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Apple Unveils New iPad & iPhoto Journals

Apple unveiled a new iPad today with a high-resolution retina display. Pricing for the new device starts at $499.

Overall, the new display should make eBooks easier to read. The new iPad also includes an updated version of iPhoto, complete with journal-writing tools for writers to create detailed records of a trip or experience. Do you use a digital journal?

Check it out: “Select a group of photos and iPhoto automatically flows them into a beautiful journal that’s fun to personalize and share online. Touch a photo to make it bigger or smaller. Or drag it to a different spot on the screen. iPhoto adjusts the page around whatever you’re doing, so your journal always looks great. You can even add captions, maps, dates, and weather — giving family and friends the big picture at a glance.”

In addition, this new device will make it easier to explore iTunes U courses. Below, we’ve collected ten free courses that writers and readers can take through Apple’s online program. These courses can be accessed on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

10 Free iTunes U Courses for Writers & Readers

1. New Mexico State’s Mythology Course

2. Open University’s Creative Writing Course

3. Washington College’s The Tolkien Professor Course

4. Oxford University’s Approaching Shakespeare Course

5. Liberty University’s Composition & Rhetoric Course

6. Open University’s Start Writing Fiction Course

7. Oxford University’s Tolkien at Oxford Course

8. Stanford University’s Literature of Crisis Course

9. Missouri State University’s Knights & Maidens Literature Course

10. University of Alabama’s Zombies! The Living Dead in Literature Course

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