Apple Expands iTunes U in Europe, Asia

8:52 AM, Jan. 21st, 2014 · · iTunes

Even more people have access to iTunes U content throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America as of Tuesday because Apple has expanded availability of iBooks multi-touch textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager into more regions in those markets. According to Apple, iBooks textbooks are now available in 51 countries and iTunes U Course Manager is available in 70 countries.

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iBooks textbooks may not have revolutionized the educational market in the way Apple had hoped, but they're still a powerful learning tool -- and in many cases far more affordable than traditional textbooks. It's great to see them, along with iTunes U Course Manager, available in even more countries.

3 Free iOS Apps For Those Who Love To Read

9:59 AM, Jan. 19th, 2014 · · iTunes

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If you've got an iOS device then you've got a great ereader, but Vern Seward points out three freebies that might make your reading experience e=ven better in this week's Free on iTunes.  ReadMill, JukePop, and LibriVox.

Bring Back Older “Filter-Style” Search in iTunes 11

8:39 AM, Jan. 17th, 2014 · · iTunes

One of the more significant changes to iTunes 11 is how one searches an iTunes library. In the latest version, typing a search query reveals a truncated list of results below the search field from which to choose. However, many preferred the way it worked previously, filtering all items in the selected media category. Thankfully there's still a way to do this, and Michael Johnston shows you how.

5 Free iOS Apps to Get You Collaborating

9:59 AM, Jan. 11th, 2014 · · iTunes

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In this last article in a series to help kick off your New Year, Vern Seward takes a look at 5 free iOS apps that might help you collaborate with others: Dropbox, Documents by Readdle, DocuSign Ink, Quip, and JotNot Scanner.

12 Days of Gifts Finally Scores with Hugo

10:58 AM, Dec. 30th, 2013 · · iTunes

Apple's 12 Days of Gifts promotion hasn't been something of a big "meh" so far thanks to the choice of free offerings, although today's download steps it up a notch. Instead of songs and games, today Apple is offering Martin Scorsese's Hugo -- the popular fantasy movie that follows the adventures of an orphan trying to unravel the mystery of an automaton his father was repairing before his death.

How to Sync Non-iBooks Epubs from iPad to iBooks in Mavericks

5:20 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2013 · · iTunes

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After years of an inexplicable absence from the Mac platform, Apple finally brought iBooks to Mavericks. If you have epub ebooks and PDFs in your iPad or iPhone iBooks library that didn't come from iBooks, you may have noticed that they didn't appear in iBooks on Mavericks, but it's easy to fix that. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.