iBooks 1.1.1 Adds Support For Audio And Video Content To eBooks

News | Sunday July 18 2010 4:27 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Here are some of the new features and changes in iBooks 1.1.1:
Double-tap an image within a book to view it in greater detail.
Experience books that include audio and video.
Enjoy substantial performance improvements when reading PDFs.
Look-up definitions to English words inside books without a specified language.
Addresses an issue that may have caused some book downloads to not complete.
In case you haven’t downloaded iBooks, you can download it from the App Store for free using this
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As we have reported earlier, the roll-out of multimedia support to ebooks is significant for publishers. Early this year, Penguin Books' CEO John Makinson had revealed his plans to use the enhanced interactivity of the iPad to bring
. Makinson had noted that such features would not only improve reader engagement, but will also help the company monetize its digital content better.
.However, few industry observers are skeptical over the potential of such an offering. They have argued that such functionalities could ruin the traditional book reading experience. Do you think multimedia based ebooks will change the book reading experience for the better?
Do you prefer Kindle’s app or iBooks? Let us know in the comments.

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