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TUAW Bookshelf: iPad and iPhone Kung Fu

Apple expert Keir Thomas, who brought us Mac Kung Fu a few years ago, has just launched a follow up volume: iPad and iPhone Kung Fu (US$12 ebook, US$19 print). With over 300 tips and tricks, there's a lot of useful knowledge in the book for any new...

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Eddy Cue calls accuracy of "Haunted Empire" into question

One of the few pieces of interesting information found in Yukari Kane's new book about Apple -- Haunted Empire -- details how Eddy Cue became one of Steve Jobs' trusted lieutenants. The passage in question reads: In one version of a story that he ...

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Haunted Empire: An unflattering and misguided look at the Tim Cook era

I really wanted to like Yukari Iwatani Kane's new book about Apple, Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs. Based on over 200 interviews with current and former executives and other industry insiders, I was anticipating an intriguing look behind the ...

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DevJuice: A quick review of Effective Objective-C 2.0 by Matt Galloway

London-based Matt Galloway, a regular presence on Stack Overflow, has published Effective Objective-C 2.0. A collection of 52 "specific ways" to improve your coding for Mac and iOS, this book provides a valuable collection of handy state-of-the-art...

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Book criticizes Apple's recycling program, consumers in general

Macworld took a look at a new book by writer Adam Minter today; Junkyard Planet (US$25.99, Bloomsbury Press) explores the business of recycling, and in an excerpt from his book published by the website, Minter takes Apple to task on the effectiveness...

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David Sparks releases Email field guide for iPad

Blogger, author and all-around nice guy David Sparks has just announced the release of the fourth in his best-selling series of MacSparky Field Guides. The latest is a deep dive into the world of email -- the Email Field Guide (US$9.99) is an exhaust...

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Review: 90 OS X Mavericks and Legacy Tips, Tricks & Secrets

Developer Saied Ghaffari and his company It's About Time have been busy digging through the details of OS X Mavericks to find a bunch of tips and tricks for the new Mac operating system. In the new iBook 90 OS X Mavericks and Legacy Tips, Tricks &a...

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One iPhone photographer's workflow

One great way to learn how to take and process better photographs is to learn from professionals, and for many of us time and circumstance precludes dropping everything to do an internship with a professional photographer. Fortunately, there are pr...

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70 iOS 7 and Legacy Tips, Tricks and Secrets

TUAW has been providing you with some hints and tricks about iOS 7, but there are a lot more cool tips that we haven't even touched upon. It's About Time Products, which has been in the business of making Macs and iOS devices understandable for qui...

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New book highlighting Hurricane Sandy to feature only iPhone photos

Yes, the iPhone can take serious photographs. An upcoming book, #Sandy shows the destruction and hardship Hurricane Sandy brought to the East Coast of the US last year, and all the photos were taken by iPhones. The hardbound book has about 100 ...

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TUAW Bookshelf: The Apple Revolution

On occasion, I will get a request to review a product, and based on the initial description sent to me by a PR flack, I just know that I am going to hate it. That was my initial impression of the book The Apple Revolution by Luke Dormehl. Fortun...

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TUAW Bookshelf: iPod Evolution

The iPod is the member of the Apple family that is overshadowed by the newer, more popular kids on the block. Yet it was the iPod that was the "gateway drug" for many of today's Apple fans, opening the eyes of a generation to how consumer electr...

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Sorry folks, book publishers don't know Apple's plans

I've been working on a book for the next version of iPhoto for a while now. I have some friends who have been working on a book for the next version of iWork since last August, too. Matter of fact, my iPhoto book has a publishing date of March 3...

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iBookstore adds screenshots, promo codes, and more for publishers

iTunes Connect has sent out a letter to content publishers detailing some changes and improvements to the iBookstore. Just like the App Store, the iBookstore now allows publishers to issue promo codes for content sold on the store -- up to 50 free c...

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Why McGraw-Hill is selling iBooks for $15

The announcement this morning that textbooks would be sold through the iBookstore wasn't especially surprising. But the price was; full-featured multimedia electronic textbooks being offered for no more than US$15 is exactly the kind of disruptive ...

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Apple posts video of education event

Apple has posted a video of the education event it held earlier today. The video is available for streaming on Apple's site, or you can download a higher quality version from iTunes. This is Apple's first public event since October's introduct...

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