Five essential apps for mobile blogging

September 22, 2012

In the days before I owned a laptop computer, I used to take my big hefty desktop PC (along with huge CRT monitor) on holiday with me. Then I got a laptop, and marvelled at how much lighter and more portable it was, and how much more car space I had when going on holiday! […]

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Review: Sort & Stack and Build & Play Apps

August 24, 2012

I am always particularly keen to support new and small app development companies, and so when a very polite approach from Prontis Kids dropped in to my mailbox a couple of weeks ago inviting me to check our their two new apps for pre-schoolers I took the promo codes and had a look.

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Desert Island Apps – Minibreak Mummy

August 17, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I set the scene. I told you to imagine yourself completely alone on a desert island, with nothing but a fast WiFi connection and your tablet or smartphone of choice. I told you not to worry about being rescued, that you were welcome to stay as long as you chose. […]

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5 Essential apps for a holiday in the UK

August 3, 2012

We’ve just reached the end of a lovely week and a half away in the UK. A couple of days in Slough to visit Legoland Windsor, followed by a week in a self catering property in Salisbury. Being a modern, connected and geeky family we travel with our iPhones, iPads and laptops, and have never […]

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My Desert Island Apps

July 20, 2012

Imagine the scene. You are alone on a desert island. Completely clear blue skies, not a cloud to be seen. It’s sunny, and the temperature is perfect – not too hot, not too cold. The only sound is the waves gently lapping at the edge of the sandy beach. You are finally able to grab […]

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Friday app roundup 11/05/2012 – Magic Sorter, Monkey Drum and some Toca Boca news

May 11, 2012

Oh, what a week it’s been. I’ve been under a lot of pressure at work as I’m out of the office on a training course for the whole of next week, and have a number of balls I am trying to juggle that I need to somehow keep in the air whilst I’m away. On […]

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Friday app roundup 04/05/2012 – Trucks HD

May 4, 2012

I will never forget the release date of the first iPad, because it was the geekson’s due date – May 28th 2010. The geekdaddy had pre-ordered his iPad, and there was serious concern that the baby might arrive first, meaning we weren’t home to receive his precious new parcel. In actuality the iPad arrived a […]

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Friday app round-up 13/04/2012 – dot collector, toca kitchen monsters and more!

April 13, 2012

I had a great day yesterday – the geekdaddy and I had a rare day out together without the kids, and we went to the Gadget Show Live at the NEC. It’s a huge exhibition of every kind of gadget and gizmo you could imagine under the sun, and we spent the whole day wandering […]

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Which new iPad should I buy?

March 15, 2012

Tomorrow the new iPad goes on sale. I’ve already posted that I won’t be getting one, but based on Apple’s previous performance in this space I suspect a lot of people will. About a year ago I gave some advice on which iPad 2 to buy, so I thought it was time to update my […]

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Should I upgrade to the New iPad?

March 8, 2012

Yesterday there were two big Apple announcements. The first was the new Apple TV, and the second (and probably most anticipated) was the New iPad. No, not the iPad 3. Just the “New iPad”. There was much excitement in the geek family house as we watched the live blog coverage of the event, interested to see […]

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Friday app round-up 23/02/2012

February 24, 2012

There are one or two companies who make iPad/iPhone apps for kids who can pretty much do no wrong in my book. They consistently put out high quality, educational, entertaining apps with a wide appeal and what I call a great “shelf life” – something that the kids will go back to time and time […]

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How to add a “Pin It” button to your iPhone or iPad

February 22, 2012

Have you played with Pinterest at all yet? It’s a graphical bookmarking site. You bookmark images by “pinning” them, and you can organise those images into “boards”. And of course it has a social element, so you can see whatever your friends have “pinned” as well. All great fun. I quite enjoy it, but I’ve […]

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Friday app round-up 17/02/2012

February 17, 2012

It’s Friday again, and that means it’s time for me to review the apps that we’ve been playing with this week. Read on to discover which app I’ve picked as my app of the week, and what else we’ve been looking at…

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Friday app roundup 10/02/2012

February 10, 2012

I’m trying  something new this week. You’ll have noticed that I haven’t posted an “app of the week” for a while, which is a combination of the geekdaddy being up to his eyeballs in work and not able to do any video editing for me, and my being ill since Christmas and really not feeling […]

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