Thu, 18/10/2012 - 09:00
Collins has launched a new Atlas app for iPhones and iPads, allowing users to explore the world using interactive 3D maps.
The Atlas by Collins app will sell at £6.99, and includes seven different globes with different themes, including politics, energy and the environment. Using pinch and scroll functions on the devices, users...
Thu, 02/08/2012 - 08:20
Travel Publisher Insight Guides has digitised its list and created a set of interactive apps to target mobile phone and tablet users.
The publisher is releasing 10 iPhone and iPad apps featuring tools like an itinerary builder and a phrase book, which are usable offline. A list of 70 e-books will also be released onto the market,...
Wed, 31/08/2011 - 09:01
Penguin is aiming to bring traditional family storytelling into the digital arena with a new picture book reader app, Me Books, which enables parents and carers to personalise stories by selecting parts they want to record themselves.
The Me Books picture book reader app is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and was...
Wed, 10/08/2011 - 08:38
Simon & Schuster has released seven new illustrated titles as full colour e-books.
The books are some of the publisher’s most popular picture books, which include titles from the CBeebies TV tie-in the Octonauts. S&S launched its first colour e-books earlier in the year starting with six Olivia titles, and will now...
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 09:14
Amazon has followed digital manufacturer Kobo and retailer Barnes & Noble in complying with Apple's app purchasing rules.
The retailer removed the "shop” button that sent consumers to its site to buy e-books on Monday (25th July) to comply with the rules....
Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:45
Apple's latest version of its iBooks app, which allows e-books to have a pictorial layout similar to printed books and supports full page illustrations, has been hailed by one publisher as being "the beginning of a phenomenally exciting phase in picture book publishing".
The new version of the online store means all...
Tue, 22/02/2011 - 09:10
Apple's new subscription terms could fall under the gaze of regulators in the US and the EU, according to the Wall Street Journal, though the newspaper doubts that much will be achieved unless Apple chooses to give ground in order to take the heat out of any investigation.
Tue, 15/02/2011 - 16:00
Apple will require "all publishers of content-based apps" available via its app store to remove links that offer that content for sale outside of it, the company has said. It includes those companies which sell e-books via apps.
The decision puts Apple on a collision course with Amazon, whose Kindle app directs users to its...
Wed, 19/01/2011 - 08:31
A sharp increase in iPhone sales has helped Apple to achieve record sales of $26.74bn and a record net quarterly profit of $6bn, according to its latest financial results.
The technology company also revealed it sold 7.33m iPads during the quarter to 25th December. iPhone sales were up 86% to 16.24m year on year. Sales increased 71%...
Thu, 16/09/2010 - 09:13
Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book has been turned into an iPhone and iPad app by publisher Mitchell Beazley, offering recommendations and information about wine regions.
Priced £4.99, the app was launched simultaneously in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and Germany (with co-partners Hallwag) today. Using information from the 2011...