Originally scheduled for release in early 2012 and first bumped up to November, former Time magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson’s official biography of Steve Jobs is now in stores -- and if you happened to preorder it as a Kindle title via Amazon, you might have gotten it a little early, too.
On Wednesday, we reported that a Polish newspaper had spilled the beans on the iTunes Music Store expanding to 10 additional countries in the European Union. As it turns out, Apple flipped the switch on those new stores later the same day, expanding it to all 12 remaining EU countries and also expanding their iBookstore presence internationally.
Love new Software Updates? That’s good, because Apple has not one but two versions of iTunes for you this week. If you already downloaded and installed iTunes 10.3 after Monday’s WWDC 2011 keynote, prepare to do it all over again, because iTunes 10.3.1 has arrived.
Looking for some new reading material for your summer trips? Books are now available for purchase directly from the iTunes store. Previously, you could only purchase e-books through the iBookstore on your iPhone or iPad. But, since Apple yesterday announced the Newsstand feature in the next iteration of iOS, the store seems to have adapted to these new changes. Users will now be able to buy books from their computers and then sync them to their devices.
While developers testing iOS 5 are getting to play with a beta of iTunes 10.5, the rest of us will have to be content with iTunes 10.3, which finally hit Apple’s website on Monday night and is ready to rock your Mac.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs hit the stage to a thunderous round of applause and a standing ovation at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday, launching into updates on the company’s recent sales milestones.
We’re guessing that Apple may use Wednesday’s iPad media event to at least mention that publishing giant Random House is now part of the iBookstore after switching to the agency model -- with a number of titles already available.
One of the biggest holdouts from Apple’s iBookstore may finally join the party, now that Random House has announced a switch to an agency model for e-books, effective Tuesday, March 1. But what does it mean for iBooks?
Jailbreaking can bring a ton of fresh features to your iOS device. Apparently, it can also take a few away. According to a number of reports, devices that have been jailbroken using Greenpois0n, have lost the ability to read the books they purchased via the iBookstore.
Better late than never, the Canadian government has finally approved that country’s version of the iBookstore, while carrier Rogers is starting to unlock iPhones that are out of their contract or purchased unsubsidized.