Don't-Miss Stories

Avoiding summer brain drain

Does your child forget a large hunk of what he or she learned the previous school year? Scholle Sawyer-McFarland and Roman Loyola join podcast host Chris Breen to discuss ways to retain a child's learning over the summer holidays.

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.

Adobe Creative Cloud, subscription editions, go on sale

Adobe's complete slate of creative applications is now on sale for download, in boxes, via subscription, and in the cloud.

Configuring the kid-friendly iPad

If you plan to pass along an iPad (or any iOS device) to a child you'll want to become familiar with iOS 5's restrictions. Chris Breen takes you on a tour.

Embracing the educational iOS device

Yes, you and your child should absolutely get out in the fresh air and live life in the real world. But that doesn't discount using technology to improve your child's life. Chris Breen recounts the ways his iOS devices have enhanced his and his daughter's education.

Configuring an old iPad for your child

Now that the iPad has reached its third iteration, it's not uncommon to find multiple iPads in one home. Should you wish to pass your old iPad along to a child you'll need to configure it in an appropriate way. Here are tips for doing just that.


Remains of the Day: See you, raise you

Soon, you may not be able to see the pixels on your MacBook display--but you may see iPads all over Dutch schools. And it'll probably be a while before you see Apple's stock trading that low again.

App Guide: Geography apps for kids

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

Phrase Wit for iPhone and iPad

This funny education app can set you straight on commonly mangled phrases, with the help of a pleasing game mode.

iBooks 2 and iBooks Author

We've had the chance to test Apple's enhanced ebook reading and creation tools, and the authors of those reviews weigh in on both applications.