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World War II on the iPad

World War II on the iPad
A search on World War II (world war ii, world war 2, ww2, etc.) at the app store will yield scores of apps over several app categories, only two of which, in my opinion, are worthwhile. First the categories:  By far the category leader is games.  You will find game titles like “World Conqueror,” “Little Commander,” “Fighter Pilot Killer Air Combat,” “World War 2 Assault,” “Commando Global Assassin,” and on and on.  Stop wasting time and money on this nonsense.  Sit down with your kids and explain why war, and especially this cataclysmic war...
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Beethoven 9

Beethoven 9
Touch Press is the most innovative, creative, even transformational publisher of iPad apps in the sciences and humanities today.  They have collaborated with Deutsche Grammophon to bring us, at only $13.99, a splendid treatment of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, featuring in-full four classic recordings of the work: 1958 Berlin Philharmoniker conducted by Ferenc Fricsay, 1962 Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by the great Herbert Von Karajan, 1979 Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Leonard Bernstein (including a filmed performance), and 1992 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique on period...
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Have iPad, Will Travel

Have iPad, Will Travel
I’ve just got back into the office today, after taking a nearly five week vacation. (Yes, I really can accumulate a LOT of vacation time.) I lumped in a good deal of time staying around home, taking care of yardwork and such, and spending quality family time too. However, I also took a thirteen day road trip out to Saint Louis alone, and that made for an interesting experience that I wished to share. Preparing for my trip, I made what is for me a momentous decision: I would not bring a laptop with me on my travels. I’ve lugged laptops with me on flights before, so deciding against bringing...
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Send to Kindle

Send to Kindle
Too busy to read this (or any other ATRC blog post) now?  Own a Kindle or use a Kindle reading app?  We’ve got you covered. Even regular readers of our blog may be forgiven for not noticing, but it is now possible to send our blog posts directly to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.  This is Amazon’s answer to those read-it-later services like Instapaper, Pocket and Readability.  Just click the little Send to Kindle button at the bottom of any blog post, and whoosh, off it goes. Actually, the first time you click it you will be prompted to login to your Amazon account.  You will not be...
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The Google Art Project

The Google Art Project
I had the opportunity to present a workshop today on the Google Art Project.  If you are not familiar with it, drop everything and pay attention.  This could change your life. The Google Art Project is a gathering of art collections from around the world; 151 institutions, over 9,000 artists, and over 43,000 art works, and counting.  The art works are presented in high definition photography, and many in gigapixel resolution.  To see the Art Project for yourself, go to www.googleartproject.com. The first thing that you will notice is that this is site looks VERY un-google-like.  A lot of thought has...
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