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While Apple is gearing up for its fight with the U.S. Government on March 22nd in the San Bernardino iPhone case, the company lost an unrelated legal battle today. The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear Apple’s appeal in a case where it was found guilty of conspiring with five book publishers to raise the prices of eBooks, in effect harming competition and forcing customers to pay higher prices. In July 2013, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of the charges based on a U.S. Justice Department investigation. In 2014, Apple reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department and over 30 states that piled on with the lawsuit. Under the terms of the $450 million settlement... Read more...
Apple announced its new foray into education today with a presentation that included details on iBooks 2 (and the digital textbooks available therein), iBooks Author (an app for the creation of digital textbooks), and the latest on iTunes U. iBooks 2 Apple wants to reinvent textbooks, and it’s starting with iBooks 2. Via the free iBooks 2 app, iPad users can download gorgeous digital textbooks, which are incredibly interactive. It’s a breeze to get to the table of contents and jump to pages from there, and the entire book is searchable. The pages have beautiful hi-res photos, embedded videos, and interactive images that let you zoom in to view content or show pop-ups with additional... Read more...