After months of waiting, the class action lawsuit alleging that Apple played foul with its iBooks customers by fixing the price of e-books may at least be coming to an end. Today U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle the suit, although she expressed concern regarding the timing of the proposal.
We're back with another eclectic mix of apps this week, including a couple of new ways to call or message others, updates to a trio of streaming and informational apps, and some impressive ways to save time and keep tabs on your small business expenses. Time to fire up the App Store and take this week's lineup for a spin!
Facing a jury trial next month with $840 million in potential damage claims on the line in a dispute over alleged e-book price fixing, Apple has instead decided to settle out of court to make the problem go away.
After teasing the feature nearly two months ago, Amazon has finally launched its latest effort to keep readers coming back to its Kindle service by allowing customers to purchase e-book versions of past purchases on the cheap.
The dust in Cupertino has settled and the world has officially been introduced to the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, but those hoping for more from Apple were likely disappointed by Tuesday's more intimate presentation. But much like the iPhone 5 and previous handsets, they're likely to sell like hotcakes when they hit the streets on Sept. 20, so let's not go predicting Apple's demise quite yet...
After splitting off its Nook division last fall, Barnes & Noble appears to be entertaining getting out of the digital business altogether in a possible sale to partner Microsoft valued at as much as $1 billion.
One of the best functions of the iPad is a kid's bedtime tool. As a father of three kids, I can tell you getting those little ones to finally settle down for the night is a big ordeal. But like most parents, my wife and I often turn to children's books to bring on the yawns, and interactive tales on the iPad are super handy. Snow Queen adapts a classic Hans Christian Andersen story, adding some gorgeous-looking artwork and touch-screen activities for little fingers.
Ever wonder how Amazon can price its Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets and e-readers so amazingly cheap? The e-tailer hasn't found any secret sauce -- its CEO finally confesses that they're just selling them at cost.