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iBooks 1.1.1 for iPad Update Released
by on July 20, 2010

Yesterday Apple released an update to the iBooks iPad App. Version 1.1.1 includes a variety of new features and bug improvements. In the early beginnings Canadian iPad users had to wait for iBooks to be released along with the iBookstore. Now that both are up and running, it’s a matter of expanding the selection and lowering the prices of books. It really comes down to publishers to decide … Read More

How to Upload PDF Files to iBooks on your iPad/iPhone
by on July 6, 2010

Canadian iPad users not only had to wait for the iPad to arrive in Canada, but we also waited for the Canadian iBookstore to sell books. The iBooks app was recently updated to include .PDF support. Users can view their .PDF files within iBooks and avoid the extra step of going through an app like GoodReader.

How to Upload .PDF Files to iBooks on your iPad/iPhone–the Easy Way

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iBookstore Now Live in Canada With Paid Books–For Real This Time!
by on June 30, 2010

The iBookstore is now live in Canada! Last time we had a story that it went live, based on a reader’s tip but that was a bit premature. Worry no more, because you can now take advantage of your Canadian iTunes account and start buying books on your iPad and iPhone. Say goodbye to that US iTunes account for now.

The selection right now is limited, but I did … Read More

Apple Updates iBooks Feature Page For PDFs
by on June 27, 2010

The iBooks 1.1 update was supposed to deliver some great updates to iBooks which allowed users to view and sync their PDF files. iBooks 1.1 did deliver the PDF functionality, but a few key items were left out, items that were advertised as available features.

Today, it looks like Apple has updated their iBooks feature page to accurately reflect what iBooks 1.1 can do regarding flipping pages and applying highlights. This … Read More

iBooks 1.1 Update Does Not Deliver Page Flips Or Highlights
by on June 26, 2010

The iBooks 1.1 update was supposed to deliver some great updates to iBooks which allowed users to view and sync their PDF files. iBooks 1.1 did deliver the PDF functionality, but a few key items were left out, items that were advertised as available features.

The image below is a shot from Apple’s iBooks page that states:

Tap a PDF to read it and it fills the screen just like an ebook. … Read More

Apple Releases iTunes 9.2, Brings iBooks PDF Support
by on June 16, 2010

This afternoon, Apple released the latest iTunes, version 9.2. The new iTunes is available on a PC or Mac via Apple Software Update or from Apple’s website.

The new iTunes 9.2 update brings support for iPhone 4, iOS 4 features, and several other enhancements and improvements, including PDF support for iPad:

Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
Sync and … Read More

Canadian iBookstore Now LIVE with Paid Books?
by on June 7, 2010

Update 1, 11:33 PST, June 7/10: Looks like AgentSix reports of a glitch in switching between US and Canadian iTunes accounts. This could make this story a dud. Updates coming…

The iPad launched in Canada on May 28th along with other countries around the world. People have been able to download the iBooks app in Canada (which will soon support notes and PDF viewing), however the iBookstore has lacked … Read More

Apple To Update iBooks With Notes & PDF Support

This morning at Apple’s annual WWDC event, CEO Steve Jobs indicated that the iPad, and specifically the iBooks app, would be receiving a minor update by the end of June 2010.

The minor June update will deliver iBook enhancements that allow users to post Notes in their books and also allow the syncing of PDF documents. At this time, the only way to mark anything in the iBooks app is by … Read More

Canadian iBookstore To Launch Alongside iPad On May 28
by on May 7, 2010

Earlier this morning Apple announced the release date for the Canadian iPad launch and with that, the details regarding pricing. May 28, 2010 will be the day that Canadians can finally pick up their iPad from their local Apple Store or Apple Authorized Reseller.

Apple also announced this morning that the iBooks app and iBookstore, previously only available via a USA iTunes account, will be launched in … Read More

Reading Books on iPad Versus Kindle
by on April 8, 2010

I’ve used a Kindle for over a year. Recently, waiting for an interminable car repair, I had an opportunity to spend several hours reading a book on my iPad. Night versus day!

I had always loved my Kindle, and have spent many pleasurable hours with it, despite its idiosyncrasies and vexations. I assumed all ebook readers would behave similarly, and just sucked it up.

Chief among Kindle’s idiosyncrasies are the bizarre “location … Read More

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