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Books-A-Million adds new ebook reader App!

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I love BAM bookstores, mainly because of the excellent discount racks where I often find great books for as low as a dollar. They also offer some really good in-store discounts. BAM has a large on-line ebook collection of course, but up until recently, you needed a Nook device to download books. Now they have a free iPhone reader that will let you read ePub books, PDF docs, and works with Adobe DRM content!



Kung Fu Panda Holiday book app on App Store!

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iStoryTime has released another book app for kids. Just in time for the holidays, you can grab the new Kung Fu Panda book app here. It includes images and audio clips from the original movie, auto page-turning, and a challenge to find the hidden lantern on every page. Read on for the full details...

"Los Angeles, California - Kung Fu Panda Holiday Storybook App, based on DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda Holiday, is packed with original movie images and audio clips featuring the movie's vocal talents; including Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman.



iBooks and Education

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When Apple developed iBooks, the first thing that I thought of was how one app could revolutionize the education market. I imagined all the times I walked a mile across campus carrying 20 lbs. of books and thought what a miracle it could be to students around the world to be able to carry only an iPad.



Arrh, thar be Penguins... of Madagascar!

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If you have children, you appreciate entertainment that appeals to kids and grownups at the same time.  After all, if you have to sit through a movie, and pay full price, you might as well enjoy it too, on your own level.  The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play is an app (iPad only folks) that I found amusing as did my kids who are fans of the Nickelodeon show of the same name, based on those funny penguins and lemurs from the Madagascar movies.



New Megamind Storybook App Available!

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  A perfect storybook app for the kids. Released by iStoryTime with children entertainment and education in mind, the Megamind book app is available for $2.99 on the App Store. Read on for more PR info and links...



Goodbye Halloween!

Now that Halloween comes to a close it's really exciting to see what app developers come up with as the holidays begin around us.  PadWorx Digital Media has created, Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition for the iPad.  Fellow iPhone Life Blogger, Todd Bernhard, wrote about this amazing app just last week.  So now let's close out Halloween with its eerie trailer. Happy Halloween!!

 

 



Amazon scores with new app Windowshop but faces ire of Kindle fans

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I’m a big fan of Amazon. Actually bought 1000% more ebooks from the Kindle store compared to the anaemic  shelves of the Ibook store. Price-wise, Amazon has consistently been cheaper than all the other major e-book retailers.



Get Dracula... before he gets you!

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If you have an iPad and appreciate a good horror story, go and get Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition.  As you might guess from the name, there are several "book" apps entitled Dracula but this one actually has the blessing of Bram Stoker's family, and once you run the app, you'll see why.  The story comes to life with an amazing number of animations and sound effects.  There are over 600 illustrations alone. This is no eBook... it's more like book ported to an adventure game engine.  You might think you know the story of Dracula, but the details from Bram Stoker's original 1897 novel are probably new to most of us.



PDF Reader News & Updates

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This is an update to my previous all-in-one PDF iPhone / iPad reader roundup published HERE.

I haven't elaborated on some subjects in the original article. Let's take a closer look at them.

1.) JPEG2000 images embedded in PDF files with aren't supported – they simply aren't shown.

To quickly fix this issue, before transferring the file to your iOS device, just open it in OS X's Preview and select File / Save As.

An example of this showing the page of Building iPhone OS Accessories Devices by Apress with the missing images (click the images for the full-sized version of much better quality):



Best iPad Books, Books for iPad

The best iPad books are always the ones that capture our imagination and induce emotions.  Whether you love to read up on Gaming on iOS Devices, teaching your kids how to read or just want to buy the best iPad books; we can help you to see what is out there.  There are innumerable books for iPad and apps that have stated to take over the digital world, so how do you choose the ones that are right for you?  

If you are a parent who loves to read to your kids or simply want your child to fall in love with reading, there are incredible apps developed for this.  Based on the high demand for virtual books; My Grandma Reads Me Books App is definitely fitting the profile as one of the top featured.  The choices and options can keep a child busy all day with an additional effect on learning the love for reading.  The main page gives all of the choices including a virtual reading of the book named after the app.  However, other options include a virtual coloring book, mazes, and even a recording technique to record your voice narrating the same book. 

Other books for iPad that may also entice your kids are Misty Island Rescue and Cozmo's Day Off.  The developers of Misty Island Rescue did a superb job of turning this Thomas & Friends story into an iPad app.  Unlike other apps where developers have cut out pieces of the original artwork and then applied some very cheesy animations to them, this app was done right.  The illustrations are beautiful and true to the original story.  The animations are unique, smooth, and very natural looking.  No cut, paste and animate here.  On every page, there's something new to entertain the reader: eyes blinking, smoke puffing, and a helicopter flying across the screen.  When the reader touches an object, he or she hears realistic sound effects such as a flock of geese honking, rocks crashing, or a foghorn blasting out a warning to the ships.

Cozmo's Day Off demonstrates that Ayars Animation knows what kids like.  It features awesome graphics, interesting sound effects and fun interactions, making it enjoyable for both children and parents.