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Get in the Turkey Day Spirit with these Thanksgiving Themed Apps

Thanksgiving is here, and for many Americans, that means it’s time for food, fun, and spending time with friends and family. We’ve rounded up some great Thanksgiving apps that will help you, your kids, and your family get into the holiday spirit.

These apps are also perfect for keeping the little ones occupied while you whip up a delicious dinner, so if you’re looking for some fun (and peace and quiet) on turkey day, make sure to check out our list after the break.

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Road Trip Essentials: Super Fun Games to Play in the Car

Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate friends, family, and great food, but it’s also often a day that involves long, tiring commutes with a backseat full of kids. If you need a way to keep the family occupied on the long ride to grandma’s house, check out this list of fun games that you can play in the car.

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Must Have Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipe Apps

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving dinner? Most of you have probably already started cooking your pies, potatoes, sweet yams, but if you’re still in need of the perfect cranberry sauce or a delicious side dish, make sure to check out this list which is filled with the best recipe apps you will find in the App Store.

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Make Beautiful Music with Flea Symphony – iPad Game Review

You’ve heard of flea circuses, but a Flea Symphony? Yep. This is a new and exciting game idea from Majesco Entertainment that uses sound-based puzzles to delight and challenge music loving gamers.

In this game, you will help Maestro Piccolo’s Flea Symphony from going out of business by using the fleas to make music. You will bounce the little buggers off of drums, launch them from guitar strings, and send them shooting out of tuba cannons in order to make beautiful music.

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Nielsen: Don’t Look Further, Your Kid Wants an iPad for Christmas

Wondering what to get little Timmy or Jane for the holidays this year? You don’t have to spend much time searching for the perfect gift – it’s likely your kids are coveting one of Apple’s ultra addictive tablets.

According to a new Nielsen survey, the most wanted presents this year come from a single company – Apple. That’s right, the majority of kids have “iPad” written across their wish lists.

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Wrangle the Animals into Line in Zookeeper DX – iPad Game Review

Zookeeper DX is an addictive match three puzzle game. Your goal is to catch as many animals as possible, which take on the form of ultra cute blocks.

In the main part of the game, you simply touch an animal and slide up to swap blocks. If you match three or more of the same animals they will be cleared from the board.

Match animal after animal to make chains, in order to score extra points. In every stage, you will have a target number of animals to catch before you are able to move on.

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Oprah Tweets Her Love for Surface Tablets from an iPad

Early this month, Oprah added Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Surface tablet to her list of “Favorite Things,” but though the talk show maven loves the Microsoft tablet, it’s still Apple’s tablet that she uses from day to day.

Last night, The Next Web caught Oprah tweeting about the surface from her iPad. “Gotta say love that SURFACE!” she writes. “Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts.”

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Apple Milestone: One Million iOS Apps Have Been Approved for App Store

According to App Store discovery company Appsfire, as of today, there have been more than one million iOS apps submitted to the App Store since July of 2008, which is an impressive number for just four years of activity.

Ouriel Ohayon, co-founder of Appsfire, revealed additional details about those apps.

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Redesigned USA Today App Gets Mixed Review

USA Today recently got a design overhaul, adding new utilities and capabilities like bigger images, visual storytelling, and deeper coverage with a more user-friendly experience. The addition of live video coverage, up-to-the-second headlines, interactive weather mapping and new user controls allow users to see stories and follow the news in a more unique way.

If you’re a previous user of USA Today, you will find that the app is now designed to adapt to how users consume news based on the time of day, with a quick-scan text view available in the morning and an image-focused view available at night.

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iHome Starts Shipping iW3 AirPlay Streaming Speaker

iHome, known for producing a range of different audio accessories for the iPad and the iPhone has a brand new AirPlay wireless stereo speaker system, the iW3 that comes equipped with a rechargeable battery.

The iW3 is able to stream wireless music from iTunes on any PC or Mac, or from an iDevice like an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, so it can be placed anywhere in the home.

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