June 22, 2010 – 2:53 pm
iBooks for iPhone 4
iBooks is a great free smartphone app for the iOS4 software update. iBooks was previously only for the iPad, but it is finally coming to the iPhone, only on the iOS4 update. Now, this app does need to be downloaded from the app store before you can have it, but it is worth it!
If you don’t know what iOS4 is, it is the software update for the iPhone that Steve Jobs announced at the World Wide Developers Conference. This update added things like folders and multitasking with different free smartphone apps to make the iPhone more current.
When you get the iBooks free smartphone app you will also be getting the iBookstore, where you can browse and buy books. When you first get the app you will also notice that you get a free book with it “Winnie the Pooh” for reading.
With iBooks, reading a book is nice. Whenever you are reading you may find a word you don’t know. All you have to do is select the word. Now you can look it up in a dictionary, highlight it, Note it, and Search for it.
This free smartphone app also has some cool options that makes it an even better app. When you are using the app you have a few options. You can adjust the iPhone’s brightness, change the font size and style, you can make the page white or sepia and bookmark a page.
Now, lets look at the iBookstore. The iBookstore has 5 columns. The first is the Featured column. These are books that have been chosen by Apple to be there. Also on this page, you will find icons saying something like Summer Reading. If you tap these you will see the selection for Summer Reading.
Next in this free smartphone apps is Charts. If you look at the Top Charts tab you will see the overall top books in the books store. You can also see the top free books in this list. You can also look at the New York Times tab and see their top sellers.
The next column is the Browse column. Here you can browse by Author on top categories. For example, I can find that Dafydd ab Hugh is the top author for paid fantasy books. If I tap him I can see his books, and maybe even buy one.
Next is the Search tab. You can search for authors and books from here in an easy to use way. Next is the Purchases column. This tells you all the purchases you have made within the app.
This is a great free smartphone app for anyone looking for a way to read good books. The good thing about the iBookstore is that it is easy to find the books you like, and it is easy to read them on the iPhone 4 retina display. This is a great app for the road, or anywhere, that is very easy to use.
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