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Al Gore's latest book is now available as an interactive book for iPad and iPhone. It mixes the book's text with a fluid layout of photos, documentary footage, and interactive charts, challenging the definition of the word "book" in the 21st century.
On Thursday, Apple released a minor update to its iBooks e-book and PDF reading app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iBooks 1.2.2 includes "a number of important stability and performance improvements" for playing video, incorrect fonts, and responsiveness.
Amazon says the Kindle Lending Library, which will launch later this year, will let Kindle and Kindle app customers borrow e-books from 11,000 libraries around the United States.
Who says long-form writing is a dying art? Longer works of fiction and non-fiction are flourishing, and Apple's iPad gives such writing a platform on which to thrive. Joel Mathis looks at the best apps and services for enjoying a good, long read on your tablet.
Adobe debuts mid-cycle upgrades for Creative Suite and lengthens the time span for major releases.
During Wednesday's iPad 2 event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shared some facts and figures on iPad and iPhone sales, as well as download data from the iBookstore. In addition, Random House will bring more than 17,000 new titles to Apple's electronic book store.
Some publisher are up in arms over Apple's newly announced rules for subscription-based content in the App Store. But a closer look at the rules indicate that what Apple's proposing for the App Store isn't that out of line with what you see from similar services.
Kindle app update adds real page number support, progress indicator, and in-app Google/Wikipedia lookups.
The hype might suggest that many citizens of the iPhone-loving world have adopted e-books for literature consumption, but BookBuddy offers help to users with old-fashioned paper libraries in need of digital organization.
Kobo's free e-reading app has been updated with social features that reward you for reading and integrate directly with Facebook.
Is Apple changing how users will buy content on the iOS in the future? And if so, will this spell the doom of Amazon and other booksellers on the iOS? Jason Snell has analysis.
Literary magazine McSweeney's updated its much-lauded iPhone app this week, upgrading to a universal app optimized for iPad use, and featuring access to a new in-app e-bookstore.
Amazon's 2.5 update for the Kindle app takes advantage of iOS 4’s multitask and background downloading abilities, adds millions of free books from various Internet sources, and adds a few minor improvements as well.
From streaming media to serving up a great meal to playing games, this assortment of App Collections offers plenty of choices for filling up your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch with entertaining options.
If you love Sesame Street's Grove--and who doesn't--there's a special holiday treat available this week. The Monster at the End of This Book is an iPad storytelling app starring the lovable Muppet.