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App Guide: iOS apps for Independence Day

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Spend July 4 with some iPhone and iPad offerings that showcase the people, places, and ideas that represent some of the best things about America.

App Guide: Shakespeare apps for iOS

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The poet of them all who will start them simply raving is the poet that they call the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon. And these apps can help you enjoy his plays and sonnets.

Inside the World of Dinosaurs for iPad

This iPad app makes extensive use of multimedia to bring dinosaurs to life.

Review: Potty-training apps for iOS

Looking to teach your toddler how to use the potty? The App Store can help. But which of the many potty-training offerings are worth your time? Philip Michaels shares his findings after testing half-a-dozen offerings.

App Guide: Dinosaur reference apps for iPhone and iPad

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If you've got a kid who can't read enough about dinosaurs, the App Store is teeming with iPad and iPhone offerings featuring monstrous thunder lizards.

Two World War II reference apps for the iPad

Both World War II Interactive and Timeline World War 2 do an admirable job at using iPad features to present facts and figures about the war in an engaging way. But it's the latter app that excels at putting its own unique stamp on presenting history.

App Guide: Geography apps for kids

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These iOS education apps aimed at kids can reveal more about the world around them.

Bookle makes your Mac an e-reader

Bookle is a simple and easy way to read ePubs on your Mac, though it currently lacks more-advanced features such as search and annotations.

App Guide: iOS study tools

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Put these apps on your iPhone or iPad to make managing your homework, class schedule, or study sessions just a little bit easier.

Review: iBooks 2 for iOS

iBooks 2 introduces a new way to browse a new kind of ebook. The experience is impressively immersive, but not without its flaws.

App Guide: iPad education apps

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In advance of Apple's education-centric event in New York this week, we showcase some of the most download education apps for the iPad.

App Guide: Back-to-school iOS apps

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As a new school year begins, these iPhone and iPad apps want to help you make the grade.

Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker for Mac helps track ancestors

If having access to Ancestry is in your plans Family Tree Maker for Mac is definitely the offline/online program for you. When it’s caught up with the Windows version it should prove invaluable.

Shake-A-Phrase for iPhone and iPad

There's nothing really wrong with the vocabulary app, but there's no feature to really recommend it either.

Geo Walk for iPhone and iPad

Either the iPhone or iPad version of this visual fact book for kids offers an appealing interface and fun, easy to use content. But it would be nice if Geo Walk contained more of that content.