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Apple tests anti-jailbreak code in iBooks, new PwnageTool circumvents it

Apple, it seems, may be trying out some anti-jailbreak code in its iBooks e-book reader app. The app intentionally tries to run an some unsigned executable code every time you try to open a book -- and if it runs, iBooks knows the device is jailbroken and refuses to open your e-books. Fortunately (or unfortunately for Apple), the iPhone Dev-Team has released a new version of the PwnageTool jail...

Kindle e-books now out-selling paperbacks

Last year we saw e-books outsell their hardback counterparts, but another arguably more important milestone has just been passed: e-books now outsell all paperback books on Amazon. Now for every 100 paperbacks Amazon sells, 115 e-books are sold, making e-books the most popular book format available. That number excludes the free and out of copyright e-books that Amazon distributes too, otherwise t...

Aldiko Book Reader for Android gains access to public library books, support for PDFs, new UI

Aldiko is probably the best-known and most used e-book reading app for Android that isn't Kindle, Kobo, or Nook. The free Aldiko Book Reader has just received a major update, taking it to version 2.0. The most notable new feature is support for Adobe DRM, which effectively makes Aldiko able to open public library e-books. Instructions for getting such books into Aldiko are waiting for you after...

Kindle lands in Mac App Store, iOS app updated

Signaling what is hopefully the beginning of major adoption of app stores by big-name developers, the Kindle e-book reader is now available from the Mac App Store. It's free to download, and seemingly the same version that you could previously download direct from Amazon. In other news, the Kindle for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app has also been updated. It now supports the background download...

Bluefire Reader for iPhone and iPad lets you read public library e-books

Bluefire Reader is an e-reader app for the iPhone and iPad that, along with letting you read e-books in EPUB and PDF formats, has a unique twist compared to its competitors -- support for Adobe DRM. Not only that, but starting today, it supports the unique DRM used by public libraries, so you can download free e-books from hundreds of public library websites, transfer them to your iDevice using...