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Apple faces $1.88m Chinese illegal ebook lawsuit

Apple faces $1.88m Chinese illegal ebook lawsuit

Apple faces a $1.88m lawsuit over purportedly illegal ebook downloads for its iOS devices, with nine well-known Chinese writers filing a case in Beijing over unofficial copies of their works uploaded to Apple's store. The 11.91 million yuan suit describes the situation as "total theft", the People's Daily reports, with the authors' ire raised by Apple's 30-percent cut on paid downloads that means the Cupertino firm is actually profiting from the unofficial versions.

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Apple NYC event to detail iBooks updates not new products

Apple NYC event to detail iBooks updates not new products

Apple's rumored New York City event tipped for later this month is likely to be ebook focussed, according to the latest leaks, and leave hardware lovers disappointed. The event - tipped yesterday - will deal primarily with publishing and Apple's latest iBooks and digital periodical news, according to TechCrunch's source. Contrary to some suggestions, iAds is also unlikely to be a topic of discussion.

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Apple reveals animated Beatles record albums ad for iTunes

Apple reveals animated Beatles record albums ad for iTunes

Without a doubt this should have been the advertisement video Apple should have used when it was first announced the iTunes would be making the historic movie to carry The Beatles music catalogue. Instead we've got it here at the end of 2011, and we'll take it! Not only do we get to dive in and through the greatest album covers ever printed on 12 inches of cardboard, we get to experience each of them in a warped and folded way anyone with two eyes and the ability to see can appreciate. On the whole, this appears very much to be a renewed push for recognition of the several different ways one can experience The Beatles through Apple's iTunes store.

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The Daily Slash: December 14 2010

The Daily Slash: December 14 2010

Today you'll totally get your hands on a HP ENVY 17 3D Laptop when we totally unbox it. Get funky really quickly with Philip in an article by the name of Five 80s Tech Movies That Deserve a Refresh. Take a sweet ride through the world of Gingerbread on our Nexus S review. Then WIN A FREE Google Cr-48 Laptop in a SlashGear Google Chrome OS giveaway! Oh and what's this? Win a Google Cr-48 at Android Community too? That's wacky! It's a massive amount of exclusive content and a completely fantastical amount of everything else here on The Daily Slash!

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Apple accused of Japanese iBooks piracy

Apple accused of Japanese iBooks piracy

Apple has been accused of selling pirated ebooks by Japanese authors in its iBookstore, with titles by high-profile authors such as Haruki Murakami and Keigo Higashino among the texts. According to a consortium of Japanese publishers, "some of the works have been deleted in response to requests from authors and publishers but a majority of them continue to be illegally distributed."

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Microsoft page-curl Courier patent application seems far-fetched

Microsoft page-curl Courier patent application seems far-fetched

Sometimes we wonder whether companies file patent applications just to push their luck and see what they can get approved; how else can you explain Microsoft's attempt to patent page-curl screen transitions?  The new application - filed all the way back in January 2009 - describes a very iBooks-like system whereby dragging your finger across a page of text on-screen lifts the virtual page and previews the content underneath.

According to the description, Microsoft were trying to replicate the real paper experience: the lifted page would have increased transparency, showing signs of the text on its reverse, while flipping repeatedly would quickly whip through two or more pages.  It's speculated that the project was part of Microsoft's Courier research, and could've been used as part of their digital notebook.

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Apple open iBookstore to self-publishers

Apple open iBookstore to self-publishers

With international outlets of Apple's iBookstore fast filling up with premium titles, amateur authors are probably wondering how they can get their works into the system too.  Apple has added book submissions to iTunes Connect, their system whereby independent musicians could add A/V content to the iTunes store, though it's not quite as straightforward as uploading a PDF and raking in the ebook revenue.

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