In case you haven't heard, there's a currently a major legal battle being fought between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group. While the battle wages on, Amazon is refusing to sell books by the popular publishing company. Apple isn't, however, and Re/code reports that the Cupertino company is even taking advantage of the situation by offering a sale on digital copies of Hachette titles.
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.
2013 is winding down (and quickly!), so we can expect to see an awful lot of "best of" lists making the rounds over the next two weeks -- and Apple is getting a jump on that tradition with one of its own.
It’s a week of the new and the old all together in one fine batch of stories. Got a hobbyist enthusiasm for early code? Have we got some news for you. Wanna speculate on what comes next? Do we ever! And do you want to know what’s in your wallet? The answer may surprise you. That and a whole heaping helping more where that came from. Just mosey on up.
If you've been wondering when Apple would finally update iBooks and iTunes U to match the iOS 7 aesthetic used for almost every other program, your wait is over. Today, Apple released a new version of iTunes U and its book app for both the iPad and the iPhone, along with an update to the store for the latter.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is right up there with Charles Schultz's Peanuts as one of the most beloved strips in the world, and its relevance has scarcely diminished since the last strip was printed on the last day of 1995. And the best part? As of this week, Cult of Mac reports, you can get the bulk of the series on iBooks.
It’s the week of updates and shutdowns, of explosions and insomnia. In short, it’s another week of the biggest news stories from the writer of Mac|Life, getting you up to date with everything you ever might have missed that you shouldn’t have. So without further ado….
On the heels of minor updates to iTunes and GarageBand for Mac earlier this week, Apple has relieved the suffering of millions of Gmail users running OS X Mavericks with a separate update specific to Mail.app.
OS X Mavericks has proved once again that Apple not only cares about the Mac — it cares about making the best operating system in the world. Mavericks includes a ton of updates and tweaks that bring the beloved Mac OS one step closer to perfection. While many of the changes are under the hood, Apple also included some visible alterations and features that we’ll cover in this article. So get your boards ready, because we’re going surfing at Mavericks with 70 tips and tricks that you can apply to daily use to make your Mac even better.
Following a rousing kickoff by CEO Tim Cook, Apple software boss Craig Federighi took the stage in San Francisco to reintroduce the latest version of Mac OS X, which Cupertino will begin shipping today.