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How to Set Reading Goals in iOS 13

Monday September 16, 2019 5:13 pm PDT by
In iOS 13, Apple has added a new feature to its Books app that lets you keep track of how many minutes a day you spend reading and how many books you've read so far this year. If you could benefit from some motivation to help you start a book and keep going until the end, then using Reading Goals could be the answer. When you hit your goal, you'll get a pop-up notification with the option to...

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Apple Highlights Services in 2020 as App Store Sets Single-Day Spending Record on New Year's Day

Wednesday January 6, 2021 6:14 am PST by
Apple has today announced that New Year's Day saw a new single-day spending record of over $540 million on the App Store, as the company celebrated a number of highlights from its various services in 2020. Recapping 2020, Apple announced that the year's most downloaded apps were Zoom and Disney+, and games on the ‌App Store‌ "became more popular than ever." Apple revealed that developers...
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Apple Shares Picks for Best Books, Audiobooks, and Podcasts in 2020

Tuesday December 1, 2020 11:27 am PST by
At the end of each year, Apple shares its picks for the best App Store apps, podcasts, Apple Music songs, books, and more, and today the company is highlighting the top books, audiobooks, and podcasts of 2020. Code Switch by NPR was named the Apple Podcasts: Show of the Year, which is a new category for 2020. Apple also highlighted the top 10 biggest shows of 2020, which include Stuff...
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Oprah Winfrey to Serve as First-Ever Guest Editor for Apple News

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:14 am PDT by
Last year, Apple and Oprah Winfrey launched Oprah's Book Club in the Apple Books app, providing readers with a curated selection of "stories that truly matter by today's most thought-provoking authors." Oprah today announced that her latest selection is "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author. The book is available now on...
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Emails Reveal Why Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller Blocked In-App Purchase of Kindle Books

Friday July 31, 2020 7:25 am PDT by
Internal Apple emails, made public by the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust inquiry, have revealed information about why Apple blocked in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS devices, reports The Verge. Two sets of emails between Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, and various other senior Apple executives, disclose the exact thinking behind how Apple approached Kindle on iOS. The...
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Apple Offers Free Books and Audiobooks to Users in U.S. for Limited Time Only

Sunday March 22, 2020 8:29 pm PDT by
Apple Books today sent out a push notification highlighting free books and audiobooks available to users for a limited time only. This appears to be U.S. only for now. The push notification reads: Enjoy a good book, on us Explore free books, read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family. Upon tapping on the notification, users are brought to the Free Books page ...
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Oprah's Book Club Launches on Apple Books, Apple TV+ Series Premieres November 1 [Updated]

Monday September 23, 2019 6:54 am PDT by
Apple and esteemed talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey today announced the launch of Oprah's Book Club in the Apple Books app. Oprah's Book Club can be accessed in the Apple Books app under Book Store > Browse Sections on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Winfrey's first book selection is "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, available for pre-order now on Apple Books in both e-book and...
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Apple Shares Six Free Classic Audiobooks Narrated by Celebrities

Monday December 17, 2018 4:46 pm PST by
Apple recently released a series of six audiobooks that have been narrated by celebrities that include Kate Beckinsale and Kelsey Grammer, making them available to Apple Books users for free. The titles are all in the public domain, but are unique because of their celebrity narrations. A list of available titles is below: Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen and narrated by...
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Apple Music, Apple Books, Apple Podcasts, and iTunes Gain New 'Best of 2018' Sections

Tuesday December 4, 2018 6:24 am PST by
This week, Apple shared a new press release that highlighted the best music, movies, television shows, podcasts, and books of 2018. With the announcement, Apple has now rolled out new sections in each service that highlight these pieces of media under an all-new "Best of 2018" category. Throughout 2018 we’ve been celebrating the creativity of app developers, musicians, writers and ...
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Apple's Free 'Everyone Can Create' Music, Drawing, Photos, and Video Guides Now Available on Apple Books

Monday October 1, 2018 7:28 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its Everyone Can Create curriculum is now available in English on Apple Books for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Apple says additional languages will be available by the end of 2018. Everyone Can Create is designed to allow teachers to easily incorporate creativity into their existing lesson plans in any subject, including language arts, math, science, history, social...