Comixology

Comixology, the digital comic book arm of the almighty Amazon, is a standout service that brings titles from a wide array of publishers, including DC, Image, and Marvel, to web browsers and Android and iOS mobile apps. Comixology has an excellent Guided View mode that makes reading a pleasure, digital comics that release on the […]

SimCity BuildIt (for iPad)

I didn’t bother buying 2013’s disasterous, online-only SimCity reboot, even after developer Maxis introduced an offline mode. I figured that its creators had decided to follow their own agenda, even though that meant alienating and losing much of its fan base, including myself. The game soon exited my consciousness, but it has returned–this time as […]

WWF Together (for iPad)

WWF Together, a free iPad app from the World Wildlife Fund, focuses on 16 endangered species that the leading conservation organization has worked to protect. This elegantly designed app provides key facts about each animal, including threats to its existence, photos of the creature, and a globe showing its range. WWF Together also contains some […]

Rocket Science 101 (for iPad)

Rocket Science 101 is a free, interactive NASA iPad app app that lets children build and launch virtual space missions using rockets used by NASA and its commercial partners. Its approach is more experiential than educational: Rather than explaining about rocket propulsion and design (which might be a bit advanced for many kids in its […]

SimCity BuildIt (for iPad)

I didn’t bother buying 2013’s disasterous, online-only SimCity reboot, even after developer Maxis introduced an offline mode. I figured that its creators had decided to follow their own agenda, even though that meant alienating and losing much of its fan base, including myself. The game soon exited my consciousness, but it has returned–this time as […]

WWF Together (for iPad)

WWF Together, a free iPad app from the World Wildlife Fund, focuses on 16 endangered species that the leading conservation organization has worked to protect. This elegantly designed app provides key facts about each animal, including threats to its existence, photos of the creature, and a globe showing its range. WWF Together also contains some […]