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Apple victorious in “iBooks” trademark lawsuit

So, Apple was sued again. Big surprise, right? This time it was by a small New York publishing company called Black Tower Press. Apparently the sci-fi and fantasy book publisher obtained the “ibooks” mark in 2006 after purchasing another publishing company that had been using the name. It’s worth noting that Black Tower never actually obtained…

Apple loses out on Goodreads integration to Amazon

If you’re a reader, you’ve probably heard of Goodreads. It’s basically the social networking for books, with ratings, reviews, recommendations, and more. All in all, definitely the type of thing major ebook publishers would want to get their hands on. In comes Apple. The Cupertino-based company reportedly spent about a year talking with Goodreads…

Tim Cook to testify in DoJ e-book lawsuit – Rumor

According to Bloomsburg, Judge Denise Cote – the judge presiding over the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Apple about e-book price inflation in the iBookstore – has scheduled a phone conference for March 13. This is because the DoJ sent in a letter requesting “assistance in setting a discovery dispute” over the deposition of Apple CEO Tim…

Kindle’s E-Ink still better than Retina display for reading

Let me preface this article by saying that the new iPad’s Retina display is amazing. It’s sharp, bright, colorful and I’m 100% happy with it. That being said, when it comes down to reading – not emails or web articles, but novels – I’d still pick the E-Ink display on my Kindle every time. And it appears I’m not alone. Ars Technica published an…

This Week on TiP (April 1-7) [VID]

Jake Rosati April1-7

This Week on TiP (April 1-7): Apple has reportedly created an iPad Mini prototype, a Foxconn employee claims the iPhone 5 will launch this summer, AT&T will now unlock your device after your contract is up, and more! – AT&T device unlock: http://tinyurl.com/7elhcqp – New iPad Wi-Fi issue: http://tinyurl.com/7fre7h3 – iPad Mini…

i-Men: Marvel officially begins offering comics in iBooks

Marvel, the comic book giant behind greats such as Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, announced today that iOS customers can now download their favorite comics right onto their iPad through Apple’s iBookstore. According to the company’s news site, “With an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, Marvel fans across the world can now purchase over 80 graphic…

What iOS features do you want to see in OS X?

Apple quietly released the beta for the next iteration of OS X today, called OS X Mountain Lion. The observant user may have noticed that the “Mac” has officially been dropped from the OS X moniker. It’s clear that Apple is looking to offer a more unified and continuous experience throughout it’s entire line of gadgets, computers and handheld devices….

What do you use your iPad for?

I’ve always operated under the assumption that the iPad was a device designed for content consumption, as opposed to content creation. With it’s large, multitouch display, it’s great for watching movies, surfing the web or playing games. But because of it’s limited processing power (compared to a full-fledged computer) and lack of a physical keyboard, the…

This Week on TiP (Jan 15-21) [VID]

Jake Rosati jan 15-21

This Week on TiP (Jan 15-21): The iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is officially available, Apple unveils iBooks 2 with digital textbooks, rumors hint at an iPad 3 in March, and more! – iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak out: http://dft.ba/-1CsV – Jailbreak tutorial: http://dft.ba/-1CsX – whited00r…

Social Saturday: Will iBooks 2 really change education?

Facebook user Daniel O. asks “How do u think the new iBooks 2 will realistically change the educational world or will it not have any affect on it?” As most of you probably know, Apple released iBooks 2 this week. This update to the Apple-branded eReader application maybe wasn’t as exciting and hyped up as a new product launch, but it was still…