iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Finding Nemo Universal Apps from Disney Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:48:12 +0000 Read More]]> With the recent release of Finding Nemo 3D Disney have released two new Nemo universal apps for the iPhone and iPad in the form of Finding Nemo Storybook Deluxe & Finding Nemo Interactive Comic.

Finding Nemo Storybook Deluxe

Finding Nemo Storybook Deluxe

For those of you that have downloaded any of the Disney Storybooks before you know that you are in for a treat as they bring the books to life on the iPhone and iPad.

Across the 28 interactive virtual pages of the book you can either read the story, have it read to you by the narrator or record the words and have those played back. This is great for your children to practice and listen back to their reading of for a parent to ‘virtually’ read the book to thier child when their not around.

Each page is beautifully illustrated, animated and can be interacted while the narration is clear and easy to listen too.

The storybook also includes additional activities including a matching game, 6 puzzles of increasing difficulty, 6 paintings and a talking Dory which acts similar to the talking animal games that are available.

At $6.99 it’s not cheap but it is an engaging way to re-live the Finding Nemo story.

Finding Nemo Interactive Comic

Finding Nemo Interactive ComicThe Finding Nemo Interactive Comic re-tells the story of Finding Nemo in a panel by panel comic book. You can either have the panels automatically appear or tap and swipe the screen to move through the story.

For your creative children you also get a step by step guide to how to draw the four main protagonists and you can either draw them directly onto the iPad or use the skills you learn and draw them elsewhere too.

Finding Nemo Interactive Comic is a universal app and is available from the App Store now for just $1.99

]]> 0 Time Inc. Now Offering Digital Magazine Subscriptions in Newsstand Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:04:47 +0000 Read More]]>

Time Inc. and Apple have had a longstanding relationship, which hasn’t always been the best. According to a report from AllThingsD, Time Inc has now negotiated and announced that they will begin to offer a number of their magazines through Digital Magazine subscriptions in Apple’s Newsstand. About 2 years ago, Time Inc. backed out of plans to introduced Sports Illustrated through Newsstand because they refused to follow Apple’s rule that the company bill customers through the iTunes Store billing method and instead opted to bill customers directly through their own service.

As a result, the deal fell through and was not brought up until now. Time Inc. mentioned in the press release that they are looking to introduce all 20 of their magazines through the Newsstand Digital Magazine model, a collection that includes magazines such as Time, People, and Fortune. Even though Time Inc. didn’t follow Apple’s digital magazine subscription, allowed print subscribers of their magazines to access the full issues on the iPad. This is the first time that Time will be working with Apple on subscriptions and will give up a portion of its new subscription revenue.

It still remains unclear what caused the two companies to hash out a deal, as noted by AllThingsD. However, it is likely that Apple showed that Time could benefit from their widespread user base and Time did the same with their reader base. It appears that in this deal, both companies have a chance to benefit one way or another.

It could be as simple as Time Inc. trying to boost sales, which haven’t been stellar recently — a slump at its People magazine title is particularly troublesome for the publisher. Or perhaps parent company Time Warner got some other concession from Apple for one of its other units, like HBO or Turner.

Pricing for the digital subscriptions via iTunes has not yet been announced, but will likely be similar in price to some titles that Time currently offers, such as Sports Illustrated which sells for a $3.99 monthly rate or a $38.99 annual rate. A portion of that money will go to Apple, which is what initially prevented Time from entering a deal with the Cupertino based company.

{via MacRumors}

]]> 0 Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition A Great Addition to Your Electronic Library Mon, 03 Jan 2011 13:43:05 +0000 Read More]]> Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition [rating: 5/5]

Peter Rabbit Buddy Edition iPhoneI grew up with the stories of Peter Rabbit and so to see it being released on the iPad is great especially as I have my own children who I can share it with now and enjoy it vicariously through them.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was written by Beatrix Potter and it’s been beautifully represented in this edition over 30+ fully illustrated pages with the original drawings from the book.

What is great to see in this edition of the classic tale is that additional features have been added to enhance the enjoyment of both the story and the app as a whole thanks to multiple ways of enjoying the story, a coloring book and a book shelf full of Beatrix Potter goodies that you can buy.

The story option comes in three different flavors, the first option is to simply read the book, stroking the screen from right to left turns the pages and the majority of the pages are interactive allowing you touch the screen to have the items that you touch read back to you, or in the case of birds, sing to you!

You can also have the story narrated to you which works well especially as the text appears as it’s being read aloud. The final option is a combination of both methods and is a real differentiator between this and other books on the iPad.

The ‘Buddy Edition’ in the title refers to this new feature and that can be used when the app is installed on two devices and Apple’s Game Center also installed on both devices which enables the reader to narrate the story remotely to the child. This is supposed to enable a parent to still read to their son or daughter even if they are away from home and will work across both the iPhone and iPad as it’s a universal app.

Peter Rabbit Buddy EditionWhile I wasn’t able to test this out from a 1,000 miles away I was able to test it out between different rooms in our house and after the initial setup, which they do recommend that you do before you want to read for the first time, it worked flawlessly and makes this app truly unique.

The coloring book part of the app consists of 10 different images picked directly from the pages of the book and allows you to choose from a range of colored crayons and an eraser to add your own look to the pictures. You can even save or email your works of art too.

Peter Rabbit Buddy Edition for the iPhone and iPad is a great addition to your electronic library and at just $1.99 for a universal app it’s an absolute bargain.




Buddy Reading Patent Pending Peter Rabbit Buddy Edition iPad Peter Rabbit Buddy Edition iPhone Peter Rabbit Buddy Edition ]]> 0