Apple Updates iBooks with Better Asian Language Support, Paid Japanese Books

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With Asia a major source of revenue for Apple, and its products becoming hugely popular in countries such as Japan and China it is not surprising that the company is releasing more of its online services in the region. On Tuesday, Apple updated the iBooks application with improved Asian language … Read the Full Story →

Apple’s Education Media Event Video Now on Website and Podcast

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On Thursday, Apple held a special education event in New York City and introduced a number of software products, including the newest version of iBooks, iBooks 2, bringing textbooks to the iPad from large publishers including Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Houghton-Mifflin. Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture … Read the Full Story →

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 →

iBookstore Purchases Blocked and Unreadable on Jailbroken Devices

What seems like Apple’s latest attempt to deter jailbreakers has emerged today after the company has blocked jailbroken devices from opening books purchased from the iBookstore. The latest version of iBooks – 1.2.1 – triggers a “jailbreak check” before it opens a DRM-protected book and then refuses to open it … 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 →

Weekly news roundup on all things “Touch”

Apple shares are still rising, iPads are selling like hot cakes “virtually”, as well as receiving last minute design changes. Microsoft, Palm and Android are playing catch-up in the mobile space at GDC, and in sales figures. Some with more success than others…. Oh, and eBooks, or iBooks?, may be … Read the Full Story →