Our own Jeff Carlson scored the impossible: his 48-page introduction to the latest Apple iOS device, "Meet the iPad 2" ($1.99), is available instantly on the iBookstore. It's an introduction to the device, and a long excerpt from his upcoming Pocket Guide to iPad 2. (The link to the book takes you to the iBookstore if you're viewing on an iOS device; on a computer, you'll get an error when the Web browser passes the link along to iTunes. But you can search within the iBookstore for "Meet the iPad 2" to locate the title, and then purchase the book or download a sample.) follow link
Arrange Icons on the iPhone/iPod touch Home Screens
Unhappy with the arrangement of your icons? You can move them around as follows: First, hold down on any Home screen icon until all the icons wiggle. Now, drag the icons to their desired locations (drag left or right to get to other screens). Finally, press the physical Home button on your device. (Unlike earlier releases, iPhone Software 2.1 doesn't move just-updated apps to the end of your Home screens, so your icons should be more stationary once you've installed the update.)
Remember that you can replace Apple's default icons in the four persistent spots at the bottom of the screen with your four most-used apps!
- ExtraBITS for 14 March 2011 (14 Mar 11)
Meet the iPad 2 Book by Jeff Carlson Available
When I clicked the link on this page it went to the correct page on the Apple site, but when iTunes opens it cannot find the book.
"The item you requested is not currently available in the US store"
Right: the link only works for iTunes when you're using an iOS device. You can't buy iBookstore items in iTunes for Mac OS X or Windows, foolishly.
So does mean that if I have an iPad or iPod Touch without 3G and no direct WiFi internet connection I will not be able to get iBooks?... This seems odd. I have been thinking of getting an iPad recently and do not find using public Hot Spots a comfortable place to use plastic. This would be a deal breaker for me.
Could you enlighten me please? Or give me links that I could enquire on my own?
Is that correct?
Although one interesting thing: The text on that page says, "AuthorThis book is available on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and ON YOUR COMPUTER WITH ITUNES" (emphasis mine). So, I wonder if this is just a mis-typing, or maybe we'll see a desktop iBooks, or some way to tie into the iBookstore without being on an iOS device.