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The Read Me Stories app has become the “top reading app for kids in the education category on the iPad in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australasia and Singapore” says New Zealand app developer, Glenn Andert. The app provides readers with a new book each day, using “modern technology to inspire in children the age-old love of reading.”


Michelle Starr of CNET provides a list of the top 50 apps you may need for your new iPad.


Simon Pollard of the Herald Sun provides feedback on five weather apps to complement the iPhone’s own Weather app.


“The millions of cafe loyalty cards used by Australians each month - which if stacked flat on top of one another would extend about 2.5 times the height of Sydney Tower - are heading for extinction.” writes Ben Grubb of the Sydney Morning Herald.


Chris Griffith of The Mercury writes about a new iPhone app called FoodSwitch created by The George Institute for Global Health. The app lets users scan the barcodes of packaged foods with their iPhone’s camera, offering a traffic light rating of the items scanned as red, amber or green. The app then searches a database of Australian supermarket products and returns details of healther alernatives with less fat, salt and sugar.


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