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Android Market now offers e-book purchases

There were some interesting discoveries noted when the Android Market website went live recently. Specific URLs behaved differently than the categories listed on the site -- they ended with books, music, and movies. Now, TechCrunch reports that the Books subsection is active. Right now, however, the Books tab will only appear for users who access the it via the Market App on an Android 3.0 Hone...

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 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...

Google eBookstore now available on Android, iOS, Nook and Web... if you're American

Gentlemen, start your e-readers! Google, as promised, has launched its e-book store. More than 3 million titles are available to read right now, and you can read the books on the Web, or a wide range of devices. [At the time of publishing, the iOS app isn't yet available.] With Android, iOS, Nook and Sony e-reader compatibility, Google surely knows that it could have a Kindle killer on its han...

Playboy releases over 650 issues spanning 56 years on a big, black hard drive

Last Christmas it was 120 years of National Geographic, and this year it's an equally beautiful but very different vista: 56 years of Playboy on a 250GB hard drive. That link is safe to click, but the online shop linked from there isn't. There are also some 'free samples,' if you want to check out the 'digital magazine' experience before you buy. The archive, which costs $299.95, features ever...

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...

Gamers Helping Haiti: do good, get $1500 of role-playing games for $20

Before you get excited, modern video console gamers -- yes you, the one playing HALO -- I mean original table-top role-playing games. Dungeons & Dragons, that kind of thing! DriveThru RPG is offering, until the end of January, $1481 worth of RPG books and materials for the paltry sum of $20. There's a page listing every book in the bundle, but it's pretty damn long. Safe to say, there's som...

Amazon and Google both want you to want e-books

The New York Times reports that there are two major developments coming on the e-book front. And by major developments, we mean big name companies plan to launch products or services that will make the world shrug and then move on with their business. Amazon is expected to launch its Kindle e-Book reader in October. According to the New York Times, the device will cost between $400 and $500 and ...