Barnes & Noble has stepped up its pace and recently released a couple updates for two of its 3 reading apps for iPad and iPhone. The new Nook app adds support for iOS8 as well as other features, and the changelog for B&N's textbook app mentions a number of bug fixes and new annotation features. (The Nook Kids iOS app hasn't been updated since July 2011.) Continue reading B&N Updates Nook, Yuzu Apps for iOS
Apple's brief hearing today helped make up for that lack, but I don't think the show is going to last long or be as favorable for Apple as some would suggest. From GigaOm: Continue reading Whether Apple Wins or Loses Their Appeal, The Consumer Still Comes Out Ahead
Amazon rolled out a new update for its Kindle iOS app today. The update doesn't add many major new features, but it is going to make it a lot easier to find your next read from inside the Kindle app. Continue reading Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated With New eBook Sampler Section, Goodreads Integration,
As the year draws to a close, all of the major ebook retailers are getting ready to share their lists of the most downloaded titles for their respective stores. Google's list is coming tomorrow morning, and Apple's list was posted yesterday.
Topped by The Fault in Our Stars and Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Apple's list for 2014 shares at least one key detail with last year's list. It's dominated by traditionally published titles. Continue reading Apple Releases iBookstore Best-Seller List for 2014
Some blogs think this rumor is complete hooey, but I am less certain. According to Cult of Mac: Continue reading I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss that 4 inch iPhone rumor
Along with the upcoming appeal in the ebook price-fixing antitrust suit, Apple is currently embroiled in a decade old lawsuit about iPods and Apple's possible misdeeds in maintaining their dominance of the music market.
I've only been following that story at a distance, but yesterday a story crossed my desk which deserved a comment. The WSJ is covering the trial and they ran a story with the clickbaity headline that Apple was deleting songs from users' iPods: Continue reading Apple deleted rivals’ songs from users’ iPods, and other clickbait
Many bloggers have been writing lately about recent estimates which suggest Chromebooks are outselling iPads in the school (I broke the news 4 months ago), but few have been trying to explain why it's happening.
eWeek is perhaps the one exception to this; they looked at some of the more obvious causes: Continue reading Why Chromebooks are outselling iPads in the school market
With the court date for Apple's appeal of the July 2013 antitrust ruling coming up in a couple weeks, the topic of just how Apple is going to get out of the hole it dug for itself is on the minds of many pundits. If this Fortune interview of Eddie Cue is to be believed, Apple's answer is to dig the hole even deeper. Continue reading Eddie Cue on the price-fixing case: I’d do it again
Addr offers a minimalist scroll type of reading experience with support for Dropbox, annotations, and the option to sideload ePub ebooks. Continue reading Addr Launches for the IPad, Offers a Different Read