Tag Archives: Apple iOS

Apple’s OS X Lion can create EPUB files!

If you’re using or plan to upgrade to the latest Apple operating system, Lion, you’ll discover a nifty ebook trick baked into the Automator program: it can create EPUB files! The website Mac OS X Automation reported it first, so … 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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Nook Color gets new update, inches closer to iPad

Today Barnes & Noble won the Press Release war against Amazon, with the announcement of a significant OS udpate to the Nook Color that along with subtle improvements brings this handful of splashy new features: a custom App Store that … Continue reading

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Miss Spider’s publisher explains how he’s wanted to create ebook apps since 1972

With all the blog chatter about myopic and hamstrung publishers, it’s easy to forget about the innovators like Nicholas Callaway… Continue reading

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Expect more educational Kindle apps soon, hints developer

AppleInsider wrote today that the developer for an iOS periodic table app was invited by Amazon to port it over to the Kindle platform: [The developer] contacted AppleInsider to note that Amazon had invited him via email to bring the … Continue reading

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Ebook recap for February 2011

All things considered, February was a dismal month for ebook news. Apple dug a moat around its walled iOS garden, then filled that moat with lava; Rupert Murdoch launched a “daily paper” on the iPad but forgot to put decent … Continue reading

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Kindle, Nook, Kobo iOS apps to be pulled in June?

The Digital Reader says it’s received off-the-record confirmation that all three major ebook sellers expect Apple to remove their apps from the iOS app store in June. Even if they wanted to (or could afford to) comply with Apple’s new … Continue reading

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One way ebook retailers might be able to get around Apple’s 30% tax

Remember Stanza? It was among the first and brightest ebook apps when the iPhone App Store started to really take off, which is why Amazon bought the developer in April ’09. Stanza’s good reviews and press coverage were well-deserved; it … Continue reading

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