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iBooks Updated with Nighttime Reading Theme, Cards App Updated With Enhancements

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Apple updated its Cards app earlier today, and tonight iBooks. Cards receives a few updates to improve text entry and the checkout process, plus better processing of mailing addresses:

What’s New in Version 1.0.1
• Improved verification of postal addresses
• Enhancements to text entry
• Improvements to the checkout process

Download Cards here.

iBooks Updated Too

iBooks was updated tonight, and brings quite a few new features including an interesting nighttime reading mode, which is pretty cool. We also get a new full-screen layout, fonts, classic covers for public domain books, pop-up footnotes, and a redesigned annotation palette.

On a side note, the 20.7MB download will require WiFi to update or download. It will just start and stop if you’re on 3G, without a notification.

What’s New In Version 1.5
iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:

• Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
• Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
• iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
• Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
• Support for pop-up footnotes, included in select iBookstore titles.
• A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.

Download iBooks here.

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  • finally, night themes in readers helps with battery life. i read tones on my phone and rarely use ibooks partly because of this, the other reason is the books are cheaper elsewhere 

  • Anonymous

    It’s about time they added white on black (nighttime reading mode). The other ereader apps have had it for a long time. It’s the main reason I choose kindle or kobo over iBooks. I read mostly at night in bed.

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