Story Lab teaches using fun, FBI, Eyeball Head, update for Apple TV


NZ devs in Berlin release another exciting learning app — ToonSpaghetti Story Lab app for iPad and iPhone is a story making studio for kids 5+. Kids learn language and literacy through multi-media story creation – it’s fun, creative and educational! What sets it apart from other Common Core Curriculum learning apps is that it’s visually stunning, and super creative – kids don’t even know they are learning. It’s free with in-app purchases.  There’s a video preview online, I recommend anyone teaching or with kids check it out.

FBI contacted Apple, received data related to San Bernardino case 3 days after shooting — According to a court filing prepared by Apple, the company first received — and responded to — FBI requests for information related to last year’s deadly shootings in San Bernardino, California, just three days after the attack. An Apple lawyer has warned the US government it’s on the road to ‘limitless’ power in the iPhone encryption fight; Apple’s legal strategy is that software is free speech, and Congress should decide; and Apple’s shareholders are backing Apple.

Polaroid Panorama Eyeball Head spins your iPhone for smooth Panos — Polaroid has introduced a nifty gadget called Panorama Eyeball Head, a motorized mount that will spin your iPhone, camera, Android device or D/SLR camera 360 degrees for smooth and even panoramic shots. It comes with a remote that allows you to control how fast it spins and how far. It’s on Amazon at US$49.99—retail price is US$89.99.

Apple releases security update for the third gen Apple TV — Apple has posted a security update for the third gen Apple TV. In a support doc, the company says “for the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.”