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iPad Reading Apps: Kindle vs. iBooks

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I am an avid reader. I try to read at least 52 books a year. And up until the fall of 2011, I fought the whole e-book trend. But on September 17, 2011, I received my first e-book reader: a Kindle keyboard. And my conversion from being a print book reader to an e-book reader began.  



Apple News: A Tale of Two Megacorporations

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For an interesting take on how two massively successful corporations operate, just take a look at Microsoft and Amazon. Both companies offer apps that rely upon users buying a subscription. When Microsoft released their Office suite for the iPad, they made it free, but users needed to buy an Office 365 subscription to access premium features. Amazon just bought the comic book reading app Comixology which also lets users buy and subscribe to new comic releases using the app. This is where the similarities end. 



Spanish Magazine Revista Don Uses Aquafadas’ Award-Winning Digital Publishing System to Create a Visually Stunning Interactive World

Spanish Magazine Revista Don Uses Aquafadas’ Award-Winning Digital Publishing System to Create a Visually Stunning Interactive World

Selected as one of Apple’s “Best of 2013” apps, Revista Don’s digitally charged design continues to gain recognition in the publishing industry

Montpellier, France – April 24, 2014 – Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, applauds eZine Revista Don on its prodigious success in the Apple App Store and Google Play. After only two months on the market, the sleek Spanish publication, developed with the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System, was selected as one of the App Store’s “Best of 2013.” It has since developed into a globally enjoyed digital magazine with thousands of downloads each month.


Art Authority: Why I Sold My Art Books

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I’ve sold most of my art books. I don’t know if this was the intent of Open Door’s Alan Oppenheimer or not, but it was the result of him providing me with Art Authority ($9.99). My iPad is no coffee table book, but that’s a good thing. As Apple touts the pencil thinness of the iPad Air, coffee table books start to look more and more arcane. What coffee table books have over the iPad is the size of their canvas. But when one actually visit museums, art books seem a bit of a travesty of pure form. Books not only fail to represent scale well, they don’t reproduce paintings or drawings with anything like fidelity to the originals; and they offer no way to experience media or paint thickness or pen impression. And when it comes to sculpture they are, of course, overwhelmingly flat (not to dismiss pop-up books).



Mobile World Congress 2014: Aquafadas Opens the Door for Publishers With New Game-Changing Digital Publishing Cloud Platform

Mobile World Congress 2014: Aquafadas Opens the Door for Publishers With New Game-Changing Digital Publishing Cloud Platform

Aquafadas Cloud Authoring solution levels the playing field for all publishers; takes center stage at Mobile World Congress


Aquafadas Cloud Authoring Brings Digital Publishing to the Cloud

Aquafadas Cloud Authoring Brings Digital Publishing to the Cloud

Groundbreaking Aquafadas cloud-based digital publishing solution automates PDF file conversion and distribution to mobile devices, integrates easy-to-use production tools to enhance content; powerful platform lets publishers monetize existing content


Oh Mommy - Singing Animated Picture Book

Oh Mommy - Singing Animated Picture Book

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Happy Ring Ring, the folklore media entertainment company based in Kuala Lumpur, today is thrilled to announce a book category app for the iPad to the App Store called Oh Mommy. Oh Mommy is a singing along story book app, a new never heard before musical story rhymes that children can sing along with.


Overactive Ink releases the first issue of the Motion Comic series “Holoradix”. Reading Comic Books will never be the same again.

Overactive Ink releases the first issue of the Motion Comic series “Holoradix”.  Reading Comic Books will never be the same again.

Overactive Ink, Inc. announces the release of the "Holoradix Motion Comics" app for iOS. The "Holoradix Motion Comics" app is a new motion comics platform that enables users to read comics in an exciting and new way. Comics published on our platform come with original music, sound effects and animations. The comics can be read page by page as a regular print comic, but we recommend using our panel by panel mode to see our amazing artwork come to life with animations and sound effects.

Download:
Holoradix Motion Comics iPad
Holoradix #0 - Jason Crost Android


ARTIST RADAR - news of your favourtie artists

ARTIST RADAR - news of your favourtie artists

A beautifully iOS7-redesigned version of Artist Radar is now available on the app store!

 

Artist Radar is a free iPhone app that informs you instantly when your favourite artists release new stuff. This includes: 

- music albums
- music videos
- ebooks
- audiobooks
- TV shows
- movies.


Learning and Animating on the iPad with “iPad Animation” and iStopMotion for iPad

Learning and Animating on the iPad with “iPad Animation” and iStopMotion for iPad

Integrate iMovie, GarageBand and djay into your iStopMotion for iPad animation workflow with Craig Lauridsen’s new media-packed iBook, now available on the iBookstore

Puchheim, Germany – December 11, 2013 – Craig Lauridsen’s eBook “iPad Animation” is more than a “how to” book; it’s the most comprehensive guide to making stop motion movies on the iPad available. Featuring Boinx Software’s iStopMotion for iPad, “iPad Animation” teaches hopeful animators how to weave together story, pictures and sound to create amazing stop motion animations right from the iPad. Readers will learn how to use iMovie, GarageBand and djay in conjunction with iStopMotion for iPad. “iPad Animation” is available now through Apple’s iBookstore.


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