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Could Apple’s iBooks Event Be Another Game Changer?
by on January 10, 2012

Ah…another year, another set of Apple rumours to steep in, and let’s say 2012 has yet to disappoint! Kara Swisher of All Things D is reporting that Apple will be holding a press event in New York this month focusing on iBooks and a possible publishing platform. If all the buzz will live up to expectations, Apple may finally be ready to disrupt the publishing space like Amazon did with … Read More

Steve Jobs Biography Now Available in the Canadian iBookstore
by on October 23, 2011

The highly anticipated Steve Jobs biography is now available for purchase in the Canadian iBookstore and worldwide. Even though it’s not officially October 24th on the West Coast, users have been able to purchase it across Canada. The download comes in at 20MB, and it would only be fitting to read it on your iPad.

On a related note, Apple has posted the special event ‘Celebrating Steve’ on its website, … Read More

iBookstore Spotlights “The Best Of British Columbia”
by on July 24, 2011

For those looking for Canadian-based book titles, or specifically titles about British Columbia, the iBookstore has a new spotlight this week with “The Best Of British Columbia”.

Aside from showcasing the regular set of Canadian titles under “Canadian Stories”, an additional focus is put in British Columbia

“Books from and about Canada’s west coast take centre stage as Canadian Stories features the best of British Columbia in the iBookstore.”

The iBookstore is accessible … Read More

iPad App Updates: iBooks 1.2.2
by on April 21, 2011

Today Apple released an update to iBooks bringing the eReader app to version 1.2.2.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

The iBooks 1.2.2 update includes the following minor stability and performance improvements:

What’s New In This Version:
iBooks 1.2.2 adds a number of important stability and performance improvements, including:
• Addresses … Read More

Random House To Use Agency Pricing For Shift To iBooks
by on March 1, 2011

In a press release, publisher Random House has announced that it will immediately adopt the agency model for e-Book pricing in the United States. This announcement sets up the publisher to deliver its content to Apple’s iBookstore, pending final agreements.

Random House, Inc. is adopting the agency model for e‐book sales in the United States effective March 1, 2011. Going forward, Random House will set consumer prices for the e‐ books … Read More

Greenpois0n Jailbroken iPads and iPhones May Have Problems with iBooks
by on February 16, 2011

Apple appears to be taking a stance against jailbroken iPads and iPhones.

According to the Social Apples blog, iPhones and iPads running the latest iOS firmware contain a “jailbreak check” that automatically detects when the devices have been unlocked using the greenpoisOn jailbreak kit. Jailbroken devices that attempt to load content using the iBooks application, even legally acquired e-books display an error message that reads: “There is a problem with the configuration of … Read More

Read The Daily When The iPad Is Away!
by on February 3, 2011

For those of you who have been itching to read The Daily, an iPad-exclusive eMagazine, but don’t have your iPad handy, there’s good news! Both a journalist and a programmer by the name of Andy Baio, has compiled the everyday new posts onto a easy-to-click-through homepage. One additional feature that this webpage is able to achieve that’s not yet available on the iPad, is being able to look at past … Read More

Books on the iPad: Enriching the Reading Experience
by on September 17, 2010

I read a lot of books, both fiction (mysteries, science fiction, modern fiction, humorous fiction) and non-fiction (science and technology, history, politics, culture, religion). I still read a lot of them in print format, but more and more, I’m reading them on the iPad, in iBooks, Kindle and Kobo, depending on which app has available the particular book I’m interested in, in stock.

I’ve noticed that the iPad has changed my … Read More

Kaplan Launches Free iBooks for Back To School
by on August 24, 2010

As the summer winds down, and school starts up again, some of us are thinking hard about university applications and entrance exams. To celebrate this occasion, Kaplan is releasing a number of their college prep series of iBooks for free. Until August 30th, prospective college and professional students can download a plethora of new books through iBooks.

Their free iBook selections range from SAT and GMAT prep all the way … Read More

Writing A (e)Book Just By Playing Video Games
by on August 13, 2010

Apple has come up with another idea again. A new patent has been filed allowing users to write a comic, book, or eBook, by simply playing a video game.With the many decisions in a game (i.e. to cross a bridge or not), the gamer is customizing a story that is generated throughout the game.

Not only will this new idea create a bigger variety of personalized eBooks to read … Read More