Brian Cox is back with another three-dimensional adventure to take you on. Last time, the British physicist took to the stars to share his vast, enthusiastic, but surprisingly easy to understand knowledge with the world. This time, he is reining it in a little by bringing us back to Earth to discover the Wonders of Life.
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According to techcrunch.com, Apple appears to have acquired Burstly, the company associated with SkyRocket and TestFlight. Given Apple’s track record of buying smaller companies it doesn’t come as a surprise, and neither does the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded this purchase. What I find frustrating is that once again Apple is going to leave quite a few developers out in the cold after essentially shutting down large portions of what these products offer with little or no notice.
Bacon, that wonderfully delicious breakfast meat, has become the darling of professional chefs and home cooks alike. It is no longer relegated to breakfast time and unhealthy burgers. Now, it pops up in our sweet treats, like maple bars with bacon, or bacon infused chocolate.
Everyone has a different idea of how to properly cook the processed pig, too. Some like it burnt to a crisp. Others prefer the ends to maintain the chewy fat that bursts with flavor when you bite into it. Expert butcher Tom Mylan wants to give you some industry tips on the best way to cut, prepare, and cook bacon like a pro in Open Air Publishing’s Better Bacon: Chef Recipes & How to Make Your Own app.
In tower defense games, players lay down turrets and other weapons in strategic places as hordes of enemies approach and try to destroy a building or break through a barrier. In typical stats-based card games, players lay down cards with certain attack and armor points to try to defeat their opponent directly. How would one play a game that involves both tower defense and cards? We are about to find out.
Caveman Wars is a strategy tower defense game that uses cards as weapons against the onslaught of enemies. Defend your food storage against invasions from cavemen, saber-toothed tigers, and more.
I’m one of those kooky kids who doesn’t have cable. Yes, there are some show I’ll never see unless a friend loans me the DVD. Even when shows do make it to Netflix, they are always at least a season behind, so I’m constantly telling people not to spoil things for me.
However, I don’t miss cable. I get enough content from my Apple TV that I feel satisfied with my television watching experience. One thing I’ve always wished for was an Amazon Prime streaming on Apple TV. That way, I don’t have to mirror shows from my laptop to my T.V. set.
When it comes to classic, old-school, or retro games, no arcade game has been around nearly as long as board games. One of the older games out there is SCRABBLE. If you want to flashback to anything, think about when you were just a little tyke and you played the game with your grandmother when you stayed with her for the weekend. EA Games, in collaboration with Hasbro, brought the tradition to iOS and you don’t have to wait for grandma to visit to play with her, either.
What if you could improve your eyesight just by playing around with an app? Or if you could see things from further away than you ever could before just by using your iPad? It may sound like science fiction, but UltimEyes is all science and no fiction. A neuroscientist from the University of California, Riverside created it and based on evidence from his localized study, it effectively improved the vision of some players to 20/7.5.
How can a flat surface be turned into a pop-up book? Well, you may not be able to actually make objects protrude from your iPad’s screen, but Tengami will make you feel like you are reading a beautifully crafted pop-up book, complete with movable tags and all.
If you perform a basic Google search using terms such as ‘iPad’ and ‘education’ you will find that most of the results come from blogs and news sites. The success of iPads in schools is still highly anecdotal and often unconfirmed, but that is changing as more researchers and educators publish their findings in scholarly journals, which undergo peer review and a raised level of scrutiny. I spent the last few days tracking articles published through Elsevier’s various journals as listed on ScienceDirect.com, and it is clear that the iPad is on track to be the focus of more articles in 2014 than any year previously.