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Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

Updated February 2014: Introduced in 2006, Apple’s iPad has become the fastest selling tablet computer of all time, making owners out of people who had previously never seen a need for such a device. In fact, I’m one of those people. I figured that since I already had a MacBook Pro and an iPod Touch, I didn’t need one more thing to schlep around with me. But when I saw some of the things it could do, I changed my mind fast. I’d like to icon share some of these things with you.

Borrowing OverDrive eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

Updated February 2014: One way of borrowing library eBooks is to sideload books from your own computer to a non-tablet eReader like the NOOK Simple Touch or similar devices from companies like Sony or Kobo. icon This handout will walk you through the process of getting OverDrive books onto your eReader using the sideloading technique.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

icon This handout is for people using “eInk” non-tablet devices like the Nook Simple Touch
the Nook GlowLight, as well as those made by Kobo and others that require you to connect it to the computer to transfer your 3M Cloud downloadable books.

Using Adobe Digital Editions and Creating an AdobeID for PC or Mac

If you are going to be setting up a PC or Mac to sideload library eBooks onto simple non-tablet ereaders such as the Nook SimpleTouch, Sony, and Kobo devices, you will want to start by installing the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software and creating your own AdobeID. Follow the steps in icon Tech Tips - Adobe Digital Editions

Printing from Yahoo Mail and Gmail

icon Instructions for printing your email from Yahoo Mail or from Gmail.