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Kindle iOS app offers free samples, straddles Apple's in-app purchase rules

Amazon's updated its Kindle app for iOS to allow for searching and downloading of free ebook samples, which lets it partially sidestep provisions of Apple's in-app purchase policies.

Digital Reading Room: That old familiar feeling

Charlie Brown and NASA are some of the familiar faces in this installment of our regular look at content-rich apps. And even if the term "knelling" isn't immediately familiar to you, it will be after you take a look at Andrew Kim's enhanced iBook on the subject.

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Remains of the Day: It's new to you

The Mac mini may be due for a refresh, Verizon takes the iPhone import ban to the very top, and Apple may have to dig around in the sofa cushions to pay off the ebook pricefixing case.

Penguin terminates ebook deal with Apple in EU

Ebook publisher, Penguin has agreed to terminate its agency agreement with Apple and to allow Amazon to set its own prices for e-books in settlement of a European Union antitrust case.

Comixology leads comic-publishing resurgence

Comics app developer Comixology leads a resurgent comic industry, reports Jason Snell from Comic-Con.

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Introducing Macworld's Upgrade Your Apps ebook

Apple's stock apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are great—for the most part. But what if one of those preloaded apps doesn't quite fit your needs? The editors at Macworld put together an iPad-only ebook of 20 great third-party apps to replace your stock programs.

Apple should lead the move to DRM-free ebooks

Apple switched to selling DRM-free music years ago. Now it's time for the company to do the same with ebooks.

Analysis: Antitrust ruling could temper Apple's revolutionary zeal

A U.S. judge's ruling Wednesday that Apple violated antitrust laws in its dealings with book publishers may limit the ways in which the company strikes deals in other industries going forward.

Judge rules Apple colluded with publishers to fix ebook prices

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote threw the ebook at Apple on Wednesday, ruling that the company did in fact collude unfairly with publishers to fix prices in the ebook market.

Digital Reading Room: Rock 'n read

We look at musical memoirs from Ringo Starr, Cheap Trick, and Led Zeppelin available from Apple's iBookstore. While the first two disappoint, the third shows how good an enhanced iBook can be.

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