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  • March 1, 2013
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Some Apple news today turned out to be nothing but bollocks but not all. Apple sent out a press release earlier today with a new boast. iTunes U, Apple’s 6-year-old education-focused content store, has just hit 1,000,000,000 downloads. iTunes U has really taken off since Apple spun it out into its own app at the…

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  • March 1, 2013
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With bad data comes bad pie charts Apple has never been one to give specific details about how much content they are selling, so when I read today that an analyst with Asymco had released a new estimate of iBooks sales I was thrilled. Horace Dediu has a post over on the Asymco blog which…

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  • February 22, 2013
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The next launch event for the next iPad/iPad Mini is rapidly approaching and it look like the first parts are just starting to leak. Someone in China has gotten their hands on what looks to be the shell for the next iPad Mini and they’ve been posting photos on a forum. A member of the…

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  • February 12, 2013
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iPod Nano Watch It seems that rumor about Apple working on a smartwatch is making the rounds again. The NYTimes Bits blog reported yesterday that their sources told them apple was working on a new watch sized mobile device with a curved screen: In its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices…

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  • February 9, 2013
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Fifth and final publisher reaches settlement in case alleging conspiracy with tech giant to raise prices and fight Amazon Macmillan has become the fifth and final US book publisher to sign a settlement with the government in a sweeping antitrust case that accused the companies of conspiring to raise ebook prices. Macmillan and the justice…

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  • January 22, 2013
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CES 2013 has come and gone, and now that things have quieted down in the tech blogosphere it is once again time to start speculating on Apple’s next product (this never stops but it does occasionally pause for other events). Like many past Apple rumors, today’s rumor comes from a Chinese language website. According to…

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  • January 22, 2013
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CES 2013 has come and gone, and now that things have quieted down in the tech blogosphere it is once again time to start speculating on Apple’s next product (this never stops but it does occasionally pause for other events). Like many past Apple rumors, today’s rumor comes from a Chinese language website. According to…

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  • January 19, 2013
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Apple Maps has been an embarrassment for Apple ever since it debuted, with many people (including police and rescue agencies) pointing out numerous inaccuracies. This week the embarrassment took a turn for the absurd when the Kabul bureau chief for the WSJ noticed that numerous streets in Afghanistan’s capital city had obviously fake names. Yaroslav…

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  • January 19, 2013
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Apple Maps has been an embarrassment for Apple ever since it debuted, with many people (including police and rescue agencies) pointing out numerous inaccuracies. This week the embarrassment took a turn for the absurd when the Kabul bureau chief for the WSJ noticed that numerous streets in Afghanistan’s capital city had obviously fake names. Yaroslav…

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  • January 10, 2013
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‘We will break even on this if we can sell about 2,000,” says publisher Christopher Foulkes. When Apple launched its iBooks Author software in January 2012, the emphasis was firmly on digital textbooks, with some talk about self-publishing potential for authors. 315 year-old wine merchants weren’t mentioned much. Well, at all. Yet fast forward to…