Nov 12

Apple has launched two new television ads for the iPad mini. One TV ad is called “Books” where Apple shows the iPad mini as an e-reader by opening and closing books in iBooks. The second ad is called “Photos” where Apple shows off iPhoto for iOS with the 60’s classic song Two of a Kind by Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer in the background. Check out the second ad after the break. » Apple Launched Two New iPad Mini Ads Called “Photos” & “Books”

Jul 24

The Google Books app for the iPhone can not be found in the App Store anymore, rumors go that Apple ejected the App from the App Store, but why? Earlier this week the App was also removed for some time, but came back, nobody knows what happend. But now it looks like its removed permanently. » Google Books Not Available In The App Store Anymore: Did Apple Eject Google Books?

Jul 04

There is something fishy going on in the App Store. Multiple iTunes users are reporting that their iTunes account has been hacked and that their account has been used to purchase some Vietnamese book apps “all from the same developer”.

As of this writing, 42 of the top 50 books by revenue are from the seller Thuat Nguyen, whose company website (“mycompany”) leads to parked site […] a number of people [are] reporting up to hundreds of dollars being spent unwillingly from their account to these specific books. Coincidence? Let’s not mince words here, something is definitely amiss, and it’s not looking good. Just to be safe, might wanna check your purchase history under Apple Account information. We’ve reached out to Apple and will let you know as soon as we hear back.

9to5Mac reported that the “mycompany” apps have been pulled from the iTunes App Store. Check your iTunes history to see if your account is save. » iTunes Accounts Got Hacked

Feb 03

stuffradar This new version is a free update to Synium’s popular media organizer for the iPhone and iPod touch. StuffRadar tracks your Music CDs, Movies, Books and Games. StufRadar finds the titles you own, and those you still want to buy. Everything, detailed information, personal rating and price is intuitively presented. StuffRadar also keeps track of items the user has borrowed or lent.
» App Store – StuffRadar 2

May 29

RuBooks is a enhancment of the Books application.
Rubooks can open OC/PDF/XLS, FB2, including support to zip-archived files.
I has localization support for Russian, German, Chinese, English and Japanese.
With rubooks you can search Texts, scrool with the volucom buttons, has support for table of contents, book cover and you can virtually open any book file anywhere on your device.
Overall this app is a good improvement over the old books app :)
» RuBooks

Mar 27

I must admin that your iPhone or iPod Touch may seem a little small to read e-books.
However the app Books does do a pretty good job for reading e-books.
The app is a simple eBook reader and can read html and texts stored in your ~/Media/EBooks folder.

Getting Books? is recommended for use with Project Gutenberg texts,
in conjunction with GutenMark, a fantastic PG markup tool by Ronald Burkey,
which makes pretty HTML out of Gutenberg .txt files, and splits them by chapter using a second tool.

I”ll explain with screenshots..
» Read your e-books with Books