A gorgeous multimedia catalogue of a great collection of historical musical instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries, replete with photographs, construction details, sound samples, information about the original makers, and stories of how each specimen was collected by a couple who lived a Life Together in the Pursuit of Beauty. Publication for iPad and in print. Details at kck.st/viols
Apple’s read-aloud function for iBooks on mobile devices provides a fun and educational way for young readers to follow along with children’s stories as a real narrator reads the words aloud. Each word is highlighted as it’s read, and pages turn automatically to keep the session flowing smoothly.
The book in the clip is The Pied Piper: Read Aloud With Highlighting and Music. Available around Christmas 2011 from Apple iBookstore on iTunes at itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781937330002 (in the U.S. Other countries at different URLs).