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Day 3 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts offers Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2014’ iBook for free

Day 3 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts offers Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2014’ iBook for free

It’s the third day of Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts” promotion, and today the company’s offering Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2014” iBook for free.

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Apple adds gifting option to the iBookstore

Apple adds gifting option to the iBookstore

If you are a book lover or have one on your holiday shopping list, you now have a new way to give or receive a book. As noted by Macworld, Apple has added a new option in the iBookstore that allows you to send and receive ebooks as a gift.

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Apple finally gives iBooks and iTunes U an iOS 7 makeover

Apple finally gives iBooks and iTunes U an iOS 7 makeover

Apple has finally updated iBooks to version 3.2, which comes with a much awaited design overhaul, in line with iOS 7′s design language.

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Apple releases free iOS 7 User Guide on iBookstore

Apple releases free iOS 7 User Guide on iBookstore

iOS 7 is a huge update, that includes a radical new design as well as a number of new features like smarter multitasking, Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio and a lot more. This is a lot for the average iOS user to digest, which is why Apple has released iOS 7 user guides for iPod and iPad on the iBookstore.

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Judge issues injunction against Apple in e-Book Antitrust case

Judge issues injunction against Apple in e-Book Antitrust case

In July, a federal judge found Apple guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise the retail prices of ebooks when it launched the iBookstore. The judge has today followed up on that decision with an injunction that prohibits Apple from entering into “most-favored-nation” (MFN) agreements with publishers.

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Updated iBookstore text hints at imminent Mavericks launch, iPhone support for iBooks Author

Updated iBookstore text hints at imminent Mavericks launch, iPhone support for iBooks Author

Apple seems to have updated the compatibility text seen under iBooks created using the iBooks Author tool. The updated wording hints at two things — the imminent launch of OS X Mavericks and iPhone support for iBooks Author’s interactive ebooks.

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You could get a $3 refund per eBook as part of the eBook price fixing settlement

You could get a $3 refund per eBook as part of the eBook price fixing settlement

If you’ve bought an eBook published by Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins or Simon & Schuster between April 1 2010 and May 21 2012 from a U.S. based digital store like iBooks Store, Kindle etc., then you’re likely to receive a $3 refund per eBook as a part of these publishers’ settlement in the eBook price fixing antitrust case.

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Apple now offering free book in Apple Store app

Apple now offering free book in Apple Store app

Couple of weeks back, Apple started offering free content in the Apple Store app.  The first app to be available for free was Color Zen, a puzzle game that is usually available for $0.99.

Apple seems to have rolled out an over-the-air update for the Apple Store app to replace Color Zen with Away in My Airplane ($3.99), a children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown. 

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iBooks 3.1 Brings Japanese Books To iBookstore

iBooks 3.1 Brings Japanese Books To iBookstore

Apple has released an update for iBooks.

iBooks 3.1 brings hundreds of thousands of Japanese books to the iBookstore. Previously, Japanese users could only download free or public domain content from the iBookstore. 

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iBookstore Coming to Japan in January

iBookstore Coming to Japan in January

 

Apple has reportedly worked out deals with several large Japanese publishers to bring the iBookstore to Japan as early as this month. Apple is late to the party in Japan with Kobo, Amazon, and Google all having head starts, but with the market primed and ready for more ebooks, Apple has nothing to lose.

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