Last week I posted a text-to-speech review for Kindle devices and a reader left a tip about how to enable text-to-speech for Kindle ebooks using an iPad or iPhone. The iOS Kindle app doesn’t support TTS normally but you can use a screen reading accessibility feature on iOS devices running iOS 8 and newer to […]
Yesterday Apple announced the upcoming release of iOS 8, Apple’s latest operating system for mobile devices including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The updated software adds a host of new features. Among them are a couple of changes to iBooks, Apple’s proprietary ebook app. First, the iBooks app will now come preinstalled as part […]
The big news this week was Apple taking a big step into the eduction sector by releasing a new updated version of iBooks that supports interactive digital textbooks on the iPad. Apple also introduced iBooks Author, a new app for Mac for creating and publishing those fancy new digital textbooks, along with cookbooks, picture books, […]
Up until July 1st, Canada Day ironically (aka Dominion Day for all you anti-conformists out there), the Apple iBookstore was available for download in Canada, but the selection of books was limited to free classic ebooks in the public domain. Now, several major publishers are selling titles in Canada on the iBookstore, including Hachette, HarperCollins […]
There’s an interesting article over at TUAW about how Apple lists features for the PDF support of iBooks that it doesn’t have, like highlighting and being able to flip pages like with ebooks. There are some other features lacking in iBooks PDF support as well: you can’t add notes or use the built-in dictionary to […]
Version 1.1 of iBooks is now available for download from the iTunes store, and now works for any iPhone or iPod running the new iOS 4. The iBooks app has been out since April when the iPad first launched. And until now it was exclusive to the Apple iPad; you couldn’t even see what ebooks […]
The iBooks app for the iPad is Apple's new ebook reader. Read a review of its features, view screenshots, watch a video, and learn about the iBookstore.