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Apple to Pay $450 Million to Consumers After Losing E-Book Appeal

Apple orchestrated a conspiracy among publishers to raise e-book prices, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. As a result, Apple must pay the $450 million (most of it to e-book consumers) as agreed with private plaintiffs and 33 states in November reports the Wall Street Journal. “We conclude that the district court correctly decided that...

Apple’s ‘iOS Human Interface Guidelines’ Now Available in the iBookstore

The public now has free access to Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines, now available in the iBookstore in a slick looking format (previously it was only available to developers). Apple Senior Writer Dave Addey announced the release on Twitter (via MacStories), saying it was released today despite the May 10 date. Addey also credits the design...

Apple Wins Temporary Relief from eBooks Monitor

Apple has been granted a temporary relief from court-appointed eBooks monitor. Judge Denise Cote appointed Michael Bromwich last fall to ensure Apple complied with antitrust laws after she found the company guilty of conspiring with five book publishers to fix eBook prices (via Reuters). The temporary stay was granted by the 2nd US Circuit Court...

Apple Adds Gifting Option to iBookstore

Just in time for Christmas, Apple has added a gifting option to the iBookstore. First spotted by Macworld, this tiny little feature that was missing from Apple's digital bookstore is a welcome addition for all those who like to read eBooks and also have family and friends who opt to read digital books instead of...

DoJ Accuses Publishers and Apple Again of Conspiring

Apple and the US Department of Justice will meet today to talk about the tech giant's punishment in the eBook price fixing case. Preparing for this meeting, both sides have submitted their filings to the court. While these filings contain some expected differences -- such as Apple wants a stay, and the DoJ does not...