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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.

Review: iBooks 2 for iOS

iBooks 2 introduces a new way to browse a new kind of ebook. The experience is impressively immersive, but not without its flaws.

Remains of the Day: A picture is worth $100 million

Apple wants to stop Kodak from bankrolling its recovery on patents that it may not own; one company says people are downloading those new iPad textbooks like they're going out of style; and blazing fast Wi-Fi may be coming to a Mac near you sometime this year.

High schools weigh in on iPads in the classroom

Would you fork out a few hundred dollars for an iPad so your kid can keep up with classmates? An IT director of public schools in Ohio discusses the pros and cons of such a project.

Apple's new vision of education

Last Thursday, Apple made it clear that one of the next industries it hopes to disrupt and reinvent is education, but it's an uphill climb.

Remains of the Day: Chapter and verse

One textbook CEO pins all the glory on Steve Jobs, Samsung pins its hopes on an anti-iPhone ad, and one attorney pins the blame for a stolen computer on Apple itself.

Apple's textbook plan feels like a blast from the past

Glenn Fleishman thought Apple's iBooks and textbook announcements this week came off like a rerun of the pronouncements people have been making about technology and education for years.

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we found were stunning images and impressive graphics in these iPad-optimized textbooks that make printed volumes feel out-of-date.

The Macalope Daily: Farewell to the Half-Blood Prince

Apple's stirring the pot with its iBooks announcements yesterday, but you might want to read the fine print.

Analysis: Apple's e-textbook push earns mixed grades

Ask publishers, analysts, and rivals about Apple's digital textbook initiative and they'll say it's good for everyone -- but they're skeptical about it, too.