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iPad Experience: The Civil War Today provides four years of updated content

150 years ago on 12 April 1861 the first shot was fired to launch the U.S. into Civil War. To commemorate this time in our history A&E launched a new iPad application called The Civil War Today that will provide you with daily updates for the next four years. For $7.99 you get years of history on your iPad.

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150 years ago on 12 April 1861 the first shot was fired to launch the U.S. into Civil War. To commemorate this time in our history A&E launched a new iPad application called The Civil War Today that will provide you with daily updates for the next four years. For $7.99 you get years of history on your iPad.

Check out my full ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer post for details on the application.

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You can tap out Morse code on your iPad to post to Twitter or Facebook. While not the most efficient text entry method it is interesting to see it being used for people to learn.

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You will find a daily index of the content that helps you keep track of what you read.

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If you want to learn about a specific person during this time of our history, you can find a large collection of biographies.

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You can read older articles and a new one will appear each day, but you cannot read ahead and must wait until the actual day matches the day 150 years ago.

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Actual newspaper articles from 150 years ago are embedded in the app and can be viewed using pinch and zoom and scroll techniques.

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The photos of the Civil War are interesting to view, but you cannot save them or using them outside the application.

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The main article in the upper left is used to cover the major news of the day.

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Photos are found in the content and sometimes there is a Photo of the Day.

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Battlefield maps and maps of the war are available as well.

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