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Mac games roundup for kids!

Mac games roundup for kids!

Kids love to play games, so let's let 'em! The Mac is a great play toy for kids who want to have fun with their computer. Here's a roundup of some great games you can download for the Mac right now. All of them are available from the Mac App Store. We've included age ratings to help you decide if...
Kids projects: Make rookie cards for your team on your iPhone or iPad

Kids projects: Make rookie cards for your team on your iPhone or iPad

While school might take a break for the summer, sports do anything but. From little league to soccer practice, gymnastics to judo, tennis to skating — we have indoor rinks! — there are all sorts of sports, team and solo, for kids to have fun with, get healthy doing, and learn valuable skills from...
How to restrict private data access with parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

How to restrict privacy settings with parental controls for iPhone or iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes not only blocking apps from accessing you location, contacts, calendars, reminders, photos, bluetooth sharing,...
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Hands-on with the Osmo game system for iPad

Hands-on with the Osmo game system for iPad

Osmo (playosmo.com) is a hardware gaming device for kids that connects to any iPad. They have just started shipping after getting more than $2 million in pre-orders from over 2,000 schools. How does it work? It turns physical objects and interactions into digital game elements. You need to see it...
How to create a new child ID for Family Sharing

How to create a new child ID for Family Sharing

One of the best parts of Family Sharing in iOS 8 is that you can closely monitor your children's purchases, even when they're not with you. Even better yet, you can create an Apple ID just for them that once they're old enough, they can take with them. But until that time, it can help you keep a...
Mac games roundup for kids!

Mac games roundup for kids!

Kids love to play games, so let's let 'em! The Mac is a great play toy for kids who want to have fun with their computer. Here's a roundup of some great games you can download for the Mac right now. All of them are available from the Mac App Store. We've included age ratings to help you decide if...
How to restrict private data access with parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

How to restrict privacy settings with parental controls for iPhone or iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes not only blocking apps from accessing you location, contacts, calendars, reminders, photos, bluetooth sharing,...
Kids projects: Make rookie cards for your team on your iPhone or iPad

Kids projects: Make rookie cards for your team on your iPhone or iPad

While school might take a break for the summer, sports do anything but. From little league to soccer practice, gymnastics to judo, tennis to skating — we have indoor rinks! — there are all sorts of sports, team and solo, for kids to have fun with, get healthy doing, and learn valuable skills from...
Kids projects: Make a nature journal with your iPhone or iPad and iPhoto!

Kids projects: Make a nature journal with your iPhone or iPad and iPhoto!

Summer vacations are just made for the great outdoors. Whether you're in your backyard, at the local park, at a national park, or hiking halfway around the world, there's an amazing amount of plants and flowers, bugs and birds, rocks and streams to see and enjoy. Best of all, if you have your...
How to make sure you capture unexpected photos of your kids with your iPhone

How to make sure you capture unexpected photos of your kids with your iPhone

The iPhone is the best camera most of us have with us most of the time, and that includes those times when kids do the most amazing, the most outlandish, and the most unexpected things. Making sure you can capture those serendipitous moments as quickly, easily, and beautifully as possible is...
Kids projects: Make a vacation travel trailer with iMovie on your iPhone or iPad!

Kids projects: Make a vacation travel trailer with iMovie on your iPhone or iPad!

Summer and vacation go together like, well, two of the best things in the world. Parents have time off from work, kids have time off from school, the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and travel beckons. Whether it's a day at a local fun spot, a trip across country, or an adventure half-way...
Kids projects: Learn a new language with Duolingo on your iPhone or iPad

Kids projects: Learn a new language with Duolingo on your iPhone or iPad

We're starting a new series focusing on fun summer — or winter — projects for the whole family. Things you can do on your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac in ways that are convenient, efficient, and rewarding. This is the first one. I hope you enjoy it! Summer means the days are long, work gets a break...
ZEN & TECH 55: Parenting; Keeping kids safe on social

ZEN & TECH 55: Parenting; Keeping kids safe on social

ZEN & TECH is our mobile lifestyle podcast, focusing not just on our phones, tablets, and gadgets, but how we can use technology to help us live better, richer, happier lives. It's how we center our inner geeks! On today's show, Georgia and Rene tie into Talk Mobile 2013 and, as part of our...

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