When we heard news that Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, and Oregon Trail are coming to Facebook, we couldn’t help but get a bit nostalgic–that’s really the whole point, right? Well, besides teaching a whole new generation about the importance of rationing buffalo meat before fording a river.So we asked the PCMag staff to continue the trip down memory lane by picking out a long-lost edutainment favorite they’d love to have on their iPhone. After the jump, check out their picks–and a few titles that, much to our delight, have already made their way onto the popular smartphone. 2-XLLearning can be fun–so long as the lessons are being handed down by a robot with a thick New York accent. A touchscreen version of 2-XL? Sign us up. Oh, and as the above ad happily reminds us, teenagers love him, too! It’s a win-win, really.Freddi FishNemo? Don’t make us laugh. There’s only enough room in our hearts for one problem-solving tropical fish.Mavis Beacon Teaches TypingThis should be a mandatory install for every first time iPhone owner. Getting a smartphone without a touchscreen is a bit like learning to type all over again. SimAntWith the advent of games like Spore and various sequels to The Sims, things have gotten a little sophisticated in the Sim world. We’d love to go back to a time when things were simple–and barely visible with the naked eye.Speak ‘n SpellWe got an Etch-a-sketch app for the thing. Wouldn’t you pay 99 cents to get your iPhone to spell dirty words in an 80s robot voice?Word MunchersOh, you lucky iPhone owners–while researching for this story, I was surprised and delighted to discover that an iPhone version of Number Munchers existed, teaching children the wonders of basic arithmetic via the immanent threat of Troggle. Adapting the game’s linguistic sequel is pretty much a given, right?Word Rescue Learn to read whilst playing a Mario-esque sidescroller? Heck, beats sitting through class.These ones actually exist!MathBlaster M.U.L.E. Number Munchers Simon Says
Samsung : les nouvelles Galaxy Tab lancées le 8 août en FranceSamsung entend faire de l’ombre à l’iPad sur le marché français, avec la très prochaine sortie de ses nouvelles tablettes Galaxy. Elles seront commercialisées dans l’Hegaxone à partir du 8 août prochain.Alors que les smartphones Samsung font une réelle concurrence à l’iPhone, la firme coréenne s’apprête à lancer deux nouveaux modèles de tablettes à la hauteur de l’iPad. Les Galaxy Tab 8.9 et 10.1 pouces seront commercialisées en France à partir du 8 août prochain, pour des prix allant de 459 euros à 679 euros pour la première, et de 489 à 709 euros pour la seconde, un prix calqué sur celui de l’iPad.À lire aussiiPad Pro : le nouvel iPad d’Apple de 12,9 pouces prévu pour 2015La Galaxy Tab de 8,9 pouces, comme la 10.1 pouces, est particulièrement fine avec une épaisseur de 8,6 millimètres seulement, pour un poids de 465 grammes. Toutes deux sont dotées d’un écran tactile offrant une résolution de 1280 x 800 pixels et fonctionnent avec l’OS de Google Android 3.1, et l’interface TouchWiz, qui permet de personnaliser l’écran d’accueil du terminal. Elles sont équipées d’un appareil photo 3 mégapixels et d’une webcam frontale de 2 mégapixels. Enfin, côté connectivité, les tablettes sont dotées de la 3G+, du WiFi 802.11n et du Bluetooth 3.0.Les Galaxy Tab s’offrent ainsi toutes les chances de concurrencer l’iPad. Un défi pour la firme japonaise après l’échec du premier modèle de tablette de Samsung, qui s’est écoulé à seulement 70.000 exemplaires en France depuis son lancement.Le 17 juillet 2011 à 11:12 • Maxime Lambert
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department issued the following press release on Wednesday:Wilmington Town Manager Jeffrey Hull, announced [Wednesday] that he has appointed Lt. Brian Pupa as the new Deputy Chief of Police. The position has been vacant since former Deputy Chief Robert Richter left the Department in November of 2018.In a message to Police Department employees, Town Manager Hull stated: “Brian has dedicated his law enforcement career to the Town of Wilmington and I am fortunate to be able to call upon his experience to assume the next level of leadership within the department. My expectation is that Chief Desmond and soon to be Deputy Chief Pupa will work well together and move the department forward. Once again the Town was fortunate in having experienced candidates, well versed in law enforcement and in leading a police department participate in the assessment center process.”Chief Joseph Desmond is eager to get to work with soon to be Deputy Pupa.“I look forward to working along side Deputy Chief Pupa,” said Chief Desmond. “His knowledge and experience will not only be beneficial to the Department, but will be extremely helpful to me as we look to move the Department forward.”Brian Pupa joined the WPD in 1997 as a Permanent Intermittent Officer. He was appointed as a Patrol Officer in October of 1998. He worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to Lieutenant in November of 2008 where he took charge of the Detective Bureau. Deputy Chief Pupa hold a Law Degree from Massachusetts School of Law and is a 2017 graduate from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia in September of 2017.The men and women of the Wilmington Police Department congratulate Deputy Chief Pupa on his promotion. We look forward to serving under his leadership for many years to come.Lt. Brian PupaLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police Chief Joe Desmond & Deputy Police Chief Brian Pupa Sworn InIn “Police Log”5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Police Chief Joe Desmond (PART 1)In “5 Quick Questions”Joe Desmond Appointed Permanent Wilmington Police ChiefIn “Police Log”
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