July 31, 2011

Wilton Cake Ideas & More [iPad]



Developer Quote: "For 80 years, Wilton has been the industry leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting. Now with this iPad App you can view thousands of ideas for cakes..."
 
- COST: Free     - APP STORE STARS: 3
- Categories: Food, Lifestyle, Native, Recipes

Raise your hands if you don't like cakes, pies, treats and more! Okay, chances are that no-one raised their hand. Myself, I could skip dinner and go straight to dessert. Now what about birthday cakes for the family and friends? Are you a great baker, but a lousy decorator? Or maybe even a cake decorator who is looking for more ideas? Well, here you have a superb app to help get your dessert decoration skills in top gear!

As you know, Wilton has been the industry leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting for as long as you can probably remember. With this helpful iPad app, you can view loads of ideas for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, candy, and more along with simple instructions to make them look professionally done as if at the local bakery! Some of the yummy features of this cake decorating iPad app are as follows:

- 2012 WILTON YEARBOOK lets you gain almost instantaneous access to the 2012 Wilton Yearbook ideas, where more than 200
exciting new designs for every occasion will soon be available for purchase.

- BROWSE large and vibrant photos of more than 3,000 amazing treat decorating ideas.

- SEARCH by keyword or easily filter ideas by treat type (e.g. cookie, cupcake, etc), occasion, theme, or project rating or difficulty level.

- DECORATE MODE makes it easy to follow step-by-step instructions as you decorate.

- BOOKMARK your favorite ideas so that you can easily find the ideas you like most.

- TECHNIQUES that include essential knowledge on how to make beautiful borders, amazing flowers, fondant decorations and much more.

- RECIPES with easy-to-follow instructions will take you through step-by-step to allow you to create and serve the best desserts, ever!

- RATINGS & REVIEWS from other novice and expert decorators will help you to select the perfect project.

- Q&A for individual ideas helps to provide answers to some of the most common questions asked by other decorators.

- SHARE your favorite ideas with friends, family, and fellow decorators.


This app is well designed and separated into many categories designed to help make your baking and decorating choices easier. Tap the Ideas button at the bottom of the screen to see a glorious assortment of cakes and more. Keep on scrolling to get lots more ideas. In fact, there were over 3,246 ideas. However, to make it simpler to decide on a selection, you can choose from tabs such as: Category (cakes, candies, cupcakes, main dishes, etc), Celebration (baby shower, birthday, graduation, etc), Theme (animals, flowers, religious, etc), Rating (1 to 5 stars) and Difficulty (easy to difficult only).

I warn you that the photos are a taste teaser and oh-so-easy on the eyes! Tap on a thumbnail choice and see the large version with all the information on how to create this item, including Ingredients, Tools, Techniques and Patterns. Get reviews here of what real people such as yourselves thought of making this particular dessert. So what are you waiting for? The weekend is the perfect time to start whipping up a batch of artfully decorated cakes or treats destined to please everyone. Diets... be gone!
COOL CONCLUSION: "Warm the hearts of family and friends with artfully decorated cakes and treats to grace any occasion with Wilton Cake Ideas & More."
--Date/Version: Released 7/28/11 - Version 1.0
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.2 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPad
--Developer Link: Wilton Brands, Inc.

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
WILTON CAKE IDEAS

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3 Free Apps of the Day: 7/31/11-Pirate Go, Solution of Equation, FotoFarm HD






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Pirate Go
(Entertainment - 7/31/11)


- "Welcome to the world of Pirate Go! This is an amazing wonderland, full of mysterious places. Your goal is to solve puzzles to guide Pirate Fairy through this mysterious world. It's a great puzzle game, a combination of various challenges for your intelligence and fantastic entertainment."

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~Solution of Equation
(Education - 7/31/11)

- "This is your ultimate solution for common equations. It is easy to use and supports iPhone,iPod touch and iPad. What's more, you can even email the result of the equation to your friends."

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~Foto Farm HD
(Education - 7/31/11)
- "FotoFarm – the ONLY Google Image search app for kids. FotoFarm gives KIDS a fun and easy way to find images from the web using Google Images. FotoFarm lets you quickly search, crop, and save..."
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July 30, 2011

Mahjong Towers Touch HD [iPad]



Developer Quote: "Mahjong Towers comes to the iPad in this beautiful sequel to the most popular mahjong solitaire game of all time, Mahjong Towers Eternity™. "
 
- COST: Free    - APP STORE STARS: 4-1/2
- Categories: Playing Cards, Entertainment, Games, Native, Puzzle

There are many Mahjong players globally, and though I need someone to teach me the game, I have not found the time yet to master it! The game is usually played with a set of 136 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. In most variations, each player begins by receiving thirteen tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four groups and a pair. Mahjong is a game of skill and finesse with beautifully illustrated tiles which engage a group of players for several happy hours. Some of the lovely features of this Mahjong iPad game app are as follows:

-✓ Includes 192 of the most popular tile layouts handpicked from several million user generated layouts.
- Uses progressive achievement based game play with success based on skill not speed.
- Contains 26 tile sets, a variety of high quality relaxing music, unique features like dynamic undo and tile reveal.


Mahjong Towers Touch HD is available for your iPad in a sequel to Mahjong Towers Eternity™. Yes, even games have sequels! Enjoy matching intricately designed tiles and puzzle solving. Simply touch tiles to match them using up to five fingers! Swipe your discard pile to examine and undo without limit with only one touch. Beautiful art and music make this a relaxing and enchanting game.
COOL CONCLUSION: Mahjong Towers Touch HD is full of beauty and challenge while also being a great addition to your game repertoire!"
--Date/Version: Released 7/28/11 - Version 1.0
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 4.2 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPad
--Developer Link: Big Fish Games Inc.


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MAHJONG TOWERS TOUCH HD


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July 28, 2011

Roxie's Doors



Developer Quote: "The award-winning storybook Doors, by Roxie Munro, is now available as a lift the flap 3-D search book."
 
- COST: $2.99    - APP STORE STARS: N/A
- Categories: 3D, Books, Education, Elementary School, Entertainment, Games, Native, Preschool


A while ago, we wrote about an excellent children's app called Roxie's A-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure. What differentiated this app was the huge attention to details and animations, along with superb children's graphics. We were very happy to see another book in the Roxie line appear on the App Store this week. Again, you and your children will enjoy super graphics, animation, interactivity and adventure with the all-new Roxie's Doors.

With Roxie's Doors, your child may read to himself or herself, if possible. Otherwise, the narrator will read the story beautifully. The theme of this book is that a child and his dog are entering a world of fantasy which is hidden behind 9 doors (otherwise known in physical books as peek-a-boo flaps)! The scene behind each door is totally different and deals with a unique setting. Scenes include a Firehouse, Train, Barn, Boathouse, Fridge, Space Rocket, Actor's Closet, Mechanic's Garage and Doctor's Office. Some of the magical features of Roxie's Doors are as follows:

- A beautiful 3-D experience with hand drawn graphics
- Text in rhyme, read to you by the author
- Option to read the book yourself
- Tilt the screen and reveal hidden corners of the screen
- Over 100 animated objects
- Challenge children to stimulate their curiosity



As you progress through the book, you will open one door at a time to enjoy reading in rhyme. All pages encourage the reader to look for objects and "and an apple, too!" In every scene, kids will see familiar and new items that will delight and teach them as they look for certain objects. As you discover each object, it will chime and glow. In fact, throughout this storybook, you will be able to find and animate over 100 hidden items! Look for them in drawers, cabinets and chests by tapping those items. Increase children's vocabulary by searching for those highlighted words that are illustrated.

A couple of my favorite scenes are the the firetruck where the fireman slides down the pole, and you can hear the fire house sirens and see the lights flashing on the fire truck. I also enjoyed the actor's clothes closet where an old trunk opens to colorful accessories, you can hear the cat purr and open a door to see an actress getting ready. The real amazing scene to me, though, is the train where you can see the train actually sway from side to side as you are standing in the threshold of the door. Unzip the luggage overhead if you dare!



This book is designed to absorb your child and his natural curiosity with many sounds and sights. What makes it more engrossing for this age group are the rhyming words which have a sing-song quality. At any time, swipe down on the red Pull tag on top of your display to see all the doors through which you may venture. You may also turn off the narration and sounds here, if you choose. Tap the right and left arrows to move forwards and backwards through the story. The mystery and excitement of hidden adventures in Roxie's Doors will pique and enthrall your child's interest no end!

COOL CONCLUSION: "Roxie's Doors is a fascinating peek-a-boo book of discovery that will enthrall and teach your child with gorgeous illustrations and settings."
--Date/Version: Released 7/24/11 - Version 1.0
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.2 or later. Rated 4+.
--Note: This app is a large file, and will take some time to download.
--Device: iPad
--Developer Link: OCG Studios

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
ROXIE'S DOORS

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Cool iPhone, iPad Tech & Net News: 7/28/11




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Lingo of the Day: platform agnostic - You're in technology heaven when your software is "platform agnostic." It means it'll run on any computer operating system such as Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac, etc. For example, Acrobat Reader.

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3 Free Apps of the Day: 7/28/11-The Last Defender, Red Bull TV, Mozzle









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The Last Defender

(Entertainment - 7/28/11)


- "The Last Defender will plunge you into the heart of modern defense. As a mercenary, you will be equipped with the most sophisticated and powerful modern day weapons to protect the company."

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~Red Bull TV

(Entertainment - 7/28/11)


- "Red Bull TV brings a world of action, adventure, glamour and excitement to the palm of your hand. A TV channel that’s made to measure for your iPhone."

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~Mozzle
(Entertainment - 7/28/11)

- "Mozzle uses every type of user input on an iOS device (touch screen, accelerometer, camera, microphone) to provide an experience you've never lived before.Mozzle is a fantastically creative take on the classic sliding tile game where the tiles are brought to life with movement."
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July 27, 2011

Dessert Drop



Developer Quote: "Get your fingers ready to catch all the yummy cakes, donuts, cupcakes, and ice cream."



- COST: Free    - APP STORE STARS: 3
- Categories: Arcade, Entertainment, Food, Games, Native

Maybe it's because I have an unshakeable sweet tooth, maybe it's the challenge or multi-colored hues, but I took a liking to Dessert Drop when I saw it. In this fast-paced game, sit back and simply try catch all the delicious cakes, donuts, cupcakes, and ice cream possible! How hard could that really be?

Sure good reflexes and coordination are required, and yes it gets harder as the game progresses. But that's all part of the fun! Do not catch any fish or bugs in between the sweets, and watch out for the tires because they'll flatten your accumulated goodies. Ready, set, go as you balance your pile and catch all the sweetness in one shot! Be alert and aware if you want to score big in Dessert Drop!

COOL CONCLUSION: "Dessert Drop is a sweet game for all ages that will please with its pretty graphics and increasing challenges."


--Date/Version: Released 6/21/11 - Version 1.00
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: Sunstorm Interactive


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DESSERT DROP


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3 Free Apps of the Day: 7/27/11: Battle Defender, Hard Lines, Ace Pool 3D HD








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Battle Defender
(Entertainment - 7/27/11)


- "Battle defender is a fun tower defense game. You need to build defense units to block both air and land enemies going through your zone. Destroying your enemy gives you more gold."

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~Hard Lines
(Entertainment - 7/27/11)

- "Take on all comers, avoid collisions and score MILLIONS of points in this stunning game of skill and quick reflexes! Guide our plucky underdog hero Lionel in his epic task to KILL ALL LINES, pick up lovely GLOWY THINGS, fight for survival (in SPACE!) and most importantly DON'T CRASH!"

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~Ace Pool 3D HD
(Entertainment - 7/27/11)
- "ACE Pool 3D HD is a fun pool game on iPad. You need to beat opponents or play with your friends. Two play mode: 8-ball and 9-ball Feature. Realistic 3D graphics and physics engine"
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July 26, 2011

HowStuffWorks




Developer Quote: "With the new HowStuffWorks app, you will finally have access to over 30,000 articles, podcasts and videos all in one place! This app gives you instant access to a massive collection of articles right on your iPhone or iPod Touch..."
 
- COST: Free    - APP STORE STARS: 3-1/2
- Categories: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Literary, Native, News, Reference
Being one of those children (long ago) who always had to ask parents questions beginning with, "Why...?", "How...?" or "What does it mean...?", I was suitably impressed and happy when I stumbled upon HowStuffWorks the other day. With this app you can discover things you always wondered about, but had no idea how they came to be or functioned, along with facts that will blow you away. Using HowStuffWorks, you can also stream podcasts while reading any article, or even chat directly with the podcasters. 2,000+ enlightening shows are now available. Some of the great categories for shows and articles of this reference and entertainment app are as follows:

-Stuff You Should Know: Named as one of the Best of iTunes in 2008 and 2010 and riding high in the top ten ever since.

-Stuff You Missed in History Class: If you weren’t paying attention, Stuff You Missed in History Class has you covered.

-BrainStuff: HowStuffWorks founder, Marshall Brain, shares quick nuggets of stuff that will make you smarter!

-Stuff Mom Never Told You: In 2009, Stuff Mom Never Told You was named as one of the Best of iTunes and keeps listeners looped in on the stuff that mom forgot.

-TechStuff: The perfect podcast for seasoned techies and novices alike, this show breaks it down in a way that comforts even the staunchest technophobe.

-Stuff to Blow Your Mind: For the nerd in us all, this podcast will blow your mind. Best of iTunes for 2010.

-CarStuff: HowStuffWorks.com goes behind the wheel and under the hood in this auto-enthusiasts favorite.

Or, check out any of our original video series:

-Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know: Conspiracy theorist? You’re not alone.

-The Stuff of Genius: Join HowStuffWorks founder, Marshall Brain, as he breaks down the evolution of everyday stuff in a fascinating way.

-The Coolest Stuff on the Planet: Take a tour around the most awesome places on Earth, without having to hop on a plane.


Some great articles that I read in the Stuff You Should Know category were: Taking the Vows: How Nuns Work, Why Do Small Temperature Changes Have an Impact and 5 Impressive Art Heists. I learned many things here presented in an interesting way with enough wit and surprise factor to keep me reading! Oh, I'm still reading and I've got a long way to go! I've not listened to these podcasts or watched videos yet, but that's all on my ToDo list! This app on iPad is super easy to read on the large screen with easy navigation and is a pleasurable past-time.
COOL CONCLUSION: "If you've got a curious mind, love fascinating information and want many of your questions answered, HowStuffWorks is the perfect app for you."
--Date/Version: Updated 6/17/11 - Version 1.0.6
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: HowStuffWorks

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
HOWSTUFFWORKS

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July 25, 2011

Artographo



Developer Quote: "Give your photographs an extraordinary flair and turn them into beautiful artographs."

- COST: Free    - APP STORE STARS: 4
- Categories: Art, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Photo Effects, Photos, Photography, Native
If you have an artistic flair and you love the unusual and not the mundane, you may enjoy the many different photo effect features of Artographo. This app has over 30 effects to change your photos into something unique and unusual. Go ahead and touch up your pics to recreate them in an original display. Brush and paint in different styles, colors and effects. Some of the features of this neat, photographic app are as follows:

- Paint in three different styles: Cartoon, Watercolor and Photography
- Over 30 effects (including: Sepia, Grayscale, Cross Process, Retro Cam ...)
- 21 additional tint effects, 7 for every style (available in-app)
- Easy canvas navigation using two finger pan & pinch to zoom gestures
- 4 different brushes: Paintbrush, Spray, Marker and Eraser
- Unlimited undo and redo brush strokes
- Import from Camera & Photo Albums
- Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Email sharing


You'll see instructions when opening Artographo. Do read them because there's a lot of different things going on inside the app, and the directions will help you figure out exactly what you want to do and how to accomplish that. There are 3 ways to start off, and that is by using Grayscale, Regular Color or Cartoon look. Then you may scroll through the effects such as Outlines, Freezing Cold, Liquid Star, Dark Twilight, Sunset, etc. Get a photo from your library, or take a new one, use the various tools, adjust opacity and before you know it, you'll have an original picture. Artographo can provide you with many varied end results, but getting there may be a little confusing. Experiment a bit with color and style and pretty soon you'll have the hang of it.
COOL CONCLUSION: "Artographo provides you with the tools to make stunning artwork from your photos."

--Date/Version: Released 7/11/11 - Version 1.0.0
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 4.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: boxedfolder.com


Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
ARTOGRAPHO


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Cool iPhone, iPad Tech & Net News: 7/25/11



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Lingo of the Day: applet - A small program or application, usually written in Java, that runs on a Web browser and powers many of the fancier features (such as animation or computation). It downloads quickly and can be used by any computer equipped with a Java- or ActiveX-enabled browser. Applets are found both online and offline (for example, the calculator on Windows 95 is an applet).

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July 23, 2011

Dog Racer




Developer Quote: "Just like you remember from the fair or arcade, roll the ball into the holes to race your dogs against the opponents."
 

- COST:  Free  - APP STORE STARS: 3-1/2
- Categories: Animals, Games, Entertainment, Native

How about relaxing and having some fun this weekend with a an easy and fun game centered on tons of different dog breeds! Dog Racer is for more than dog lovers, it's for gamers who love stock their trophy shelf and keep high rankings!

In this game, you get to take your dog home and win coins as you race to buy new dogs and train them! Feed and care for your dogs in your quest to become the top trainer! Enjoy the ease of this game and find yourself playing over and over again in your desire to win another race. Some of the features of Dog Racer are as follows:

- Easy to play but much to do!
- Collect over 25 dogs including the pink poodles, Chihuahuas, Collies, Huskies and more!
- Train, feed and race your way to the top!
- Compete against 50+ dogs for coins and prizes!
- Aim for colored holes and side targets for cool bonuses!
- 10 leagues to compete in, start in the lowly copper league and work your way up to win the Platinum trophy!
- Train your dog to improve his special ability!
- 40 levels to unlock new dogs, special gifts and power-ups!



COOL CONCLUSION: "Dog Racer is an easy, humorous and cute app to spend some spare time - after all, dogs are man's best friend!"
--Date/Version: Updated 6/9/11 - Version 2.0
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.2 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: Game Circus LLC

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
DOG RACER

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July 22, 2011

NxtApp 4 Kids



Developer Quote: "Come play at the farm and have lots of fun completing number sequences. NxtApp 4 Kids is an exciting, interactive game that helps kids practice basic math in a smart and fun-filled atmosphere." 

- COST: 99 cents (App Launch Special 50% off)
- APP STORE STARS: 5

- Categories: Animals, Education, Elementary School, Entertainment, Games, Math, Native, Preschool, Universal


Are you keeping your kids' minds busy this summer, or have they been watching TV and playing electronic games 24/7? Seeing them loll around all day is enough to drive a concerned parent crazy! Sure they should have fun, but why lose that mental acuity they've worked so hard for all year just because it's vacation time? Parents, don't stress, because NxtApp 4 Kids ensures that your kids can both have fun and keep up on their logic and math skills at the same time! This educational app can now be universally played on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad!

Everyone knows how much young ones enjoy animals. Especially because we can't all live on a farm, it's a great experience to discover the good old country life through this app. Your child will delight in the lovely graphics, smiling animals and adorable animations. As an interactive surprise, when you touch the animals, you hear the natural sounds of each.



This app which is geared for preschool and elementary school kids is comprised of activities that start off easily so kids can get their feet wet. Don't be fooled though because as the levels increase, the math problems include more logic processes as well! NxtApp 4 Kids is comprised of 5 stages with increasing difficulty so it is designed to keep kids sharp and on their toes! What came as a surprise to me was that this app is integrated with Game Center so the children can compete with friends on the global leaderboards. I think a little bit of academic competition is good at any age!


Some of the engrossing features of this educational mental math kids' app are as follows:

- Easy, colorful and fun gameplay with cool sound effects
- Different set of questions every time so game never gets boring
- Earn a “dancing” gold star for providing correct solutions to sequences.
- Interactive gold star system measures the child intermediate progress.
- Interactive feedback with correct answer is provided.
- Listen to your iPod music while playing.
- Receive a surprise reward when you complete any stage.
- Game Center-enabled



NxtApp 4 Kids is played in landscape orientation, and is accompanied by jolly and upbeat music. When you open the app, you will be given the opportunity to sign in to the Game Center, if you wish. Next you will see 4 adorable farm animals holding the parchment on which the 5 stages of the game are listed. Tap the I icon in upper left of screen to get instructions on how to play, although I must say the app through its illustrations is pretty self explanatory. Toggle Music and Sound Effects On/Off from the Settings icon in the upper right. Now you are ready to play! Tap the horse, cow, goat or pig to hear their special voice and see them move around. Stage 1 instructs that in this activity you must Add 1 to each number shown. There are 10 problems in each Stage.



Tap Solve to begin. The timer is ticking away in the bottom left of the screen, and the Best Time slot will be filled in on completion based on your skills. Tap Go after guessing to get to the next problem or C to clear, if wanting to change the answer. If you guessed incorrectly, you are encouraged to Try Again. You may return to the Menu from this screen. Stage 2 hints that you must Subtract 1 to solve. Level 3 is all about Adding numbers in a sequence to make a pattern. So, for example, you will see 4, 8, 12 and must guess 16. Stage 4 is where you must Subtract numbers in a sequence to make a pattern. Lastly, Stage 5 encourages you to Add or Subtract randomly, again in sequence to form a pattern.



I feel the first 2 levels are perfect for Preschoolers, however, the other stages are more appropriate for Elementary School kids. Still, it all depends on the knowledge of your child at that point. Without a doubt, your child's IQ will improve on playing this game. Since Math and Logic skills are crucial to all areas of learning, NxtApp 4 Kids is a wonderful blend designed to educate, instill confidence and a love of learning.
COOL CONCLUSION: "NxtApp 4 Kids harmoniously mixes mental math education and fun at the same time with a sprinkle of logic thrown in for good measure!"
--Date/Version: Updated 8/9/11 - Version 1.1
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 4.2 or later. Rated 4+.
--Special Award: NxtApp 4 Kids first spot as "New and Noteworthy" game on iTunes in Kids and Educational Game categories.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: ICON LLC
--Twitter: NxtApp
--Facebook: NxtApp


Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
NXTAPP 4 KIDS

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Cool iPhone, iPad Tech & Net News: 7/22/11



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July 21, 2011

IntoNow



Developer Quote: "Get more from TV! IntoNow is the best way to connect with your friends around the shows you love."

 
- COST: Free    - APP STORE STARS: 4-1/2
- Categories: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Native, TV


Are you a serious and dedicated TV watcher along the lines of a couch potato on the weekends? Do you and your friends discuss TV shows and what happened in each episode? I have a friend who knows everything about all the sitcoms and other shows, remembers the episodes by heart and can almost recite what the actors say. Yeah, I know, that's a bit off the chain. Still, it can be a bit impressive when I have a puzzling question on an actor or show. IntoNow helps you find out everything you are interested in about your fave TV shows, and it's so easy to use besides.

All you have to do is tap the green button when your preferred show is on the air, and magically, IntoNow will identify the show and episode. More than that, the app will provide you with all the information and links relevant to that show. At that point, if you want, you can share your knowledge on Facebook and Twitter. One other neat feature is that IntoNow also gives you insight into which shows you and your friends enjoy watching. That even includes the latest episode!



With IntoNow, you can find and explore new shows and share all your new TV smarts with friends who have similar interests to you! Some of the interesting and helpful features of this TV guide app are as follows:

- Identify live TV, or anything that’s run on TV in the last five years, from your television, computer or mobile device.
- Get full episode and cast information, as well as info on future airings.
- Receive notifications when your friends are watching the same episode or show.
- Comment on what your friends are watching in the app, or on Facebook and Twitter.
- One-click access to IMDb, Netflix, and iTunes so you can learn more or start watching right away.
- Add new friends using Facebook, Twitter, your address book, or “search by name.”



I really like the ease and consistently good operation of this app. It adds a whole new dimension to your social networking too when you've got interesting details to share with friends. A super bonus is that IntoNow alerts you whenever you and a friend or family member are watching the same show at the same time. I think that's pretty intuitive and a stand-out feature!

COOL CONCLUSION: "IntoNow makes your TV viewing pleasure into a social adventure!"
--Date/Version: Updated 7/20/11 - Version 1.3
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 3.2 or later or iPad. Minimum iOS 4.0+ is required on iPhone and iPod touch Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: IntoNow

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
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