Breaking Bad: Alchemy – New iBook Looks Great on the iPad

Breaking Bad iBook

Breaking Bad: Alchemy is a brand new iBook devoted to the fantastic AMC TV series, Breaking Bad – which has just entered its short run of final episodes this week.

Here’s a little of the iBookstore intro for Breaking Bad: Alchemy:

The Breaking Bad: Alchemy multi-touch book is an ownable piece of history that provides an evocative fan experience and celebrates the true legacy of the Breaking Bad series. …
Breaking Bad: Alchemy highlights the unique visual, aural, narrative and filmic elements that make Breaking Bad one of the most magnetic series in television history. 

I’m a huge fan of Breaking Bad and have been watching it ever since Season 1. So I grabbed this iBook as soon as I heard it was available – and I’m happy to say it has not disappointed. It’s quite a nice little companion book for Breaking Bad fans.

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FX Network’s ‘The Bridge’ Has a Companion iBook


FX Network’s new crime drama The Bridge now has a companion iBook. I’ve been watching The Bridge since its first episode three weeks ago and I think it’s one of the very best shows of this genre. I’ve been gripped since the opening few minutes and now look forward to it every Wednesday.

So I was happy to notice last night that there’s this companion iBook that looks great on the iPad. Here’s a a little bit of detail on what The Bridge iBook offers:

Enter the world of FX’s new crime thriller, The Bridge, set in the bordertowns of El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. Prepare yourself for a terrifying series of events that begins when a woman is found dead on the bridge connecting the United States and Mexico. 
Immerse yourself in this interactive, bilingual (Spanish) experience with parallax sliders and exclusive videos that take you into different worlds on opposite sides of the Rio Grande. Meet Detectives Sonya Cross (El Paso, PD) and Marco Ruiz (Chihuahua State Police), two detectives from two cities with seemingly little in common until a horrific crime reveals the dark secrets that connect them.

The Bridge is a show that’s more than good enough to merit a companion book like this, with lots more backstory to delve into.

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Fancy Repairing Your Own iDevices? There’s a Book for That

The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone iPod and iPad Repair

If you fancy learning how to maintain and repair your iPad and all your iDevices, there’s an impressive new book out that could serve as a starting point and handy reference guide. The book is ‘The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair’ and is billed as a DIY guide to extending the life of your iDevices.

It’s available in print and also in an Amazon Kindle edition and on the iBookstore.

The book’s author is Timothy L Warner, an Apple Certified Repair Technician and is said to be the only reference / tutorial of its kind that is in full color. Perhaps most impressively, the book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy and approved by the brilliant folks at

Here’s a slice of the book’s iBookstore description:

Fix your own iPhone, iPad, or iPod with secret repair knowledge Apple doesn’t want you to have! This groundbreaking, full-color book shows you how to resurrect expensive Apple mobile iDevices you thought were dead for good, and save a fortune.
Apple Certified Repair Technician Timothy L. Warner demystifies everything about iDevice repair, presenting simple, step-by-step procedures and hundreds of crisp, detailed, full-color photos.
He’ll walk you through safely taking apart your iDevice, replacing what’s broken, and reliably reassembling it. You’ll learn where to get the tools and exactly how to use them. Warner even reveals sources for broken Apple devices you can fix at low cost–for yourself, or even for resale!

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Notable New iBooks: Riding on a Beam of Light

Riding on a Beam of Light iBook

The iBookstore description for Riding on a Beam of Light is short and sweet:

Young Albert Einstein imagines what it would be like to ride a beam of light, and fantastically illustrates how a child’s imagination can change history.

Nice idea, and it’s nicely executed in this short story. There are just a line or two of text on each page, accompanied by beautiful illustrations that pull you into the story. The writing style is light and fun, with rhymes throughout the pages.

The book does a great job of highlighting the power of imagination and the idea that it’s good to dream. And who doesn’t like the idea of riding on a beam of light?

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Notable New iBooks – Led Zeppelin: Sound and Fury

Led Zeppelin Sound and Fury iBook

Led Zeppelin: Sound and Fury is a new iBook that should prove to be a big hit with Led Zepp fans and rock fans in general. Here’s a little of its App Store introduction:

Led Zeppelin: Sound and Fury by Neal Preston is an in-depth, illustrated digital coffee-table book created and designed especially for iBooks. It provides an unprecedented and comprehensive glimpse into the world of Led Zeppelin through the lens of famed photographer Neal Preston. Blending images, interviews, and information to allow readers inside access into some of the greatest moments in rock history …

Preston had unparalleled access to Led Zeppelin and the photos and multimedia elements in this book are spectacular proof of that.

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