Tag Archive: Kids


Jony Ive And iOS 7 Just Ruined This Kid’s Day [Video]

iOS 7 came out yesterday and if early adoption numbers are any indication, people love the hell out of it. Well, everyone except one young kid who hates that Jony Ive just changed everything. Check out the video Derek Colling posted to YouTube of his sons reaction to iOS 7. Colling said he knew his son […]

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Phooter, The Location-Guessing, Flick-Fed Photo Game For Kids

phooterPhooter looks pretty neat – apart from the name which, if the logo is anything to go by, is supposed to be pronounced to rhyme with “footer” and not “fooooter.” Anyhow, the app is a learning tool/game for the iPhone and iPad which uses Flickr photos to teach geography. Phooter is likely inspired by Geoguessr, […]

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Backyard Battles Brings Cardboard Forts And FIghting Kids To iOS [PAX 2013]

Backyard BattlesSEATTLE, PAX 2013 – We spoke with Josh Glazer, CTO of Naked Sky Games, about the company’s upcoming turn-based tactical game, Backyard Battles. The game, coming to iOS, Android, and the web later this year, pits two teams of children against each other, wielding cardboard tubes, spell books, and their imaginations. “It’s what kids raised […]

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Manage Parental Controls For Your Kids’ Mac Remotely [OS X Tips]

Remote Parental ControlsParental controls are a wonderful thing, letting you filter internet content, restrict your kids to certain apps, and even keep them from accessing the Mac during times they should be sleeping or doing homework. Did you know, then, that you can manage the Parental Controls in OS X from another Mac on your network? This […]

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Help Your Kids Manage And Block Tracking And Targeted Ads On Their iOS Devices With Disconnect Kids

DIsconnect KidsI have to admit, I’m less than wary of all the tracking that goes on with the iOS devices my kids have access to. Now that they both have at least an iPod touch and access to my iPads, I’m feeling a bit on the worried side about them sharing any of their web or […]

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640,000 LA School Kids To Receive Free iPads In $30 Million Program

child-on-ipadThe Los Angeles School Board of Education has announced a new program that will see 640,000 school kids given free iPads. 31,000 of those will be given out this year, while the other 609,000 will be issued by the end of 2014. The program comes after a $31 million deal with Apple. However, that $31 […]

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Filip, A Digital Leash For Kids

The Filip is a smart watch for kids, complete with a built-in cellphone, a tracker so you can keep an eye on them wherever they are, and messaging so you can continue to harass and berate them even as they try to build their own sense of independence. I kind of hate it. In a […]

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If Your Kids Racked Up A Huge Bill In In-App Purchases, Apple Is Ready To Make Amends

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Are you a parent who nearly lost his or her mind and committed an act of infanticide when you discovered that your happy little sprog, in the space of five minutes playing unsupervised with your iPhone, somehow amassed an iTunes bill of over $ 1,000 in frickin’ Smurfberries? Well, Apple’s ready to help you, but even if you were only burnt for less than $ 30 because of the way in-app  [Read More…]

Apple Summer Camp Teaches Kids How To Become Filmmakers

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Every year Apple does a summer camp for kids at its U.S. retail stores. The free workshops teach 8-12 year olds how to make movies and music with iMovie and Garageband. Camp sessions begin around the middle of July and last through the beginning of August in some cases. There are two workshop days that culminate with an Apple Camp Film Festival.

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Why the Nexus 4 is a Great First Computer for Kids

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The post-PC world is already dumbing young people down. Way down.

I’m hearing accounts by hiring managers that new applicants right out of school often lack not only basic “computing” skills (for example, they don’t really know how to do a Google search), but they lack the imagination, creativity or curiosity to even learn those skills.

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