Apple Releases iBooks 2 With Interactive Textbooks For iPad

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On Thursday, Apple announced, at a special education event in New York City that they have updated the iBooks application to iBooks 2 for iPad to accommodate interactive textbooks, something that has remained unchanged for generations. Apple is looking to redefine the usgae and distribution of textbooks and information, and is using its already available iBookStore and bracnhing out. Introducing … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Tightens up its policy on in-App and Subscription Payments

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has contacted publishers of newspaper and magazine style Apps who use the App Store, and clarified its existing Terms and Conditions, explaining that their interpretation of the existing publisher / developer agreement is that all in-app payments should be carried out through Apple’s iTunes infrastructure after the 31st of March, or their products will be rejected. This is … Read More

UK iBookstore Launches

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It was looking for a while as if the European, and UK pickings in Apple’s iBookstore might have been a bit lean. Apple was said to be having some problems getting parters to come into the iBookstore fold. Part of the reason for this was apparently to do with differing regulations for book agencies in the UK particularly. As of … Read More

Apple’s iBookstore Ready for International Launch

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In a perfect world, well Apple’s version of a perfect world, there would be no iPads outside of the US at the moment. But there are! In a few of the countries that the iPad will officially be launched the iBookstore app is starting to show up some locally available content. So we can see Apple starting to breath life … Read More

Apple sells one millionth iPad in just 28 days

Earlier today we reported on estimates of Apple iPad 3G sales in its debut weekend from Gene Munster (an analyst at Piper Jaffray). Adding those figures to those of the Wi-Fi only iPad sales numbers to date we estimated that Apple has sold over 1 million iPads already. Apple have confirmed our estimate today with an official Press Release trumpeting … Read More

B&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

Apple is taking the e-book business very seriously and the iPad will certainly prove to be a serious threat to Kindle from Amazon. By developing eReaders major publishers want to make sure that people always have access to their favourite books in digital format. Today Barnes & Noble updated their blog with some information about their upcoming iPad app. The … Read More

Microsoft’s Courier. Is this the iPad slayer?

Microsoft’s Courier tablet was first mentioned on tech sites a couple of months ago. At the time it was only a concept which existed in the form of a kind of User Interface showcase with cartoon hands controlling a virtual device. But those concept videos were rather impressive and very forward thinking. Of the many UI features that impressed me … Read More