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iBooks Author FAQ Support Document Now Online
by on January 19, 2012

Apple has posted a support document for iBooks Author, a publication and distribution FAQ. Some answers to key questions are answered here.

iBooks Author is only available on the the Mac, and users will be able to export books to allow others to download for free.

How can I distribute my work?

You can publish your book to the iTunes Bookstore; you must choose to sell your book or … Read More

Apple Education Event: Textbooks via iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U, Available Now

Update 1: …and it looks like the Textbooks category is absent in Canada. It requires a US iTunes account to access.

Today at Apple’s education event in New York City, the company announced what was previously rumoured: a massive change in the way we will use textbooks in education, as noted by Steve Jobs in his biography.

Phil Schiller was on stage to announce the update … Read More

Wrapsol Non-Slip Grip Pad Review + CONTEST

Update 1: Congrats to the following winners–check your email!

Shawnbeals
Anderson_46
Matthew Demski
Cfong15
Gavin

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Wrapsol has some of the clearest film protectors and I currently use them on my iPhone 4S and iPad 2. A new product they recently introduced at CES 2012 is the non-slip Grip Pad. This thin film sticks onto the back of your iPad (or any other device), and will allow the device to stay put when it’s resting … Read More

Apple to Announce Publishing Tools at Tomorrow’s NYC Media Event?
by on January 18, 2012

With Apple’s education media event set to take place in New York tomorrow, last minute speculation and apparent leaks have made their way to to the web. Last night sources told Bloomberg Apple will debut tools to allow easy creation of digital textbooks, something we heard earlier from the WSJ.

At an event in New York tomorrow, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to … Read More

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak For iPad 2 Teased By @Planetbeing [PHOTO]

@Planetbeing, one of the lead members of hackers ‘dream team’, who is working real hard on releasing an A5 jailbreak (iPhone 4S/iPad 2) as soon as possible, teased his twitter followers today by posting a photo showing iOS 5 exclusive jailbreak tweak ‘IntelliScreenX’ running on his iPad 2. He also said that it was a productive day for him as he successfully tested ‘IntelliScreenX’ on both iPhone 4S and … Read More

iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Has Been Achieved by Pod2g
by on January 17, 2012

Update 1: Looks like the blog post has been removed.

Pod2g has been hard at work with his iOS hacking ‘dream team’, and previously noted the iPhone 4S jailbreak release was imminent. As for the iPad 2? He has just updated his blog with an image of Cydia’s start screen showing on a white iPad 2  (notice the front facing camera) under the title ‘iPad 2 5.0.1 untethered’. … Read More

iPad 3 Announcement Coming in February?

With Spring ‘almost’ around the corner, expect further speculation about when the iPad 3 will be announced. Well, today Macotakara claims its sources have told them Apple is set to hold a media event possibly in February to debut the next iPad, with a launch to take place in March, almost a month later:

Here’s the Google translation:

Apple iPad does hold iOS 5.1 and 3 launch in Early February? ACCORDING … Read More

Digitimes: 2048 x 1536 Resolution iPad 3 Display Panel Shipments Exceed That Of iPad 2 Displays

According to a new report by Digitimes, LG and Sharp, who have been finalized by Apple as suppliers of 2048 x 1536 resolution iPad 3 display panels, have increased shipments of such high-resolution panels. Total shipments of these new display panels, which began shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011, will exceed those of 1024 x 768 panels currently being used in the iPad 2 by Q2 of 2012. The report claims that … Read More

Review: PressReader for iPad

It’s no secret – the newspaper industry is facing some pretty tough times. Print subscription volumes have been slowly declining year over year, and with it follow print advertising revenues. While many of them have made the transition to online versions and subscription models, they’re still finding difficulty making the it work. Moreover, the online experience has a number of shortcomings compared to its print sibling; desktop news sites have … Read More

Apple Set to Unveil iPad-Optimized Textbooks at NYC Media Event
by on January 16, 2012

The Wall Street Journal is reporting sources have told them Apple is set to announce iPad-optimized textbooks at its upcoming media event this Thursday set to take place in New York City:

McGraw-Hill has been working with Apple on its announcement since June, a person familiar with the matter said. It wasn’t known whether Pearson and Houghton Mifflin also would participate.

Cengage Learning, one of the world’s largest higher-education textbook publishers, … Read More

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