Apple Now Lets iOS Users Send Gifts from iBookstore
Apple recently added the ability to gift books from the iBookstore. Gifting has long been available to Apple's other digital content stores, but this is the first time the company has offered the feature for digital books. The tool works just as it does for gifting music or movies, and lets people send gifts along with a short note to other iOS users who reside in the same country that they do.
Apple Details iOS 8
Apple today announced iOS 8, which the company says will be compelling for both end users and for developers. iOS 8 builds on the design of iOS 7.
Google Play Books Turns On Recommendations Engine
Google today launched a new "Discover" tool within its Google Play Books app and service. Google says the tool is meant to help people find new books based on their interests and what's popular around the web.
Airplay Support Comes to Google Play Movies for iOS
Google has updated its Play Movies & TV app for iOS devices and added direct Airplay support for streaming to the Apple TV. Play Movies users have been able to push content to the Apple TV for a while, but it involved a workaround.
Google Wallet Users Can Send Money Via Text Message
Google Wallet now lets people send money to others using only a phone number. The app has supported the ability to send money via email for a long time.
I'll tell you why they didn't before now..
Books, more than anything else, are information, which most people understand should be free. When you purchase a hard copy of a book, you are paying for the publishing of that hard copy. Libraries have provided the information for free for years, and it was publicly understood that it should be so, and we fought hard for our rights to it.
Now for some reason, white people with way too much money (they have digital 'readers' or 'pads'?) are destroying the future by actually paying for electronic copies of books, many of which are public-domain and don't even have an author benefitting from the purchases.
Please, stop these white people. The fate of future generations depend upon it. Tell them they can download the books for fre...
Also, the text of the book itself may not be copyrighted, but there are often many study materials such as marginal notes, commentary, es...