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Can Oyster Beat Amazon with Its Subscription-Based E-Book App?

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In 2012, Oyster secured $3 million in financing by Founders Fund, and today the New York startup has begun the invitation process for its app. Commonly referred to as "Netflix for e-books," Oyster offers unlimited books for $9.95 a month. Currently, the app is stocked with over 100,000 titles, updated weekly.



LogicInMind’s Slideshow Remote Downloads Top Half Million

LogicInMind’s Slideshow Remote Downloads Top Half Million

Innovative iOS app lets professionals take control of PowerPoint and Keynote presentations

(PRWEB) September 1, 2013 — LogicInMind today announced that downloads of Slideshow Remote™ have reached half a million, making this app a very successful tool for all professionals using PowerPoint and Keynote. With more than 50 innovative features, Slideshow Remote is the world’s most advanced PowerPoint remote and viewer and is available through the Apple’s App Store as a free app and as a Pro version for $4.99 (USD).


Home Library - 2400 Books Offline

Home Library - 2400 Books Offline

Home Library is a very convenient software application for reading books which contains over 2,400 classic works of English literature and covers almost all genres: fiction, philosophical treatises, opinion journalism, memoirs, children's books and others.

Now you do not have to search a book through many databases on the web – just download our app and you will always have a massive e-book collection of the best English-language writers within reach! In the list of 370 authors you will be agreeably surprised to find not only the famous names like Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Jack London, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, but many, many others.


What I Read this Week - Great Scott Sigler Reads on iBooks!

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If you love great science fiction with a fantastic plot, world-building menagerie, and a breadth and depth of alien life forms that are nothing less than astonishing, you should read Scott Sigler. If you love sports of any kind (particularly football), you also should read Scott Sigler. If you wonder if you could ever enjoy stories combining these seemingly unconnected genres (sports and sci-fi), you can and you will if you read... Scott Sigler's Galactic Football League series of ebooks! Read on for a full breakdown!



6 Disney Storybook Apps To Entertain Your Kids

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Disney has recently released a set of interactive storybook apps for children based on several of its best-selling movies: Tangled, Cinderella, Wreck-It-Ralph, Monsters Inc, Monsters University, and Brave. Packed with puzzles, games, read alouds, and coloring sheets, these apps are sure to delight your little ones. 

1. Tangled: Storybook Deluxe ($6.99)

Read along to the story of Rapunzel and Flynn, or tap the icons for activities such as coloring pages, games, and puzzles. When in storybook mode, character voices can read to your child, or she can explore the text on her own or record her voice reading. 



Gimbal: Discover the world through short fiction

Gimbal: Discover the world through short fiction

 

 

Comma Press and Literature Across Frontiers present

 

GIMBAL 

A FREE innovative literary iPhone app

Download Gimbal for free on the app store today!

                         

'Multifaceted, multisensory... a very cool app.'


Just Me and My Mom Digital Book App Now FREE on the App Store

Just Me and My Mom Digital Book App Now FREE on the App Store

 

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- In celebration of Mother's Day, Oceanhouse Media's full version of Just Me and My Mom digital book app is now FREE on the App Store. Part of the company's Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer, Just Me and My Mom includes special features such as new parental controls, the ability to record and share your narration with family and friends, a page selector, and a find the creature mini-game.


Thumbelina for iPad - Elegant, Premium Quality Interactive Book for Children

Thumbelina for iPad - Elegant, Premium Quality Interactive Book for Children

Little Bird Studio today is pleased to introduce Thumbelina for iPad, its premium quality book for children that is a highly literate, fully interactive retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring graceful animation, joyful illustrations, professional narration & character voiceovers, original music, imaginative sound effects, and more than 10 interactive elements per page, Thumbelina will continue to reveal additional pleasures with every reading. All interactive motion is controlled by the app's built-in physics engine, e.g., hanging picture frames can be rotated around their hook and released to swing back and forth until settling.

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Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

 

Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

 


Zoe's Green Planet, new children's app featured by Apple

Zoe's Green Planet, new children's app featured by Apple

Zoe's Green Planet, the new children's app from Square Igloo, has just been featured by Apple on the US App Store, in the Books category.

 

Zoe, a little green girl, lives on the green planet. She has never seen any other color on her planet until the day when Maho's family, from the red planet, landed their red spaceship. An encounter that will allow the two children to discover their differences, learn to respect each other and most importantly, to become good friends.

Every page is interactive to make reading more fun and the story includes five original games that contribute to child development: color, shape and sound recognition, and stimulation of dexterity.


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