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Apple Launches iBooks 2 with e-Textbooks & new iTunes U

Apple held a press event earlier today, in New York City, that was centered around education. During the event Apple unveiled iBooks 2 with their addition of electronic textbooks for purchase. The new Apple book-stand will now include education related content for all those aspiring scholars. Apple has partners with some big names in textbook making that include Pearson, McGraw Hill, DK, E.O. Wilson Foundation, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The new iBooks 2 app is available today as a free download within the Apple App Store. Most titles will be priced at $14.99 or less. A new feature called iBooks Author, a free authoring tool, will allow any Mac user the ability to create iBook textbooks and publish them to the iBookstore.

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Fake Clay iPad 2s Sold at Canadian Retail Stores

Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have launched an investigation after news broke out that over 10 fake Apple iPad 2 tablets were sold to unsuspecting customers at stores located in Vancouver. Apparently, scam artists had purchased real Apple iPad 2s from the retailer and then successfully managed to return resealed iPad 2 packages. Only, the returned packages did not include an actual iPad 2 and included charger, but rather clay models that were made to replicate the weight and shape of the real thing. Since the returns were brought back in resealed boxes, the retailer placed the items back on shelf to sell as brand new and were unaware of the foul play. Unfortunately, several unsuspecting customers were the ones who purchased these swapped iPad 2s expecting to unbox a brand new Apple tablet only to find the clay fakes.

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What does the Wizard of Woz think about Android?

Steve Wozniak with Android

When I read about Steve Wozniak’s thoughts on Android reported by The Daily Best I was astonished. Apple CEO Steve Jobs hated Android so much that he vowed to use every last penny and up to his dying breath to destroy Android. Continue reading to see what Steve Wozniak thinks about Android.

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LG Introduces its First Android-Powered LTE Tablet

LG Optimus PadToday LG Electronics unveiled their first Android tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE.The Korean based company included in this tablet LTE technology and a True HD IPS display at a 1280 x 720 resolution.

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Thermaltake & BMW Designworks USA Unveil Level 10 Gaming Mouse

BMW, Porsche, and Nissan are among the new revolution of car brands that are getting into designing products for companies in the consumer electronics and accessories industry. Thermaltake is one of those companies to enlist the help BMW to help in the design of a concept gaming mouse. BMW has already assisted Thermaltake in the designs of their Level 10 PC chassis series.

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