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App collection: Elementary school entertainment

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Need to distract your elementary school child on a long car or plane ride? You don't need anything more than your trusty iPhone or iPad with this collection of child-pleasing (and sometimes educational) apps.

The iPad at work: Taking notes

Looking for a better way to take notes? Kirk McElhearn rounds up some of the worthiest note-taking iPad apps.

Two iPhone dictionary apps

Both Advanced English Dictionary and Thesaurus from Mobile Systems and Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus from jDictionary Mobile have plenty in common -- not the least of which are their names. But Sam Felsing says the apps have a few subtle differences.

Wolfram Research intros Mathematica 8

A new Mathematica 8 integrates Wolfram|Alpha; just one of more than 500 new features.

Star Walk 5.0 brings augmented reality to latest iPod touches

By using the gyroscope in the latest iPod touch models, the planetarium app can deliver the same view of the night sky that iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users enjoy.

Build A Word for iPhone

This colorful kids game will entertain and educate your kids, though it suffers from a limited vocabulary.

SkySafari offers constellation of features

SkyVoyager application updates with new name and new features, but still offers a guided tour of the sky.

Start Spanish and Spanish Vocabulary for iPhone

Brendan Wilhide looks at two offerings from Mobilinga that offer to teach you Spanish from the comfort of your iPhone. Both Start Spanish and Spanish Vocabulary are solid offerings that work better as complements to other teaching tools.

Medical students given iPhone to access textbooks off-campus

Medical students at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom are being given Apple iPhones to ensure they can access text books when away from campus.

iPhones and iPads in business and education

We focus this week on the different ways that businesses and classrooms are incorporating Apple's iOS devices.