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iBooks, Cards updates add minor improvements, fixes

Apple on Monday released minor updates to both Cards and iBooks, bringing bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

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.

Apple: DOJ's ebook collusion accusation 'is simply not true'

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."

DOJ's antitrust case may have huge implications for publishing

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.

Report: DOJ warns Apple, publishers on collusion over book pricing

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.

Marvel-ous: Graphic novels come to iBooks

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.

iBooks 2 and iBooks Author

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.

Expo Notes: KiteReaders’ new interactive kids ebook promotes cultural awareness

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.

Hands on with iBooks 2

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we found were stunning images and impressive graphics in these iPad-optimized textbooks that make printed volumes feel out-of-date.

Apple puts iPad at head of the class

A summary of Apple's Thursday announcements, including iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the new iTunes U app.

iTunes update adds interactive textbook compatibility

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.

Apple unveils iTunes U app

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.

Apple releases iBooks 2 with support for interactive textbooks

At Thursday's education-themed Apple event at the Guggenheim museum, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Roger Rosen introduced iBooks 2. The updated iOS app heads the first of two education initiatives unveiled by Apple Thursday.