This one's all about apps. I've actually spent the last several weeks downloading a huge amount of new apps, mostly for my children, but in the process I've come across a whole slew of interesting apps for just about everyone. Links to download can be found below.
We live in a They Might be Giants household, so this is great for us. The app will play a new song each day taken from the extensive TMBG catalog, mixing old & new and starting out with 5 tunes ready to go. The music is streamed, not downloaded, but you can always buy a track through iTunes if you love it enough. (Free)
Honestly when I first saw this, I thought why would I ever want that. But, since I am a Squarespace person, I thought I may as well give it a try. Now I use it all the time. You type a note and by swiping you send it to whatever designated spot or spots you want- Email (which I now do constantly), Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook. And if you have a Squarespace site, as I do, you can post directly from Note. I don't do that, but I have started typing out full posts on my iPhone and emailing them for finishing touches. (Free)
This app gives you basically a big music tag cloud that lets you easily access a wealth of music news easily and quickly. It's pretty cool and much easier than slogging through site after site individually. (Free)
Monster Physics is a great way to trick your kids into learning about Physics. They play and they learn and they love it. I now have 4 Physics nuts in training, which I think is pretty cool. They build contraptions, which the app then brings to life, so that the "invention" can be used to complete various challenges. There's even a Learn section which deals more directly with learning some of the basic physics principles. ($.99)