Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » I »

iBooks

A free app and e-book reader available on the Apple App Store that enables users to search for, download and read books on Apple iOS-powered devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Users can download and access iBooks through iTunes, and once installed, the iBooks app connects users to the iBookstore, an online book store with a selection of more than 700,000 paid and free books.  iBooks also integrates with Apple’s iCloud service, enabling users to access books purchased or downloaded through iBooks on all of their iOS devices.

A new version of iBooks, iBooks2, debuted in early 2012 with support for dynamic iBooks Textbooks, which are interactive, multi-touch digital textbooks that can be created via the new iBooks Author app and then viewed and read on the iPad.

The most recent edition of iBooks, iBooks3, launched in October 2012 with support for iCloud and continuous scrolling, a feature that eliminates pages and the need to swipe to advance.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
Taking Ownership through Digital Governance

Taking ownership of our own misjudgments or simple forgetfulness takes a healthy amount of humility and some honest self-assessment. Yet sometimes... Read More »

Have We Become a World of Addicts?

It's hard to imagine our lives without smartphones. But people who suffer separation anxiety when they don't have their phones nearby may be in... Read More »

13 Best Free Android Apps

From secure messaging to document editing, our top free must-have apps have been rated, reviewed and named the best free Android apps of 2015. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

A network is a group of two or more computer systems or devices, linked together to share resources, exchange files and electronic communications.... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »