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Apple has just updated it’s iBooks app to version 3.1.

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What’s New in Version 3.1

  • The iBookstore in Japan now has hundreds of thousands of books available for purchase, including fiction, manga, light novels and more.
  • This version of iBooks also includes a number of improvements for reading Asian language books.

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Apple has just updated it’s iBooks app to version 3.0.2.

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What’s New in Version 3.0.2

  • iBooks 3.0.2 resolves an issue where iBooks may unexpectedly quit

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Apple has just updated it’s iBooks app to version 3.0.1.

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What’s New in Version 3.0.1

  • resolves an issue where iBooks may unexpectedly quit

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Apple has just updated it’s iBooks app to version 3.0.

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What’s New in Version 3.0

• See all your iBookstore purchases in iCloud—right on your bookshelf with iOS 6
• Scroll vertically through your books with the flick of a finger using the new Scroll theme
• Receive free updates to purchased books—including new chapters, corrections, and other improvements
• Look up definitions for words in German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese with iOS 6
• Share quotes or thoughts about your favorite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail

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Apple has just updated it’s iBooks app to version 2.2 bringing with it support for iOS 6.

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This is what Apple said about iBooks 2 when it launched:

iBooks textbooks can be kept up to date, don’t weigh down a backpack and never have to be returned. Leading education services companies including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill and Pearson will deliver educational titles on the iBookstore℠ with most priced at $14.99 or less, and with the new iBooks Author, a free authoring tool available today, anyone with a Mac® can create stunning iBooks textbooks.

“Education is deep in Apple’s DNA and iPad may be our most exciting education product yet. With 1.5 million iPads already in use in education institutions, including over 1,000 one-to-one deployments, iPad is rapidly being adopted by schools across the US and around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Now with iBooks 2 for iPad, students have a more dynamic, engaging and truly interactive way to read and learn, using the device they already love.”

The new iBooks 2 app is available today as a free download from the App Store. With support for great new features including gorgeous, full screen books, interactive 3D objects, diagrams, videos and photos, the iBooks 2 app will let students learn about the solar system or the physics of a skyscraper with amazing new interactive textbooks that come to life with just a tap or swipe of the finger. With its fast, fluid navigation, easy highlighting and note-taking, searching and definitions, plus lesson reviews and study cards, the new iBooks 2 app lets students study and learn in more efficient and effective ways than ever before.

What’s New in Version 2.2

iBooks 2.2 adds support for iOS 6.

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Apple also updated iTunes U today to version 1.3 bringing support for iOS 6.

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Free courses in a wide array of subjects:
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

What’s New in Version 1.3

iTunes U 1.3 adds support for iOS 6. This version also provides:
• A new single day view to see all of your posts and assignments due on a particular day.
• Addresses an issue which prevented Closed Captioning from appearing when available.

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Apple also updated iTunes U today to version 1.1 bringing with it enhancements for searching.

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Free courses in a wide array of subjects:
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

What’s New in Version 1.2

iTunes U 1.2 now makes it easy to take notes while watching or listening to a lecture. This update also adds the ability to search within posts, assignments, notes, and materials — from any of your subscribed courses — using the improved Search feature in iTunes U. It is also now simple to share your favourite courses with friends using Twitter, Mail, and Messages.

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Apple today updated iTunes U to version 1.1.1 bringing with it a single fix.

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Free courses in a wide array of subjects:
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

What’s New in Version 1.1.1

iTunes U 1.1.1 addresses an issue which may cause it to unexpectedly quit when launched from another app

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Apple has just updated it’s iBooks app to version 2.1.1 bringing with it some minor fixes and addressing an issue with sign-in.

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This is what Apple said about iBooks 2 when it launched:

iBooks textbooks can be kept up to date, don’t weigh down a backpack and never have to be returned. Leading education services companies including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill and Pearson will deliver educational titles on the iBookstore℠ with most priced at $14.99 or less, and with the new iBooks Author, a free authoring tool available today, anyone with a Mac® can create stunning iBooks textbooks.

“Education is deep in Apple’s DNA and iPad may be our most exciting education product yet. With 1.5 million iPads already in use in education institutions, including over 1,000 one-to-one deployments, iPad is rapidly being adopted by schools across the US and around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Now with iBooks 2 for iPad, students have a more dynamic, engaging and truly interactive way to read and learn, using the device they already love.”

The new iBooks 2 app is available today as a free download from the App Store. With support for great new features including gorgeous, full screen books, interactive 3D objects, diagrams, videos and photos, the iBooks 2 app will let students learn about the solar system or the physics of a skyscraper with amazing new interactive textbooks that come to life with just a tap or swipe of the finger. With its fast, fluid navigation, easy highlighting and note-taking, searching and definitions, plus lesson reviews and study cards, the new iBooks 2 app lets students study and learn in more efficient and effective ways than ever before.

What’s New in Version 2.1.2

  • iBooks 2.1.1 addresses an issue which prompted you to sign-in with your Apple ID at unexpected times. If you experienced this issue, please open iBooks after updating.
  • This version also contains minor stability and performance improvements.

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The official Twitter app for iOS has been updated to version 4.1.3 bringing with it a fix to an issue where mentions and interactions updates were not displayed.

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What’s New in Version 4.1.3

Fixes an issue where some users were not receiving updates for Mentions and Interactions in the Connect tab.

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My new iPad arrived on Friday and I have been playing with it ever since, and I have to say I am really impressed so far.

Unboxing the new iPad

The box contains the iPad, a cable, the power plug and some documentation – just as before.

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A Closer Look

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Comparing the New iPad to the iPad 2

If you put the new iPad next to the iPad 2 then you really won’t see a difference – for those of you who want to know, the new iPad is the one on the right.

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The new iPad is a little bit thicker, but not much (it’s the one on the top).

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What is really noticeable however is the quality of the retina display – it is amazing.

This is a photo of the new iPad – the wording under the icons is crystal clear.

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The same picture on the iPad 2 and the wording isn’t as sharp or defined. It’s interesting that after only a few minutes of using the new iPad it is hard to look at the iPad 2 again!

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Using the New iPad

The initial screen has a different backdrop that the iPad 2, other than that it’s business as usual.

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The quality on the camera is excellent though. The picture below is taken with the new iPad.

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And here is the same Moomin taken with the iPad 2, notice the difference!

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Final Thoughts

After only two days I am really impressed with the new iPad. I wasn’t sure if the retina display was going to be all it was cracked up to be, but it turned out that it certainly was. The quality is just amazing, and when you use apps that are design specifically for the retina display it’s even better.

I am also really impressed with the quality of the camera, although I can’t see myself standing in the street taking pictures with it!

Did you get a new iPad? If so let us know what you think of it.

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The new iPad was released today (I got mine delivered) and with that sees a whole raft of apps designed or updated to take advantage of the new device.

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Did you get a new iPad today? If so, tell us what you think and have you found any great new apps for it?

We will be reviewing the new iPad shortly, so stay tuned.

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