The second Tuesday of November is just weeks away, so put down Fieldrunners 2 HD for a minute and catch up on the 2012 Presidential Election with these newsy apps. Extra points if you figure out the name of the mysterious third party candidate pictured above with President Obama and Governor Romney.
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Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite
We at PadGadget are lucky, lucky people because so many wonderful apps cross our digital desktops that we can’t possibly review them all. In this month’s installment of the Kids’ App Round Up, we include 10 hidden gems that parents might otherwise miss.
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From digital textbooks to edu-apps, the iPad is an undeniable asset for students of all ages, but kids don’t get to have all the fun. There are multiple ways that teachers and professors can use the iPad to educate, communicate, and stay organized.
There are a number of solutions available for iPad owners who want to charge their iPad, and even more products that display or mount our favorite tablet. The xWallDock, a stand that plugs into an outlet that is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, meets these two needs with one product.
For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included six essential apps for writers in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.
This week’s category is: Apps for Meetings and Conferencing
We’re bringing you double the excitement by covering weeks 6 and 7 of Edmund Pevensey’s Seven Poets and the Assassin’s Secret. Part two of our tale came to a close at the end of week 7, as the children uncover more information about Edmund’s mysterious farm.
Now that my kids are in school full time we don’t watch shows aimed at the pre-school set. That, along with my cable company’s decision not to carry PBS Kids’ Sprout programming, meant that Pajanimals: Light in the Sky was my first exposure to the four Muppet-like animals — CowBella, Apollo, Sweetpea Sue, and Squacky — who star in this playful bedtime story.
Light in the Sky felt like a full-fledged TV show in app form, with interactive playtime interspersed throughout the story.
After its most recent update Food Network in the Kitchen now offers a more complete cooking experience. In version 3.0 users can now plan meals and shopping lists, watch how-to videos, and enjoy deeper iOS integration. The iPhone/iPod touch version of the app also enjoyed a complete overhaul, but though the two platforms offer slightly different experience, users only have to pay for the app once, since it is a universal binary.
iPad-toting foodies can still access recipes from their favorite celebrity chefs including Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, and Paula Deen, but now users can browse through recipes by chef, theme, or collection, so it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for.
Birding and iOS are a natural marriage of technology to an old-as-the-hills way to experience nature. As an enthusiastic backyard birder – you won’t find me crouching, motionless in a field hoping to spy a Summer Tanager — I’m always looking for ways to learn more about the birds I see most often at my feeder and in the ash trees that border my yard. I can hear the jarring call of the Pileated Woodpecker at this very minute.
But not every birdsong is as distinctive as the Pileated Woodpecker, and that’s where Larkwire comes in. The developer’s series of birding apps offers avian fans at all skill levels an education in bird song identification. Identifying birds by sound is a central component to successful birding, but it’s difficult to practice. Larkwire Backyard Birder: Land Birds of North America, Songs & Essential Calls lets a user play a game where she listens to bird songs and then identifies the bird associated with each bird.
Here we are at the rough mid-way point in the iPad fictional serial Seven Poet’s and the Assassin’s Secret. Who’s still with me? As we move onto the second half of the story, I’m looking forward to learning more about the baddies, particularly the “Devil.”