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.
Let's face it: Apple's U.S. customers are used to having the home field advantage. We're the first ones to get Cupertino's latest products and services, with one curious exception that seems to have vanished this year.
Apple loves milestones, but Cupertino appears to be sitting out its latest accomplishment as the App Store is now home to more than a million apps -- although it's not actually the first time that's happened.
MindSnacks has a reputation for quality foreign-language educational apps, but its latest release focuses squarely on the United States – or more specifically, learning just about everything there is to know about all 50 states. U.S. Geography includes eight games tailored for beginner or intermediate students, but it’s also perfect for immigrants, visitors, and citizens alike who want to brush up on their coast-to-coast knowledge. All told, MindSnacks delivers over 40 hours of interactive content, more than 600 hand-drawn graphics, and 1,000-plus trivia questions to keep players on their toes.
In a move that may have made the folks over at Apple wince a little, today President Obama took the opportunity to deflect criticism of the allegedly slow and buggy HealthCare.gov site to compare the site's launch to Apple's recent launch of iOS 7. As we've covered on a least two occasions, iOS 7's public release hasn't been without its share of bugs, but the Cupertino giant was quick to remedy at least one with a patch that landed within the first week of launch.
The new iPhones have been on sale for almost a week now, but only for those who patronize the nation's four largest carriers. Thankfully, that appears to be changing next week, with regional carriers being added to the mix.
The United States is a young nation with a rich history that we celebrate every July 4. If you were to base it just off the events of that day, though, you'd think it's just a country that prides itself in pyrotechnics and eating in excess. Obviously, there's plenty more to it than that. If you want to learn more about the historical context of the rocket's red glare, do it from the white glow of your iOS device. Need fodder for a spirited Fourth of July discussion? We've gathered eight apps that will walk you through the important moments of American history, teach you about all of the major players that helped shape it, provide firsthand accounts from those who experienced it, and much more.
Rumors began swirling last month that Apple may soon expand its product distribution to Staples retail stores across the U.S., and the deal appears to be done, based on tweets from the office supplier's executives.
The presidential election season is in full swing, with the candidates vying for your approval this November. But if you're quickly growing tired of the back-and-forth campaign ads and serious subjects at hand, VOTE!!! The Game offers some comic relief. Unfortunately, the relief is short-lived; the game's nothing more than a quick novelty gag, hardly worth the space it takes up on an iOS device.