College Textbooks: Tricks To Help You Save On Them

College is expensive and if you are lucky enough to be able to afford tuition, you still have to come up with enough money to buy all of the necessary tools and supplies for each semester or quarter. College textbooks…

Evolution in Texas Schools Encounters Resistance

A report from the Dallas Morning News confirmed that Texas State Board of Education members approved a series of textbooks this week that cover Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in its scientific entirety. Almost immediately after the books were approved,…

Textbooks Are Now Available On Google Play

During the big reveal of the new Nexus 7, Google also announced some of the updates coming to Android 4.3 and Google Play. One of the lesser talked about updates was that textbooks would be hitting Google Play soon. It…

Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students

One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened…

iPad Mini Event Will Focus On Education

Education is obviously important to Apple. The company took time out in January to devote an entire press conference to iBooks 2 and interactive textbooks. Since then, schools around the world have ditched books in favor of giving every student…

Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business

Your local college textbook store now has another competitor – and it’s a big one. Amazon has just begun to allow students to rent print textbooks for what they say can be up to 70% of the sale price. I…

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.…

Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads

Sweden seems to have taken Nolan Bushnell’s words to heart. A school system in the country wants to modernize teaching with computer integration. A suburb of Stockholm, Sollentuna, is proposing that the public schools do away with textbooks by 2013.…

Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days

Apple’s announcement on Thursday that they were entering into the textbook market was generally met with enthusiasm, despite controversy over the EULA for their new iBooks Author tool. The program promised to deliver textbooks as interactive ebooks for $14.99 or…

iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20%

Apple may have re-invented the wheel this time, insofar you can consider the wheel as an algebra textbook. Over the past year, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of textbooks that you and me and everyone else we know have used since…