Apple World Today News Update: March 27, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 27, 2018

Today's Apple educational event is over, but the impact on school administrator spending habits remains to be seen. Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast discusses:

  • The news announced at the event in one very concise statement
  • A rumor of a slightly larger Apple Watch screen coming this fall
  • App Store and iTunes Store outages have been occurring today, most likely due to the mass downloading of iWork updates
  • We correct a statement that many websites are making about iBooks Author and Pages for ebook development
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Apple’s ‘electronic document thinning’ involves its iBooks Author app

Apple’s ‘electronic document thinning’ involves its iBooks Author app

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,710,944) for “electronic document thinning” that involves is iBooks Author software. iBooks is a free ebook app that allows you to read publications purchased at the iBooks Store. iBooks Author lets you create iBooks textbooks (as well as other types of books) for the iPad and Mac.

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iWork updates add real-time collaboration

iWork updates add real-time collaboration

In addition to the availability of Safari 10.0 and macOS Sierra today, Apple also updated the iWork suite of apps -- KeynoteNumbers, and Pages -- to version 6.0. The updates were hinted about during the September 9 keynote, when the real-time collaboration feature for iWork was briefly discussed. The iOS and iCloud.com versions of the apps have already received the collaboration update; today's update makes the feature universal.

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