Ten Speed Press today introduces What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook Tablet Edition, a digital version of the core self-inventory exercise that has made What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles, a household name. Based on the Flower Diagram in his best-selling book, this job-search preparation guide provides job seekers with a powerful self-assessment tool to identify viable job skills and develop highly individualized self-marketing strategies.

 

Berkeley, California – Today, Ten Speed Press announced the release of What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook Tablet Edition, a digital version of the core self-inventory exercise that has made What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles, a household name. This job-search preparation guide (based on the Flower Diagram in his best-selling book) provides job seekers with a powerful self-assessment tool to identify viable job skills and develop highly individualized self-marketing strategies.

Created in collaboration with Smashing Ideas, a Seattle-based digital strategy and product company, and available in iTunes and the NOOK Store, Parachute’s key tool that gets to the heart of job-hunters’ career goals – what Bolles refers to as “that one piece of paper” – is now fully interactive, delivering a one-of-a-kind roadmap for exploring and applying individual interests and attributes to the job search. The immersive digital version does all of the legwork in determining a job seeker’s most marketable and transferable skills. Enhanced features include:

* Targeted questions uniquely designed to uncover one’s goals, interests, traits, and aspirations
* Answers that can be digitally recorded and adapted to serve each individual job search
* A snapshot that translates personal interests into marketable job skills, instantly accessible for a variety of job interviews and resume revisions
* An attractive diagram to track progress and display progressive results
* Comprehensive, fully integrated tips and hints that help prioritize tools
* ‘Post-it’ style reminders
* An exercise (based on the Mulholland Code) to determine preferred working conditions
* Easy-to-view results lists
* Fill-in options to record personal stories and gain unique insight for the job search
* A skills grid to help job-seekers target expertise and unlock potential
* Convenient layout options
* A salary calculator

For more than forty years and with over ten million copies sold, What Color Is Your Parachute? has been recognized as the world’s best resource for up-to-date information on the fast-paced, ever-changing job market. This digital companion workbook brings new efficiency to Bolles’s long-established expertise, providing job-seekers and career-changers with an unparalleled tool to assess their strengths and win jobs.

About Richard N. Bolles
Richard N. Bolles has led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci, and is available for interviews.

About Smashing Ideas:
Smashing Ideas is a digital product strategy and development company. They bridge physical goods, media and services through connected experiences that are simple, intuitive, and fun to use. Founded in 1996, with offices in the U.S. and UK, the company’s clients include Discovery Communications, Sony, Random House, Toys R Us and Mattel. Their websites, mobile applications and digital solutions have received over 50 awards, including a Primetime Emmy nomination. Visit Smashing Ideas online.

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Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 57.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook Tablet Edition 1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. The app is also available on Nook, Nook HD and HD+

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The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., is the industry’s leading publisher of illustrated and lifestyle books. Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the group, partners with cultural icons like Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook, and Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, and other notable and award-winning authors to produce beautiful, profound, and life-changing books. Copyright (C) 2013 Random House Digital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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Control a Lance of MechWarriors To Fight for Supremacy and Survival Across iOS Devices

MechWarrior: Tactical Command

MechWarrior: Tactical Command is now available for iPhone and iPad

March 14, 2013 (Singapore) – Singapore developer Personae Studio announced today the release of MechWarrior: Tactical Command for iPhone. Another great step in the MechWarrior franchise, MechWarrior: Tactical Command stays true to the BattleTech universe while enhancing the game-play and graphics from the previous iPad version.

MechWarrior: Tactical Command gives players command of 30 BattleMechs to lead through 21 different missions across three planets using real-time strategy and multi-touch controls. It still provides the MechWarrior feel, staying true to the MechWarrior story and BattleTech traditions, but allows players to enhance their gaming experience with the game now available on all iOS platforms. The game can now be downloaded for $3.99 in the iTunes App Store.

“It’s the same MechWarrior feel we all love, but now it’s in the palm of your hand,” said Edmund Koh, director of Personae Studios. “MechWarrior: Tactical Command stays true to the MechWarrior story and BattleTech traditions. We are proud and excited to release the game across all iOS platforms.”

MechWarrior: Tactical Command uses a simple multi-touch screen and top-down game play model. This allows players an overhead view of the battle field so they can strategically control and lead a lance of MechWarriors to victory.

MechWarrior: Tactical Command features include:

  • Stunning cut-scenes and graphics optimized for iOS 6 with retina display
  • Now a universal app with iCloud integration across iOS devices
  • Full camera rotation within the 3D environment
  • Real time tactics and unique game controls
  • Authenticity to the original BattleTech universe and beloved board game
  • 21 unique missions across three planets
  • Three difficulty modes and complete customization for resources, technology, weaponry and BattleMech upgrades

MechWarrior: Tactical Command for iPhone is now available on iTunes and is partly funded under the Media Development Authority’s Production Assistant grant. For more information on MechWarrior: Tactical Command visit http://www.mechwarriortc.com/ and follow MechWarrior: Tactical Command on Facebook and Twitter.

About Personae Studios
Personae Studios LLP was formed in October 2007 with a vision: To dive into one’s creative mind in an attempt to fuse traditional gaming methods with the electronic gaming space. The studio’s goal is to introduce new and engaging computer gaming concepts by incorporating the roots of traditional computer gaming methods, with the innovative gameplay elements driven by modern technologies. Based in Singapore, the studio specializes in the design and development of iOS games and supporting infrastructures. Personae Studios believes in designing games that suit all occasions, while bringing entertainment closer to wherever anyone goes.

Publications International, Ltd. announced their participation in the 2013 International Home + Housewares show. Recognized for their leadership in the digital cookbook space, Publications International, Ltd. has transformed how everyday cooks approach making nightly dinners with apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8. Special guest Chef Tom and members of the iCookbook team will feature live demos, free tastings, and product giveaways at Chicago’s McCormick Place March 2nd – 5th.

Chicago, Illinois – Publications International, Ltd., creators of the award-winning iCookbook(TM) app, has announced their participation in the 2013 International Home + Housewares show for the third year in a row. Recognized for their leadership in the digital cookbook space, Publications International, Ltd. has transformed how everyday cooks approach making nightly dinners with apps for the iPhone(R), iPad(R), Android(R) and Windows 8.

This year, representatives from Publications International, Ltd. will be on hand to showcase a number of new additions to the iCookbook(TM) family including CROCK-POT(TM) Recipes, the cookbook app dedicated to recipes for the original #1 brand of slow cookers; iCookbook(TM) Diabetic, designed to make eating well and living well easier for anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes; and Butterball(R) Cookbook Plus, featuring hundreds of mouth-watering recipes for main dishes, salads, and sides that feature Butterball(R) turkey or turkey products as their main ingredient. In addition, Publications International, Ltd. will also highlight the latest edition of iCookbook(TM) for Windows 8 with a drawing and a chance to win a free ASUS VivoTab from Microsoft.

On Monday, March 4th Publications International, Ltd. also welcomes Chef Tom to the Cooking Theater for a live demonstration and tasting of recipes from the new CROCK-POT(TM) Recipes app. Demonstrations begin at 4:45 p.m. with CROCK-POT’S(TM) signature Caponata, before moving on to the Sweet & Sour Chicken, Peppered Risotto and finally a tasting of the Steamed Pumpkin Cake.

The 2013 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

For more information on Publications International, Ltd. and their collection of recipe apps visit iCookbook online and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 49.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iCookbook 3.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category.

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Butterball Cookbook Plus 1.0.1

Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) is one of North America’s leading publishers of cookbooks, with more than 400 active cookbook titles and more than 50 recipe magazine releases annually. PIL’s award winning iCookbook(TM) platform is available on Windows, Apple and Android devices. Copyright (C) 2013 Publications International, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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New Music App Jam for iPhone takes over the Music Gear Expo Lounge at SXSW with celebrity appearances, live app demos and free drinks!

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Make an Appearance at the Jam for iPhone Lounge in the SXSW Music Gear Expo.

Melbourne, Australia – Top ranking music app Jam for iPhone is pleased to announce its participation in the Music Gear Expo at the 2013 SXSW festival in Austin, TX. The new song creation app, named the official sponsors of the lounge in the Music Gear Expo Hall, joins an elite list of specialty products and musical equipment on display and open to the public March 14-16th from noon to 6 p.m.

Throughout the week, visitors to the Jam for iPhone Lounge can check out live demos of the app and enjoy free drinks in the hosted bar in exchange for trying out the app on their own device. Pacific Northwest duo and XXL’s ‘Breakout Artist of the Year’ Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will also be making a special guest appearance in the Jam Lounge on Thursday, March 14th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for pictures and autographs.

Launched earlier this year, Jam for iPhone has been called the “Instagram of music” allowing any vocalist to create completely original songs in seconds that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter or within the app’s own social network of “charting artists.”

“We are really looking forward to Jamming with attendees at SXSW and to hanging out with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in the Jam Lounge – it’ll be the place to be!” says DreamWalk interactive General Manager and Jam for iPhone developer, Joe Russell.

Music Gear Expo – Jam for iPhone Lounge
Hours:
Thursday, March 14 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.**
Friday, March 15 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
**special appearance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thursday from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.**

Location:
Austin Convention Center, Hall 5

For more information about Jam for iPhone visit http://www.jamapp.com.au and follow Jam on Facebook and Twitter.

About DreamWalk Interactive
DreamWalk is a division of Wellcom Group Limited. It was founded by brothers, Joe and Sam Russell in 2008 with the development the world’s first commercial GPS treasure hunting platform, also named DreamWalk. Jam for iPhone is DreamWalk’s first music app ranked #1 in over 26 countries with over 250,000 users. http://www.dreamwalk.com.au/

About Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier national hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative music videos and media. After years of building momentum with impassioned support from their devoted fan base, 2012 was a banner year for the group, kicked off by Macklemore¹s feature in XXL’s Freshman Class. Most recently, they have broken new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, The Heist, which shot into the #1 spot on iTunes and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts without the support of a traditional record label. Their single “Thrift Shop” has reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (3x Platinum), with help from a wildly popular music video (80 million+ views on YouTube) on heavy rotation on BET and MTV. “Same Love,” a song and video in support of marriage equality, galvanized young fans and voters and led to a live studio performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While on their 70-city, completely sold-out world tour supporting The Heist, they garnered attention in Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, TIME and GQ, with live performances on VH1, MTV, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live. http://www.macklemore.com

About SXSW
South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference, the world’s leading music industry event, offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry during the day at panels, talks, the Trade Show, Music Gear Expo and other conference activities at the Austin Convention Center. At night, the absolute best mix of musical performances from over 2,000 regional, national and international acts will take place at the nighttime music festival. Altogether, SXSW presents unmatched networking opportunities, career-building conference programming and over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees. SXSW Music takes place Tuesday, March 12 – Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas. For more information on every aspect of SXSW, please go to http://www.sxsw.com.

The Random House Publishing Group introduced The Pill Book All-In-One App 1.0.1 for iOS. With this single app, users will be able to track medications for multiple family members, easily set up reminders, find in-depth and easy-to-understand prescription information, identify pills, and even quickly locate the closest pharmacy. The Pill Book All-In-One App includes an extensive database with over 100,000 FDA-approved medications and 18,000+ drug images.

 

New York City, New York – Random House Publishing Group launched The Pill Book All-In-One App. The app is now available for $3.99 in the iTunes App Store for iPhone.

The Pill Book All-In-One App 1.0.1 (fully-tested for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 screen-compatible) comes from the most-trusted consumer drug guide in the United States with over 20 million copies in print: The Pill Book by Harold M. Silverman, Ph.D. With this single app, users will be able to track medications for multiple family members, easily set up reminders, find in-depth and easy-to-understand prescription information, identify pills, and even quickly locate the closest pharmacy. THE PILL BOOK ALL-IN-ONE APP includes an extensive database with over 100,000 FDA-approved medications and 18,000 drug images. It also offers invaluable prescribing information direct from The Pill Book for 1800 of the most commonly-prescribed drugs compiled by a team of eminent pharmacologists in concise, readable, easy-to-understand entries. These entries include possible side effects, cautions and warnings, drug interactions, and dosage information.

The Pill Book All-In-One App features three main tabs: Pill Finder, My Cabinet, and Pharmacy. With the Pill Finder tab, users will be able to identify drugs by generic or brand name, NDC number, imprint, color, or shape. They can also use Siri voice recognition to search for medications. The My Cabinet tab allows users to track their own medications and those of other family members, set up reminders to take medication, as well as store their insurance, physician, and pharmacy contact information for easy access at any time. With the Pharmacy Finder, users can locate a local pharmacy and add the location to their profile for later reference.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3/4/5 gen) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 292 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Pill Book All-In-One App 1.0.1 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available through the U.S. App Store in the Medical category.

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The Random House Publishing Group is a division of Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG. Copyright (C) 2013 Random House Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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