99
- iPad 2: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer for $9.99
- Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual by David Pogue for $13.99

Article Link: Missing Manual Ebooks Available for 50% off Through January 3rd
 

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Yes. OReilly provides ePubs without DRM that work in iBooks.

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Ivan P

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Are these ebooks (or any non-pdf book files) ibooks compatible?

If you look through a few links on their website, you can download it as an ePub file, which is the same as what iBooks uses. You simply add the file into iTunes, sync with your device, and it should show up in the Books section of iBooks :)
 
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ombrenelcielo

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Are these guides on how to use the iStuff?
Are they any helpful/do they contain any information at all?
 
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Mr. Chewbacca

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Just do it!

I got the one for lion a while back (full price) VERY worth it!!!

The Mac has so many features that I didnt even know about.. features I would have been willing to pay money for!! From the small short cuts to the big WOW things. This is like getting a bunch of amazing "new" features for the Mac!! Awesome buy.


If you have an iPad I reccomend using it on that. you can take notes or highlight sections and refer back to them quickly in ibooks.
 
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Richdmoore

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I think they are discounted, 16.99 for the lion book, 11.99 for the others (I think.) Still, not as good as direct, but I guess it's because apple takes 30% of in app sales.

I recall that part of the agreement was rumored to be that you had to sell books on the ibook store at the same price as the kindle store, but they are not doing it in this case.
 
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ValerieMac

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I read a few pages of the Mac OS X Lion guide using Amazon "Look Inside" feature. The book seems well written and illustrated. It covers topics like iCloud and Mission Control. Looks like a keeper.

Val
 
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Joe-Diver

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I read a few pages of the Mac OS X Lion guide using Amazon "Look Inside" feature. The book seems well written and illustrated. It covers topics like iCloud and Mission Control. Looks like a keeper.

Val

I have the Tiger one...yeah, they're a keeper. There's nothing else out there on the OS I've found.

However, Darwin does have man pages. (BSD)
 
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pagansoul

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I purchased both the Missing Manual for iPad (sale price $9.99) and Kindle Fire: Out of the Box (sale price $1.49). Both are very good so far.
 
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