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Tablets Are Cutting Out Console Gaming Time

Tablets Are Cutting Out Console Gaming Time | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

The video game industry continues to go evolve, thanks to a wave of new tablets that are providing experiences closer to what console gamers are used to. Devices with Tegra 3 including the Nexus 7 and Microsoft Surface are closing the gap between PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games and what’s possible on tablets.

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Asymco: Apple-Made Apps Are What Make The App Store So Profitable

Asymco: Apple-Made Apps Are What Make The App Store So Profitable | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Over at Asymco, noted Apple analyst Horace Dediu takes a moment to look at the iTunes App Store from the perspective of a “break even” model, a perspective that Apple has only recently started to discuss as perhaps more than breaking-even. Dediu notes that with the quintupling of growth of the overall beast that is iTunes (including music, video, and iOS app software), an analysis of Apple’s business practices as well as the App Store’s economy of scale suggests that Apple is doing quite a bit better than “breaking even.”

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How to pick the best apps for your baby

How to pick the best apps for your baby | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it
The youngest family members might not have their own smartphones, but they have their own apps -- lots and lots of them.

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Report: “Digital omnivore” population grew 160 percent last year

Report: “Digital omnivore” population grew 160 percent last year | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Deloitte released its seventh annual “State of the Media Democracy” survey yesterday, and its findings suggest there is even less hope for the human attention span than previously thought.
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/21/report-digital-omnivore-population-grew-160-percent-last-year/#EvRHHl6gqHIUI0OK.99

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We're Buying Smartphones and Tablets, But PCs Still Reign Supreme

We're Buying Smartphones and Tablets, But PCs Still Reign Supreme | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

We aren't choosing one device over another (like turning to a tablet and getting rid of the family PC), but instead stockpiling new gadgets as they're released.

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Freemium apps: How to avoid being stuffed by digital gems

Freemium apps: How to avoid being stuffed by digital gems | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Complaints about children accessing smartphone apps increased a whopping 300 per cent last year, according to PhonepayPlus, the UK regulator of premium-rate telephone services.

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How Children Use iPads

How Children Use iPads | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Are touch-screen devices harming kids' brains or making them smarter? Hanna Rosin shares her findings, with the help of her four-year-old son.

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How To Market In A Digital Age

How To Market In A Digital Age | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Steve Jobs liked to say that it’s not enough to kill bad ideas, you have to kill good ones too.  That’s because strategy is about making choices and it takes more than intelligence, it requires discipline, one of Jobs’ most overlooked qualities.

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Mobile Gadget Plus: The game is not up: Phones, tablets spark UK games industry growth

Mobile Gadget Plus: The game is not up: Phones, tablets spark UK games industry growth | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Thanks to the growing appetite for smartphone and tablet gaming, the UK games industry has reported growth for the first time in three years, according to newly-published figures.

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Tablets will generate more app revenue than smartphones within five years

Tablets will generate more app revenue than smartphones within five years | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Apps used on tablets like the iPad and various Android slates are expected to generate $8.8 billion in revenue in 2013, accounting for 35% of all app revenue this year, while smartphone apps generate $16.4 billion. According to market research firm ABI, the scales will finally tip by 2018, when tablet app revenue surpasses smartphones.

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Ask Dave Taylor: Tablets... Android vs. iOS?

Ask Dave Taylor: Tablets... Android vs. iOS? | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

The latest buzz in the online world is that Android tablets are poised to overtake Apple's ubiquitous iPad.

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Five mistake to avoid when marketing your mobile app | europa apps

Five mistake to avoid when marketing your mobile app | europa apps | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Fiksu is a mobile Marketing platform. It publishes white papers about some specific aspects and key factors of success of promoting apps on a regular basis. In this post, we will sum up the conclusions they draw in their latest release, pointing out five major mistakes not to make when commercializing ones mobile application, and how to avoid them.

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War of the Tablets: Round 2 2013

War of the Tablets: Round 2 2013 | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Two years ago, when Apple’s Legendary Late CEO Steve Jobs was around, he could have the gumption to call Samsung Tab (a seven inches device) DOA (Dead on Arrival), as Apple was ruling the roost with a good of fan following. But a lot of things have changed since then and history of tablet is being rewritten, and Apple iPad, its myriad versions, and iPad Mini will certainly find them mentioned in the new and updated history, but they may not appear as the leader of the pack.

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Apple Adds Warning Label In App Store For Apps That Offer In-App Purchases

Apple Adds Warning Label In App Store For Apps That Offer In-App Purchases | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Following recent incidents involving them, freemium apps in the App Store are now labeled with a new “Offers In-App Purchases” tagline.

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Apple to stop approving apps that use UDIDs or don't support iPhone 5

Apple to stop approving apps that use UDIDs or don't support iPhone 5 | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

After more than a year of warnings, it looks like Apple’s finally putting the kibosh on the use of Unique Device Identifiers. An announcement was posted to the iOS developer portal this afternoon that starting May 1, apps using UDIDs will not be approved.

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More People Now Watch TV And Movies On Tablets In Bedrooms Than On TVs!

More People Now Watch TV And Movies On Tablets In Bedrooms Than On TVs! | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

In case you wanted more evidence that tablets and smartphones are disrupting the traditional TV viewing experience, here are some startling new survey stats from Motorola about how people consume TV and movies these days...

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Can independent developers make money from children's apps?

Can independent developers make money from children's apps? | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

It may be 'really, really, really hard' but studios are learning valuable lessons on the app stores. 

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Phones, tablets becoming more popular in the bedroom than TV

Phones, tablets becoming more popular in the bedroom than TV | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

If you fall asleep in bed every night with the TV on, you're apparently a dying breed.

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Smartphones, tablets, DVRs shift global media consumption

Smartphones, tablets, DVRs shift global media consumption | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

The increased acceptance of multiscreen habits and recording behaviours are dramatically shifting the way audiences are consuming video, according to Motorola Mobility's Fourth Annual Media Engagement Barometer.

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Look What Happens When You Give a Teenager a Tablet

Look What Happens When You Give a Teenager a Tablet | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

A new survey from Deloitte reports that 36 percent of Americans (or, at least, 36 percent of Americans who take online surveys) say they own a tablet. That’s up from 13 percent a year ago.

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Europa-Apps needs you to launch the App of the year! | europa apps

Europa-Apps needs you to launch the App of the year! | europa apps | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

The Chatterbox ABC (L’Abécédaire qui ne sait pas se taire) is the name of Europa-Apps’ new project in collaboration with Virginie Aracil, a graphic designer who founded her own organic cotton brand byVirgo®. She was already the author of our latest release Kids Square.

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iPhone Users Watch More Video

iPhone Users Watch More Video | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

From the “Android is from Mars, Apple is from Venus” files, another reminder that the kind of phone you have influences what you do with that phone.

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Chart of the day: Apple iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy sales

Chart of the day: Apple iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy sales | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Lacking hard numbers (because Samsung doesn't release them anymore) most analysts assume that the bulk of the Korean manufacturer's mobile sales come from its low-end phones. According to Raymond James' Tavis McCourt, Samsung's high-end Galaxy line outsold the iPhone only once -- in the summer of 2012, when many of Apple's (AAPL) customers were holding out for the iPhone 5.

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Tablets make huge difference for kids

Tablets make huge difference for kids | Publishing ebooks and apps for kids | Scoop.it

Six-year-old Deishaun Shead swiped his finger across the screen of an iPad computer tablet and mouthed words he saw on the display.

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