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Americans who access internet with mobile device doubles since 2009

The Pew Research Center has released a study on the mobile device usage in the US. Here’s their summary: Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center?s Internet & American Life Project. We call them ?cell internet users? and […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Americans who access internet with mobile device doubles since 2009

My review: The Pogo Connect iPad stylus is a great digital pen

Some months ago I came across the Pogo Connect iPad stylus online. The device boasts that it is a unique pressure sensitive pen for the iPad. Since pressure sensitivity is one of the missing features of drawing on a tablet, I was curious if the pen lived up to its claims. At $79.95, it’s not […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013,  Section: mobile, Technology, Comments: 6 Comments

Gocomics releases free, new mobile app

As far as syndicates go, Universal Uclick has always been a leader in the mobile space. They were the first to have a mobile friendly website and one of the first to release iPhone apps for various comic titles. But I failed to realize that they didn?t have a native mobile app available. They?ve now […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, mobile, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Ann Telnaes releases editorial cartoon app for election

Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes has released a new interactive editorial cartoon app for the iPad and iPhone called “POTUS Pick.” From the press release: Telnaes has been intrigued by how apps could allow cartoonists to approach editorial cartoons in new ways. “In print, users are passive – meaning that editors determine what […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Slylock Fox app now in App Store

Bob Weber Jr.’s The Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids is now an app in the iTunes App Store. The game “Spot the Difference” is a packaged app with 50 of Bob’s favorite spot-the-difference panels from his strip since 1987. The game is targeted at kids through adults. “Spot the Difference” is available for both […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: mobile, Comments: 1 Comment

Cut the Rope Om Nom gets own comic

The Om Nom character from the iPhone game Cut the Rope is getting it’s own digital comic. The hero of the game, the little green candy muncher Om Nom is getting his own digital comic. The comics will be designed by Ape Entertainment and are set to hit the Apple App Store in late August. […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011,  Section: mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Cut the Rope Om Nom gets own comic

Wes Hargis posts When I Grow Up app art

Franklin Fibbs co-creator Wes Hargis is another cartoonist with art in the iTunes App Store. Wes illustrated Weird Al’s When I Grow Up book and did the artwork for the accompanying iPhone/iPod app. Over on the Three Men in a Tub blog, he’s posted some of the art that didn’t make it into the app. […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011,  Section: mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Wes Hargis posts When I Grow Up app art

Steve Breen releases children’s iPhone App

Steve Breen, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The San Diego Union-Tribune, has released an iPhone app for little kids. The app is called Hungry Monster and is played by feeding a yellow monster various types of food which evoke a different reaction from the monster. From the iTunes description: Feed Sydney a banana […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2011,  Section: mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Breen releases children’s iPhone App

Comics for Android phone users

Marc Sobel looks at the comic scene for those with Android powered phones. In November, I finally joined the cult of the smartphone. I’m not the type of guy who’s usually on the bleeding edge of technology, nor am I one to become an early adopter of anything (other than comics, of course), but when […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2011,  Section: mobile, Comments: 2 Comments

King Features releases iPad version of DailyINK

Last week King Features Syndicate released an iPhone, iPod Touch app for their DailyINK subscription service. Today, they’ve released the iPad version of the same app. The app, technically is a single app that runs in both small screens (iPhone) and larger screens (iPad) – so if you have an iPad and downloaded it last […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, mobile, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

King Features launches DailyINK iPhone/iPad app

King Features Syndicate has just released a DailyINK iPhone/iPod Touch app through the iTunes App Store. The free download connects DailyInk allows everyone to access “dozens of strips, panels and editorial cartoons will be featured in ‘Today’s Comic’” and the ability to go back seven days for the feature comics. Those with paid subscription accounts […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, mobile, Comments: 5 Comments

New Apple app guidelines specifically exempt political satirists

Apple has relaxed some of their requirements for its App Store apps. The clause regarding defamatory or offensive material is still in the guidelines, but they’ve explicitly made it clear that “professional political satirists and humorists” were exempt. Here’s how the two clauses are written: 14.1 Any app that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, mobile, Comments: 4 Comments

Apple rejects Tiger Wood app. Again

Daryl Cagle writes on his blog that his second attempt to get his Tiger Woods Cartoon App through the iTunes App store has proven unsuccessful. Again the denial is based on the “ridiculing public figures” clause. Since Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself said that the policy was changed for editorial cartoons (you can read the […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, mobile, Technology, Comments: 4 Comments

Mr. Boffo embedded with scannable tag for mobile phones

I’m not sure I have all the pieces put together. From what I’m gathering, starting today the “Mister Boffo” has a “tag” printed inside the strip that when scanned by a mobile device (requires an app download) reveals an animated comic. I’m reading about this in the Star Tribune’s (MN) paper, so it may be […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: 6 Comments

Apple facing antitrust inquiry?

From NYPost: According to a person familiar with the matter, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are locked in negotiations over which of the watchdogs will begin an antitrust inquiry into Apple’s new policy of requiring software developers who devise applications for devices such as the iPhone and iPad to use only Apple’s […]

Posted on: May 3, 2010,  Section: mobile, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Apple facing antitrust inquiry?