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Slew of iOS app updates from Apple accompany event

updated 06:10 pm EST, Wed March 7, 2012

Find My Friends, iBooks, iTunes U, more updated

In addition to the announced Apple TV and iOS apps that were mentioned and showcased at today's new iPad unveiling, Apple has also updated numerous other iOS apps, mostly to add support for the new Retina Display on the iPad but also in some cases adding support for iTunes Match, bug fixes or new minor features. Among those updated that were not previously announced are Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, iTunes U, iBooks and Remote.

Remote, an app that let users control the iTunes desktop or notebook program as well as Apple TVs, has now been updated to support iTunes Match on Apple TV as well Retina Display on the new iPad. Find My iPhone, which lets users locate lost or stolen iOS devices using iCloud or Mobile Me, lists stability enhancements and bug fixes along with Retina Display device support.

Find My Friends, which allows iOS users to locate each other (at the users' discretion), also lists bug fixes, stability improvements and Retina Display support in version 1.1, the app's first update since being introduced in October. The iTunes U app also gets its first update since its debut in January, and adds performance improvements and Retina Display support.

Finally, iBooks also gains support for the new, sharper text of the Retina Display, but also touts a number of modest new features. Users can now use their finger as a highlighter by swiping over text, search for a page number to jump to with a tap, and see page numbers that correspond to the printed version of select titles. It also includes a number of "important stability and performance" fixes. All the apps mentioned are available now, free of charge, from the App Store.

















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