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The AppAdvice week in review: The Apple-IBM partnership, the 'iPhone 6' and more

Here are just of the few stories we covered during the past week.

Book Publishers: Amazon’s Treatment Is 'Increasingly Ruthless'

Amazon is making few friends in the book publishing community.

With Apple On The Sidelines, Amazon Digs In Over Hachette Book Dispute

While Amazon plays hardball with Hachette, customers are the ones missing out.

Is Apple 'Haunted' By Steve Jobs?

"Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" arrives tomorrow, March 18.

Google Updates Google Play Books, Adds OCR-Based Search For Scanned Pages

Google has added a useful feature to its Google Play Books iOS app.

The Wall Street Journal Comes To Apple's Defense Over Ongoing E-Book Antitrust Case

The publication goes to bat for Apple over the drawn out e-book antitrust case.

Blinkist Will Help You Get Through A Book In The Blink Of An Eye

Great non-fiction books are read and interpreted by humans, broken down into consumable chunks, and delivered to your iPhone through Blinkist.

Google Play Books Gets Single Sign-On Support And More In Latest Update

Google has released an update for its universal Google Play Books application.

DOJ: Steve Jobs Changed Apple’s In App Purchase Policy To Hurt Amazon

The U.S. government still wants Apple to pay for colluding with publishers. However its terms have changed a little bit.

Inspire Your Child's Imagination With These Amazing iPad Books

Bring story time into the 21st century with these amazing children's book apps for your iPad.

Updated AppGuide: Book Apps For iPad

In many ways, the iPad is the ultimate e-reader, as it can replicate available e-reading devices’ interfaces, support multiple book formats, sources, and offers more choices for readers, especially with respect to DRM. Finding the apps you need to read your books can be difficult, unless you follow this AppGuide!

Apple Spokesperson Rebuts E-Books Price-Fixing Allegations

A couple of days ago, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Apple, and a number of other publishers, regarding alleged e-books price-fixing. Now, Apple has commented on the matter, rebutting charges and firing back at both the Department of Justice, and Amazon.

Apple Hopes To Deliver Crippling Blow To Kindle Fire At Tomorrow's Event

Tomorrow's "education"/publishing event will start Apple's response to the Amazon threat.

Christmas E-Books For Children

Books used to be something that children read. Now, with iPhones and iPads, kids don’t simply read their books, they engage with them. With animation, narration, music, and activities, E-books have become a wondrous medium for many young readers. They are also a powerful tool for sharing the wonder of Christmas. This AppList spotlights some great holiday book apps with which to fill your digital shelves.

Kindle For iOS Update: Cloud Storage, New Design For iPad Magazine Viewing And More

The Kindle app for iOS has been updated with cloud storage, a new design for the iPad, and a lot more goodies.

New Applist : Christmas Apps For Kids

Christmas is a joyous time, especially for children. One way to bring a smile to your child's face this holiday season is through the gift of apps. There are a lot to choose from, however. From books to games to activities, it can be difficult to identify the apps best suited for your child. This AppList seeks to help.

AppList: Apps For Book Lovers

Whether you want to read books, organize them, or stay up to date on the latest best sellers — the App Store has many options. Here are the best eReaders, databases, and ways to keep track of your busy book lives.

Google Books Updated: Adds Library Management, Improved Formatting And Accessibility Options

The Google Books iOS app (which was removed from the App Store due to in-app purchasing issues, and then reappeared soon after) has recently received an update. Now, the e-book reading application allows users to manage the contents of their digital library, and the formatting of e-books is much improved. Furthermore, the latest version of Google Books also boasts new accessibility features.

Amazon Goes The WebApp Way — Launches iOS-Friendly Web-Based Kindle Cloud Reader

Still king of the hill when it comes to e-books despite the competition, Amazon and its Kindle brand of readers are making some new moves today on iOS with a brand new amazing Web app.

Check Out A Cute And Hilarious Approach To The English Language With Mo : WTFABC

Mo : WTFABC is an e-book app for your iDevice that takes a humorous approach to the English language.

Physical, Printed Media Is Dying (And It Has Nothing To Do With Pricing Or Availability)

The clock is ticking for traditional printers and publishers, but it isn't because digital's cheaper or faster.

Safari Books Online Launches Redesigned, iPad-Only "Safari To Go"

If kicking back with a good technical read is your idea of a Hemingway vacation, this Safari should be tops in your itinerary.

Apple "Walled Garden" More Like A Vineyard, Sour Grapes And All

iFlow Reader has condemned Apple for its bitter demise, shrugging off any semblance of even modest accountability.