Monday, June 21, 2010
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 PM
"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."
So what are those new features?
Well, according to Apple, they are as follows:
- In addition to iPad, iBooks is now available on any iPhone or iPod with iOS 4.
- 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.
- Enjoy greater stability and better performance.
I am looking forward to testing out the PDF feature, I think I will get a lot of use out of that one. The syncing of bookmarks and the additional ways to bookmark are also welcome feature additions. The downside, for some, is that you have to have iOS 4 to take advantage of these new features.