Technology is a double-edged sword in parenting. Just as you worry about your babies safety, as a parent this worry does not diminish as your children get older and are faced with new challanges. Monitoring your child’s use of the family PC is simple enough, but supervision becomes more complicated when you’re dealing with smartphones. Fortunately, there are many smartphone apps that would help you keep your kids safe. Here are our five favourites.
Wristwatches have always been a popular accessory, although I have to admit that I have never been too much into them. While I do appreciate a nice looking watch, I have never felt the urge to get one of those bands for the iPod Nano. I have a feeling that it will look ridiculous, in spite of the countless people who have told me how cool it is to wear one. On the other hand, there are also those who have ranted against the downsides of the iPod Nano as a watch.
If you are one of them, you might be interested in the newest thing in wristwatches coupled with mobile devices: Pebble, the e-paper watch that works for both the iPhone and Android devices.
And, of course, Google has jumped on this idea and has bypassed the iOS App Store with its latest offering – Google Music Beta. Basically, what happens is that users can directly steam music from the cloud to devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. ((Source))
How is Google doing this? The answer is simple: Google has utilized HTML to create a web interface that is specific to iOS devices.
iPad owners who keep to themselves aren’t maximizing the experience. With a relatively large 9.7″ screen and support for multi-touch, Apple’s tablet PC is also great for entertaining several people.
Here we feature 10 different iOS apps that will turn your iPad (or iPad 2) into the life of the party, courtesy of some fun two- or four-player multiplayer gameplay.
All the following apps support multiple players on the same device, so no online connection is necessary. You’ll only need one iPad to have fun with friends of family members, meaning even those who don’t have an iOS device (the iPhone, iPod touch, or the iPad) can still participate.
Monopoly for iPad ($9.99)
The star attraction of this modern version of the classic real-estate boardgame? Tabletop mode, where the game orients itself to the active player. It’s this feature alone—not to mention the faithful recreation of the Monopoly experience—that makes this game worth playing with up to three human or computer-controlled opponents.