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IOS 11.3 Finally Allows Sorting of App Store Reviews

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple's upcoming iOS 11.3 software update , the first beta of which was seeded to developers on Wednesday, finally adds the small but useful ability to sort App Store reviews on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
After tapping on See All under the Ratings & Reviews section in the App Store, users can now sort the reviews according to four categories, including Most Helpful, Most Favorable, Most Critical, and Most Recent.
Most Helpful shows reviews that have received the most "Helpful" feedback from other users. Any user can designate a review as "Helpful" or "Not Helpful" by deeply pressing...
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Apple reportedly plans major iBooks update to challenge Amazon in audiobooks and ebooks

Apple reportedly plans major iBooks update to challenge Amazon in audiobooks and ebooks

4 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple's iBooks app , which was released alongside the iPad and an iBook store in April 2010 as a challenger to Amazon's Kindle business, is reportedly about to see its first major upgrade in nearly eight years. According to Bloomberg, iBooks is being redesigned with a new bookstore, a spotlight on the user's current places in books, and improved audiobook integration, all under a slightly tweaked name: Books. The new name first appeared in the beta version of iOS 11.3 released yesterday, but the new features are expected to arrive “in coming months.”
Apart from an iOS 7 makeover that...
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With New Books App, Apple Hopes to Take on Amazon and Win This Time

With New Books App, Apple Hopes to Take on Amazon and Win This Time

4 monthes ago   |   By App Advice

There's a new Books app coming to iOS this spring. Apple hopes to use the app to challenge Amazon once again when it comes to selling digital books, according to Bloomberg .
On Wednesday, Apple announced iOS 11.3. While most the attention on the update focused on the new Animojis and battery controls, buried inside the first iOS 11.3 beta was an exciting change; the iBooks app is now called “Books.”
According to Bloomberg, changing the name of the iOS Book app is just the first step in a significant push for Apple.
The new app, due to be released in coming months, will include a simpler...
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Apple's iBooks to become “Books” in forthcoming reading app redesign

Apple's iBooks to become “Books” in forthcoming reading app redesign

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Apple is reportedly tweaking its e-book offering to better take on Amazon, the current leader of the digital book market. According to a Bloomberg report , Apple will release a revamped version of the iBooks app for iOS, which will be dubbed "Books," that will have an interface more like the iOS 11 App Store, a Reading Now tab, and a separate section for audiobooks. There's no official date for the debut of the new app, but it's reportedly slated to be released in the coming months.
Limited details are known about the app, which is in testing right now. Bloomberg's report...
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Apple Working on Redesigned Books App With 'Simpler' Interface and Overhauled Store

Apple Working on Redesigned Books App With 'Simpler' Interface and Overhauled Store

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

After changing the iBooks app to simply be called "Books" in the iOS 11.3 beta that released to developers yesterday, a new report out today by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg states that Apple is preparing to revamp the internals of the iPhone and iPad app as well.
In an update coming in the next few months - potentially with the public release of iOS 11.3 in the spring - Apple will redesign Books with a "simpler" interface aimed at highlighting books you're currently reading in a "Reading Now" section.
On the store side of things, Books will gain a marketplace that looks like the new iOS App...
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