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Sherlock Holmes is a character loved by millions whose tales of crime and intrigue have entertained millions for years.
Sherlock Holmes for the iPad from GUTENBERGZ INC. tells the classic tales of Sherlock Holmes with original music, art, and more, on the iPad! 
The first thing you’ll notice when launching the app is the custom art used in each story. Not only is the art unique, it adds a new dimension to Sherlock Holmes and differentiates the app from many others found on the iPad.
Sherlock Holmes for iPad contains five different stories and 100 pages of immersive storyte
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lling. Each page features interactive elements, music and more which add to the already fantastic stories.

The five stories included in the app are:
1.The Five Orange Pips
2. The Red-Headed League
3. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
4. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
5. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Five great tales to be sure, but far from the 56 short stories and 4 novels in the entire collection. Breezing through the stories and wanting more is one of the few things I did not like about the app. It would be nice to see the future updates to the app include new stories.
That said, for the a unique iPad reading experience using the outstanding stories of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes for the iPad is an app you’ll definitely want to purchase.
My kids love storybook apps on the iPad, as I’m sure so many kids do. There are a ton of them, and honestly it can become a bit overwhelming trying to weed through the good from the bad. That’s what I try to do with these reviews, bring you those that I find my kids thoroughly enjoy.
Who Stole The Moon is one they’ve been liking a lot lately. Not just because it’s a well put together children’s storybook, but because it has almost all the essential pieces that they’ve come to expect, plus a fun story as well. It’s more than just a storybook though
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, it’s an interactive story, with music and games for kids to enjoy even after they’ve gone through the story time and again. There are 8 original songs and 4 different games for the children to play.
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The story is about a boy who loves looking out his sky-light at the Moon. He finds one night that he can’t see it, it’s missing…and attempts to track down who took it. His adventure leads him outside to talk with various nocturnal animals, learning about what they do, all the while trying to find the “Moon thief”.
The app is full of very vivid illustrations and nice animations as well as the games and songs I mentioned earlier. It has 15 different languages to choose from, and is narrated (if you so choose) very well. The story itself is fun and cute, and my kids really loved it. Funnily enough my oldest daughter used to have a fascination with the Moon when she was very young, once asking if she could borrow her grandfather’s ladder to climb up to it…she was 2. The idea that the Moon is missing is a neat take on a children’s story, and the story isn’t overly complicated, but does a great job of explaining how the Moon can be hidden at times, what happens outside the house at night, and keeps kids engaged while doing so.
My only issue with the app was that it is a portrait only application. I’m not sure why this bothers me, but my first instinct when using storybook apps with the kids is to turn it landscape, and this wasn’t an option here. I hate to knock an app for something like this, as I’m sure it’s a design choice based on content, but when I sit down with a kid on each side, landscape orientation just works better.
Other than that, I can say the app was a hit at our house, kids aged 5 & 7, and has become a go-to bedtime story already.
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LodgeNet provides the hotel TV service for many of the hotels in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Miami and Seattle. Unfortunately although you have a choice in hotels, you don’t really have a choice in hotel entertainment systems. However, if you do happen to stay in a property that has LodgeNet and you have an iOS device (this is a Universal app) with internet access you can use it to control your TV, get information about the hotel you’re staying in and if the service allows you can even check out the r
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oom service and other services. Of course you can also order video on demand right from your iOS device.
Works in San Francisco
I’m traveling on business this week and I got to my room last night. I had downloaded the LodgeNet App a while ago, but this was the 1st time that I was in a property that supports it. I may have been in one before, but I don’t always turn on the hotel TV when I travel. During my channel surfing I saw the ad for the App and remembered that I already had it. So I decided to give it a try. You pair the App with your current room’s TV by displaying the code (I imagine it changes with each new guest) on the TV from the entertainment menu. Key that code into the App on your device and you’re all set. From that point on you can use the touch screen on your iDevice to change channels, control the volume and order video on demand content. It’s simple and it works, but it could be so much more. As a TV remote it’s cool, but not a killer App. However, if it tied into things like ordering room service, making reserations at hotel restaurants, etc., ordering car services/taxis, summoning the bellhop, unlocking the door when you return to the room, wakeup calls, digital do-not-disturb signs, etc. then the App would be infinitely more usable. As it stands the App works as advertised, but it would be nice to see it go way beyond TV control.

Love quizzes? Feel like a challenge? Test your knowledge with DK’s Quiz app and play thousands of questions for free. There is a quiz for you whether you love music, film, history, food, travel, insects, inventions, plants, sports, animals. Play solo and check out your score on the leaderboard to see how you rank overall, by category and against your friends. The addictive turn-based challenge mode allows you to go head-to-head with friends by entering their user name or connecting through Facebook.
What are you waiting for? Start playing now…

Strategy games are not easy — there, I’ve said it. Games such as Civilization, Starcraft 2, Age of Empires and the like require serious multitasking skills and the ability to judge a situation in various ways. You might think an iPad game couldn’t compete with that kind of intense gaming experience. Well, you’d be wrong.
Clash of Clans is a game for the serious player.
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From the creators of Angry Birds: an all new game from the PIGS’ point of view!

"Extremely fun and very challenging" -- Kotaku

“The best title Rovio has released yet” - IGN

“4/4 - Must Have” -- Slide to Play

"Bad Piggies is awesome, and needs to be a part of your iOS game collection just as much as the rest of the Angry Birds series" - Touch Arcade

"If you can’t enjoy watching a pig drive a badly constructed car off a cliff and onto a pile of dynamite, you probably don’t have a soul." - Yahoo/BGR

Create the ultimate flying/craw
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ling/rolling/spinning/crashing device and pilot the pigs safely to the eggs!

The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!

With more than 72 levels, and free updates coming up, you have hours and hours of pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun! Get three stars to unlock 18 more levels! HINT: Sometimes you need to play the level several times to achieve all the objectives -- try building a new device or steering in a different way to earn all the stars!

● 72 levels crammed with flying/driving/crashing fun!
● 18 additional levels unlocked by getting three stars!
● Free updates!
● 4 sandbox levels to stretch your creativity!
● Ultra-special, ultra-secret, ultra-difficult sandbox level to unlock by collecting all the skulls!
● 33 objects to create the ultimate machine: motors, wings, fans, bottle rockets, umbrellas, balloons, and much more!

Mechanic Pig
● Need help? This little piggy will build it for you!
● Mechanic pig pre-assembles transport for you!
● All you have to do is pilot it!
● Tweak his design to get all three stars!

Get ready to see pigs fly!

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#1 App in United States

"iTranslate Voice is voice translation on the iPhone executed perfectly."
- Kilian Bell, CultofMac

"In my tests, iTranslate Voice has been extremely accurate and reliable. iTranslate Voice is impressive"
- Federico Viticci,

"Spectacular, real-time language translation by simply speaking into your iPhone"
- Brent Dirks,

"Absolute purchase recommendation"
- Thiemo
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Instantly speak another language, voice to voice. Can you imagine talking into your phone in one language and immediately hearing yourself in another language? That’s exactly what iTranslate Voice does. Just speak into your phone and it immediately speaks back to you in one of our 31 languages.

With iTranslate Voice you can:

★ Instantly speak 31 languages...
Instantly start a voice to voice conversation into one of our 31 languages and dialects.

★ Look up words...
Look up definitions and meanings for common words & phrases, just using your voice.

★ Share translations...
Simply click on a translation to copy, mail, text or tweet it.

★ Super accurate voice recognition...
Forget typing... The accuary of our voice recognition is so amazing, that you don't need your keyboard anymore.

★ Edit translations...
If you're old school you can always bring up the keyboard. Simply long click on a Mic and start typing.

★ Perfect if you want to...
...learn a new language. to a foreign country. with people who don't speak your language.

Supported languages & dialects:
English (US), English (UK), English (Australia), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (United States), Spanish (Mexico), French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (China), Mandarin (Taiwan), Cantonese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Russian

Additional languages with voice output:
Arabic, Bahasa (Indonesia), Basque, Catalan, Greek, Hindi, Slovak, Thai, Turkish

What are you waiting for? Try the app while its on sale and start speaking different languages, voice to voice. Don't miss your chance!

Voice recognition for Swedish language does not work at the moment. We have already fixed it and everything will work fine in the next update. Sorry for the inconveniences.

P.S. If you have any suggestions, questions or need some help, just write us a letter to We are always glad to help you as soon as possible
iPhone games are a dime a dozen making finding truly enjoyable ones extremely difficult.
Self Aware is a new game that is not only unique in its concept and design, but is also one that provides an extremely enjoyable experience. 
Self Aware is a game where users battle for control of the iPhone by playing mini-games and answering riddles.
Players struggle against the “malevolent A.I. force named STU”, a force that’s taken over your iPhone and it’s your job to get control back!
With the aid of dingle techie, players match wits with STU in a series of
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puzzles and mini-games, which, as one plays more and more, get more difficult as the STU gets more stubborn.

The Techie will assist you by unlocking elements of the Phone’s code that will allows you to battle STU. How well you know your iPhone will determine how you get rid of this evil artificial intelligence.
There are 68 unique puzzles hidden in 25 applications and it will take you sometime to get through them.
The puzzles come in bite size pieces and offer a different set of playing styles. STU is the artificial intelligence determine to keep control on your device, he is stubborn, cruel and very insulting.
As indicated above, the game play is extremely unique and the whole interaction makes it even more amazing to play.
Available at a great price, Self Aware is more than worth for the fun and entirely new iPhone game experience.

Avernum: Escape From The Pit is probably the most classically designed and executed role-playing game out of all the RPGs played so far in my recent review series. It is the one iPad game that looks and acts like a tried-and-true RPG one would play on Windows 95 or an early Macintosh computer.
Unfortunately, that’s probably why this game doesn’t really work: It belongs on a computer, not on the iPad.
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Have you dreamt of owning a photography studio to take and edit brilliant photos of real models?
Pocket Snapper enables you to take photos from the embedded short video clips of glamorous models, just like what a professional photographer would do!
Pocket Snapper makes a perfect photo shooting app for both professional and amateur photographers, provided that it has not only offers users an exclusive iModel shooting experience, but it lets users take advantage from its advanced photo-taking/editing technologies to produce their very own photos.
Pocket Snapper creates a virtu
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al studio in your iDevice for you to sharpen your photo taking skills. The iModel mode utilizes the gyroscope to simulate the authentic photo-taking experience. Pocket Snapper mimics the photo-shooting environment that allows you to capture images in any flicks and it also offers additional photo filters for purchase that makes your work stylish and we will keep rolling out more videos that enable to make it more fun.
What is more, Pocket Snapper is creating a community for people to share their masterpieces with ease. In a foreseeable future, you can even upload your own videos for others to edit and take “pictures”. Hidden characters are waiting to be unlocked once you hit certain achievements.
With Pocket Snapper, capturing, editing and sharing photos is a breeze and pleasure.