iBooks Textbooks are exclusively for iBookstore, Apple’s own format

Meanwhile iBooks Author should have been installed on many Macs and aspiring authors should arrive no later than when exporting to Apple’s terms of use in contact: The application may only be created in the iBookstore to be sold.

Actually, it was expected, since Apple is a hardware manufacturer: Apple’s software is used to in order to sell hardware. This is especially true for an application such as iBooks Author, which is distributed free of charge. For the terms, conditions are even relatively generous, because who wants to distribute books free of charge, can do this and the title should of course be sold in other eBookstore, just not in the iBooks format. However, Apple will not provide software to create for the competition. Currently, however, does not support the other iBooks Reader format.

iBooks are basically in the ePub format, but use ePub 3 with some extensions. ePub 3 is currently supported by only a few eBook readers, even those who decided to publish a book dummy text and uses the Apple templates without interactive widgets to be reckoned with smears in the presentation. The free iBooks are not protected by DRM or encrypted, it would quickly give viewers, as well as in ePub 3 builds on Apple’s variant (X) HTML. Anyone who wishes to remain compatible with other viewers should also export a PDF.

For those that need authoring software, which are designed to work with various platforms, must wait to see what will respond Adobe or other software manufacturers to Apple. The only relevant alternative for textbook publishers who want to create interactive books is Amazon with the KF8 format (Kindle Fire 8). KF8 also uses in HTML5, but is not identical with ePub 3.

Apple’s YouTube-Video: “The textbook. Reinvented for iPad.”


NeO – Organize and outline ideas and projects.

Publisher’s Description
NeO is a powerful outliner built for MacOS X. Using NeO, you can efficiently manage and organize pieces of information. NeO supports basic outliner facilities, such as creating, moving, sorting, grouping, combining and gathering items.

System Requirements
NeO requires a Mac OS X 10.5 or later. (Intel / PPC)

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Microsoft Office goes to 2011


Microsoft Office 2011 is available for the Mac OS X also, and now Microsoft decided to release it to manufacturers (RTM), this means that the work Office for Mac 2011 has been finalized and now it has been shipped to manufacturers. Office Mac 2011 contains lots of new and improved applications along with a new revamped user interface. Office for Mac 2010 comes with support for co-authoring and offers you the possibility to connect with Microsoft services such as Office Web Apps, SkyDrive and SharePoint.

In Office 2011 for Mac we will find the Outlook for Mac with the Ribbon interface and it contains lots of new tools that you can use to create professional projects and documents. Office 2011 for Mac comes packed with all the Office suites of applications. The Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac RTM Release version is and it already has been leaked on torrents along with serial keys. The Office for Mac2011 Standard comes packed with the most popular Office applications for Mac OS X computers such as Excel 2011, Word 2011, Outlook 2011, PowerPoint 2011. Outlook 2011 should be used instead of Messenger for Mac 8, Document Connection for Mac, Entourage, Communicator for Mac, Remote Desktop Connection For Mac.

As you know and as it the case with the Office 2010 for Windows you don’t need to enter any product keys for the Volume Licensing edition of the Office 2011 for Mac. Office 2011 for Mac has been released as a 32bit (x86) and it comes in multiple languages : English, French, Italian, German, Danish, Spanish, Norwegian, German, Japanese, Swedish, Polish and Russian. Another thing that you should know is that Microsoft offers you the possibility to upgrade freely to Office 2011 for Mac, but only if you already own the Office 2008 for Mac. This offer is available from August 1st and it expires on the 30th of November 2010.
Download now the free Microsoft Office 2011 Update: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads/update2011 It is just available for Microsoft Office 2008 Users.
Here are some Screenshots of Microsoft Office 2011. Check It Out!

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Sidenote – The notes always by your side

About Sidenote
With Side note, you can simply create multiple notes. Here, tucked discreetly Side note on the right or left edge desktop and only appears when you move your mouse over the corresponding location. If you want to use permanently Side note, can you look at it on the screen “Pin”and it is permanently visible.
The different notes can be reached easily via a drop-down menu.

System Requirements
Sidenote requires at least Mac OS X 10.4

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Version: Sidenote 1.7.3