Showing posts with label iBookstore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iBookstore. Show all posts

Friday, June 1, 2012

EBook: monopolies cross

What a tangled situation for American justice! By launching a procedure for cartel against Apple and five publishers, the Justice Department puts his finger on an insoluble problem: if we look closer, it appears that justice will have to choose sides between two dominant positions opposite, on two different levels of the market.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

iBookstore: Return of the complaint against Apple and publishers

Steve Jobs comes into the picture

Through the exchanges between publishers, it appears that one of them is not ready to change his tune. January 24, three days before the launch of the iPad, Steve Jobs enters the discussion and send an email to one of the protagonists by describing the situation as follows: "As I see it, you following choice:

Friday, May 18, 2012

iBookstore: Return of the complaint against Apple and publishers

Several details have emerged of a complaint filed by 17 states against Apple [PDF] and two publishing houses. This is always the accusation of collusion between Apple, Macmillan and Penguin to fix - upward - the prices of electronic books. The complaint is not new, but some elements remained hidden and they have just been made public (via PaidContent).

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

iBooks 2, Author iBooks, iTunes U: the iPad in all classrooms

A press conference in New York, presented by Phil Schiller keynote this was not quite ordinary for Apple. Dedicated to education, privileged sector of Apple, he witnessed the presentation of two iBooks, Author iBooks and iTunes U transformed into an application, a complete ecosystem in an attempt to impose the iPad in movie classroom and lecture halls.

Overview of iBooks Author - II

Once obtained the desired result, Author iBooks can test it before publishing it. For this, the application does not use the simulator for the iPad, but an iPad. A "Preview" button to generate a version and open it directly on the tablet from Apple.

Good idea but the implementation is quite restrictive since it is necessary not only to connect the iPad Mac with a USB cable, but leave open the terminal iBooks. IBooks you can add it to iTunes and sync with other iPad. It will also create a PDF file, which is convenient because universal, but much more limited in terms of interactivity. Author iBooks can also change the look of the book in both directions.