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Review: Jukka Askare Game for iPad

During the holidays one of my favorite activities is to play games and read to my 4 year-old son. Even though we spent way to much money on toys he still tends to end up wanting to play games on my iPad 2 tablet. The good news is that after downloading many of the best iPad apps for children we found a really great classic wooden toy from Finland that was just released. It is called Jukka Askare and has been played by Scandanavian children for nearly 85 years.

What gives me joy is to see my 4 year-old enjoying this wonderful unique interactive game. This app is educational also and teaches 3 to 4 year-olds shapes, sizes and geometry as they attempt to fit different shapes into matching holes. The developers have cleverly integrated real-life sounds and graphically pleasing animations in Jukka Askare for iPad. The Jukka Askare app can develop your child’s spatial recognition and eye-hand coordination in this fun iPad app game.

This iPad 2 app emulates a 3-D environment as your child develops fine motor skills moving the colorful pieces around the iPad display with their finger. This game is completely international and does not use language and my son just intuitively knew what this game was about as soon as I tapped on the app and it opened up. (screenshots below the break) Continue reading

iPad App TuneIn Radio

Listen to and record over 40,000 radio stations including thousands of AM/FM local stations on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with TuneIn Radio!

Now with multitasking support for iOS 4!

“There are some iPhone apps that it is worth parting with money for, and this is one of them.”
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“…its features are incredibly well designed, and it’s far better than the low price suggests.”
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“While there are plenty of internet radio apps for iPhone, you’d be hard pressed to find one as fully featured as TuneIn Radio.”
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“The best mobile radio app” – Sync Blog

“…TuneIn Radio is fantastic. Really.” – FoneHome

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TuneIn Radio is powered by RadioTime?the best radio directory available including music, talk, sports and news stations from all over the world. With RadioTime, you get more than just a list of stations. You get a radio guide that helps you find the shows and stations that matter to you.

Plus, with TuneIn Radio, you can pause and rewind live radio just like your DVR.

? Play all stations, podcasts and recordings in the background on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3rd Gen iPod touch (32/64 GB), 4th Gen iPod touch, and iPad
? Control audio playback with the built-in music controls, Apple headphone controls and most dock controls
? Stream audio to an AirPlay compatible receiver (requires iOS 4.2)

? Record any station for playback later (on demand or with record timer)
? Alarm Clock
? Play MP3 and AAC stations in the background in Safari on non-multitasking capable devices
? RadioTime directory featuring 40,000+ radio stations and thousands of radio shows
? Simple, quick, and easy-to-use interface
? Browse or search for your favorite shows and find out what stations they’re currently available on
? Browse local stations with GPS or WiFi location
? Search for stations by keyword
? Browse stations by genre or location
? Pause live streams for up to 30 minutes
? Rewind and fast forward within last 30 minutes streamed (skip directly to the beginning of songs when listening to stations with song information)
? Listen to podcasts of radio shows when available
? Bookmark your favorite stations, categories or shows
? Sleep timer
? Search for stations playing your favorite song or artist (only select US stations currently supported)

? Bookmarks list displays current song or show for each station when available
? Show or station logo displayed when available
? Album art displayed when available
? Current song or show information displayed when available
? View station schedules when available
? Choose an alternate stream or bit rate when available
? View related and recommended streams, shows and genres
? View station website and twitter page
? Listen to artist station in app
? Buy currently playing song on iTunes
? Automatic restart of last playing station on startup
? Automatic reconnect on loss of connection
? Enter custom stream URLs

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