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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas app for iPhone and iPad

    <em>A Charlie Brown Christmas</em> joins <em>How the Grinch Stole Christmas</em> and <em>A Christmas Story</em> on continuous loop in the Michaels family manse during the holiday season. The 1965 TV special remains a delight, even in this day and age--a near-perfect blend of music, message, and Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts gang. And if you don't feel the same, I'm pretty sure we can never be friends.

  • Comics for iPhone and iPad

    It turns out that the iPad’s a <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/145982/2010/01/ipad_comics.html">pretty good device</a> for reading comic books. While graphic novels are now <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/162132/2011/09/idw_unleashes_comics_for_apples_ibooks.html">making their way to the iBookstore</a>, the most popular way to read books on the iPad is via Comixology’s <a href="http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=202899">Comics</a> app. Version 3.0 of Comics is a major update that boosts performance, improves the user interface, and embraces the huge volume of digital comics being released now.

  • Apple to enforce iOS in-app content policy in coming days

    A reported deadline for developers to comply with an Apple policy on in-app subscription content has passed, with some developers yet to modify their apps. But <em>Macworld</em> has learned that Apple is working with developers to bring their apps into compliance as the company will look to start enforcing its new rules.

  • Two iPad bedtime apps

    Ah, bedtime. I consider my kids’ bedtime the victory lap. We’ve made it through another day together—booboos have been kissed, meals have been served, Dora has been presented, and toys have been… well, toys have been left strewn all over the playroom. But still: The day is done, and I always delight in helping my kids off to sleep.