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Weekend Tech Review: a free iBook for iPad, week 5 2012

02/05/2012, 10:02 pm

Here's a recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the fifth week of 2012, including a look at product news, the week's business stories, and upcoming events. It's published as an iBook you can interactively navigate using iPad


Apple clarifies iBooks Author license, does not claim rights to content

02/03/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple attempted to head off a minor controversy surrounding iBooks Author by clarifying that it does not claim ownership of the content authors write, restricting only sales of its .ibooks format.


Apple leads pack in America's five year race to deploy digital textbooks

02/02/2012, 12:02 pm

Apple's newly minted iBooks Author initiative targeting dynamic digital textbooks for iPad-adopting schools is getting a strong push from the Obama administration, which has outlined a challenge for schools and the industry to make the move from old media over the next five years.


Bill Gates discusses Steve Jobs, Apple's iBooks & the future of education

01/25/2012, 11:01 am

In a new interview, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses conversations he would have with the late Steve Jobs, and also shares his thoughts on the future of education in the wake of Apple's iPad textbook announcement.


Sencha embeds interactive CSS3 animations in iBook Author

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

In 2005, Adobe acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion to branch out from conventional print publishing into the dynamic web market, largely to get ahold of Flash. Using web standards, Apple has bridged conventional publishing with dynamic, interactive animation in iBooks Author, and Sencha has demonstrated how to extend iBooks with custom, Flash-free animations.


Initial iBook 2 titles offer disappointing interactivity

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

The initial results of existing publishers' use of iBooks Author has been underwhelming, according to both industry players and users commenting on several of Apple's iBookstore titles.


Inside Apple's efforts to expand iPad content with iBooks Author

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

Apple is seeking to democratize digital publishing on iPad using web standards, building upon technology it developed for Mac OS X Dashboard and iAd rather than delivering textbooks as native iOS apps.


Video: Weekend Tech Review: iBooks Event Week 3 2012

01/22/2012, 03:01 am

Here's a video recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the third week of 2012, including a look at Apple's iBooks Event, product news, the week's business stories, and upcoming events.


Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price-fixing conspiracy'

01/20/2012, 10:01 pm

Even as Apple unveiled new partnerships with publishers focusing on ebooks and digital textbooks earlier this week, lawyers have amended a class-action lawsuit against Apple and five of the six big publishers accusing them of "deep antagonism" toward Amazon and its pricing scheme.


Students' math scores jumped 20% with iPad textbooks, publisher says

01/20/2012, 03:01 pm

A yearlong pilot program with digital textbooks on Apple's iPad found that students' algebra scores increased by 20 percent when compared to a curriculum with traditional books.


Apple's digital textbooks with iBooks 2 were 'vision' of Steve Jobs

01/20/2012, 01:01 pm

Apple's newly unveiled textbook initiative for the iPad with iBooks 2 was a project spearheaded by the late Steve Jobs before his death.


iBooks 2 still contains 2x image files hinting at high-resolution iPad

01/19/2012, 09:01 pm

The continued presence of iPad-specific double-resolution images within Apple's newly updated iBooks 2 app has set off another round of speculation that the company will soon release an iPad with an improved display that approaches Retina Display-like quality.


iBooks Author works limited to commercial distribution on iPad through iBookstore

01/19/2012, 06:01 pm

While Apple's free new iBooks Author publishing app generates what appears to be a modified EPUB format, Apple's licensing terms for the app restrict commercial distribution of the ebooks it creates solely to the iBookstore. Noncommercial, free distribution of ebooks and PDFs is not restricted in any way.


Steve Jobs rumored to have shot down Push Pop Press for iBooks Author - Updated

01/19/2012, 04:01 pm

Steve Jobs was rumored to have scuttled the prospects Push Pop Press after its founder allegedly built the company's physics engine using patented Apple technology, despite knowing about Apple's parallel plans for advancing iBooks.


Apple posts full video of iBooks 2 education event

01/19/2012, 02:01 pm

The full video of Apple's education-centric event on Thursday, at which it unveiled iBooks 2, iBooks Author and iTunes U for iPad, is now available to stream online.


Apple releases iTunes 10.5.3 with iBooks 2 textbook syncing

01/19/2012, 11:01 am

iTunes 10.5.3 was released by Apple on Thursday, bringing support for the new iBooks 2 application for iOS and allowing users to sync their textbook purchases.


iBooks Author accounts are free, but existing developers must make a new account

01/19/2012, 11:01 am

Apple's new iBooks Author application for Mac OS X allows authors to create iBook titles and submit them to the iBookstore for free. But authors who already have an iTunes Connect developer account will need to create a second account to submit books.


First Look: Apple's new iBooks Author

01/19/2012, 11:01 am

Apple has released its new iBooks Author in the Mac App Store for free, enabling users to create dynamic, multimedia ebooks targeted for iPad deployment.


Apple's e-textbooks cost $14.99 or less, major publishers already on board

01/19/2012, 10:01 am

Digital textbooks available for iBooks 2 on iPad will come at a significant discount over regular paper-based books, with prices at $14.99 or less from major publishers like McGraw Hill and Pearson.


Apple's new iBooks Author aims to simplify e-book creation

01/19/2012, 10:01 am

Apple on Thursday unveiled a new Mac OS X application that the company says will simplify the process of creating and selling digital textbooks through its iBookstore.