iBooks Textbooks are exclusively for iBookstore, Apple’s own format

Meanwhile iBooks Author should have been installed on many Macs and aspiring authors should arrive no later than when exporting to Apple’s terms of use in contact: The application may only be created in the iBookstore to be sold.

Actually, it was expected, since Apple is a hardware manufacturer: Apple’s software is used to in order to sell hardware. This is especially true for an application such as iBooks Author, which is distributed free of charge. For the terms, conditions are even relatively generous, because who wants to distribute books free of charge, can do this and the title should of course be sold in other eBookstore, just not in the iBooks format. However, Apple will not provide software to create for the competition. Currently, however, does not support the other iBooks Reader format.

iBooks are basically in the ePub format, but use ePub 3 with some extensions. ePub 3 is currently supported by only a few eBook readers, even those who decided to publish a book dummy text and uses the Apple templates without interactive widgets to be reckoned with smears in the presentation. The free iBooks are not protected by DRM or encrypted, it would quickly give viewers, as well as in ePub 3 builds on Apple’s variant (X) HTML. Anyone who wishes to remain compatible with other viewers should also export a PDF.

For those that need authoring software, which are designed to work with various platforms, must wait to see what will respond Adobe or other software manufacturers to Apple. The only relevant alternative for textbook publishers who want to create interactive books is Amazon with the KF8 format (Kindle Fire 8). KF8 also uses in HTML5, but is not identical with ePub 3.

Apple’s YouTube-Video: “The textbook. Reinvented for iPad.”


Apple: iBooks Update 1.5 comes with night reading mode

Apple updated the iBooks to version 1.5.

Apple updated the iBooks app to version 1.5.

Apple has the e-book reading software iBooks equipped with a night reading mode, which prevents the reader in the dark when reading from the screen of his iPhone or iPad is dazzled.
The iBook version 1.5 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad can be blanked in the settings. The screen background will turn black and the writing medium gray. So shall the reading in the dark for the eyes will be less stressful.

In addition, Apple has integrated in the iBook 1.5 update new fonts like “Athelas”, “charter”, “Iowan” and “Seravek”. In addition, the book cover in the public domain books have been redesigned and now look much higher quality. It was also revised the tool palette for notes and highlight color of text passages.

The update of iBooks 1.5 is free available on the iTunes App Store.

Updates: Keynote 5.1.1 and iCloud 1.0.1 for Windows

Keynote Update 5.1.1 released

Keynote Update 5.1.1 released
Apple just released the latest update of the Keynote series. The 5.1.1 update is as usual in Apple’s Software Update available. It fixes a lot of bug fixes and some bug fixes for large presentations at Mac OS X Lion. The stability was improved.

iCloud Control Panel 1.0.1 for Windows released
Apple can always use iCloud with Windows, too. For this purpose it is necessary, the Control Panel “icloud” install for Windows systems. Exactly this interface, Apple has now updated. iCloud Control Panel for Windows 1.0.1 is 40MB in size and requires Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 and a broadband Internet connection. In addition, Apple recommends Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010. The Control Panel “icloud” is needed to photostream, contacts and calendar (requires Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later) to be used.

iCloud Control Panel 1.0.1 for Windows

iOS 5.0.1 Update released #Apple

Three weeks after iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S debuted, Apple has released a software update intended to rein in oft-reported problems related to battery life. On Thursday Apple started to make iOS 5.0.1 available to users.
The update, which Apple said last week would be coming soon, is supposed to fix “bugs affecting battery life,” but that’s not all. Original iPad owners that download the update will get multitasking gestures, Documents in the Cloud gets some bug fixes, and Australians’ accent should be better understood via an update to the dictation feature in iOS.
The iOS 5 update can be downloaded to the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, all iPad models, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.