Apple's e-book application, iBooks, which was introduced to the public a few months back alongside the the iPad, is now available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
The big change here is screen size; instead of reading books on large iPad screen, the image is certainly minimized on the iPhone. If you have trouble reading paragraphs worth text off of a small size screen, then this might not be the best application to download. However, it still has a number of other features that we find senior-friendly. You can change font size to make your books more comfortable to read. Navigation is intuitive and easy to operate, making it natural to scroll between pages. Additionally, you have the option to either read the text on a white or a sepia colored background; whatever happens to be best for your eyes.
Also, unlike iBook on the iPad, on the iPhone a user can enlarge text; to a certain extent, that makes up for the smallish screen size. You can also use iBooks to open and read PDF documents from your e-mail, which is quite a nice convenience.
You can download the app for free. While the app comes with a complimentary copy of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh, you can download additional titles for a certain price.
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