Category Archives: Apple

B&N Updates Nook, Yuzu Apps for iOS

YUZU-logo-tm[1]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

Whether Apple Wins or Loses Their Appeal, The Consumer Still Comes Out Ahead

3233710827_34294f21b1[1]With  the Amazon-Hachette dispute settled and DBW not happening until next month, there's a shortage of fireworks in the digital publishing industry at the moment.

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

Apple Releases iBookstore Best-Seller List for 2014

ibooksAs 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

I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss that 4 inch iPhone rumor

iPhone 5cThere's a new rumor going around today that Apple is planning to launch a 4" iPhone next fall as a smaller compliment to the 4.7" and 5.5" models they launched a couple months ago.

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

Apple deleted rivals’ songs from users’ iPods, and other clickbait

308291335_a62c585c5c_m[1]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

Why Chromebooks are outselling iPads in the school market

samsung-chromebook[1]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

Eddie Cue on the price-fixing case: I’d do it again

15241805765_2b07993008[1]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