You knew someone had to do it. So here it is, iLobster ($1.99) by Ben Greeley from up in the Waterville area here in Maine. There is also a free version, so what is the difference? Probably a 1/4 cup of melted butter and lobster juice down the front of your shirt.
The paradox of dictionaries has always been: how do you look up a word if you don't know how to spell it? My students with dyslexia had an especially difficult time with this. And now the solution is at hand — and free. The most powerful voice recognition technology, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, has now been added to the free Merriam-Webster Dictionary app. You can look up a word simply by saying it. Hurray!
The free Google Mobile App was already pretty amazing, with the ability to search the web just by speaking into your phone. And early this month they released a new version that includes Google Goggles: a search function that lets you take a photo and then searches the web based on what's in the photo. You can take a photo of a barcode, landmark, product, text, artwork, book, etc., and the app will return information. The help screens say that the app doesn't work very well for items like animals, apparel, or furniture.
These resources help you gain a better understanding of the Bible
Update: An updated version of this list was published on December 28, 2013.
The Bible has always been a best seller, but the popularity of Bible-related apps for iOS devices is growing. Bible apps have been popular ever since the App Store opened its doors, and according to an article in The Atlantic (http://bit.ly/aisznm), BibleReader (reviewed in this article) recently broke into the top 10 highest grossing book apps for the iPad.
Have you ever wondered where you could take to figure out what news is going on in the industrial world? Ever wanted to keep up with the latest industrials news to see how it was going to impact you? Look no further than the ThomasNet.com. Thomasnet.com as an application in the app store that is most worth checking out. The Thomasnet application is completely free from the apple store, and provides up to date news stories and information useful to anyone.
Here are the apps plus one accessory that I use most often during my down time. I can't guarantee they are best in their class, but I can strongly recommend each one.
Reference apps can be highly specific—like a ship captain's medical guide, or broad—like the Encyclopedia Britannica. In this section you'll find political reference manuals, medical and legal materials, compilation of great quotations, joke databases, and much more. Whether you're a professional, a student, or just a curious person, there's an app for just about any reference material you can think of.
Civil War America’s Epic Struggle is for students, casual historians and serious history buffs. It presents an overview, the causes, major battles (alphabetically and chronologically) and timelines, as well as information about railroads, medical care, economics, and other topics related to the Civil War.