LONDON ‑ February 20, 2012 ‑ Fancygames has announced the release of a new educational game “Hudriks Math” that helps kids with learning numbers and basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The aim of the game is to make learning fun and enjoyable for kids by turning it into a kind of adventure game with different worlds, enemies and bosses.
Among the first apps I reviewed when I started blogging at iPhoneLife way back in 2008 (ages ago, I know) was a dictionary app--Webster's Collegiate (here for the review) from Paragon--and the basic concept then for finding word information was much like the TWIG Touch Dictionary for iPad now. You would start by typing a word into a search box, which would ultimately result in informative word results appearing. The similarities end there however, as to contrast that early app version of Webster's (while effective) with TWIG would be like comparing a Fiat to a Ferrari. The TWIG Touch Dictionary is truly an app worthy of iPad. It's clever use of a mind map-based interface and touch manipulation is stunning, both in terms of innovative design and elegance.
In a first for iTunes, Minke Rescue is a just released iPhone game that raises funds to support Sea Shepherd.
Harnessing the power of micro-donations, and the addictiveness of Apps, you play the part of a minke whale in the beautiful and harsh Antarctic Ocean. Best of all, it's only 99c - and 30c from every game purchased goes directly to Sea Shepherd.
For not much more than small change you’ll be entertained for hours… and, you’re directly contributing to the protection of Antarctica’s minke whale population. So go ahead, Game for change!
The iTunes U app is a great addition Apple's iOS software lineup. I have been using it and the new course format in iTunes U for over a week now and I love both of them. Most of the courses I am taking just for the joy of doing so and to gain a broader understanding of areas of interest.
The most advanced remote control for Windows PowerPoint is now available for trial on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
(PRWEB) January 24, 2012 — LogicInMind released a free version Slideshow Remote™ 2.7 with a select set of rich features. This application allows users to control any PowerPoint presentation from their Apple mobile device. Professionals can better communicate with audiences with this easy-to-use presentation tool.
eReading: Sleepy Hollow is the 5th in a series of iPhone, iPad, and iTouch apps specifically designed for children with dyslexia, LD, asperger's, language based processing, and kids who just like to read a great story. Sleepy Hollow has 32 unique illustrations that provide contextual clues for the accompaning text, as well as, professional narration. Each word is individually highlighted as the narrator reads it.
The app has an Option Bar on every page which allows the user complete control over the reading experience:
Tropisounds, the developers of best selling apps Wood Puzzle, Magic Marker and Auto-Tune® Star, among others, have released Wood Puzzle USA, the next of their series of apps in the education category. Wood Puzzle USA is an entertaining way for children to learn about US geography, states, their shapes and their capitals. As with the other Wood Puzzle apps, Wood Puzzle USA keeps children engaged while encouraging them to use motor, memory and critical thinking skills, while having fun at the same time. A sure winner which will please parents, children and teachers alike.
Who was the 27th President of the United States? Who was the President when the 24th Amendment was ratified? What was the Volstead Act and Who was the President when it was signed? Who was the President when the United States Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson? If you are an American history buff, like me, then this is the app you want to download. In fact, calling this app American Presidents is a dreadful misnomer, as it contains so much more than that. This app would be better called A Treasure Trove of Trivia About American History and Presidents…or something like that.
Back in my day when we used things like sliderules, protractors, and multiplication tables (had mine printed on a little cheat sheet), I remember thinking what a total drag mathematics were. I'd rather be outside playing kickball. If I would have had Factor Samurai, I would have jumped on my "times tables" like a shark eating a surfer (go shark)! If you got school kids mildly to severely uninterested in math, this is a clever way to get them interested. Read on for more review comments and info on the app...