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There's An App For That: Going To College Via Smartphone

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Mobile devices now offer yet another option for a generation adept at distraction -- behold, going to college by smartphone. Earlier this week, the...

Brainscape Taps Into the Greatest App of All: Your Brain

An Xiao Mina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
An Xiao Mina

Until we find a way to plug in a USB port into our our bodies, an app like Brainscape brings us back to that most ancient, powerful and readily-available app of all: the human brain.

Offensive Catholic iPhone App Controversy Continues

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Last week, Truth Wins Out caused an international uproar by criticizing a new Catholic iPhone confession app that asks users, "Have I been guilty of a...

Starbucks Mobile Payments -- The Future Is Coming Fast (VIDEO)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

The Starbucks App links your phone to your pre-paid Starbucks card to process payments using a QR code on the screen, which can be scanned by a small reader connected to the cash register. The experience was, in a word, engaging.

Book, Video, eBook:

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an eBook Summit talk, Vook CEO Brad Inman and Perseus Books Group online marketing director Peter Costanzo explained the process for turning a prin...

CES: Amazing Device Turns Your iPhone Into a Car Stereo

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

There are a wide range of ways to stream audio from your iPhone to your car stereo, but they all involve fumbling with a separate unit The new O'car makes your iPhone or iPod Touch an integral part of the stereo.

Color eReaders Open Door For Picture Book Publishers

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Millions of consumers have embraced black-and-white e-readers like the Kindle for reading simple novels or nonfiction -- but books with color illustra...

Publisher Launches App Store

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Launched today, the shop will sell non-Apple apps directly to the consumer, and will feature apps from DK, Rough Guides and DK Travel, as well as thos...

AND THE WINNER IS: Apple Announces 'iPad App Of The Year'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple has announced its year-end iTunes Rewind lists celebrating the best in downloadable entertainment. Categories include music, movies, TV shows, p...

Sesame Street Adds Monthly Subscription Option To eBooks

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has added a monthly subscription option to its e-bookstore. Now, for $3.99 per month or $39.99 p...

Publishing's Most Dramatic Move In 2010

idealog.com | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The most dramatic event in publishing in 2010? That's easy. It was the face-down between five of the six biggest publishers in the US and Amazon over ...

The Nook

nypost.com | JAMES COVERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble's lavish spending on its $249 Nook e-reader is getting mixed reviews from investors -- including Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle. T...

Don't Worry -- If You're a Bank You Don't Need to Develop an iPhone App Anymore

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

We already know that mobile Internet based banking is the fastest growing interaction channel for banks today, so this level of commitment by the industry is quite concerning. So why so slow?

ART AND TECHNOLOGY: Warhol Would Love Augmented Reality App About Warhol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"I don't know where the artificial stops and the real starts." - Andy Warhol When we first saw the pictures from the Andy Warhol Museum's new augmente...

Gourmet Is Alive Again -- and Kicking

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jack Hidary

Gourmet is back -- this time as an iPad app called Gourmet Live. Instead of just creating an online magazine, the app offers a new approach to online content

Word Junkie?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The unofficial number of apps available is something like ten billion. Of that number, eight billion are amazingly boring free apps like Pimple Popper...

MoMA's Got a Brand New App: Learning to Leverage Social Media

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

MoMA has announced the release of its new app for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. It's a free download that provides views of 32,000 works from the Museum's collection.

Books For The Blind? There's An App For That

nytimes.com | ERIC A. TAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The $3 app offers three versions of this charmingly illustrated work: one that children can read themselves, one that would be read to them and one si...

Gov Says OK to Jailbreaking iPhones

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The Library of Congress has made changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that make it legal to jailbreak your iPhone, run any lawful app and adapt your iPhone to run on any compatible wireless network.

Flipboard Changes Face of Social Media

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Flipboard is a free app that turns your digital life into a magazine by combing through links your friends post on Facebook and Twitter. Are individualized, social-network based digital magazines the future of mobile browsing?

Will Google Editions Leave Apple And Amazon In The Dust?

Digital Book World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are just recovering from the earth-shaking impact of the iPad release and the next tremor may already be on the way. It has been widely re...

Are You Sharing Too Much Information?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

How much info is too much info? According to Consumer Reports, 52% of American adults are sharing too much private information online.

Zagat Has Mighty Tasty Restaurant Guide for the iPad (Video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Zagat, which has one of the most popular paid iPhone apps, has launched an app for the iPad. We were give a demo by Zagat's Ryan Charles.

Sprint's EVO Sold Out

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

While everyone is busy talking about the new iPhone, HTC's much anticipated EVO quietly sold out at retail stores and online. Sprint and HTC are working hard to make the EVO available ASAP.

The Only Real iPad Application for Banking

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

Is there a role for multi-touch iPad applications to improve customer experience in banking? There is really only one interaction that is massively suited to the iPad.