Why Didn’t iBooks Get Upgraded with iOS 7?

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iOS 7 is pretty darn awesome. I keep finding more things I love about it. But there’s one glaring oversight in iOS 7’s redesign: iBooks has been left out in the cold. What’s the deal? Read more…

Apple Says Publisher Deal Improved Competition

Apple Says Publisher Deal Improved Competition
Apple is under fire from the United States Department of Justice for allegations that it has conspired with other book publishers to illegally fix the prices of e-books.  The DOJ has has said that Apple’s defense against the allegations are unconvincing and “untethered from both precedent and logic.” Read more…

Jony Ive developing new version of iOS

When Scott Forstall left Apple last October, Jony Ive took over most of his responsibilities at the Human Interface department. This means that Apple’s hardware design genius is now dipping his hands into software design. Ive is said to have a large influence in the development of a future version of iOS, and if the Read more…

Apple Unveils iPad Mini, New iMac, & More

Apple Unveils iPad Mini, New iMac, & More
Thin is in. That seemed to be the prevailing message at Apple’s final media event in 2012, which just ended a short while ago. Apple showed off new, razor-thin iMacs, a 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and the long-awaited iPad Mini. Here’s a complete rundown of everything you need to know. Read more…

Harry Potter and the iBooks Snub?

Harry Potter and the iBooks Snub?
In case you haven’t heard, all seven Harry Potter novels were released today as ebooks, for the first time ever. At first blush, it looks as though all of the ebook retailers are selling the Potter ebooks — except for iBooks. But take a closer look: who’s snubbing who? Read more…

Apple’s Textbooks a Hit

Apple's Textbooks a Hit
Apple’s inexpensive new textbooks were downloaded 350,000 times in their first three days. Take a second and let that number sink in. The education revolution is in full swing. Read more…

Apple Reinvents Textbooks

Apple Reinvents Textbooks
Today’s big announcement from New York City is out, and it’s exactly what everyone was expecting: a new kind of textbook. But the real news comes from the big-name textbook publishers already on board, and the free and simple new book creation tool for OS X. Read more…

Apple Planning Media Event in NYC — But What For?

Apple Planning Media Event in NYC -- But What For?
Multiple news outlets are quoting insider sources today who say that Apple is planning one of its “keynote”-style media events to tout a new product. But this time, there’s a twist. Instead of Apple’s home turf of California, this one is going to be held in New York. Which begs the question: why the move? Read more…

The Macification of my Mother

The Macification of my Mother
My mother is a big fan of the iPad my wife and I bought her for mother’s day, and it’s completely changed the way she does things. She hasn’t been in Barnes & Noble in over four months, and she used to spend a good portion of her free time at the bookstore. For her, Read more…

The Reader

The Reader
I’ve spoken pretty extensively about my mother’s day gift of an iPad, but over this past weekend, another revelation came to my mother which she excitedly showed me. But first, a little background. My mother is an avid reader. She picks up a 300-page book on a Monday and it’s typically done by Tuesday night, Read more…