Tag Archives: Android

Four Fun Math Apps

These games are so much fun my kids don’t even notice they’re strengthening their math skills. Read More

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Kytephone App Makes Android Phones Kid-Safe

Keeping kids safe is a priority for parents, especially when it comes to sharing information online. Everyone is worried about some creepy stalker setting up a meeting, or getting their information and whisking them away from a playground or a schoolyard. Many parents opt to keep them away from things like smartphones for fear of their making dangerous connections. The problem is that there are times most of us would like our kids to have a ready means of contacting us in a pinch. Kytephone aims to provide a way for parents to give their children phones and keep them safe. Read More

Fathers Day Gift Guide – For the Kid at Heart

I’m lucky to have a husband who is a kid at heart because it makes shopping for him easy and fun. Most of the time, I can get his presents at my local toy store or comic book shop. It was this unique trait that inspired me to put together the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for the kid at heart. So, without further adieu, I give you the gift guide for the dad who prefers transformers over ties and Legos over soap on a rope. Read More

Review: Hand Stylus Shows Promise

I’ve been going through a bunch of styluses lately. It turns out they mostly suck. Picture trying to write something with a hot dog encased in metal. Not exactly an artists dream, and usually I just give up and used my finger. You know, one of the ten styluses Steve Jobs said we carried with us all the time? The Hand Stylus ended up not sucking. Hooray! Read More

A Digital Charlie Brown Christmas

Is it possible for an app to make you feel nostalgic? With the new A Charlie Brown Christmas app, it turns out the answer is yes, from the moment you enter and see the 45 spinning on the record player. “Mommy, what’s that thing?” “That’s a record player.” “A what?” “Why don’t you curl up… Read More

Where To Get A $99 TouchPad (And Why)

Last week I was at LinuxCon in Vancouver where, practically as soon as Phil Robb, director of the open source program office at HP, finished giving an optimistic keynote about the future of the TouchPad and WebOS, HP announced they were abandoning it. Next, two things happened almost simultaneously. TouchPad prices dropped to $99 (16… Read More