If you’re a frequent reader of EPUB format e-books in iBooks (try saying that 10 times fast!), your life is about to get a little easier -- Apple has quietly enabled the ability to open EPUB files in iBooks right from web pages and email messages.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs hit the stage to a thunderous round of applause and a standing ovation at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday, launching into updates on the company’s recent sales milestones.
We’re guessing that Apple may use Wednesday’s iPad media event to at least mention that publishing giant Random House is now part of the iBookstore after switching to the agency model -- with a number of titles already available.
Jailbreakers, we have some good news for you if you were bummed by the earlier iBooks announcement. It's the iPhone Dev-Team to the rescue for you, as the latest update to their PwnageTool is now available for your downloading dispersal. The update brings untethered jailbreaking for devices that are running iOS 4.2.1 and also fixed the iBooks issue discovered earlier which could prevent a user from opening up an iBookstore purchase on their device.
The Verizon iPhone 4 isn’t the only thing that Apple is touting in its recent commercials -- the company has just unveiled their latest showcasing the iPad, which Cupertino reminds us is an “iconic” device.
Over the weekend, iPad 2 rumors and speculation were churning away with wild abandon, including the revelation that Apple may be including graphics in their own apps that are double the current device’s resolution -- and that a refresh of the tablet will include a dual-core GPU to handle them.
Apple just pushed out iBooks 1.2, a modest update to their universal e-reader app for iOS which lets you organize your e-books into Collections, print PDF documents and notes directly from the app via AirPrint and more. Here’s a look at what’s new!
We've grown used to our favorite Apple apps getting loads of new features when the iOS updates. No longer are we stuck with the tyranny of the hated Marker Felt in Notes, and Safari got some slick new updates that weren't in any advertisements. But what about the iPad's built in reader?
This week's tips cover touchscreen issues with the iPhone and iPod touch. We'll also take a look at some keyboard tips for all iOS devices that help you to be better and faster at typing contractions, and we'll explore how to clear out the auto-correct dictionary. Also, we'll show you a cool tip about how to convert any document from any app into a PDF file, and the into iTunes for syncing to iBooks.
In case you were looking for an add on for that iPad you were planning on giving this year, Apple has apparently added a nifty new iTunes gift card format to the lineup. It's been relabeled as an iBooks gift card for those who maybe prefer to focus on books rather than other media within the iTunes Store.