All items tagged with "ebook"

Apple Releases iPod Touch 5th Gen User Guide As First Benchmarks Surface

Apple Releases iPod Touch 5th Gen User Guide As First Benchmarks Surface

“An essential part of any iPod touch library,” according to Apple.

Apple has released a new digital user guide for the fifth-generation iPod touch, which was announced alongside the iPhone 5 back in September. The 138-page eBook covers “everything you need to know” about the device, and is available to download now — for free — from the iBookstore.

In addition to this, the new iPod touch has now received its first benchmarks, which reveal it’s packing an 800MHz dual-core A5 processor.

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Free Photoshop to HTML eBook [Giveaway]

Free Photoshop to HTML eBook [Giveaway]

Well, this is an easy one.

I love writing about giveaways and freebies because there’s no risk, you have nothing to lose, and you just might as well grab it if you’re even remotely interested in thing.

Like today.

It’s a free 130 page ebook on turning Photoshop files into websites/pages. Maybe it’s not up your alley, but I think it’s one of those things that could just be handy to have around. You might learn a tip or trick or be able to work with a designer/developer a little better on your next website project. Regardless it’s just this simple…

Free Photoshop to HTML eBook [Giveaway]

Apple To Announce “GarageBand For eBooks” During Thursday’s Education Event [Rumor]

Apple To Announce “GarageBand For eBooks” During Thursday’s Education Event [Rumor]

Not much is known about Apple’s upcoming event on Thursday, January 19th. The entire industry seems to agree that Apple is ready to lead the way into a new frontier of digital textbooks through the iBookstore. Others suggest that the announcement will focus on making the world of digital publishing more attractive to authors — think “GarageBand for eBooks.”

Apple has reportedly been working with multiple publishers for months in preparation for its top secret event this week. Publishing house McGraw-Hill is expected to be one of the publishing houses present at the announcement at the Guggenheim museum in New York City.

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Is Nintendo Trying To Lure iOS Developers Into Wii U Development?

Is Nintendo Trying To Lure iOS Developers Into Wii U Development?

Following a report that claims Nintendo is set to open up its own app store for its upcoming Wii U console, there are now suggestions that the Japanese gaming giant is “actively courting” iOS developers in a bit to lure them over to Wii U game development. One developer reports that the company even offered “assistance” with porting their title from iOS to be played on the console’s new controller, which features a 6.2-inch touchscreen.

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Cult of Mac’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Cult of Mac’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

It’s that time of year again. Not the holidays — I’m mean yeah, sure it is, but that’s pretty obvious. No, it’s the time of year when we drive ourselves (and others) a little crazy running around trying to find gifts at the last minute. Especially those pesky stocking stuffers — the little gifts that fill in the gap between “it’s Christmas? Geez, I completely forgot” and “honey, I bought you a Lexus.”

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Would You Like a Free eBook From the iBookstore With That Starbucks Latte?

Would You Like a Free eBook From the iBookstore With That Starbucks Latte?

Thanks to the success of the Starbucks App Store ‘Pick of the Week’ promotion, Starbucks has announced that it will also be offering free eBook Picks of the Week in a partnership with iTunes and the iBookstore.

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Project Gutenberg Founder Hart Dies Aged 64

Project Gutenberg

Michael Hart, founder of free ebooks repository Project Gutenberg, died this week. He was 64.

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Class Action Lawsuit Says Apple Is Conspiring To Raise E-Book Prices

Class Action Lawsuit Says Apple Is Conspiring To Raise E-Book Prices

The latest class action lawsuit against Apple has been filed by law firm Hagens Berman and accuses Apple and five major publishers of conspiring to raise the price of ebooks.

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Amazon Laughs in Apple’s Face With Web-Based Kindle Reader for iPad

Amazon Laughs in Apple’s Face With Web-Based Kindle Reader for iPad

Amazon’s Kindle application was recently at risk of being removed from the App Store because it contained a link to purchase content outside of Apple’s ecosystem — something Apple no longer allows developers to do under its latest App Store terms. In order to secure its place in the App Store, Amazon issued a last-minute update to its app to remove the link, but in a move that subtly tells Apple where to stick its new rules, Amazon has launched a web-based Kindle reader with support for the iPad. And it’s awesome!

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Check Out Al Gore’s New iPad Book [Video]

Here’s a peek at Al Gore’s new book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” which has been turned into a very cool interactive iPad app.

The former vice president’s book features text, images, interactive infographics, documentary video and audio commentary.

It looks like a great, immersive experience (and probably pretty scary, given the subject matter) — the climate change equivalent of the beautiful The Elements app.

Check it out:

The app ($4.99 on the App Store) was designed by Push Pop Press, a San Francisco startup by a pair of ex-Apple engineers, including Mike Matas, who helped design Delicious Monster. Push Pop Press is working on a Mac desktop application to create similar eBooks, which will be “very affordable” when it eventually ships. Reporter Brian Chen has more detail at Wired.com: Gore, Ex-Apple Engineers Team Up to Blow Up the Book

Here’s another video showing Gore’s app/book in more detail:

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