Keeping Geeky Contact In College

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“Miss Us?!” was the caption in this postcard sent by the Postagram app. My son and I wanted my daughter in college to know we were thinking about her…and maybe laugh.

Experiment With Fun in Toca Lab

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Toca Lab encourages little scientists to run different experiments on “elements” to discover something new.

Get Muddy with Daddy Pig’s Puddle Jump

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As every Peppa Pig fan knows, there’s nothing better than jumping in muddy puddles. However, if muddy puddles are in short supply, the new Daddy Pig’s Puddle Jump app is certainly a good substitute.

iPad App Review: DrawQuest

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My sons and I had the chance to check out a free iPad app called DrawQuest. If you or your kids have a knack for drawing, this free app will be a fun diversion for you. This Facebook-connected online community will bring out your best of Pictionary, Win, Lose or Draw, or Draw Something!

Waze: Exciting News for This Exciting App

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This week I made an almost-1000 mile drive from Florida to West Virginia. Somewhere around Knoxville, where I hit some traffic, I decided to give Waze a chance. I’m glad I did.

Disney’s “It’s a Small World” Interactive iOS App

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Anybody who knows me personally will know that I am an enormous Disney geek. Interestingly, for me it is not so much about the films as it is the theme parks. There are paintings all over our house of the parks, I have a collection of plates and collectables and several boards full of trading pins. The best present I received this Christmas was a

GeekMom 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #2: Games

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Second in our series of 2011 Holiday Gift Guides is one detailing many games that we know and love. Some of them are new, some have been around a while, but all are great fun. This guide encompasses board games, card games, video games, and even an app. Check them out! And please share your favorite games in the comments. Uncle Chestnut’s Table Gype $25.00

Hanging in Numberland with Les Trois Elles

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We’re getting ready to head to Seattle in a week or so. It’s only a couple of hours on the plane, but I always like to have a few tricks up my sleeve to keep Vivienne entertained. So I’m in the market for some new apps to play with.  Whenever I do a little refresh like this, I always head over to the ever fabulous

Google Breadcrumb: Slightly Geeky and Fun Mobile Learning Tool

According to a Microsoft infographic on the Digital Buzz website, there are four billion mobile phones in use around the world.  Even more intriguing is that mobile Internet usage is on course to overtake desktop Internet usage by 2014. In addition, of those four billion mobile phone users, over 60% of them are using their devices to play games.  Thanks to Google Breadcrumb, these four

Language Learning Through Earworms? Ja!

Even if you’ve never heard the term “earworm,” you’ve had one. You know — one of those songs or tunes or fragments of melody that gets stuck in your head for days on end, so that you find yourself muttering “if you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where fashion sits” over and over again, in the shower

What Do Smart Zombies Want? Apps For Better Brains!

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I’m not sure what kind of geeky conversations go on in your households, but a common lament in my house is the lack of quality zombie apps on the market. Rather than listening to this diatribe yet again, I suggested that my son write it all down. Here’s his take on the state of the zombie app market, along with his idea of the perfect

Geeking Out About Word Lens

I’m not an iPhone app junky. I only download apps I’m sure I’ll use, and I promptly delete any that disappoint me. And I certainly never pay for full versions of apps without first checking the reviews. What can I say? I’m a picky user. Then one day, a new language translation app exploded onto the scene with an unbelievable YouTube demo video. So unbelievable