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Stephen Fry Reads for ‘The Wind in the Willows’ App

Author and actor Stephen Fry worked on a new app adapting The Wind in the Willows. You can download the app for free and read two chapters to explore the book. The rest of the book can be purchased within the app.

Fry provides an introduction before each chapter and reads parts of the story. His reading also includes “Ducks’ Ditty” and “Toad’s Last Little Song.” Here’s more from Fry:

How better to enjoy and bring to life the words and emotions of this wonderful tale of Toad and his mates, than by using the latest story-telling techniques. Images, animations, narration and music all combine on the iPad in a panoply of delightfulness! I can imagine Kenneth Grahame would have loved to discover his words tumbling off the page and his young readers being able to enjoy so much more “beyond the story.”

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British Teen Is The Mastermind Behind Top Selling News App

Seventeen year-old Nick D’Aloisio is the brains behind a new iOS app for reading news called Summly, a tool that summarizes top headlines for quick reading. The free app lets readers browse headlines along with concise summaries of the stories.

The teenager has raised more than $1 million for his app from supporters including Rupert Murdoch and Stephen FryBBC News has more: “Mr D’Aloisio took time off school to develop his idea for a smartphone application that offers summaries of existing news stories published on the net. The free-to-download app uses algorithms to process news stories into summaries which users can then swipe to see in full if they wish.”

Version 2.0 of the app debuted in iTunes on November 1st and in a matter of hours ranked in the Top Ten apps for news apps. It is currently No. 11 in the free news apps category.