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On Monday at WWDC, Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards to excellent iOS and Mac apps.
You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.
In a response filed on May 29, Apple claims that publishers were not happy with Amazon's pricing tactics and wanted to set their own prices in the iBookstore.
Apple on Monday released minor updates to both Cards and iBooks, bringing bug fixes and minor enhancements.
The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.
An Apple spokesman told Macworld that it believes the DOJ's allegations surrounding ebook price fixing are "not true" and that the company successfully broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."
The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers over alleged e-book price fixing means that the publishers have to reinvent their digital futures, according to some experts.
The Wall Street Journals says the Department of Justice has warned Apple and five U.S. book publishers that it is planning to file lawsuits against them for allegedly colluding to fix the prices of e-books.
If iPad owners found their Spidey-senses tingling on Tuesday afternoon, it was for good reason: Marvel announced it was making 80 graphic novels featuring Spider Man, the X-Men, Captain America, and other popular characters available in Apple's iBookstore.
We've had the chance to test Apple's enhanced ebook reading and creation tools, and the authors of those reviews weigh in on both applications.
Based on the book, What Does it Mean to be Global? by Rana DiOrio, the new Be Global ebook introduces kids to different cultures around the world.
With the updated iBooks 2 -- and interactive textbooks -- now available for download, we take the iOS app out for a test drive. What we found were stunning images and impressive graphics in these iPad-optimized textbooks that make printed volumes feel out-of-date.
A summary of Apple's Thursday announcements, including iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the new iTunes U app.
Apple on Thursday launched iTunes 10.5.3, an update that allows users to sync the company's new iBooks 2 interactive textbooks between their computer and iPad.
At the Apple education event on Thursday, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Jeff Robbin unveiled the iTunes U app, a new way for students and teachers to manage course material for classes on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.