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Chinese writers sue Apple for allegedly hosting pirated ebooks

A group of Chinese writers has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company's App Store sells pirated versions of the authors' works.

Amazon adds magazines, PDF support to Kindle iOS app

Version 2.9 of the universal Kindle app adds magazine and PDF support, along with the ability to email documents for reading on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

2011 App Gems

We've announced our App Gems Awards for 2011. Now get the inside scoop on which iOS apps captured our attention in the past year.

Skulls by Simon Winchester comes to the iPad

Noggins are beautiful. At least, that seems to be the point of Skulls by Simon Winchester, a new iPad app that features three-dimensional presentations of more than 300 animal crania.

DOJ investigating ebook pricing, official says

According to the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, the federal agency is investigating anticompetitive behavior in the pricing of e-books, joining the European Union.

Apple updates iBooks app with new fonts and a Night reading theme

Late on Tuesday, Apple updated its iBooks iOS app with several new features, as well as including some stability and performance improvements.

EU launches Apple ebook antitrust probe

The European Union's antitrust regulator is investigating whether Apple colluded with other ebook publishers to minimize competition, in violation of EU law.

Amazon updates, sunsets Stanza app

Amazon on Thursday released an update to Stanza that fixes a slew of problems affecting the app when running on iOS 5. But the company's support team suggests that the app will no longer be updated.

Amazon's Stanza app in limbo after iOS 5's release

The Stanza ebook app hasn't seen an update in nine months and won't run on iOS 5-powered devices. Developer Amazon has yet to comment on the future of the app.

Introducing Macworld's iOS 5 Upgrade Guide

iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let the editors at Macworld help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with this step-by-step guide, available on the iBookstore and Kindle Store for $2.99.

Subtext brings social and gaming to ebook reading

Subtext, a new iPad reading app released on Tuesday, aims to enhance your e-reading experience with notes from authors, experts, and Subtext community members.

Steve Jobs bio debuts at No. 1 spot on bestseller lists

The biography of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs debuted today at the top of both Amazon's and Barnes & Nobles' bestseller lists.

Amazon launches Kindle integration with public libraries

Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of Kindle library lending, which will allow Kindle and Kindle app users alike to borrow ebooks from 11,000 local libraries in the United States.