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Scribblenauts, the creative puzzle-solving game, now available for iOS

One of my favorite games for the Nintendo DS handheld platform has made its way to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Scribblenauts Remix is a combination of 40 levels from the original Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts for Nintendo’s handheld, … Read

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5 things to like about iOS 5

iOS 5, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, has been available for just over a week now. If you’ve got an iPhone 3GS or newer, a 4th generation iPod touch, … Read

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“Reading Rainbow” to return as an interactive iOS app

If you’re around my age or younger, or have kids or grandkids around that age, or are an advocate of kids’ reading, you know about Reading Rainbow. The PBS series ran for more than 20 years and encouraged kids to … Read

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Apple adds Apps for Teachers section to iTunes store

Last week, Apple added an Apps for Teachers section to the App Store for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. (Note: The link will open this section in iTunes on your computer). This section of the App Store includes a variety … Read

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Start recording video on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch quickly with Capture

A new iOS app called, suitably, Capture, sounds like the perfect fit for anyone who thinks it’s kind of cumbersome to get the video camera on an iPhone, iPad 2, or iPod touch up and running to record something. It’s … Read

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Use your iOS device to track the final space shuttle flight

Are you counting down to this Friday’s final space shuttle launch? Follow the final mission for the Atlantis and its crew with two iOS apps highlighted in Macworld. The first uses real-time tracking data and your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch’s location awareness … Read

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How to open .zip files on an iPad or iPhone

Opening zipped folders on your iPad (or iPhone, or iPod touch) is not possible out of the box–the device has no built-in software to access these types of files or their contents. However, with a relatively inexpensive app, you can … Read

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Apple previews OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud

Monday was a big day for Apple fans as Steve Jobs kicked off the annual Apple developers conference (known as WWDC) with a keynote to show off three new products. Here’s a quick rundown of what got announced. Lion First … Read

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Using VoiceOver with iBooks

Amber and I created this video tutorial to quickly demonstrate the basics of using VoiceOver in iBooks. VoiceOver is the built-in screen reading software that comes with every recent iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Though it was chiefly designed … Read

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5 new iPad features introduced this week in iOS 4.2

This week, Apple released the long-awaited 4.2 version of iOS, its operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This is a free upgrade–plug your iPad into your computer to sync and perform the update. 4.2 unifies the operating … Read

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