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iBooks Updated To Support iPhone And iPod Touch

June 21, 2010

Most iPhone and iPod touch users are likely on a downloading binge today.  Not only has iOS 4 been released, but tons of apps have been receiving multitasking updates, and now Apple has released an update to iBooks that adds universal support, among the many other new features.  We know, we know, you are probably having an information overload.  Just add it to your download queue and get to it whenever you have a free moment. In the meantime, check out the new set of features and improvements below. iBooks v1.1 is now a universal app and includes the ability to:
  • Open and read PDF documents from Mail. PDF documents will be added to your library and appear on the PDF bookshelf. You can even search PDFs for words or phrases and bookmark your favorite pages.
  • Take advantage of new ways to bookmark. In addition to highlighting a word or a passage, you can now also add notes or bookmark an entire page with the new page ribbon.
  • Keep your bookmarks, notes, and your current page wirelessly in sync between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the new automatic bookmark syncing feature.
  • See your book pages in a new font, called Georgia.
  • Read your books on white or sepia colored pages.
  • Choose left or fully justified text layout from Settings.
  • Read pages with greater ease by increasing to even larger font sizes.
The app has received stability and performance improvements as well. iBooks v1.1 is now available in the App Store for free.  It requires iOS 4 if you are on an iPhone or iPod touch.

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