Syncing books to Kindle devices and apps

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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You have one of Amazon’s Kindle ebook readers as well as the Kindle app on an iOS device. When you purchase a Kindle ebook from Amazon, it syncs beautifully between devices—you read to page 212 on one device and when you pick up the other, it asks if you’d like to move to that page on the device you’re currently using.

But suppose you’re picked up an Amazon-compatible ebook from a different site—Project Gutenberg, for example? If you load such a file on a couple of devices you’ll find that they don’t sync. Unless you know the trick that I demonstrate in this video.

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Wirelessly browse your Mac's files from your iOS device

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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It's a common enough scenario. Your chock-full-of-files Mac is in the downstairs office. You're flat-backed on the couch upstairs with your iPad. There's a file on that Mac that you'd dearly love on your iPad but the idea of trudging downstairs to retrieve it makes you tired. What to do?

This time only, trudge down to your Mac and set it up so that it shares files using the SMB protocol. Then download a copy of Stratopherix's $5 FileBrowser app. Watch the video to see how to put the two together.

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Easily encrypt drives in Mountain Lion

Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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You can use Disk Utility to encrypt removable drives to prevent other people from accessing your data, but that requires you to navigate Disk Utility’s many options, menus, and buttons. In Mountain Lion, the process is much easier, and in this week’s video, I show you how to do it. I also show you how to encrypt your Time Machine backup drives.

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Exporting uncompressed podcasts

A great many more podcasters than you might imagine care about the audio quality of their work. And because they do, some would prefer to export their podcasts as uncompressed files rather than exporting them in a compressed format and then converting them to yet another compressed format.

Regrettably, GarageBand—a tool used by many podcasters—doesn’t provide an obvious way to do that. But there is a way and in this short video I show you how it's done.

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Copying content to Android devices from a Mac

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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As a loyal Mac user it’s far more likely you’ll look toward an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad when considering a mobile device, but as Android tablets such as Google’s Nexus 7 become available for half the price of an iPad, some Mac users are going to cast an envious eye in their direction.

But given that iTunes doesn’t support these Android devices, how are you supposed to sync the content on your Mac to an Android phone or tablet? In under two minutes I show you how.

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