Verizon Wireless customers often feel like they live in some kind of safe haven from the evils of Ma Bell (i.e., AT&T) -- that is, until the Big Red carrier starts acting just like their competitor. The $30 upgrade fee has clearly irritated their most loyal users, but given how AT&T charges $36 for the same thing, this controversy is likely to fade away until you actually have to fork over for a lust worthy phone. But that day isn’t today, so sit back and lower your blood pressure with some tech news for Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Good googly-moogly, it’s already hump day! And judging from social gaming giant Zynga, it must be a good one for the folks over at OMGPOP, whose popular Draw Something app (and 34 other titles) have just been snapped up in an acquisition. Anyone feeling up to acquiring an overworked tech blogger or two? We work really hard and we don’t require much care and feeding, honest! Well, no takers here, it seems… so let’s get busy spreading the news for this wonderful Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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.
So yeah, Apple still has the moxie to rake in the big bucks, as you’ve no doubt heard from Cupertino’s fiscal first quarter results earlier today. We can’t help but think that this bubble has to burst eventually, but hey, it’s a wild ride while it lasts, right? Unfortunately for U.S. carrier partner Verizon Wireless, the quarterly financials weren’t quite as rosy. Ready to find out more? Then read on and discover all the news that’s fit to print for this Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
Those loveable blue Smurfs are about to leap from television history onto the big screen this week, and what better way to celebrate their theatrical arrival than with an iOS storybook featuring exclusive images and audio from the movie?
Apple’s iOS devices are enticing to adults who can afford them, but a new generation of kids have also become instantly engaged with them as well -- and developers are more than happy to keep them occupied with fresh new entertainment, including this week’s release of Ben 10 Triple Threat.
Are you geared up for the new Transformers movie opening in theatres this week? If not, perhaps you need a little inspiration in the form of an officially licensed “mix and match” app that just landed in the App Store ahead of the big-screen version.
After making their mark with unique iOS apps using characters licensed from Dreamworks animated feature films, the folks at iStoryTime have teamed with publishing house Esslinger to offer two new “Flip Flap” books which help children learn their ABC’s while having fun doing it.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is heading to theatres on May 26 starring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, but parents don’t have to wait until then to entertain their kids with a sneak preview of the sequel thanks to iStoryTime’s latest iOS app.
In case you didn’t know, the Children’s Book Fair is underway this week in Bologna, Italy, where iOS developer FrogDogMedia has announced it’s joining forces with Germany’s zuuka! GmbH to create “the world’s largest publisher of mobile children’s entertainment.” Take that, Disney!