All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iBooks’

A Charlie Brown Christmas And Other Peanuts Books Will Soon Be Available As eBooks

It’s almost Christmas which means that you’ve probably watched A Charlie Brown Christmas about 20 times already. It’s a holiday classic for sure, but the book isn’t half bad either. It and a number of other Peanuts printed works will soon be available on the digital devices you’ll undoubtedly get for Christmas. Peanuts Worldwide and Graphicly announced today that the …

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Apple Event: iPad is a Huge Success, iBooks Author Updated

After Phil Schiller announced the new, thinner iMacs Tim Cook once again took the stage at today’s Apple Event. Teasing an audience impatient for the announcement of the iPad Mini, Cook began to talk about the success of Apple’s iPad lineup. “Two weeks ago, we sold our 100 millionth iPad,” said Cook. He stated that this level of unit sales, …

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Apple Event: New iBooks App Announced

Today’s Apple event has begun, and already some unexpected announcements are coming. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage this morning and updated the tech press on all of the newest, impressive Apple and App Store statistics. That led into the announcement of a new version of iBooks According to Cook, the new iBooks features continuous scrolling and improved integration …

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Verizon Data Breach Report Available as a Free iBook

Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report was released as a PDF back in March, but now those interested in the world of digital espionage can kick back and read the report on their iPad, as Verizon is releasing the entire report as an iBook. The report revealed that Anonymous “hacktivism,” is on the rise worldwide. “Hacktivism” is generally understood to …

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Apple’s Agency Model Was Not Invented For E-Books

Recently we brought you news that the U.S. Justice Department had sued Apple and five major publishing houses. The suit alleges that ahead of the 2010 launch of the original iPad (and iBooks) Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book prices by adopting a agency model for pricing. Before the iPad launched in …

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Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit

A short while ago we brought you news that Apple and five publishers had been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit alleges that Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book prices by instituting the agency model for e-book sales. While Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have reportedly agreed to …

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Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice For E-Book Price Fixing

UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette have, in fact, agreed to settle out of court. There are no details of the settlement as yet. ORIGINAL STORY: Earlier this morning we brought you news that the U.S. Department of Justice might file suit against Apple and several book publishers for e-book price fixing. Now it …

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DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today

The Department of Justice could be filing a lawsuit against Apple over allegations of e-book price fixing as early as today, according to a recent report. Settlements with several of the publishers that were also targeted in the investigation could come this week, as well. Citing “two people familiar with the matter,” Reuters reported last night that while some of …

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Apple iBooks Vs. Traditional Textbooks [Infographic]

Yes it is the digital age, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be digital. If you’re Apple however, it should be your mission to at least offer everything in a digital format and that’s pretty much what they do. One product which has been met with varying reviews is their iBook and a wide array of e-book reader options …

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SXSW 2012: Pearson Showcasing iBooks And Digital Classroom

South by Southwest has emerged as one of the top events to showcase new technologies and product announcements. Education will be a major topic this year and Pearson is leading the charge. Pearson announced today that it will be showcasing its new iBooks and digital education initiative at SXSWedu. The iBooks presentation will go down on Tuesday while Wednesday will …

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Apple Updates Controversial iBooks Author License Agreement

When Apple released their new e-book creation tool, iBooks Author, last month there was an initial rush of enthusiasm. After all, quality e-book creation tools are rare, especially at the price Apple charged – free. Almost immediately, though, there was controversy. It seems that tucked away in the iBooks Author end user license agreement was a provision stating that books …

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Wisconsin School Buys iPads With Microsoft’s Money

Two weeks ago Apple announced its new textbook initiative. Thanks to an update to the iBooks software for iPad, and agreements with the three largest textbook publishers, the company would start bringing interactive electronic textbooks to students everywhere. Schools in Madison, Wisconsin will be getting a total of 1400 iPads over the course of this year. According to a report …

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iBooks Author Books Can Only Be Sold Through iBookstore

Apple’s announcement yesterday of iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U signaled the company’s desire to revolutionize both the textbook industry in particular and education in general. While reactions to the announcement have been largely positive, some controversy has sprung up concerning iBooks Author. The Mac app is a tool that allows users to produce e-books quickly and easily, and …

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Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App

Apple announced the launch of iBooks 2 in New York City today. As expected, the update to Apple’s e-reader software is aimed squarely at textbooks. Textbooks in iBooks 2 include an amazing array of interactive features, including videos, interactive 3D models, and built-in glossaries. iBooks 2 also includes a wide array of highlighting and note taking options, as well as …

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Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software?

All anyone knows for certain about the Apple event that starts in just a few minutes is that it is related to education. The rumor mill is generally agreed, though, that the announcement will involve textbooks and iBooks in some way. There have even been rumors of a “GarageBand for e-books,” a tool that would streamline the creation of e-book …

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Apple Holding Education Event In New York City

Early last week rumors began flying that Apple would be holding some sort of media event in January. While early reports hinted at a focus on iBooks, information that came to light later in the day suggested that the focus would be on education. These later reports suggested that Apple was planning a fairly small announcement that would have large …

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Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing

We’re getting more information about Apple’s rumored media event, set to take place later this month. Various sources are saying that the company’s January event will focus on publishing, like previously speculated. But what exactly in the world of publishing? There’s where we are getting a little more specific. All Things D first reported the event, and Tech Crunch later …

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Apple’s January Media Event Will Focus On iBooks

The first Apple media event of 2012 will focus on publishing, according to multiple reports. Both All Things D and Tech Crunch have confirmed with Apple sources that Apple will be holding an event sometime later this month – in the Big Apple. The New York City event will reportedly feature Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue …

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Is Apple Interested In Purchasing Barnes & Noble?

Would it make sense for Apple to purchase Barnes & Noble, the nations largest book retailer? If you read into Internet gossip, and you know you do, this is the rumor of the moment. It appears the rumor started over at BGR where an “unproven source claiming to have knowledge of discussions within Apple to possibly purchase Barnes & Noble.” …

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