Decades of fascinating and enlightening documentary work by filmmaker Ken Burns form the core of his self-titled app, which draws on close to four hours of footage compiled from documentaries covering a huge breadth of material relating to American history. While we’d have liked to have some longer clips included, careful, almost meticulous design and curation underpins everything. Only the 13-scene, 31-minute innovation playlist is available free, though; the rest of the videos and the other five playlists are locked behind a $9.99 in-app purchase.
Summer's in full swing, and while much of the United States has been roasting of late with blazing temperatures, it's time to celebrate those hot summer nights with a bang. Independence Day is coming fast, so get those grills started, sparklers lit, and televisions set to the national pastime. In honor of America's 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, we bring you eight apps that will not only lead you to having a tremendous holiday, but can also teach you about the conditions in which the U.S. was founded and how to properly fly Old Glory.