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 … Read the Full Story →

Amazon Launches Web-Based Kindle Reader for Apple’s iPad

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Earlier today, Amazon launched an entirely new service that they had been working on, a web based iPad Kindle Reader called “Kindle Cloud Reader”. This new service allows users to utilize their Chrome or Safari browsers to access their Kindle eBooks. The Cloud Reader also supports the iPad version of … Read the Full Story →

Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Acquire Barnes & Noble?

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According to a report published by BGR, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be interested in acquiring Barnes & Noble. The report notes that the latest rumor has come from an “unproven source”. We received a tip from an unproven source claiming to have knowledge of discussions within Apple to possibly purchase Barnes … Read the Full Story →

iFlow Reader App Shuts down, Forced by Apple’s 30% Cut [eBooks]

In a blunt tone, BeamItDown’s Phillip Huber summarized what he concluded as the end of his life’s hard work and the result of millions. Huber’s company as well as their iFlow Reader application will cease to exist, come May 31st which is the official date when BeamItDown is expected to … Read the Full Story →

Google Books Now Available for iPhone

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Google today officially took the wraps off the eBook store we’ve been expecting and launched apps for both Android and iOS to boot. While comparisons will inevitably be made with Amazon’s Kindle service as well as Apple’s fledgeling iBooks, Google’s offering does have a couple of interesting angles worth noting. One … Read the Full Story →

Apple iTunes Cloud Service Roll Out To Be Limited At First

Sources that are speaking to cnet news are giving the impression that Apple’s cloud music service, which is supposed to be a marriage of Lala and iTunes, is not any where near ready. And that when it does roll out it may be limited in scope, and more movie centric than … Read the Full Story →

Did Apple’s iPad Help Amazon Sell More Kindle eBooks?

About six and a half months ago (January 27th, 2010 to be specific), most technology bloggers and analysts chose the casket for the Kindle. The iPad was going to kill the Kindle device and distribution model. iBooks was going to take over as the de-facto eBook marketplace just like iTunes … Read the Full Story →

Publish your own ebooks with Apple via iBookstore

This is a story that has sort of drifted under the radar for a while. Back in early May Lulu announced that they offer a service to aspirng writers for them to publish their own works via their service, which could then be distributed in the iBookstore. This is a valid … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

Amazon worried about Apple’s iPad?

Some say that Amazon is worried about the iPad. Amazon was always going to face competition from other e-Book readers. But they perhaps didn’t expect the paradigm shift that has potentially come with the iPad and Apple’s iBook Store. Even so, Amazon has just posted earning results which were higher than Wall … Read the Full Story →

What Apps to expect on the Apple iPad?

Will it just be Games, Games, more games, iPhone Ports and eBooks? When our illustrious editor threw this article assignment at me I immediately went into a taill spin with a mental block. I wasn’t sure why right away. But several days, several thousand lines of code and several other … Read the Full Story →

Free ebooks from Project Gutenberg will work on the iPad

TheiPhoneBlog and 9to5mac reported today that the thousand of free books already available from Project Gutenberg should be able to work on the iPad. The ebooks from Project Gutenberg are DRM (digital rights management) –free so will therefore work on the iPad and any other device for that matter. At … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →