The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning, and now begins the time of year when curling up in front of the fireplace with a great book on the iPad sounds fantastic. Thankfully, the fine folks at Humble Bundle are offering a nice collection of titles to keep you occupied through autumn. Even better: you can pay what you want for the books, and give the proceeds to charities.
The JibJab brand may be synonymous with pasting your face onto a dancing elf at Christimas time, but the company also makes a line of children's e-books under the same name as well -- but that will be changing next month.
If you were born more than 30 years ago, you probably remember the Atari 2600. And that means you probably remember the days when developer Activision was pumping out all kinds of cool game cartridges for the platform, including a personal favorite of ours which is making the jump to iOS today. Need a clue? Why, just keep reading our recap for Thursday, August 9, 2012 and find out...
E-tailer Amazon has been leading the charge for electronic books almost as long as anyone with their Kindle lineup, so it should be a surprise to no one that the company is now selling more e-books than print books -- at least across the pond.
“Read later” services have revolutionized the consumption of website pages in a clean, easy to read format -- but what if you want to collect a group of web pages and bundle it into one handy e-book style package? Readlists comes to the rescue.
With their patent battles now behind them, Microsoft has teamed up with Barnes & Noble to spin its NOOK business into an as-yet unnamed subsidiary -- and that $300 million investment will at the very least nab Redmond a cool NOOK app for Windows 8.
Although the U.S. Department of Justice is mostly aiming its scope at e-book monopolies as a whole, Apple also appears to be in the government’s sights -- but Cupertino is fighting back with a statement pointing the finger right back in Amazon’s direction.
While the printing process today may not resemble the one invented by Gutenberg back in the 1400’s, there haven’t been any significant advancements with the printing press since the advent of desktop publishing in the ‘80s -- that is, until now.
Apple again made headlines this week with its effort to revolutionize the educational market through the iPad, with an updated version of iBooks and a new app for iTunes U. Combined with the Mac-based iBooks Author, the company is poised to help put iPads in thousands more schools across the United States and indeed, even more worldwide.