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A World of Ice and Fire Lets You Stalk 25 Different Game of Thrones Characters

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 17th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

George R. R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire, by Random House, is a mobile guide to the epic series. The new update gives you the Journeys map feture that will let you track the movements of 25 different characters. But don't worry, you can protect yourself from spoilers by filtering the map by chapter. The new map is part of the "A Game of Thrones InfoPack" ($1.99), so if you have already purchased it or the "Five-Novel InfoPack" ($4.99), you'll get the map for free.

You can download George R. R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire for free.

Catch the Berry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Stacy Barnes on November 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: A BERRY GOOD TIME
Catch the physics-puzzle fever with a hot new challenge by Random House Digital. Catch the Berry is sure to grab players from the get-go with it's enticing strategy-dependent gameplay.
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Fodor's Travel Phrases Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL BUT LIMITED
Fodor's Travel Phrases is a suitable introduction to common phrases around the world but it is a little limited, even in paid form.
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Draw Something Great with Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Color & Create!

Posted by Jordan Minor on July 30th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

When Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, drew up characters like the Lorax, the Grinch, and Yertle the Turtle, he inspired kids everywhere to be creative and unique. Now, arguably his most famous creation is back to teach that same lesson using new technology. Random House has launched their new iPad interactive coloring book Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Color & Create!

The app is packed with features designed to “jumpstart your child’s imagination.” In addition to 32 colors of virtual crayons and paint brushes there are 16 Seuss-themed stickers and 11 patterns to discover. There are also eight special tools like animated magic hats and a Confetti Cannon. Initially, the app includes 16 pages to color and more themed packs can be purchased in the app’s Design Shop. Finally, parents can share their child’s finished creations via email.

Oh, the places you’ll go with this app. Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Color & Create! is available now at a special launch price of $1.99 on the App Store.

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Hunt for Easter Eggs with Pat the Bunny Update Coming Soon

Posted by Lisa Caplan on March 27th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

First published in 1940 by Dorothy Kunhardt the touch-and-feel board book, Pat the Bunny is a nursery library staple. On April first Random House, publishers of the Pat the Bunny book app, are releasing an update to the beloved classic. It will be free for those who own the app, and a seasonal incentive for parents to get the award-winner for their kids as their parents may have shared the classic print version with them.

Aimed at toddlers through pre-schoolers the universal digibook already features 14 interactive pages with tons to touch and swipe as little ones play hide and seek with the bunny. There is a fun paint mode, and on devices with front facing cameras kids can see their own reflection, like in a book with a tinfoil mirror. The app has everything except the soft patches of fur.

Soon kids will see an Easter themed design and be able to join an Easter egg hunt. Once located, the eggs will yield surprises that should delight the youngest iOS users. The update will be available for a limited time only, so if there is a household with cute and chubby fingers that is without a copy this would be a good time to get it, and if it's already a favorite don't forget to watch for the update on the App Store to enjoy the holiday treat.

Primrose Bakery Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 8th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DELICIOUS
A delightful cupcake recipe app, providing US measurements aren't essential.
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The Magic of Reality Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Lisa Caplan on October 28th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PUBLISHING MAGIC
Richard Dawkins explores the magic of natural phenomena in this extraordinary example of digital publishing.
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