If you're a parent or you're around children with any regularity at all, you know that the kids are going to get their hands on your iOS device. There is nothing you can do about this, so accept inevitability and put their interest to good use. Still, the number of valid educational apps out there is sadly limited. Thankfully, the good folks who made Sesame Street's There's A Monster at the End of This Book bring to us Endless Alphabet.
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.
If you have a preschooler, you’re no doubt familiar with Wee Sing, a beloved children’s brand that has taught through music for more than three decades. With more than 60 million books, albums and live-action videos sold, there’s one area the company was absent from -- until today.
Apple again made headlines this week with its effort to revolutionize the educational market through the iPad, with an updated version of iBooks and a new app for iTunes U. Combined with the Mac-based iBooks Author, the company is poised to help put iPads in thousands more schools across the United States and indeed, even more worldwide.
Apple has set the stage for a textbook revolution with the new iBooks 2 and free iBooks Author software, but as it turns out, that was only the first of the company’s plans to unveil in New York City today -- Cupertino is also introducing a new iTunes U app for allowing colleges and universities to share their knowledge with the world.
Apple hit the Guggenheim stage in The Big Apple this morning with a media event focused on the educational market. That may not excite many Cupertino fans, but it’s enough to stimulate the tech world, which has been abuzz in the days leading up to the event, complete with speculation about how Apple might be able to reinvent it.
Ah, back-to-school season. It used to be about spiral notebooks and Trapper Keepers, but now that everyone has iPads and iPod touches, the first day of school is all about showing off your shiny new apps. We've tracked down 10 of the best that'll keep your grades as high as your cool factor.
You’re in luck. Plenty of apps for OS X and iOS can give your children something to do -- and think about -- besides blasting zombies while your hands are full. Finding the right ones will take some investigation, but we can get you started.