December 28, 2015
“I have a Kindle and my mom was kind enough to buy me a book she knew I wanted on iTunes without discussing it. She didn’t know they’re not compatible. I don’t have anything to read an iBook on. Is it possible to remove the DRM? I tried apprenticealf’s tools for calibre and it didn’t help me at all.
It really is a bummer that when I do have a legally paid for ebook I can’t even read it…” – From reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/ebooks/comments/1ljvi2/ibooks_and_drm_removal/)
This is where Digital Rights management (DRM) or put more plainly, copy-protection, becomes a buge nuisance. If you buy an iBook from iBook store, the ePub file contains DRM that keeps us from reading the eBook on anything but Apple devices and software. That clearly doesn’t work if I want to read the iBook with other software.
By searching iBook related topic on Google, I found the most one we are talking is that iBook DRM protection. It prevents us reading iBooks more convenient. As an iBook lover, I also want to bypass the iBook DRM protection and read the iBooks everywhere, like Amazon Kindle, Nook Tablet or my Android phone. Here I want to share my experience on how to decrypt the iBook DRM protection and convert iBook ePub files to other common eBook formats.
Firstly, we should remove the DRM from iBooks. I chose TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac (http://www.tuneskit.com/ibook-copy-mac.html), which is a smart and unique iBook DRM removal tool in the market currently. Now I’m a big fan of this powerful application.
You should download and install this application on your Mac at first. This app only works with Mac OS X 10.8 or above and you need to install the newest iTunes version as well. It will work with iTunes together to bypass the iBook DRM.
Yes, the layout of this Mac app is clear, and it’s very easy to use. Just add iBook ePub files to the program by clicking “Add Files” button or directly dragging and dropping the ePub files. Then start to strip iBook DRM protection by easily clicking “Convert” button.
Secondly, to read the ePub files on other eReaders or eReader software, I have to convert the ePub files to other formats, because the ePub format is not compatible with many devices like Kindle. Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) is a well-known eBook converter freeware on the network.
Calibre is the best e-Book manager & Converter tool for Mac, Windows and Linux. It can convert e-books from format to format. Calibre supports the input formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT. The output formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, SNB, TCR, TXT.
Choose the OS X version for your Mac, then install it.
Launch the Calibre freeware on your Mac, and Add TunesKit generated ePub files, then choose the eBook Converter panel on Calibre. Set output settings and choose the right format you want to convert to. Finally, click “OK” to start converting ePub files to other formats.
After the conversion done, you can transfer the DRM free iBook ePub files everywhere you want.
December 22, 2015
December 3, 2015
While the ebook trial may seem like old news now, the case is not yet finally settled. Apple was found guilty of anticompetitive behavior in its ebooks pricing and practices back in 2013, and lost a subsequent federal court appeal – despite some judges expressing sympathy with Apple’s position.
A group of authors and booksellers have filed a motion in the US asking for the […] decision against Apple’s role in a 2010 conspiracy to fix the price of e-books to be overturned […]
The Authors Guild, along with Authors United, the American Booksellers Association, and Barnes & Noble filed an “amicus brief” in the US which asserts that the government’s focus on Apple’s “allegedly anti-competitive activities” was “misplaced” …
November 28, 2015
Since the new Apple TV launched last month, one notably missing app has been Amazon Video. There’s been a lot of speculation as to what the reasoning for the unexplained absence, with some accusing Apple of blocking Amazon from launching the app on tvOS and others accusing Amazon of not developing for the platform as to encourage users to use its own Fire TV products. Now, however, it looks like Amazon is planning to release a tvOS app after all…
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October 30, 2015
Following through on a threat made earlier this month, Amazon has pulled all Apple TV hardware from its online stores, regardless of whether it was being sold by Amazon directly or third-party vendors in Amazon’s Marketplace. The removal coincides with today’s official release of the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple’s first model to launch with an App Store full of third-party apps.
Amazon notified third-party merchants that it planned to remove both Apple TVs and Google’s Chromecasts from its listings, claiming an interest in reducing “consumer confusion” over streaming media players that don’t “interact well with Prime Video,” Amazon’s streaming video service. Apple TV and Chromecast pages currently lead to 404 Document Not Found error pages, while attempts to search for the products now redirect to Amazon’s own Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, PlayStation TV, and a collection of off-brand alternatives. Certain Apple TV accessories remain available for purchase, however…
October 7, 2015
October 1, 2015
If you’re looking to buy an Apple TV online, you may need to look somewhere other than Amazon in the very near future. A new report from Bloomberg claims that an internal email at indicates the retailer will block sales of Apple’s streaming device because it doesn’t support Amazon Prime Video.
September 25, 2015
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Having previously challenged Apple’s iPads and Apple TVs with rivals called Fire and Fire TV, Amazon today debuted a series of new Fire tablets and Fire TV media streamers at remarkably aggressive price points. Led by the new $49.99 7″ Fire tablet, the Fire tablets aim to dramatically undercut iPads on price, while the $99.99 4K Fire TV and its siblings were designed to leapfrog new and old Apple TVs with specific features… expand full story
September 8, 2015
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According to recent data released by Parks Associates, Apple TV currently is the fourth most popular streaming media device based on 2014 sales, down from third place in 2013. Roku, according to the data, is the most popular streaming media device manufacturer with 34 percent of the market, while Google’s Chromecast accounted for 23 percent of sales.
Amazon may have been Apple’s target when it unveiled its iBooks Store alongside the iPad in 2010, but the digital retail giant’s latest move is helping fulfill Steve Jobs’ vision of a web without Flash. Amazon Advertising issued an update to its technical guidelines today declaring that it will stop accepting Flash-based ads starting next month. Adobe cited “recent browser setting updates from Google Chrome, and existing browser settings from Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari” that interfere with displaying Flash ads. expand full story
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