Book Apps


Buyer becomes victim: When online piracy protection abuses users’ rights


Over the past couple of months, a number of rather odd confessions of piracy have been appearing on Twitter. “How about we all stop using pirated iOS apps? I promise to stop. I really will. #softwarepirateconfession,” they declare, much like a kid reluctantly apologising in the principal’s office. But for many of the supposed repentants, the confession came as a surprise. They, like Jenn Frank...

Chris Stevens on Alice for the iPad, Book Apps, and Toronto: a Q & A


TRB: Released in the spring of 2010, Alice for the iPad became a huge, Oprah-featured hit that is credited with convincing reading publics of how book apps could be even more fun and engaging than paper books. How many times has Alice been downloaded by now? Were you surprised by its reception? How have traditional book publishers and book reviewers reacted to it? CS: Alice is installed on over...