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Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

This is the opening weekend for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games series, based on the popular trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't seen the first movie or it's been a while, now's a great time to catch up. Hunger Games Trilogy iBooks...
At last, iBooks and iTunes U apps gets iOS 7 look

At last, iBooks and iTunes U apps gets iOS 7 look

iOS 7's release introduced a new visual interface for the operating system, and Apple updated most of its own apps to take advantage. Two notable standouts were iBooks. That was remedied today when Apple posted iBooks 3.2 and iTunes U 1.4 to the App Store. With the initial release of iOS 7,...
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Apple reportedly readying Mavericks updates to multiple applications

We already know that Mail in OS X Mavericks isn't playing nicely with Gmail, and reports suggest that an update for this and a host of other Apple applications suffering from issues is on the way. The news comes courtesy of Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac: Sources say that Apple is readying a slew of...

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At last, iBooks and iTunes U apps gets iOS 7 look

At last, iBooks and iTunes U apps gets iOS 7 look

iOS 7's release introduced a new visual interface for the operating system, and Apple updated most of its own apps to take advantage. Two notable standouts were iBooks. That was remedied today when Apple posted iBooks 3.2 and iTunes U 1.4 to the App Store. With the initial release of iOS 7,...
Apple formally appeals ebook antitrust ruling - does it stand a chance?

Apple formally appeals ebook antitrust ruling - does it stand a chance?

Apple on Tuesday filed paperwork with the New York federal court to appeal a 2013 ruling that found the company in violation of antitrust laws regarding its iBooks publishing arrangements with major book publishers. Reuters: Apple filed its formal written arguments before the Second U.S....
Apple's iBooks court monitor stays in place, but there's a catch

Apple's iBooks court monitor stays in place, but there's a catch

Apple's been trying to stop court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, put in place last summer to oversee the company's efforts to comply with a ruling against it in the e-book price fixing case. Looks like they're going to have to get used to him, according to the Wall Street Journal...
DOJ vs. FTC: Apple knows when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em

DOJ vs. FTC: Apple knows when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em

Earlier today the FTC announced a $32.5 million decree against Apple over the way it handles in-app purchases. The FTC says that Apple failed to inform parents when their kids might run up huge bills in in-app purchases, and needs to do a better job. The FTC also wants Apple to pay out claims for...
iBooks in Mavericks

Apple reportedly readying Mavericks updates to multiple applications

We already know that Mail in OS X Mavericks isn't playing nicely with Gmail, and reports suggest that an update for this and a host of other Apple applications suffering from issues is on the way. The news comes courtesy of Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac: Sources say that Apple is readying a slew of...
Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

This is the opening weekend for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games series, based on the popular trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't seen the first movie or it's been a while, now's a great time to catch up. Hunger Games Trilogy iBooks...
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Apple adds iBooks gifting ahead of the holidays

It's been a long time in coming, but finally Apple has begun to allow the gifting of books from the iBookstore. We've been able to gift media content and apps for some time now, but just in time for the busy holiday season, Macworld has reported that we can now send our loved ones that digital...
Apple expands electronic educational revolution to more countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe

Apple expands electronic educational revolution to more countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe

iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager, Apple's attempts to revolutionize education and bring curriculum fully into the digital age, are expanding into even more countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe. Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Apple: The...

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Apple formally appeals ebook antitrust ruling - does it stand a chance?

Apple on Tuesday filed paperwork with the New York federal court to appeal a 2013 ruling that found the company in violation of antitrust laws regarding its iBooks publishing arrangements with major book publishers.

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Apple's iBooks court monitor stays in place, but there's a catch

Apple's been trying to stop court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, put in place last summer to oversee the company's efforts to comply with a ruling against it in the e-book price fixing case. Looks like they're going to have to get used to him, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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DOJ vs. FTC: Apple knows when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em

Earlier today the FTC announced a $32.5 million decree against Apple over the way it handles in-app purchases. The FTC says that Apple failed to inform parents when their kids might run up huge bills in in-app purchases, and needs to do a better job. The FTC also wants Apple to pay out claims for those in-app purchases to the tune of (at least) $32.5 million.

Quite frankly, that's chump change for Apple.

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Apple adds iBooks gifting ahead of the holidays

It's been a long time in coming, but finally Apple has begun to allow the gifting of books from the iBookstore. We've been able to gift media content and apps for some time now, but just in time for the busy holiday season, Macworld has reported that we can now send our loved ones that digital read.

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

This is the opening weekend for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games series, based on the popular trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't seen the first movie or it's been a while, now's a great time to catch up.

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At last, iBooks and iTunes U apps gets iOS 7 look

iOS 7's release introduced a new visual interface for the operating system, and Apple updated most of its own apps to take advantage. Two notable standouts were iBooks. That was remedied today when Apple posted iBooks 3.2 and iTunes U 1.4 to the App Store.

iBooks:

iTunes U:

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Apple reportedly readying Mavericks updates to multiple applications

We already know that Mail in OS X Mavericks isn't playing nicely with Gmail, and reports suggest that an update for this and a host of other Apple applications suffering from issues is on the way. The news comes courtesy of Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac:

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iOS 7 user guides for iPad and iPod touch now available in iBooks

To accompany the release of iOS 7, Apple has made the official user guides for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch available to download for free from iBooks. Many of us will just dive right in with both feet, but it's nice to know that there's a full compendium of information at our disposal should we find ourselves caught short with something.

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How to master iBooks for iOS: Top 5 iBooks tips for faster sorting, organizing, reading, and sharing

iBooks not only lets you read PDF files and ebooks right on your iPhone and iPad, but lets you manage and interact with your reading collection in several powerful ways. From saving PDFs right from the internet to searching for text within documents to curating collections, iBooks isn't just a convenient way to read ebooks, but an immensely useful utility for storing, managing, and working with what you want to read now and in the future. Here are our favorite tips for getting the most out of your iBooks experience.

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iBooks Author-created ebooks may be headed to the iPhone

The iPhone may soon be able to download books made with iBooks Author. Currently, iBooks Author books can only be downloaded on an iPad running iBooks 3.0 or later, on iOS 5.1 or later.

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Homeland: Carrie's Run is an original prequel novel heading to iBooks in September

If, like me, you're chewing your fingers off waiting on Homeland season 3 to begin in just over a month's time, there's something heading to the iBooks Store a little sooner that may help pass the time. Homeland: Carrie's Run is a new, original novel based on the hit TV show that promises to be a prequel, in the sense that it follows the backstory of one of the lead characters before the events at the beginning of the first season.

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iBooks updated with iCloud fix

Apple on Tuesday released iBooks 3.1.1, a maintenance update to their ebook reading software for iOS devices.

Apple's information on what's changed is scant:

This version of iBooks improves compatibility with iOS and iCloud.

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Publishers also objecting to DOJ's 'draconian' settlement proposal for Apple

The Department of Justice's settlement proposal for Apple was called punitive and draconian by Apple itself, but now the ebook publishers who previously settled with the government are also objecting to the terms. According to Chad Bray of the Wall Street Journal:

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Apple fires back at DOJ, calls them draconian, punitive

Apple has filed a response to the DOJ's ludicrously restrictive demands following their first-round knock-out in the ebooks anti-trust case. Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web quotes:

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Apple Retail employees reportedly getting free iBooks ahead of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks launch

According to a new report, ahead of the launch of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, Apple Retail employees will be receiving free iBooks. Announced at a quarterly meeting, the move is known internally as "iBooks Discovery" and will be a way to ensure staff familiarity with the iBooks app and store ahead of this fall. With iBooks hitting the Mac for the first time with Mavericks, there are potentially new customers to Apple's bookstore that will need to be introduced by the Apple Retail employees.

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Breaking Bad: Alchemy available in iBooks, a must have for fans of the show

Here's one for all you Breaking Bad fans out there, an official eBook called Alchemy is available in iBooks for the iPad now. The book, designed for iBooks, combines a whole bunch of great content about the show with a multitouch experience with 120 pages of original content and over 350 interactive elements to get your teeth into.

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Understanding the Apple vs. USA ebook price-fixing debacle

Last week Apple lost the antitrust suit filed against it by the US government for ebook price fixing. Apple will appeal, of course, and given Apple's statements-to-date, they'll likely appeal it all the way. It's a complex issue that could decide who controls the ebook market for the foreseeable future: Amazon, or everyone but-Amazon. I kid. A little. Adam C. Engst read everything involved and, combined with his years of ebook publishing and his skill as a writer, put together an excellent explanation for what's really going on here. From TiBITS

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The verdict is in: Judge says Apple conspired to raise eBook pricing, calls for damages trial

Reports are just emerging that the Judge in the Apple eBook pricing case has reached a verdict, and it's not the one that Apple would want to hear. Judge Denise Cote has ruled that Apple did conspire to raise the prices of eBooks, and has called for a damages trial according to a report from Reuters:

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Will iBooks coming to Mavericks see you reading more from Apple's book store? [Poll]

Will iBooks coming to Mavericks see you reading more from Apple's book store?

Apple's iBooks is finally coming to the desktop with OS X Mavericks, but will it see you reading more from the iBook Store? iBooks has been with us since the introduction of the iPad back in 2010, and some 3 and a half years later it finally migrates across to OS X. As we've come to expect from Apple, iBooks on the Mac will integrate seamlessly with your iOS device, mirroring your position, highlights, bookmarks and such to all your devices through iCloud. It sounds great, especially for those who use the textbooks a lot, providing more screen real estate to look at them than on your iPad.

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OS X Mavericks preview: iBooks

Apple's ebook reader software, iBooks, was first introduced when the iPad debuted in April 2010 and later became available for other iOS devices with iOS 4's release. It's never been essential software - Apple offers it as an optional free download from the App Store rather than including it with every shipping iOS device - but it's an obvious killer app, especially for the iPad. And now, with Mavericks, we'll finally get it for the Mac.

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