Apple Launches iBookstore in Japan

 TOKYO―March 6, 2013―Apple® today announced the launch of the iBookstore℠ in Japan featuring titles from major and independent publishers, including a great selection of books from Kodansha, KADOKAWA, Bungeishunju, Gakken and Gentosha. The iBookstore has a wide selection of emerging and established authors including Shyotaro Ikenami, Jiro Akagawa, Atsuko Asano and Ryu Murakami. The iBookstore in Japan is the best way for book lovers...

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Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System?

Illustration: Alex Washburn/Wired. Photo: Kajojak/Flickr Matthew Stoltzfus could never get his students to see chemistry like he sees chemistry until he added a digital component to his lesson plan. Stoltzfus, a chemistry lecturer at Ohio State University, struggled for years to bring complex chemical equations to life on the blackboard, but always saw students’ eyes glaze over. Then he added animations and interactive media to his...

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Apple Takes Laptop Magazine’s Top Rating

For the fourth year in a row Apple takes top prize in our Best & Worst Brands. Why? Apple placed first in five of eight categories, including reviews, design, keyboards and touchpads, display and audio, and software. Apple also grabbed second place in our tech support category. The only area where Apple falls flat is value because the brand doesn’t play in the low-cost laptop space. Overall, though, Apple continues to epitomize...

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Unlocking the Power of iPad for the Blind

March 19 (Bloomberg) — On this week’s “Innovators,” Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman takes us inside a workshop that instructs teachers on how to unlock the power of the iPad for the visually impaired. (Source: Bloomberg) ZIP is required for U.S. locations Bloomberg Television in   change Read more from the original source: Unlocking the Power of iPad for the Blind rippln mobile...

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Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, California—April 23, 2013—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $39.2 billion and net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.5 percent compared to...

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