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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Nancy C. Muir

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Chapter 14

Using Your iPhone as an E-reader

Get ready to . . .

Discover E-reading

Find Books with iBooks

Explore Other E-book Sources

Buy Books

Navigate a Book

Adjust Brightness in iBooks

Change the Font Size and Type

Search in Your Book

Use Bookmarks and Highlights

Check Words in the Dictionary

Organize Books in Collections

Download Magazine Apps to Newsstand

Preview and Buy Issues of Periodicals Through Newsstand

Read Periodicals in Your Newsstand Apps

A traditional e-reader is a device that’s used primarily to read the electronic version of books, magazines, and newspapers. If you’re happy reading on your smaller iPhone screen, your phone can be a great e-reader, although it isn’t a traditional e-reader device like the Barnes & Noble Nook because it gets its functionality from an e-reader app.

Apple’s free, downloadable app that turns your iPhone into an e-reader is iBooks, which also enables you to buy and download books from Apple’s iBookstore. You can also use one of several other free e-reader apps — for example Kindle, Stanza, or Nook — to download books to your iPhone from a variety of online sources such as Amazon and Google so you can read to your heart’s content.

An app that arrived with iOS 5 is Newsstand, covered later in this chapter. Newsstand provides access to another reading experience, but its focus is on subscribing to and reading magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals. With iOS 7 comes a drastic revision to the appearance ...

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