Today Apple held an education event in New York City where it unveiled a new version of the iBooks app along with iBooks Author, a free Mac application that allows you to create books containing not just text but also rich media elements. Macworld's Dan Moren and Lex Friedman attended the event. I talk to them about their impressions.
Note that Dan and Lex had to dash into a less-than-silent office to record the podcast. We apologize for the occasional background noise.
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It should come as no surprise that we're all over Apple's latest education efforts. Check out these stories:
- Live Update: Apple's January 19 Education Event
- Apple Releases iBook 2 With Support for Interactive Textbooks
- iBooks Author Offers Free E-textbook Creation
- Apple Unveils iTunes U App
- iTunes Update Adds Interactive Textbook Compatibility
- Summary: Apple Puts iPad at the Head of the Class
- Hands On: iBooks Author
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