Maccast 2010.06.06

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 304. Apple international iPad launch a success. iBookstore open to self publishers. AT&T backpedals on iPad data plans. Apple TV take 3? Google goes Mac. New OS X attacks raise security concerns. Rumor summary on eve of WWDC. Are the Foxconn suicides an epidemic? eBook editing and management apps. Review: Navigon MyRegion. Removing 3rd party contextual menu items. Learning keyboard shortcuts.

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  1. Jake Taylor | Jun 06 2010 - 10:04

    Hello there, I have been listening to the Maccast since I got my G4 many years back. First time been here and a bit disappointed I cannot listen to the audio clip as I don’t have Flash. On my iPad. Is it meant to be irony? Maybe I’ll stick to the podcast on my iPhone.

    Keep up the good work



  2. Jeff Miller | Jun 07 2010 - 12:44

    I have played around a lot with ePub creation to take web and other content into ePub format. I also get some books in Doc format for review which I first convert to ePub to read on my iPad.

    As you noted the tools available aren’t very good and certainly none that have a good Mac experience. Most of the free tools are open source and available on multiple platforms which is a good thing for the most part – but they suffer from not being very complete. Of the free ones available Sigil is the best for actual creation and editing. There is also eCub which will take html pages and graphics and is fairly easy to use. Though any editing must be done before hand. Plus I had problems with eCub created books with iBooks in that it threw a bunch of errors. Not sure if it was eCub or iBooks fault. Though when I processed an eCub created ePub book and then ran it through Calibre the problems were fixed.

    I hope someone in the awesome Mac software community creates an ePub creator and also a good ePub viewer for the Mac. Stanza is really lacking when it comes to viewing of eBooks and calibre is pretty clunky at doing the same. I do like the ePub format and the fact that all it is is a zipped folder with html and other content.