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Apple buys iPhone and iPad digital magazine subscription service Texture

03/12/2018, 11:03 am

Apple is reinforcing its services for readers with the long-running Texture digital magazine service, for terms as yet unknown.


AppleInsider Podcast interviews Adam Justice of ConnectSense, discusses Right to Repair, HomeKit, and Workflow App

03/09/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Adam Justice about HomeKit and HomePod, and Victor and Mike talk about the latest in iOS betas, the Right to Repair legislation, and updates to Apple's WorkFlow app.


Fourth iOS 11.3 beta reverts 'Books' app name back to iBooks

03/06/2018, 08:03 am

Apple has changed the name of 'Books' in the fourth beta release of iOS 11.3, reverting the name of the iPhone and iPad e-reader app back to its former identity of iBooks after just over a month.


Apple working on new Books e-reader application, heralded by renaming in iOS 11.3 beta

01/25/2018, 07:01 am

Apple appears poised to refresh its iPhone and iPad e-reader app, Books, after years of few changes.


Get the i out: iBooks rebranded as 'Books' in iOS 11.3 beta 1

01/24/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple's transition away from "iProducts" continues in the first beta of iOS 11.3, renaming the iBooks app to just simply "Books," potentially foretelling a rebrand as "Apple Books."


Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.


Surviving Thanksgiving: Play some games with your family on your iPad -- and ignore them if you need to

11/24/2017, 11:11 am

When a large family comes together in a gathering, including Thanksgiving, this often leads to either a boredom-filled conversation or a spirited verbal match between people who don't like each other. In an attempt to liven up proceedings and to keep the peace, AppleInsider offers some suggestions of apps that can keep everyone occupied, or at least keep you amused while you keep away from the rest of the group.


Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut support, easier Photos imports

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.


Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30 community colleges, select high schools

08/25/2017, 08:08 am

Apple on Friday said that over 30 U.S. community college systems will offer its "App Development with Swift" curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year, expanding on the original six the company announced in May.


Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

05/24/2017, 09:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.


How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

In select countries -- notably excluding the U.S. so far -- people wanting to pay for iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music purchases can do so through carrier billing, which simply adds the cost onto monthly phone bills. Here's how to set that up, whether you're on an iPhone or another device.


App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.


Canadian antitrust bureau reaches deal with Apple and e-book publishers

01/20/2017, 03:01 pm

Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday announced an agreement with Apple and three e-book publishers, allowing other sellers such as Amazon and Kobo to offer discounts on titles, despite the first group's attempts to keep prices higher.


Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to escape German antitrust complaints

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.


Apple's Best of 2016 year in review video showcases top apps, movies, music and more

01/03/2017, 04:01 pm

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.


Apple debuts three videos promoting iBooks exclusive 'A Song of Ice and Fire' enhanced e-book

12/22/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Thursday shared three promotional videos touting the new enhanced edition of "A Song of Ice and Fire," on which HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" is based, which landed as an exclusive in the iBooks Store in September.


Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.


Apple-exclusive enhanced 'Game of Thrones' ebook arrives on iBooks store

09/29/2016, 12:09 pm

Random House has debuted the first volume in a series of enhanced editions of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, exclusively on Apple's iBooks marketplace.


Apple launches official iBooks Instagram account, promotes latest Harry Potter story

07/31/2016, 09:07 pm

Over the weekend, Apple quietly debuted an official Instagram account for the iBooks Store, promoting various new releases including the highly-anticipated stage script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Apple customers to receive $400M iBooks settlement payments on Tuesday

06/20/2016, 09:06 pm

Customers impacted by Apple's alleged iBooks price fixing scheme will this week receive settlement payments in the form of store credit or checks for up to $6.83 per e-book, the law firm representing plaintiffs in the case announced on Monday.