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Experts weigh in on iBooks Textbooks

A number of experts in the publishing and education fields have had the opportunity to weigh in on Apple’s push to revolutionize the textbook (you can read my initial thoughts if you need to get caught up on the announcement). … Read

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First impressions of iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author: What’s cool and what needs work

On Thursday, Apple unveiled a new initiative to overhaul how textbooks are created and used. With major textbook publishers on board, two new products were introduced: iBooks 2, an updated version of Apple’s ebook reader for the iPad, iPhone, and … Read

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Using VoiceOver with iBooks

Amber and I created this video tutorial to quickly demonstrate the basics of using VoiceOver in iBooks. VoiceOver is the built-in screen reading software that comes with every recent iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Though it was chiefly designed … Read

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iBooks 1.2 is out! Organize your e-books and print or e-mail book notes from your iPad

Yesterday, Apple released version 1.2 of iBooks, its iOS software for reading e-books. (iOS is the operating system used on iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.) The new version introduces a couple of much-needed features: The ability to organize your bookshelves, … Read

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5 tips for reading books in iBooks on the iPad

I’ve been reading like crazy lately, thanks in large part to iBooks, Apple’s e-reader software for the iPad. In the past few weeks I’ve read four books in total (three on the iPad), which is not typical for me–so I … Read

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