iBooks archive

  • Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed
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    Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed

    By 10 July 2013

    Apple has been found to have conspired with several publishers to raise the prices of eBooks in order to break Amazon's dominance of the market. It is a judgement that could change the face of digital publishing entirely. US District Judge Denise Cote...

  • Apple talks iBooks success, as the iBookstore launches in Japan
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    Apple talks iBooks success, as the iBookstore launches in Japan

    By 6 March 2013

    Apple has announced that the iBooks app for iOS has been downloaded 130 million times, as it launches the iBookstore in its next major market - Japan.  “We’re excited to launch the iBookstore in Japan with a wide selection of Japanese publishers...

  • DC Comics monthlies coming to iBooks, Kindle and Nook, digital sales double year-on-year
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    DC Comics monthlies coming to iBooks, Kindle and Nook, digital sales double year-on-year

    By 8 November 2012

    Comic book publisher DC Comics has announced deals with the three major digital book retailers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple, to add its monthly titles to their stores. Although the brand already has a healthy library of eBook versions of its graphic...

  • New iBooks available now... Continuous scrolling option added
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    New iBooks available now... Continuous scrolling option added

    By 23 October 2012

    Apple has announced a new version of iBooks during its Special Event 2012 conference in San Jose, USA. CEO Tim Cook explained that the store now features more than 1.5 million digital books, and that 400 million books have been downloaded so far. However,...

  • Apple's iBooks 2 sees 350,000 textbook downloads in three days
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    Apple's iBooks 2 sees 350,000 textbook downloads in three days

    By 23 January 2012

    iBooks 2, and Apple's aim of educating the masses, is off to a flying start with a reported 350,000 textbooks downloaded from the new store in just three days. The education initiative was announced by Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing,...

  • What is iBooks Author?
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    What is iBooks Author?

    By 20 January 2012

    Apple has big plans for iBooks. The app that once had us so excited over a simple page animation has come a long way since we first saw it demoed on the original iPad. Last night Apple launched iBooks 2, along with an incredibly powerful desktop publishing...

  • APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)
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    APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

    By 19 January 2012

    Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event was put to bed today with the tech giant unleashing iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad." But it was the iBooks Author Mac app part of Phil Schiller's presentation...

  • Apple opens iBooks 2: A new textbook experience for iPad
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    Apple opens iBooks 2: A new textbook experience for iPad

    By 19 January 2012

    Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event is over; the tech giant has announced iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad." "We try to bring the same energy and passion we've put into every product we make...

  • Best iPad reading apps
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    Best iPad reading apps

    By 21 December 2011

    At launch, the iPad was pegged as the future means of content consumption for all magazines and newspapers. Now this might not have come completely true, but there is definitely a lot available to read on it.  Its 9.7-inch IPS display is perfectly suited...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Yellow Submarine review (iPad / iPhone /iPod touch)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Yellow Submarine review (iPad / iPhone /iPod touch)

    By 13 December 2011

    While not strictly applications, some ebooks are so interactive and full of enhanced content that they're just as valid for an App of the Day as any dedicated software. After all, the superb interactive Alice in Wonderland may be classified as an app,...

  • iBooks ships over 100 million eBooks since launch
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    iBooks ships over 100 million eBooks since launch

    By 2 March 2011

    A remarkably well-looking Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Apple iPad 2 launch to rapturous applause, and then proudly stated that over 200 million eBooks have so far been downloaded through iBooks since it was launched roughly a year ago. In addition,...

  • Apple iBooks gets colourful update
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    Apple iBooks gets colourful update

    By 15 December 2010

    Apple has quietly wheeled out version 1.2 of its official eBook reading app, iBooks. The update brings with it a new focus on illustrated books with 100 new children's titles, cookbooks and photography books released containing rich and colourful content....

  • Sony Reader iPhone and Android apps arriving in December
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    Sony Reader iPhone and Android apps arriving in December

    By 23 November 2010

    Sony has revealed that it is planning on going cross-platform with its ebook reading platform, Sony Reader, by releasing an app for iOS and Android devices. There's no plans for a big screen iPad version yet, but the iPhone and Android apps will give...

  • iNewsstand: Apple to take on news agents?
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    iNewsstand: Apple to take on news agents?

    By 20 September 2010

    Apple could be about to launch a newsstand store similar to its iBooks offering that sells newspapers and magazines to iPhone and iPad owners according to sources "familiar with the matter". "The newsstand, designed particularly for the iPad, would be...

  • Stephen Fry biography available on iPad / iPhone and hardback
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    Stephen Fry biography available on iPad / iPhone and hardback

    By 13 September 2010

    In a first for the industry, Stephen Fry and Penguin Books have released the actor, author and most famous Apple fanboi's memoirs on multiple platforms, including in eBook and iPhone app guises. The Fry Chronicles, which follows his life from his university...

  • Apple censors raunchy titles from iBooks chart
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    Apple censors raunchy titles from iBooks chart

    By 27 July 2010

    Blonde and Wet: The Complete Story, a novella by British author Carl East, is apparently one of the best selling titles in Apple's iBooks Store. There are even reports that at one point, it was the best-selling ebook for Apple's Kindle Store rival. But...

  • Apple bars rogue trader
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    Apple bars rogue trader

    By 7 July 2010

    Apple has confirmed that it has banned Vietnamese developer Thuat Nguyen's apps from the App Store after "fraudulent purchase patterns". Nguyen, at one point, occupied 42 of the top 50 "book" apps in the App Store. There had been complaints by iTunes...

  • iBooks: Now availble for your iPhone and iPod Touch
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    iBooks: Now availble for your iPhone and iPod Touch

    By 22 June 2010

    iBooks is now available on all iOS 4 Apple devices meaning that you can now catch up with your reading on your iPhone and iPod Touch. The app not only gives you access to the all of the books in the iBookstore, it also acts as a PDF manager, letting you...

  • WWDC10: Apple iBooks app gets PDF viewer built-in
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    WWDC10: Apple iBooks app gets PDF viewer built-in

    By 7 June 2010

    Apple has updated its iBooks app for the iPad and iPhone, adding a number of features that weren’t there for launch. Having already served up over 5 million iBooks, that's 2.5 books per iPad for anyone counting, Apple are already claiming that it is...

  • Battle of the iPad ebook readers - iBooks and Kindle iPad App now live
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    Battle of the iPad ebook readers - iBooks and Kindle iPad App now live

    By 3 April 2010

    iBooks, Apple's Book store app for the iPad, and Amazon's Kindle app for the iPad have both gone live in the Apple App Store in the US ahead of the official launch of the iPad on 3 April. The iBooks app, which users will have to download if they want...

  • Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"
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    Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

    By 4 February 2010

    Amazon is not going to take the Apple iPad challenge lying down, suggests the New York Times, as it's reported the etailing giant is prepping a "super Kindle" to compete. The crux of this suggestion is the rumour that Amazon has snapped up Touchco, a...

  • VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids
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    VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

    By 3 February 2010

    QBooks are new ebooks designed specifically for children for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, described as the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook. From Penguin in New Zealand and Kiwa Media, a QBook offers "Swipe-to-Read"...

  • No iBooks for UK iPad
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    No iBooks for UK iPad

    By 29 January 2010

    Rumours that Apple's new e-book store wouldn't be available outside of North America when the device launches internationally later in the year seem to be proving true. The Register has noticed that the UK page for the iPad matches its US equivalent in...

  • Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch
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    Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

    By 29 January 2010

    In the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, Amazon has seen fit to offer its closest ever insight to how many Kindles it has shifted, something it has always kept a closely guarded secret. Good news for those that are taking Amazon up on its Kindle Development...

  • Apple tablet unveiled as the iPad
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    Apple tablet unveiled as the iPad

    By 27 January 2010

    Apple's CEO Steve Jobs has finally put an end to months of speculation and announced the Apple iPad, the company's move to bridge the gap between the mobile phone and laptop at its media event in San Fransisco. The new tablet device, which looks to sport...