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Tag Archives: Apple

Experience AFCC digitally this year

With the Asian Children’s Content Festival (AFCC) arriving soon, we’d like to share what we’ve been working on: The AFCC app which is currently available on the App Store (Sorry Android!). Our close relationship with AFCC has led to the birth of this app and there are many swanky features that we think you’d love….

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When will Apple iBookstore be available in Singapore?

When Apple iTunes arrived in Singapore on 27 June 2012, it was a celebratory moment for many of us here. Located in Asia, music lovers were somehow upset for many years over the fact that we could see the wide array of music albums and tracks available but we just did not get the official…

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Catch no ball about ebooks vs print books?

All the Lion City folks around us are in the mood of celebrating the nation's 47th birthday this week. At Tusitala, we are definitely doing our part as well. Presenting to you our Unofficial National Day Fun Pack item: information + graphics. We have been trying to 'kay poh' (poke our nose into) what's the…

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Apple Launches iTunes in Asia

Apple launched its iTunes Store in 12 Asian markets on Wednesday, giving consumers access to millions of songs and movies. Music lovers and app users in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Taiwan and Vietnam will now be able to buy music as well as rent and purchase…

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iBooks 2.0

With iBooks 2, Apple is reaching out directly into the classroom, providing a platform for interactive textbooks. While retaining features of the popular e-reader, textbooks are made to come to life, with interactive 3D diagrams, and videos designed to enhance the learning experience. Text can be highlighted in a choice of colors with the swipe…

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Apple iBooks Author Reinvents eBook Creation

Giving publishers and professors a new way to create textbooks that cost less, Apple recently came out with iBooks Author. “Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With…

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A Zen Approach to Knowing Steve Jobs

John Wiley and Sons has teamed with Forbes Media to publish “The Zen of Steve Jobs” by Caleb Melby and the design studio JESS3. It is a graphic novel focused on the role of Zen Buddhism on Jobs’ life and its impact on Apple technology and design. The 80 page color comics narrative will be…

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This Week in Publishing and Technology

Google launches Canadian bookstore It’s a year delayed but Google’s Canadian bookstore is finally out with “hundreds of thousands of titles available for purchase in its eBookstore”, and through online resellers McNally Robinson in Winnipeg and the Campus Bookstore at Queen’s University. Built using open cloud technology, Google e-books are compatible on most popular platforms,…

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Apple and the Stickers

The world may be mourning Steve Jobs’s loss but his legacy remains. Apple is one of the most successful companies of all time. Some handy trivia… Did you know that the first Apple logo depicts Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, an apple dangling precipitously above his head. The phrase on the outside border reads,…

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