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iBooks adds Night mode, New fonts

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games

Apple has released an update to its universal iBooks app adding several new UI features and enhancements. iBooks 1.5 adds a nighttime reading theme for reading books in the dark as well as a new full-screen reading view. The update also adds several new fonts including Athelas, Charter, Iowan and Seravek and a new redesigned annotation palette making it easier to choose highlighting colours. With the latest version Apple is now including classic covers for public domain books as well rather than the generic title covers that had previously been displayed. iBooks 1.5 requires iOS 4.2 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download.

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I would love to see alternate language dictionaries available for use in ibooks.  It would be especially great for both native and non-native speakers to read the many available texts in other languages, and still have built-in dictionary support.  That could be an in app purchase that I would be willing to pay for.  I have (others too) suggested this to apple, and I hope it will be a possibility someday.

Posted by Maine French Reader on December 7, 2011 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

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