Category Archives: Apple iOS

Can Apple even enforce its abusive iBooks Author EULA?

The always helpful Passive Voice lawyer weighs in on whether Apple has created a EULA for iBooks Author that no sane judge would consider valid.

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Apple gives book creators beautiful, golden handcuffs

Today Apple raised the bar on interactive textbook publishing, with the introduction of a revamped iBooks app for the iPad and a free textbook publishing app for the Mac. If you’ve got an iPad, a fairly new Mac, and a … Continue reading

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Stanza updated! Now works on iOS 5

Clearly I was too pessimistic last week when I wrote about the death of Stanza, the ebook reader app that stopped working on Apple devices with the release of iOS 5. Earlier today an updated version of Stanza was released, … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Stanza on iOS

Update: Forget all of this! Stanza delivered a surprise update to the Apple app store on November 10th, 2011, that restored functionality on iOS 5. But only update if you need to: this latest version breaks the app if you’re … Continue reading

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Amazon releases Kindle Cloud Reader, HTML5 web app that runs on iPad

Amazon surprised everyone this morning by announcing a new way to read your Kindle books if you’re on an iPad or computer. It’s called Kindle Cloud Reader, and it’s an HTML5 web application that runs in modern browsers and gives … Continue reading

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Why I won’t buy anything from iBooks

Last month was a sad one for all ebooksellers who aren’t Apple but who offer iOS apps, as well as for ebook customers. If you use a Kindle, Kobo or Nook app on your iOS device, you probably already noticed … Continue reading

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Apple relaxes app rules for ebook apps

It looks like Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and any other ereader app currently on iOS won’t be disappearing from the App Store after the end of the month after all. Mac Rumors is reporting that Apple has removed its most controversial … Continue reading

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Amazon offering 56 TextVook mini titles for free

Vook, the company that mixes audio and video with ebooks, has just released a new line called TextVook. The titles are short (about 4,000 words) and offer concise overviews of topics from subjects like science, law, and world history. They … Continue reading

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