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Embrace Your Rock Side With Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 15th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ever have one of those moments where you're desperately trying to remember something but you can't? Particularly when it comes to something like Rock & Roll? In which case, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame might be exactly what you need.

For the mere price of $1.99, this app gives you a list of more than 600 of the most influential and famous Rock & Roll songs of all time. Each of these songs has been chosen by various knowledgeable staff from the Museum of the same name as well as many Rock critics and historians. You can look through according to decade and track the evolution of the genre, or you can search for specifics if you're itching to remember something.

Each entry comes with album artwork as well as a brief bit of information on the musical selection. Plus you can use the app to listen to song samples as well as download them to your iOS device. You can even then build a playlist from these entries in the Hall of Fame.

Simply put, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame looks set to be a fantastic app for the Rocker hidden in all of us.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is available as an universal app for both iPhone and iPad and is priced at a keen $1.99.

Sideways Is A Magazine Built For iPad

Posted by Chris Hall on October 11th, 2010
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

It's hard not to envision a day when magazines are all made primarily for digital devices like the iPad. The form factor is right, digital gives all sorts of multimedia freedom, and I'm sure publishers are dying to cut down on production costs.

In what is surely the first of many, Sideways Magazine is a new start up that is designed and written specifically for the digital tablet. Unlike traditional print media, or even most of the stuff on the iPad, Sideways tells its stories with a blend of "video, audio, photos, text and even maps." For example, the current issue (October) features a map based story by Professor Dinty Moore, director of creative writing at Ohio University, about his run-ins with famed author George Plimpton. In the article, each location that you travel through in the map offers up a new tale in the story, turning a typical story article into more of an interactive experience.

The issue also includes:

* Special spy gear advertising section with deep links to retailers, enabling instant purchase of advertised items
* A look at which colleges have the best fictional alumni
* Interactive guide to chili peppers and hot sauces with do-it-yourself recipe
* Feature article on how social media improves writing
* Overview of tablets being released as rivals to the iPad
* Feature on best ways to watch video on the iPad

“We created Sideways to demonstrate the iPad’s multimedia capabilities and deliver features that are immersive and engaging in ways that traditional magazines are not,” said Jim Sweeney, editor-in-chief of Sideways. “We continue to evolve the publishing platform for mobile devices with the October issue.”

Each issue of Sideways is available, in part, for free in the App Store and can be fully unlocked via in app purchase. Check it out, I think you'll like it.

Sideways Magazine for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Zach Sims on June 18th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TURNING MAGAZINES ON THEIR SIDE
Sideways is the first magazine designed for the iPad and it begins to deliver on the hype of iPad-only magazines.
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