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20 Free E-Book Resources For iPad

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20 Free E-Book Resources For iPad

Free is my favorite price! There are many different ways to score free e-books for iPads. Some books that have a charge in the iBookstore are available for free elsewhere, so check out the sites below before purchasing anything. Chances are the e-books you want to read are also available to borrow at the local library. Simply download the Overdrive Media Console App, register your library card, and start borrowing! Happy hunting!

1. Project Gutenberg

Many books found here are classics. Books are available for the iPad and iPhone.

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    2. MobileRead

    Books in various genres may be found here. There is no fee to join, and members receive ad-free access.

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      3. ePubBooks

      A great source for classic books, and great for students with required reading lists.

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        4. Feedbooks

        Thousand of books in hundreds of different genres.

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          5. Amazon.com

          Many publishers and authors offer new selections for free for a limited time to promote the work. This is a great site for catching up on what’s new. Amazon also offers a free Kindle for iPad app, so you can access Kindle e-books without a Kindle device.

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            6. Barnes and Noble

            This is also a fantastic source from authors and publishers promoting books. Classic books are also available.

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              7. Baen

              Sci-Fi and Fantasy book lovers can find many books of those genres at this site. Simply download and read to your heart’s content.

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                8. eReader IQ

                Daily iPad freebies are available here.

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                  9. Open Culture

                  A collection of 500 free e-book classics for the iPad.

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                    10. Free Online Textbooks

                    Students will love this collection of popular 150 texts available at no cost. Check the site before purchasing anywhere else.

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                      11. Many Books

                      Popular, classical literature can be found at this site.

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                        12. iPad Books Download

                        Books on marketing, business insights, and more are available on this site.

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                          13. Harlequin

                          Romantics can find the perfect romance novels at this site.

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                            14. Gizmo’s Freeware

                            Chock-full of biographies and autobiographies.

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                              15. Ebooks Free Download

                              Free comic books abound.

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                                16. Google.books

                                There are plenty of free books available through Google Books and the Google Play store.

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                                  17. Bookyards

                                  Even the most avid bibliophile won’t be able to get enough books from this site.

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                                    18. DigiLibraries

                                    Find many books of various genres on this site.

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                                      19.BookBoon

                                      Filled with books specific to professionals, such as engineering and mathematics.

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                                        20. GetFreeBooks

                                        Find adventure, inspiration, and more, including free magazines.

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                                          Last Updated on November 25, 2021

                                          How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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                                          How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

                                          There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

                                          Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

                                            What Does Private Browsing Do?

                                            When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

                                            For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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                                            The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

                                            The Terminal Archive

                                            While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

                                            Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

                                            dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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                                            Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

                                            Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

                                            However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

                                            Clearing Your Tracks

                                            Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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                                            dscacheutil -flushcache

                                            As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

                                            Other Browsers and Private Browsing

                                            Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

                                            If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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                                            As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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