Tag Archives: Books

Best free iPad apps for reading books

The iPad is a great device for reading books. You can store thousands of them on a device as thin as a pencil and view any of your books, at any time, on its beautiful display. There are also many iOS apps in the App Store to help you discover, download and read books on the iPad — and the great news is many of them are free. With so many apps to…

Eddy Cue: new post-Steve Jobs book about Apple contains inaccuracies

‘Haunted Empire’ by Yukari Kane is a brand new book out about the post-Steve Jobs era at Apple. The first reviews of the book are rolling out now, and unfortunately for Kane, the interviews are not necessarily positive. Although stories about Apple are always fascinating, especially in the post-Steve Jobs era in which a lot of the business behind Apple…

You can now gift iBooks on iOS and OS X for the holidays

To get in the gift giving mood, Apple has just added another way for you to give a gift electronically to a loved one. Thanks to an update for iBooks, the electronic books can now be given as gifts to other iOS or OS X iBooks users. Until now, users were able to credit the account of another user, but you could not gift specific books to others….

Google Play Books updated with sepia theme and rental support

Google Play Books (still don’t know why it chose “Play,” but whatever) has just been updated to version 1.6.0, bringing with it a few new features in preparation for the textbook rollout that Google is doing right now. Announced back in June at Google I/O, Google said that it would be bringing textbooks to Play Books in August. Well, here we are in August,…

Digital Comics now with subscriptions

Digital comics are finally available for subscription on iOS! Comixology, the service behind nearly every major comic iOS app has finally brought a subscription service for its users. Now, customers can go directly to the Comixology website and subscribe away, with issues delivered automatically to your iPad. This is a much preferable alternative to the…

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…

Flipboard updated with iBook store discovery section

I’ve already made public my love for the Flipboard app, especially on the iPad mini. The program lends itself perfectly to the smaller form factor of Apple’s latest tablet. And, it’s just become even more useful. Flipboard’s developers have teamed up with Apple to add an iBooks discovery channel within the app, simply titles “books”. In true Flipboard…