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Topic: iBooks

Apple releases iBooks 1.3 with new read-aloud feature for children's books

06/07/2011, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iBooks 1.3, an update for its iOS-based e-reading software, adding a new read-aloud feature that uses a real narrator to read some children's books.

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Apple Store update highlights return policy; Apple not exhibiting at book expo

05/18/2011, 02:05 pm

Apple's online store went temporarily offline Wednesday, only to return with a a more visible return policy. Also, contrary to an earlier report, Apple will not be exhibiting at the BookExpo America conference, but will be holding private meetings.

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Apple to promote iPad ebooks, iBookstore at BookExpo America conference

05/17/2011, 04:05 pm

Apple is making an uncharacteristic appearance at a publishing industry conference to promote its iBookstore as a significant player among digital books.

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Steve Jobs surprises with return to the stage at Apple's iPad 2 event

03/02/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs surprised the crowd Wednesday by taking the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, just weeks after he left his daily duties for health reasons.

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Random House books come to Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone

03/02/2011, 10:03 am

Days after publisher Random House announced it would adopt the agency model for e-book sales, content from the world's largest consumer trade publisher -- including "The Da Vinci Code" -- began appearing on Apple's iBookstore.

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World's largest book publisher Random House may soon join Apple's iBookstore

02/28/2011, 07:02 pm

Random House, the world's largest book publisher and most high profile holdout from Apple's eBook digital download, could soon bring its catalog of top selling novels to the electronics maker's iOS ecosystem.

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iOS jailbreakers thwarted by Apple's latest version of iBooks

02/15/2011, 10:02 am

Apple has taken a new approach in its battle with users who hack iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad, blocking "jailbreakers" from accessing content in its iBooks e-reader application.

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Apple's new App Store restrictions block Sony eBookstore, may lock out Amazon [u]

02/01/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.

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Apple iBooks app indicates iPad 2 will quadruple pixels to 2048x1536

01/15/2011, 08:01 pm

Recent rumors have suggested Apple will give the second generation iPad a much higher resolution screen, although short of the ppi density of the Retina Display of iPhone 4. New graphics discovered within Apple's iBook app suggest this is true.

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Amazon Kindle sales strong, but many buyers already own Apple's iPad

12/28/2010, 09:12 am

Amazon this week said the latest version of its Kindle e-reader has been its best-selling ever, while "many" buyers also own a touchscreen tablet like Apple's iPad.

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Apple adds AirPrint, illustrations, collections with iBooks update

12/15/2010, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its iBooks application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, adding the ability to place titles into collections, and send documents to AirPrint-compatible printers.

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Google announces eBookstore for Apple's iOS, alongside Android

12/06/2010, 12:12 pm

Google on Monday announced its entrance into the e-book market -- and competition with Apple's iBooks -- with the search giant's "Google ebookstore," for iOS and Android devices.

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Google nearly ready to challenge Apple, Amazon with e-bookstore

12/01/2010, 01:12 am

Google Editions, the search giant's entry into the e-book market, is in the "final stages," and is set to debut by the end of the year, posing a threat to Apple's new iBookstore, according to a new report.

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Amazon offers 70-30 revenue share to magazine and newspaper publishers

11/09/2010, 02:11 am

Online retail giant Amazon announced Monday that it will begin offering magazine and newspaper publishers the same 70-30 revenue split as Apple's App Store for periodicals sold through the Kindle Store, possibly opening up an opportunity for Apple to open its own digital newspaper store.

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Amazon mocks iPad's glossy screen in new Kindle ad

09/14/2010, 02:09 am

A new ad from Amazon pokes fun at the outdoor viewing capabilities of devices like the iPad while highlighting the low price of the third-generation Kindle.

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E-book contracts from Apple, Amazon spur anticompetitive inquiry

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

A new review of e-book contracts between publishers and content providers like Apple and Amazon aims to determine whether the deals are anticompetitive.

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Apple leverages iTunes account data to create targeted iAds

07/06/2010, 11:07 am

Apple's iAds for its iOS mobile operating system could have an advantage over competing advertising networks in creating targeted ads, due to extensive data found in users' iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases.

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Apple releases iBooks 1.1 with PDF support for iPhone, iPad

06/21/2010, 03:06 pm

Soon after iOS 4 was released to iPhone and iPod touch users on Monday, Apple also made its iBooks application for reading and purchasing e-books available for device owners for free via the App Store.

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Inside Apple's new MobileMe web and iOS apps

06/18/2010, 03:06 pm

Apple's refresh of its MobileMe services brings both a cleaner new iPad inspired web interface for browser-based access and a more optimized app experience for mobile iOS devices.

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Apple grabs 22% share of eBook market, announces PDF support for iBooks

06/07/2010, 01:06 pm

Apple said Monday that its new iPad device helped the company garner a 22% share of the eBook market in just over two months, selling more than 5 million digital books to early adopters. An update to the device's iBook software will soon build on that success with support for PDF, bookmarking, and more.

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