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Apple Releases iBooks 2, iBooks Author and iTunes U Apps

During the company’s education event, Apple has launched the following education related apps:

iBooks 2 adds support for “interactive textbooks”, the iBookstore library now includes textbooks on various topics. iBooks 2.0 also includes:

• Experience gorgeous Multi-Touch textbooks designed for iPad
• iBooks textbooks are filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, and videos
• Tap to dive into images with interactive captions, rotate 3D objects, swipe through image galleries, watch videos in full screen, and more
• Use a finger as a highlighter when swiping over text in a textbook
• Take advantage of Study Cards to help you memorize important highlights, notes, and glossary terms
• Tap glossary terms to see definitions of key topics and concepts without leaving the page

iBooks is a free app and is available in the iTunes App Store.

iBooks Author is a publishing tool to create dynamic “multi touch books” for the iPad. It is available for free in the Mac App Store.

iTunes U is Apple’s educational resource where colleges upload their courses. Now Apple has released an iTunes U app for the iPhone and iPad. The app includes access to 500,000 free lectures and access to “course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad”. iTunes U is a free universal app and available in the App Store.

Arabic support in the iBooks and iBooks Author hasn’t been improved unfortunately.

Apple will release a video of the educational event within a few hours.

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