Last week Apple lost the antitrust suit filed against it by the US government for ebook price fixing. Apple will appeal, of course, and given Apple's statements-to-date, they'll likely appeal it all the way. It's a complex issue that could decide who controls the ebook market for the foreseeable future: Amazon, or everyone but-Amazon. I kid. A little. Adam C. Engst read everything...
Apple's ebook reader software, iBooks, was first introduced when the iPad debuted in April 2010 and later became available for other iOS devices with iOS 4's release. It's never been essential software - Apple offers it as an optional free download from the App Store rather than including it with every shipping iOS device - but it's an obvious killer app, especially for the iPad. And...
iOS 7 has eschewed natural-looking textures for all of its apps, including iBooks and Newsstand. The wooden shelves that have been a part of both of these since they launched have been replaced with a more modern look unified with the rest of iOS.
Apple has just recently announced like from WWDC 2013 that iBooks will be coming to OS X. This means that all the books you've purchased on your iPhone or iPad will now be readable on your Mac as well.
We're live at WWDC 2013 where Apple has just announced OS X Mavericks. Interestingly enough, we've noticed that the dock has some new additions that are yet to be announced. The most notable, are independent icons for both iBooks and Maps. In the screen above, you can blatantly see icons for what looks like both iBooks and Maps. We'll bring more coverage as Apple announces them but...
Just like physical copies of books, some books in iBooks can be pricey at times. While you can go to a store and open a physical book and browse through it before committing to a purchase, what about buying online? As it happens, iBooks will let you download a sample of most books before deciding to buy. Follow along and we'll show you how.
iBooks not only allows you to store all your books and PDFs in one place, but lets you make easy to access bookmarks in any book you'd like for quick reference later. Just bookmark a page and jump back to it whenever you'd like. Here's how:
If you download books to read with iBooks for iPhone and iPad, you can easily adjust reading settings such as text size, screen brightness, and more right within the app to better suit your reading preferences. Follow along and we'll show you how.
If you use iBooks to organize and hold your books and PDFs, there are lots of useful tools at your disposal to make finding what you're looking for even easier. One of those tools is the ability to search any book or PDF in its entirety for certain text. Here's how:
iBooks is a great way to download books and PDFs straight to your iPhone and iPad as well as manage them. If you frequently read or download titles that you don't plan on reading again, you can always delete them to remove some clutter from your virtual bookshelves. Here's how: