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Apple Releases iBooks 1.3 Update, Introduces Read-Aloud Feature

Apple Releases iBooks 1.3 Update, Introduces Read-Aloud Feature

Now that your iDevices have gained the ability to wirelessly sync your iBooks to each other, Apple has released an update to iBooks.app. Version 1.3 introduces a feature that reads your books to you in real narrator voices, with some books even highlighting words as the narrator speaks!

The update is available immediate through iTunes update on your Mac or iDevice. The change log for iBooks 1.3 can be found below:

Help your children learn to read with the new read-aloud feature included in select children’s books from the iBookstore.
The read-aloud feature uses a real narrator to read the book to you, and in some books, it will even highlight the words as you read along.
Enhanced books can now automatically play audio or video included with the book.
Makes iBooks more responsive when opening very long books.
Addresses an issue where some books may display the same page twice.

These certainly seem to be some welcome changes, so the update is highly recommended. If you do not yet have iBooks, this is one (free) app that you need, so get iBooks 1.3 here (App Store Link)

[MacStories]

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