Thursday, December 26, 2013

Three Steps to Steal Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency, which was introduced in 2009 by pseudonymous developer “Satoshi Nakamoto”. There’re three main ways including exchanges, mining and online services to get Bitcions.

Although with a very powerful encryption method such as encrypting your emails using the GNU Privacy Guard, it’s frequently revealed by the media that Bitcoins have been stolen. How does the digital theft work? As the owner of Bitcoins, the more details you know, the better you can protect your own property. Put simply, this stealing process includes the following steps: copying the keys, laundering money and changing money.

1.Copying the Keys

Bitcoin has a public ledger system which called the blockchain. It keeps track of an ever-expanding list of addresses and how many units of Bitcoin are at those addresses. By checking out the private cryptographic key, it confirms whether or not you’re the owner of Bitcoins. So, for thieves, it’s necessary to get the private keys.

They attacked online services which store the private keys for a mass of users and copied the database of private keys. Then they could control Bitcoins at these addresses under the circumstance of not moving them by the original owners.

2.Laundering Money

This is a key step to shifting Bitcoins from the original owners. Blockchain has a public record to which address the Bitcoins were transferred next, but for the moment, it’s not very useful for capturing the thieves, because Bitcoins is anonymous. With technological improvements, some clues the thieves left behind will be detected someday.

Laundering Bitcoin is done with “tumbler”, which randomly crisscross your Bitcoins with other users’ Bitcoins so that you get a clean address. Note that the whole process is operated as described below.

①The thief must transfer his stolen Bitcoins to a new address by the tumbler. He creates a new account firstly.
②The tumbler makes a note for him to transfer the same amount of Bitcoins from other users to the new address.
③There’s a clear path from the original owner’s address, so the tumbler doesn't make the transfer right away.
④Some time later, all his Bitcoins will transfer into his new address in the form of a small amount every time. It doesn't attract people’s attention like this.
⑤Because the tumbler is only accessible through the anonymizing Tor network, it’s hard for police to find any trace of the thief.

3.Changing Money

Now the thief has got clean Bitcoins. Owing to the fact that many places don’t accept Bitcoins, the thief has to convert his Bitcoins to real money. To find a rich buyer who just wants to get a discount and doesn't care about the thief's identity. It’s necessary to exchange as long as several months for safety.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 10 Christmas Gifts 2013

With Christmas approaching, everywhere is filled with Christmas cheer, it’s a good time to express our most cordial love and finest blessing. How to choose appropriate gifts for those we love? Well, electronic gifts are a good choice. Not only because it’s a creative digital product, but because it helps people to get more information and get ahead of themselves in some fields. Actually, digital gadgets can greatly enhance and support our digital lifestyles, then enrich our spiritual world. Below you will find, in no particular order, the electronic gifts we believe will find their way onto Santa’s sleigh this year.

1.Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon’s Paperwhite which features an easy to use touch screen, thinner and clear reading with a white background makes an ideal Xmas gift, the recipient gets a huge range of free classic eBooks and has access to the largest bookstore that features over 2 million titles. It’s suitable for children and book-lovers.

2.Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire has been simplifying reading for a few years now, but Kindle Fire HD takes the e-Reader to another level. It’s much faster than the previous version and features a stunning HD display. It suits someone who likes reading and watching TV just fine.

3.Google Nexus (7/10)

Google Nexus (7/10) comes loaded with all favorite Google apps – like Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts and Google Now, which are designed for the cloud, everything is simple and works seamlessly across other devices. It’s very cost-effective and suits a person with comprehensive requirements.

4.iPad Air & iPad Mini

Whether it’s the full-blown Air or the Mini, Apple’s tablets come with all the trimmings like a gorgeous retina display. It’s a good fit for trendsetters.

5.Galaxy Tab 3 - Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - Kids is gaining popularity and could be an ideal gift for children this Xmas. There’s also another version of the device that has been specifically built for young children to use.

6.PS4 & Xbox One & Wii U

Three hot game consoles always occupy important positions in game players' hearts. If you want to send a Xmas gift to him, oh well, then you can consider one of hot game consoles. Read More: PS4 vs. Wii U vs. Xbox One: Which to buy?

7.Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear 

The headset is very suitable for music enthusiasts. Its sophisticated transducers, typically reserved for higher-end products, provide rich, detailed sound, and its luxurious materials are both beautiful and durable.

8.IK Multimedia iRig KEYS

iRig KEYS is the perfect foil for music lovers and performers. It’s a handy accompaniment to almost any decent music app, making it an ideal gift for this Xmas.

9.Sony QX10/QX100

The QX10 and QX100 are more than just a lens, they also pack an image sensor, thus allowing for much higher quality photographs. Just simply strap to your smartphone and turn it into a high-end compact. It’s right for shutterbugs and amateur photographers.

10.Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine is a pretty amazing product, which is cheaper, better-looking, and has better battery life. Just wear it around your wrist, or attached to your clothing, and use the free app to check how active you’ve been over the course of the day. It appeals to the aged and sporty people.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Epubor Christmas Carnival is here! Free Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We would like to extend a warm thank you to our clients, family and friends for your continued support during 2013. We've had a fantastic year, filled with surpriseds, sweats, challenges and opportunities. We hope that you've had a great year too.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Surface 2 vs. iPad Air: Which is better?

The Surface 2 has appeared in our eyes, which has the forward-looking shape design and compact size. It’s diverged in the two versions, including Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2. Surface RT 2 is often compared to iPad Air. In terms of popularity, Surface RT 2 is junior to iPad Air. But why? Let’s look at the following reasons.

1. Higher Price

The price of Surface RT 2 turns out to be similar in iPad Air, but the speed of Microsoft processor is far beyond Apple. Apple are running A7 chipset and ios 7, which claims that it’s eight times faster than the previous model. However, Microsoft are running NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip and running Windows RT 8.1. The original Tegra was plagued with under-performance issues.

2. Limited Function

The Microsoft ads look very cool, but the Surface RT 2 is just a tablet in nature and only supports applications from the windows marketplace. It has a large of limited functions that cannot run exe programs and haven’t an intuitive UI, even though the interface looks just like win8.

3. Too Few Apps

Actually, the iTunes store has an impressive selection (over one million), making the Windows selection look rather pathetic in comparison.

4. Screen Dims

It has an object of public denunciation when you game it seems like the brightness dims. Recently, a Microsoft spokesman said that they will go to fix the defect.

Generally speaking, iPad Air, for performance, function and entertainment, is vastly superior to Surface 2. If you’re simply intent on buying a tablet as a laptop replacement then the Surface 2 has to be considered.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ok Google vs. Siri: Which is better?

It’s no secret that Google and Apple are fierce rivals. When Apple introduced the iPhone 4s and released Siri at the same time in 2011, it shook up the market. Only a short time later, Google Now was launched as a great response to Siri by Google, which is no worse than Apple in terms of development technologies.

Recently, Google brought “Ok Google” voice search to Chrome, users just download Google Voice Search Holtword for free from the Chrome Web Store and enable this feature by clicking the microphone icon on the right side of the search box, they can search by voice without ever touching the keyboard. Sadly, the Google Search Holtword Extension is just a beta and only works on now.

In such a situation Google Now and Ok Google work together, it’s an advantage against Siri. Well, which is better Siri or Ok Google? Below are pros and cons to both Siri and Ok Google, let’s look at contrast analyses which Natasha made.

1. Voice-to-Text

Google Now does basic dictation and the words appear as you speak without need for Internet connection. Whereas with Siri, you can't see all the transcription errors until you stop talking.
Siri has a better understanding of formatting controls. Whereas with Google Now, it can only understand basic symbols, like “period”, “comma”, “question mark” and “exclamation point”.

2. Semantic Comprehension

Sometimes, Siri is delay in simply understanding what user's saying, whereas with Ok Google, it won't let you down. There's a test to have done. In New York, someone took a train bound for Brazil and asked Siri what the weather was like in São Paulo (Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is 500 miles away from São Paulo, and its weather so distinctive, we could say it's a different country.), Siri replied, "Here's the weather for Brasilia, Brazil, through Wednesday next week." When he asked Ok Google, Ok Google replied, "Here's the weather forecast for São Paulo, Brazil, for Sunday night."
Additionally, Ok Google used a web service to correct what it had understood initially from the question to something that made complete sense. But Siri usually just apologizes for not getting what user said. Ok Google does better in speech recognition.

3. Internet Search

Google is the best search engine in the world, so Ok Google excels at providing Internet search. Ok Google is much smarter than Siri when it comes to web searches. You can use Ok Google to search, get directions, send messages, and perform other common tasks. If you make the same request, Ok Google is always faster and more accurate in carrying out your instruction.

4. Convenient Operation

When you drive carefully and need help from both Siri and Google Now, Siri has a clear superiority in convenient operation. You can ask Siri without turning your eyes away, whereas with Google Now, you have to click on the microphone icon. How unsafe it is to drive. Be assured that Moto X is an exception, and Nexus 5 has made the switch to access Google Now without actually touching it. That's a good development.

5. OS Compatibility

As is known to all, Siri is so loyal to Apple and can only be used on iOS. Google Now runs well whether iOS or Android.

6. Other Features 

Ok Google records a few seconds of ambient background noise in temporary memory to improve processing of your voice input, Google Cloud is evolving faster and the layer of intelligence is being studied.

All in all, Ok Google is just introduced and will be refined with a strong technical support, and Siri is a good choice as a personal assistant.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

New Kindle Paperwhite Will Come Out in Spring 2014

According to TechCrunch, it claims to have seen a prototype of the next-generation Kindle Paperwhite which is more in line with Amazon’s Kindle HDX tablets line. The new Paperwhite is reportedly codenamed “Ice Wine” and will be published next spring. But a spokesperson of Amazon only replied that “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation.” when NBC News reached out to confirm the news. Now a few hardware improvements of the new Paperwhite are summarized on the basis of what the Tech site reported.

1. Higher Resolution Display

“Ice Wine” will go from a 212 ppi screen to 300 ppi and become a more serious competitor for the Kobo Aura HD which has 265 ppi.

2. Ambient Light Sensor

That the light sensor is believed to be on board is an impressive-sounding automatic brightness. It can adjust the brightness of the screen, taking into account ambient conditions.

3. Glass Screen

A matte glass, instead of good ol’ plastic, will be applied to “Ice Wine”. The switch to glass has no effect on weight. “Ice Wine” is said to be lighter than its predecessor.

4. More Angular Design

The display is flush with the front panel rather than recessed, side buttons are squeezable with haptic feedback, and the overall look will more closely resemble the Kindle HDX tablets.

5. Custom-Built Font

To further improve the reading experience, the new custom-built font is said to be specially designed, on top of hyphenation to get rid of awkward right hand margins, also making reading easier on the eyes.

There’s no major software upgrade planning for this edition and Amazon has yet to set prices for “Ice Wine”, TechCrunch reported.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Genre Fiction is the Future of eBooks

Along with the network popularization, increasingly maturated digital rights management technology and display technology, eBook industry continued to develop and grow. That early adopters of the digital format are genre fans who affect the digital market and make some forward-looking publishers to move to a digital-first publishing mode.

Genre fiction which focusses on the reader’s interest belongs to public reading, in contrast with professional reading. For people who want to read a lot of books, quickly and frequently, the digital format is the optimal format. They can read several books per month and enjoy fully the delight of a digital reading lifestyle. And now a certain consumer has migrated online, and the ease of buying these books has grown that consumer base substantially.

In eBooks, publishers concentrated on genre fictions like sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and romance, even though they are at the inferiority position compared with traditional literature. Not long ago, Random House and HarperCollins created the first digital-only imprints which are sci-fi/fantasy line Hydra, mystery line Alibi, “new adult”-targeted Flirt and romance-centric Loveswept, and the digital mystery imprint Witness was also founded in April this year. Suffice to say, it’s an optimal model that the genre of books are sold in the eBook market. The sales of genre fiction lived up to what publishers’ expectation and continued to grow.

High-quality UX is one of the important factors in promoting digital marketing. Before printed books come on the market, all kinds of consumer feedback can be offered to publishers online. Publishers change the cover, the title and print volume to adapt to reader response. It’s establishing a good co-operative relationship between eBooks, genre fans and publishers. I thought that genre fiction will continue to play a leading role in the eBooks business for a long time.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How to Convert Entire Website to eBook?

It’s a more complicated issue how to gather great posts you read on the websites. Some people like to convert posts into PDF format and then put them into DEVONthink, some use Read Later and others do it with Evernote Web Clipper. All in all, It’s extremely unsafe that articles are put on the Internet like this, as a result, they’re probably deleted and even the entire website will be gone. So you should keep valuable articles for a long time with an effective method.
How to convert entire website to eBook? For mainstream users, the most straightforward way to produce eBook online is to use Readlists. Readlists is a service that Arc90 lab automatically aggregate web pages in the reading list into an eBook with the Readbility API, support for downloading directly and sending eBook to Kindle, iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices for reading. It’s as simple as copy-paste that Readlists requires no technical knowledge.

The process of creating an eBook:

Step 1, click this link and register.
Step 2, add related URLs individually, then create a reading list of related topics.
Step 3, select an export format and they will automatically be placed at the end of the corresponding eBook.

NOTE: If you download ePub eBook to the local folder, Adobe Digital Editions is an essential tool for your reading.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully made your own eBook. You can enjoy it happily and easily share it with your family and friends.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top 10 Popular TV Series Books in 2013

When we enjoyed a wide variety of best TV series, we usually ignored their novels. Behind top ratings of a television drama, there must exist a fiction of very high quality. A good novel can give the TV drama an inadvertent creative boost. That watching TV shows bring fans of the series limited visual shock, but reading novels give us endless imagination. Reading is a shining adventure, flying the world, no borders, just horizon and freedom, in our own imaginary paradise. How amazing the experience is! Have you watched some hit TV dramas in 2013? But how much do you know about these novels behind dramas? Below are the top 10 popular TV series books which are collected by the editor. Don’t forget to look at the creative source when you applaud and cheer for a TV series, perhaps it brings you a greater surprise.

English TV Series Books

Downton Abbey

Author: Julian Fellowes
Synopsis: The series, set in the Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Such events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; the Interwar period and the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series; and the Teapot Dome scandal in the fourth series.
Want to Read


Author: Guy Adams
Synopsis: Starring currrent Hollywood hot-boys Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, it's an extremely engaging take on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Sherlock takes a lot of the same stories and villains, but modernizes them. For example, Jim Moriarty, one of Sherlock’s most popular enemies from the books, is a huge part of the series.
Want to Read

The White Queen

Author: Philippa Gregory
Synopsis: Three different, yet equally relentless women who will scheme, manipulate, and seduce their way onto the English throne. The White Queen is the story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, who secretly marries the newly crowned Edward IV. Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance, but despite her best efforts, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England.
Want to Read


Author: Miranda Hart
Synopsis: Comedian Miranda Hart laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life's unexpected perils and blunders.
Want to Read

American TV Series Books

The Vampire Diaries

Author: L. J. Smith
Synopsis: The series takes place in Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted by supernatural beings. The series narrative follows the protagonist Elena Gilbert as she falls in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore and is drawn into the supernatural world as a result. As the series progresses, Elena finds herself drawn to Stefan's brother Damon Salvatore resulting in a love triangle. As the narrative develops in the course of the series, the focal point shifts on the mysterious past of the town involving Elena's malevolent doppelgänger Katerina Petrova and the family of Original Vampires, all of which have an evil agenda of their own.
Want to Read

True Blood (called: The Southern Vampire Mysteries) 

Author: Charlaine Harris
Synopsis: Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical Southern belle. She can read minds. And she’s got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she’ll have to watch her back—and neck... And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever. Watch a QuickTime trailer for the HBO original series True Blood, based on the book.
Want to Read

Once upon a time

Author: Simon Pulse
Synopsis: Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, writers of Lost, have created a modern take on fairy tales with a female lead character, Emma Swan, who has moved to Maine. The show revolves around the adaptation of fairytale characters such as Snow White and Prince Charming who have been brought into the real world with no knowledge of their true identities, due to the Evil Queen.
Want to Read


Author: Andrew Kaplan
Synopsis: Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact, code-name Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley.
Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns—a skill enhanced by her bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career—Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. She risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her.
Want to Read

The Carrie Diaries

Author: Candace Bushnell
Synopsis: The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation. Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.
Want to Read

2 Broke Girls

Author: Mead Products
Synopsis: The CBS hit comedy continues to be a favorite with critics and fans. 2 Broke Girl$ won the 2012 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
Want to Read

Monday, November 18, 2013

5 Reasons an E-Ink Kindle is Better than Kindle Fire HDX Tablet for Reading

I am pretty a hardcore eBook fan. 15 years ago, I begin to read .chm books on my desktop; 5 years later, I bought a MP3 player which supported .txt file; another 5 years later, I read digital books on my cellphone. Then iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, iPad, and Kindle.
The more I read on my Kindle Paperwhite, the more I feel reading on it is far more comfortable than any tablet computer, certainly including Kindle Fire HDX. Following are the main 5 reasons why I think so, and they are all based on my personal experience. PS: I am talking about just eBooks, digital textbooks and magazines are not discussed here.

1. Eyes-Friendly

The high brightness from tablet screen easily causes eye-strain, but the worse problem is the glare. In sunlight, you are definitely impossible to read on an iPad or Kindle Fire HDX. When it's dark the reflection of the lights will also makes reading an annoying stuff. While the eye-strain and glare problems are all not existing on Kindle Paperwhite or even a $69 Kindle.

2. Pure Reading

How many times your reading joy is interrupted by a retweet notification? Yes I like my Gmail, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and other apps, they all bring me a lot of fun, but I just don't want them to disperse my focus on reading.

3. Weight

Generally speaking holding an iPad or Kindle Fire HDX with one hand to read over 30 minutes you will feel arm strain. A Kindle Paperwhite is only 7.3 oz in weight, while Kindle Fire HDX weights 10.7 oz at least.

4. Battery

Battery life is the Achilles' heels of all the tablet computer. With a full battery charging, my Kindle Paperwhite stands at least 3 weeks with WiFi connecting while iPad only stands 3-4 days.

5. Price

Everyone cares about the price. If my Kindle breaks in next minutes I will just order another one from Amazon. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to Get iWork Suits for Free on Old Mac (Purchased Before Oct. 1)

I guess many of you have already known that Apple has set iWork suit free with the release of new generation of Mac computers and iPad Air. Any people who purchased the new generation of Apple devices can get the Pages, Numbers and Keynote for free once they visit AppStore.

And the iWork can also be installed without a dime for those people who purchased Mac computers or iOS devices after Octover 1, 2013. I guess that would be a huge pity for a person just bought an iMac on Sep. 30.

But now, all the Mac computer users can get the iWork suit for free no matter you bought the Mac in 2011 or after Oct.1 2013. There is only one premise: You must upgrade your OS X to 10.9 Mavericks. And the trick is based on a bug in Mavericks, but don't worry, you won't be punished by using this bug, as Apple said: "Enjoy it."

OK, let's rock.

1. Download this zip file, unzip it you will see the iWork and iLife app, in fact they are just sort of “empty shells”. Now copy these "fake apps" into your Application folder.
2. Make sure your system language is English, if not, change it to English.

3. Restart computer.

4. Click the Apple icon in the top bar and choose "Software Update...", you will see the iWork and iLife suits can be updated.
5. Click "UPDATE" and input your Apple ID, then you can get all these great apps for free. And I guess all these apps will also recorded as your purchased app.

6. Enjoy it.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Convert Manga to Kindle with KindleComicConverter

Manga attracts millions of reader all over the world, and I believe there are many of them having the need of reading manga or comics on Kindle.

It is known that on Kindle Fire there is a built-in app "Comics", users can directly purchase and read manga or comics via this app which is pretty convenient. But things are different on an E-Ink Kindle. Therefore, to read manga or comics on Kindle, we need some tricks.

The tool does the magic is "KindleComicConverter", it is a tool that can be used to convert manga to format that allow reading it on devices with e-ink screen, like Kindle. But can't guarantee good results on other e-readers because I only have Kindle Paperwhite as my eBook reader.

You can download the tool in this site for free, not it supports Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X. It enables you to transform PNG, JPG, GIF, CBZ, CBR or PDF files in to EPUB or MOBI format, below is the sample .mobi file which converted from a manga.

I am reading it via Kindle for PC
The entire project is also displayed on Github, for people who has coding skills can customize the codes and make it even more powerful.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

En2Kindle - Push Evernote and Pocket Contents to Kindle

In last blog post I introduced you an online service to push Feedly contents to Kindle, and it could save pushed contents to Evernote and Pocket.

Today I am going to cover another web service the En2Kindle, it helps you push contents from Evernote and Pocket to Kindle.

To use the service you just need 3 steps:

  1. Link Evernote or Pocket account to En2Kindle;
  2. Input Kindle email address;
  3. Customize the contents pushing options;
And the most important, add to your Kindle personal document's white list, or all the pushed contents will be blocked by Amazon.

FYI: En2Kindle pushes the contents every 30 minutes. And don't always connect your Kindle to WiFi, it would runs out your battery.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Where to find the EPUB file in iBooks for Mac under OS X 10.9 Mavericks

After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9, many eBook lovers are excited about the iBooks for Mac app. But this app makes many people disappointed as they cannot even find the EPUB files in the local drive.

After hours of research, I finally find the hidden path where the iBooks EPUB files are saved. The path is "/Users/~/Library/Containers/".
Some users may find that the "Library" folder cannot be found, in this situation you need  to make the hidden "Library" folder visible.

To make the Library folder visible, please open the "Terminal" on Mac, then input "chflags nohidden /Users/~(your user name)/Library".
Marsattacks's tip to show the Library folder in an easier way: Just select user in finder sidebar, click 'command j' to show options, and select 'show library'.  - Thanks, Mars
And that is not the end of the job. By entering the deep iBooks folder, you will find the books are not saved in .EPUB extension, but a folder with the name ended with .EPUB.

Don't worry, those folders ended with .EPUB are actually your EPUB books, to get a complete .EPUB file, just zip the folder and make the extension name as ".epub", then you can get an complete .EPUB file from iBooks for Mac app in Mac OS X 10.8 Mavericks.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Epubor Halloween Treats!

Hallo all you Epubor pals and eBook Converter blog readers, in celebration of Halloween, we are offering a few treats to help sweeten up the fun holiday.

Starting October 29th and till November 10th, our annual Halloween treats will feature $10 coupon, new handy free online conversion app, and free giveaway gifts for all our friends!

Join the event here:

The treats include:

  1. $10 coupon code for all the DRM Removal softwares;
  2. Free online eBook conversion app
  3. Horror books giveaway
No matter having purchased Epubor's product or not, you are able to get a share of the treats!

Monday, October 28, 2013

How to Read Feedly On Kindle

Since Google closed their RSS reader service Google Reader, many users had to switch to another RSS reader service, and Feedly is the lucky dog among all the competitors, it won most of  former Google Reader users and kept refreshing their records.

With Google Reader, we have so many choices to push the contents to our eBook Reader gadget like Kindle. I can remember last year, I always connect my Kindle to WiFi after wake up to get RSS contents, then read them on my way to work.

I've searched long time for a handy tool which helps me read my feeds on Kindle ever since I switch from Google Reader to Feedly, until days ago I found this website: FabReadly.

Anyone is able to use without any instruction, just sign in with Feedly and register an account, input your Kindle email address then you can read your RSS contnets on your Kindle.

FabReadly supports Kindle devices and Sony PRS-T2 at the moment, the pushed content even includes images. In addition, you can link your FabReadly account to Pocket and Evernote, then you can save an article to Pocket or Evernote on your Kindle.

However, this service is still in beta version, I believe more handy features are on the way. The most important thing for it, is users, more and more users.

So if you are a Feedly & Kindle user, try this service should be on your schedule.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Get Daily Kindle Free Books and Deals by Email

Today I am gonna introduce you guys another tiny but pretty useful web application, with this free online service we can get daily free Kindle books and deals with emails. And in fact, it's more just Kindle. Kobo, B&N, Sony, iBooks and Google Books users can also use this service to get access to free or cheap eBooks.

The website is called eBookArrow, subscribe to the website's newsletter you can receive free and discount eBook bargains for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Sony Reader or Google Play Books by email every day, without a coin.

I guess I need not to explain how to use this service with the image above. Just input your email address and choose the genres and eBook stores, then you will receive the newsletter about free and cheap eBooks.

Pretty handy, huh?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Must-Read Book Series for Kindle

When I get a new device for eBook reading, the first thing comes to my head is to fill it up with bunch of awesome books. But when you have lots of options, you may feel lost and don't know which book to read.

So here I collect several must-read book series, maybe many of you have read most of them. However, it can be a check list for new eReader users.
Waiting for your recommendation to enhance this list.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Another eBook Publishing Online Service - Tablo

Tablo is an Australian start-up, the duo Co-Founder want to help people publish their works on the internet more easily. In the first month their revenues hit $12,000 and there are over 150 authors from 30 countries subscribing their service.

Tablo doesn't sell books on their own platform, they only help people publish the book and sell on Amazon & iBookstore. And Tablo also helps authors reply ISBN, which save their asses from the fussy process.

At the moment Tablo supports 2 ways to publish an eBook: One is copy the contents to Tablo's WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor chapter by chapter; or directly upload an EPUB file which meets iBookstore's file standard. The eBook making part is totally free. But if you want to sell the book on Amazon or iBookstore, then you have to pay $99 for one book, or $599 for ten books.

This is the working desk where we can make an eBook.

And the preview mode.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Best 2 Lightweight PDF Reader Softwares

1. Sumatra PDF 

Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows. It is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast.

Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.The program is pretty lightweight, the installation pack is only 4MB while it was only 932KB when it supported PDF format only years ago.

One special feature is it supports “p/n/g” to “previous/next/go to” operations, which is pretty much easier to use than Foxit Reader. And it displays PDF files very clearly without burrs.

2. MuPDF

MuPDF is a super lightweight PDF viewer, it even doesn’t provide you a main interface when you double click on the icon, instead it only lets you to choose a PDF file to open. In addition, it also provides Android/iOS versions.

Except PDF format, MuPDF also supports .xps, .cbz, .zip, .png, .jpg, and .tif files.

MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete. It supports PDF 1.7 with transparency, encryption, hyperlinks, annotations, searching and more. Since the 1.2 version of MuPDF, it offers optional support for interactive features such as form filling, javascript and transitions.