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iWork and iLife are Now Free - And Collaborative!

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Apple’s September announcement of the iPhone 5s and 5c brought welcome news for users wishing for new productivity applications along with their enhanced devices: free copies of the popular iWork and iLife apps. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, are staples for any professional interfacing with Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Acrobat files, Open Office formats, and the options even include saving certain Pages documents as iBooks files.  iLife includes applications like iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie

Today, Apple expanded the generosity in multiple ways. In addition to introducing the new iPad Air, the updated MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro computers, the company announced that iWork and iLife will now come free on any new iOS or OS X device purchased.



E-Book Price Fixing: What, if Anything, did Apple do Wrong?

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Apple recently filed an appeal over a federal court ruling that condemned the software giant for colluding with publishers to fix prices of eBooks sold through the iBooks web store. The ruling decrees monitoring of future practices and a breaking of those contracts with publishers that include price point agreements. The company is denying any wrongdoing in the case, steadfastly driving forward on an appeal that several experts have stated will be hard to win. It is also somewhat brow raising that publishers have already agreed to take their medicine and put the nasty business behind them by settling their cases. Apple CEO Tim Cook described the case as "bizarre," and e-mails sent by Steve Jobs were even dredged up during the case proceedings. What, if anything, did Apple do wrong? Read on to hear my ruling in the case...



Can Oyster Beat Amazon with Its Subscription-Based E-Book App?

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In 2012, Oyster secured $3 million in financing by Founders Fund, and today the New York startup has begun the invitation process for its app. Commonly referred to as "Netflix for e-books," Oyster offers unlimited books for $9.95 a month. Currently, the app is stocked with over 100,000 titles, updated weekly.



LogicInMind’s Slideshow Remote Downloads Top Half Million

LogicInMind’s Slideshow Remote Downloads Top Half Million

Innovative iOS app lets professionals take control of PowerPoint and Keynote presentations

(PRWEB) September 1, 2013 — LogicInMind today announced that downloads of Slideshow Remote™ have reached half a million, making this app a very successful tool for all professionals using PowerPoint and Keynote. With more than 50 innovative features, Slideshow Remote is the world’s most advanced PowerPoint remote and viewer and is available through the Apple’s App Store as a free app and as a Pro version for $4.99 (USD).


Home Library - 2400 Books Offline

Home Library - 2400 Books Offline

Home Library is a very convenient software application for reading books which contains over 2,400 classic works of English literature and covers almost all genres: fiction, philosophical treatises, opinion journalism, memoirs, children's books and others.

Now you do not have to search a book through many databases on the web – just download our app and you will always have a massive e-book collection of the best English-language writers within reach! In the list of 370 authors you will be agreeably surprised to find not only the famous names like Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Jack London, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, but many, many others.


What I Read this Week - Great Scott Sigler Reads on iBooks!

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If you love great science fiction with a fantastic plot, world-building menagerie, and a breadth and depth of alien life forms that are nothing less than astonishing, you should read Scott Sigler. If you love sports of any kind (particularly football), you also should read Scott Sigler. If you wonder if you could ever enjoy stories combining these seemingly unconnected genres (sports and sci-fi), you can and you will if you read... Scott Sigler's Galactic Football League series of ebooks! Read on for a full breakdown!



6 Disney Storybook Apps To Entertain Your Kids

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Disney has recently released a set of interactive storybook apps for children based on several of its best-selling movies: Tangled, Cinderella, Wreck-It-Ralph, Monsters Inc, Monsters University, and Brave. Packed with puzzles, games, read alouds, and coloring sheets, these apps are sure to delight your little ones. 

1. Tangled: Storybook Deluxe ($6.99)

Read along to the story of Rapunzel and Flynn, or tap the icons for activities such as coloring pages, games, and puzzles. When in storybook mode, character voices can read to your child, or she can explore the text on her own or record her voice reading. 



Gimbal: Discover the world through short fiction

Gimbal: Discover the world through short fiction

 

 

Comma Press and Literature Across Frontiers present

 

GIMBAL 

A FREE innovative literary iPhone app

Download Gimbal for free on the app store today!

                         

'Multifaceted, multisensory... a very cool app.'


Just Me and My Mom Digital Book App Now FREE on the App Store

Just Me and My Mom Digital Book App Now FREE on the App Store

 

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- In celebration of Mother's Day, Oceanhouse Media's full version of Just Me and My Mom digital book app is now FREE on the App Store. Part of the company's Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer, Just Me and My Mom includes special features such as new parental controls, the ability to record and share your narration with family and friends, a page selector, and a find the creature mini-game.


Thumbelina for iPad - Elegant, Premium Quality Interactive Book for Children

Thumbelina for iPad - Elegant, Premium Quality Interactive Book for Children

Little Bird Studio today is pleased to introduce Thumbelina for iPad, its premium quality book for children that is a highly literate, fully interactive retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring graceful animation, joyful illustrations, professional narration & character voiceovers, original music, imaginative sound effects, and more than 10 interactive elements per page, Thumbelina will continue to reveal additional pleasures with every reading. All interactive motion is controlled by the app's built-in physics engine, e.g., hanging picture frames can be rotated around their hook and released to swing back and forth until settling.

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