Apple's education focused event on January 19th brought the release of iBooks 2, an updated iPad app that supports its new textbook platform. There was also the release of iBooks Author, a free textbook creation and publishing tool. Catch up with all of the company's announcements and our impressions of these new tools right here.
Apple has updated the End Use License Agreement for iBooks Author, allowing authors to sell works created with the app outside of Apple's own outlets — as long as they don't utilized the company's enhanced .ibooks format.
Apple has posted video of today's education-focused event in New York, available for streaming or as a download through iTunes.
After iBooks Author's announcement and release today, would-be writers began delving into the tool to see how it worked and what restrictions might be placed on it. Unfortunately, one of those restrictions is relatively onerous: Apple's End User License Agreement stipulates that books created with the tool can only be sold through Apple's iBookstore.
A hands-on look at Apple's new iTunes U app, which gives everyone access to higher-education course materials and lectures.
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The single-window interface is just like any other modern iWorks app, and Apple isn't offering it for free for lack of features.
At Apple's education event in New York City, the company introduced three new heavy-hitting partners for its new digital textbooks.
Apple has announced iBooks Author, a Mac-based tool for creating textbooks for the iBookstore.
Apple announces iBooks 2, focusing on education and textbooks.
Apple's holding an Education Event tomorrow at 10AM ET / 7AM PT, and we'll be there liveblogging the whole thing.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple's education event on January 19th will reveal a textbook-building initiative led by Roger Rosner, VP of productivity applications.
Apple may unveil new tools that together are described as "GarageBand for e-books." The new tools are said to make ebook creation much easier than currently-available software tools and may partially be based on the now-defunct iWeb software. Apple may also unveil what many were already expecting: new textbooks that are optimized for the iPad.
Apple's holding an education event on January 19th in New York City.
Apple's planning a media-related event in NYC later this month with a likely focus on publishing or advertising, says Kara Swisher.