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This Week at 148Apps, January 30-February 3

Posted by Chris Kirby on February 5th, 2012
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This week at 148Apps.com we closed out the month of January, and thus our month of focusing on health-related apps, with a special article on iOS and special needs by Lisa Caplan. She writes, "In keeping with January’s health & fitness theme I’m taking a stab at some self-disclosure. I have a spinal cord injury with a host of related 14-karat diagnoses. I don’t use apps for the disabled, though, like those to help remind me to take my meds, find handicapped parking, get medical information or find online support communities. I don’t think anything on my iPad – including pictures – would hint that I have “special needs.” Nonetheless, iOS devices and apps have improved my health, both physical and mental."

Read all of Lisa's commentary at 148Apps.com.

Amy Solomon at GiggleApps.com reviewed Thumbnail Theater: Macbeth this week, and she had some very positive things to say about it: "Thumbnail Theater: Macbeth is an app that I greatly enjoyed, both on its own merits and also because apps for older children are not as common as I would like in iTunes. I highly recommend this app to any student who is reading Shakespeare as well as to adults who would like to know more about this time period in general."

Read more about this iOS adaptation of the "Scottish Play" at GiggleApps.com.

Finally, 148Apps.biz site editor Rob LeFebvre reported on recent trends in app costs. He writes, "Fiksu, Inc. released their latest report today on the mobile app economy, and found all time highs for marketing costs as well as iOS downloads in December. They attribute this data to advertising bidding wars to lock in top rankings before the App Store froze during the 3 day holiday."

Read the full report at 148Apps.biz.

That's another week down for the record books. Thanks for reading, and remember that you can keep track of all the latest reviews, news and contests by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. See you next time!

Shakespeare in Bits - A Midsummer Night's Dream Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Lisa Caplan on September 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ANIMATED EDUCATION
Shakespeare in Bits - A Midsummer Night's Dream brings the complete text to life with animated video and lots of easy-to-use analysis.
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Hamlet HD for iPad

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Chris Kirby on January 31st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COMEDIC-NOT TRAGIC
When is Hamlet not Hamlet? Read this and find out.
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Sound+Fury Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Kirby on October 25th, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ABRASIVE
It's a clever idea; it just doesn't do very much.
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