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Mathemagics adds to Mac App Store offerings

The makers of the Mathemagics iPhone app that teaches "math tricks" to aspiring mathletes have brought the program to desktop computers.

An iPad for every child

In one Scotland school, every student has been given an iPad. Here's how those tablets have changed the way kids learn.

Work smarter with these iOS apps

All work and no play may make for a dull existence, but the work still has to get done. Fortunately, we've found some mobile apps that will help you focus on the task at hand.

The Monster at the End of This Book for iPad

The classic kids book makes a disappointing debut on the iPad, thanks to design flaws, sync issues, and all-too-frequent crashes.

App collection: Elementary school entertainment

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.