Archive for 11. juni 2020

iBooks Author forsvinner, brukere anbefales å skifte til Pages

11/06/2020

       

Apple sendte i går melding til iBooks Author brukere, om at Mac appen nå blir nedlagt fra 1. juli, og fjernet fra App Store. Brukere anbefales å gå over til Pages, som allerede har fått endel bokproduksjons verktøy *), og Apple vil fremover fokusere på å videreutvikle disse for Pages. Dette henger nok sammen med at iPad har utviklet seg, med nye egenskaper.

Two years ago we brought book creation into Pages. With key features such as the ability to work on iPad, collaborate with others on a shared book, draw with Apple Pencil, and more, Pages is a great platform for making books.

As we focus our efforts on Pages, ‌iBooks‌ Author will no longer be updated and will soon be removed from the Mac App Store. You can continue to use ‌iBooks‌ Author on macOS 10.15 and earlier, and books previously published to Apple Books will remain available. If you have ‌iBooks‌ Author books you’d like to import into Pages for further editing, we have a book import feature coming to Pages soon.

*) Med Pages kan du opprette en bok og deretter publisere den direkte til butikken i Apple Books. Du kan tilpasse boken i løpet av publiseringsprosessen: legg til et bokomslag, angi pris eller tilby den gratis, legg til etiketter for å spesifisere aldersgrupper eller temaer, konfigurer forhåndsbestilling, tilpass tilgjengelighet etter dato og land med mer. Du kan også oppdatere bøker du allerede har sendt inn.
(fra Apple support)

 

iTunes U forsvinner, erstattes med nye apper

11/06/2020

Noen her som bruker iTunes U? Ikke så mange her kanskje, og det er vel det Apple har funnet ut, når de nå faser det ut.

Apple planlegger å nedlegge iTunes U fra slutten av 2021, i følge et nytt support dokument sluppet i går. iTunes U tools vil bli erstattet av neste generasjons apper for lærere og studenter:

Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping teachers guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track.

Schoolwork helps teachers save time and maximize each student’s potential by making it easy for teachers to share class materials, get students to a specific activity in an app, collaborate with students, and view student progress.

Apple School Manager: In addition to Classroom and Schoolwork, Apple also introduced Apple School Manager to enable IT Administrators to easily manage iPads, Macs, Apple TV, Apple IDs, books, and apps, while ensuring data is kept secure and private. Apps such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, iMovie, Clips, and Swift Playgrounds have education-specific features that are used regularly by teachers and students.

With this in mind, Apple will discontinue iTunes U at the end of 2021. iTunes U will continue to be available to all existing customers through the 2020-2021 educational year.
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iTunes U has been around since 2007, and was built in to the iTunes app to provide university lectures and learning content from U.S. colleges. iTunes U allowed educators to create courses with audio, media, handouts, ebooks, and more, with the iTunes U app available for users to access their collections on iPhone and ‌iPad‌.

When Apple started to transition away from iTunes in 2017, iTunes U content was discontinued as a standalone feature and was transitioned into the Podcasts app and the Podcasts section of iTunes. Support for iTunes U has since been dwindling, with Apple instead focusing on new educational tools.

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