iBooks Textbooks are exclusively for iBookstore, Apple’s own format

Meanwhile iBooks Author should have been installed on many Macs and aspiring authors should arrive no later than when exporting to Apple’s terms of use in contact: The application may only be created in the iBookstore to be sold.

Actually, it was expected, since Apple is a hardware manufacturer: Apple’s software is used to in order to sell hardware. This is especially true for an application such as iBooks Author, which is distributed free of charge. For the terms, conditions are even relatively generous, because who wants to distribute books free of charge, can do this and the title should of course be sold in other eBookstore, just not in the iBooks format. However, Apple will not provide software to create for the competition. Currently, however, does not support the other iBooks Reader format.

iBooks are basically in the ePub format, but use ePub 3 with some extensions. ePub 3 is currently supported by only a few eBook readers, even those who decided to publish a book dummy text and uses the Apple templates without interactive widgets to be reckoned with smears in the presentation. The free iBooks are not protected by DRM or encrypted, it would quickly give viewers, as well as in ePub 3 builds on Apple’s variant (X) HTML. Anyone who wishes to remain compatible with other viewers should also export a PDF.

For those that need authoring software, which are designed to work with various platforms, must wait to see what will respond Adobe or other software manufacturers to Apple. The only relevant alternative for textbook publishers who want to create interactive books is Amazon with the KF8 format (Kindle Fire 8). KF8 also uses in HTML5, but is not identical with ePub 3.

Apple’s YouTube-Video: “The textbook. Reinvented for iPad.”

Online courses on the iPad: Apple launches iTunes U on the App Store

On the educational event in New York Apple today introduced a new application for iOS called iTunes U. The universal app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and will provide students with a complete package in order to participate in online courses from different universities.

Unlike the iTunes U video category in iTunes, the new app offers a complete package for teachers and students. Apple wants to make this possible, including through the integration of (paid) iBooks books and podcasts. For students, the app also offers the functions to create during the course notes.

Also, the app can be used to distribute homework: To-do lists and tasks can be sent directly to the students on their iOS device. Links within the app to link tasks, including the necessary text books with the data stored in iBooks. Who more than an iOS device can call his own, rejoice: the same note app also syncs iTunes U content between iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iTunes U had been of particular interest to students, so should the trial offer now also be extended to the secondary.

iTunes U is available now in the App Store.

Doodle Jump gets updated – adds new ice blizzard world


Doodle Jump, the original “insanely addictive” iPhone game, has just received an update.

In addition to the game’s nine worlds of endless, tilt-based gameplay, version 2.8 includes (from the app description):

This winter we have an AWESOME NEW ICE BLIZZARD world for you in this FREE update.

Stay away from the CHILL-BREATH caves that will FREEZE you in an instant. Don’t mess with the mean-penguin monsters, and whatever you do, DO NOT run into those sharp-as-knife ICICLE PLATFORMS. As if that wasn’t enough, true to its name, there’s an ICE BLIZZARD chilling your bones and making it hard to see as you continue Doodle’s quest to continue jumping up, up, up…..

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This update makes a total of 10 different worlds you can doodle jump your way through.

Doodle Jump is available in the App Store for $0.99.

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Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – Race 42 cars and bikes with single and multiplayer modes.

Feel the thrill of racing like never before in the newest adrenaline-pumping edition of the Asphalt series.

About Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Discover 42 cars and bikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ducati and other world-class manufacturers. Collect them in your own 3D garage.

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You can even take on friends in Online and Local Multiplayer mode for up to 6 racers. Climb the online leaderboard to be the best in the world!

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is for Mac, Android and iOS available.

These street races will have you tearing up city streets in L.A., Tokyo, the Bahamas and more. Each location is rendered in beautiful HD graphics.

Don’t take your eyes off the road for a second, because you’ll be driving against tough opponents in 11 different leagues and 55 events.

Take advantage of numerous tuning options to help your vehicles reach peak performance on any track. You can even customize your vehicles with decals to give them your own style.

Download Details & System Requirements
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later (Intel).
Please Note: PowerPC based Macs are not supported.

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – Mac – Official Game Trailer by Gameloft

Infinity Blade 2 is back – with more action, suspense and breathtaking graphics

Infinity Blade is back: Infinity Blade 2 has arrived.

Who is this guy who fell in the first Infinity Blade in the fight against a giant opponent after another? Shortly after the start of Part 2 turns out that he actually knows it is not even accurate. Revolves around the truth behind his existence, the simple, but fairly interesting plot of the action game Infinity Blade 2.

The program of Chair Entertainment – a studio that could fall directly to Epic Games– is available now for € 5.49 as a large download of around 940 MB for all the iPhones 3G, all iPod Touch 3rd from the Available generation and for iPad 1 and 2. On newer devices like the iPhone 4S sees the graphics a bit better, especially the lighting effects. According to reports, there are several players in the now available version still has some bugs, such as intermittent sound.

Infinity Blade 2 Screenshot

The basic gameplay is the same: As before, the player fights against opponents who seem overwhelming at first glance. Since there are huge mountains of muscle, but also seemingly impregnable fast and sleek, reminiscent of samurai warrior. With the virtual keyboard, the player to the left or right to dodge and block by a blow shield. He leads his own sword with wiping movements and typing on the touchscreen. He can also occasionally perform powerful spells by about a simple flash on the screen “paint” which triggers an energy attack.

In part 2 of the RPG system is more extensive than before. For example, players can now insert gems into their arms, which reinforces the effect of special effects like poison. There are new weapons, the player can also perform two-handed attack upon request.

The developers of the game is managed well, the graphics are as good as ever.

Download Details & System Requirements
The game costs $ 6.99 / 5,49 € in the App Store.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
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Infinity Blade 2 – Launch Trailer

Mozilla released Firefox 8 – with lots of new features, faster browsing and twitter search

Many new features and news
Mozilla maintains its strict update schedule and has published Firefox 8.0. A download from the Mozilla Web site (http://mozilla.com/firefox) is already available for Mac, PC and Linux. The e-mail app Thunderbird was updated to version 8.0, too. Firefox apparently wants to make the new Google Chrome competitive (downloads4mac reported): The update of Firefox 8 fixes security vulnerabilities and provides a great Twitter search in the search box. This can be set in the settings, and how that should be searched. Even the installation process for add-ons has been substantially increased.

According to market researchers at Net Applications, Firefox comes to desktop computers currently has a market share of nearly 23 percent, thus proving to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer took second place (see left image below).

Tab browsing is much improved in the latest version of Firefox and the ease of usehas risen sharply.
Learn more about Firefox 8 & Tab Browsing

Download Details

downloads4mac recommends Firefox 8!

Download Firefox 8 for Mac, Windows or Linux
Firefox 8 requires at least Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel).
Other Operating Systems like Windows & Linux are not supported by downloads4mac.

Don’t now what browser you have to choose? Maybe whatbrowser.org can help you getting a good, fast and secure web browser.

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Wunderlist – Free task management tool for Mac, iOS and Windows

macupdate.com’s Review
wunderlist is the first product from 6 Wunderkinder. This beautiful, free task management tool is available for Mac OS X. Users can even sync their todo lists between multiple devices. While creating the user interface, the designer focused on minimalism, function and design aspects. Especially Windows users will be pleased with the nice design and simple usability.

Wunderlist is also available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. It is completely free and appears with a good Interface.

System Requirements
Mac OS X: Wunderlist requires Mac 10.5 or later.
Windows: Wunderlist requires Windows XP or later.
iOS: Wunderlist requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Android: Wunderlist requires Android 1.6 or later.

Download Wunderlist for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android(Redirect to Website!)

Screenshot of Wunderlist for Mac

Screenshot of Wunderlist for iPhone

Kickoff – a collaboration tool for your #Mac

Publisher’s Description
Kickoff is a collaboration tool designed for small groups. It is free to use for clients and coworkers joining existing projects. They can contribute for free, forever and without any limitations. Creating new projects requires a paying plan that can subscribe to directly from the app. You can upgrade, downgrade or cancel your plan at any time. Kickoff offers the right tools to simplify your teamwork.

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