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Apps, Websites, Fun! 229 – iPhone Battery Tales You Thought Were True – We UNDO! – Kid Friday Podcast

BATTERY

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iPhone battery rules YOU should consider, Bulletproof backpacks, 6-year old goes on Amazon shopping spree, McDonald’s kiosk ordering, Android phone tracking, Australian teen hacks Apple, Electro-Voice 635A microphone, Cell phone voice mail, Steve and his new years resolution, Amazon shipping, Amazon photo of delivery, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker, Spotify student discount, Audio quality, push notifications, location services, flip-phones, OLED, Studio “C”, Catch Me if You Can, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Idolmaker, movies, and a whole lot more.

Special Co-Host: Steve from the “Weapon of self distraction” podcast.

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You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 222 – Facebook in Doubt and High School’s Out – Kid Friday

apple, chromebooks, ipads, facebook privacy, google buys tenor, gif, android, samsung, i7prime, school, school, school…and a whole lot more.

From the casual couch – Special Guest: “Gary”

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Kid Friday™ is a technology information show and news source for kids.

Viewed in over 200 countries, coverage includes smart phones, social media, audio – video streaming, iOS, android, computers, tablets, websites, apps, gadgets, and current events.

Learn about the latest tech for tweens, teens and kids of all ages!

We talk tech, but always end up somewhere else.

Podcast Awards:

Top 10 “People’s Choice”

and “Best Education”

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 197 – It’s Not Easy Getting An iPhone 6


New Seaworld Kids Apps, including – Penguin’s Playground, Polar Bear Playground, and Baby Animals: Cute and Cuddly Animal Babies. Trivia Crack app, We got new iPhone’s and an iPhone 6 Plus and talk Slate Gray and Gold colors. You’ll learn about how difficult it was to get the phones. Had to go to Verizon Store, Target, and Best Buy to get it all done. Extra Charges include: Plan Access Fee, Line Access Fee, and Activation Fees. New iPhone 6 cases, iPhone Mini rumors. A $6,000 Smartphone, Viewer E-Mail and Zoe goes to the Hospital, and the most expensive car license plate ever. Cyber Monday results, and more. Don’t forget all the random stuff, too.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 193 – No More Fart Apps


SeaWorld Kids Apps, iPhone 6, iOS 8, Wipreout App, Chromebooks, Wipreout App, Plastc Credit Card, Fart Apps, New iPad and Macbook Announcements, Middle School, Door Knobs…and a whole lot more.

Kid Friday 188 – Hannah Hates Everything

iOS 7.1, Sneak Peak at iOS 8, iPhone 5C price drop outside the U.S., Twitter, ToneFone, Sony Smartwatch 2, Motorolla Moto 360 Watch, NailSnaps, Starbucks App, Kohler Shower Speaker, and a whole lot more.

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Apps, Websites, Fun! 179 – You Can’t Get Everything On Amazon

Black Friday recovery, Mall of America, Funny Movie Maker app, iTube app, Amazon Drone, Spotify, iTunes, Annoying Orange, plus a whole lot more.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 177 – Snap Me Four Billion


Sony Playstation 4, Keexy App, Snapchat, Coin Credit Card, Target iPad Promotion and Black Friday Deal, and a whole lot more.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 175 – Your Cupholder Is About To Get Lucky

iPhone 5C best app, Playstation beats up XBox, New,iPads on the way, GameStop Black Friday deals, KFC Go Cup, PoochCam in the green-room, the first computer mouse, Sony Android,watch, Flipcase app, Stresscheck app, how to make froth, HTC One Max Android phone, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World ℠, so why don’t you learn something. 

Apps, Websites, Fun! 174 – Enough of the Starbucks!

iPad 5, Starbucks app, Nifti app, Flu shots, Wal-Mart price match gone wrong, Moscow, Our favorite apps, Viewer mail, a Webkinz Webcast flashback, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World ℠

Kid Friday™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, Dave, and Winston from PoochCam.com

Vote for Kid Friday at PodcastAwards.com in the “Education” and “People’s Choice” categories.  We need YOUR vote.

Thank you for your support.

THANK YOU to StoryCub for sponsoring the show.  Video Stories for Kids! at StoryCub.org

Apps, Websites, Fun! 174 – Enough of the Starbucks!

iPad 5, Starbucks app, Nifti app, Flu shots, Wal-Mart price match gone wrong, Moscow, Our favorite apps, Viewer mail, a Webkinz Webcast flashback, and a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World ℠

Kid Friday™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, Dave, and Winston from PoochCam.com

Vote for Kid Friday at PodcastAwards.com in the “Education” and “People’s Choice” categories.  We need YOUR vote.

Thank you for your support.

THANK YOU to StoryCub for sponsoring the show.  Video Stories for Kids! at StoryCub.org

Apps, Websites, Fun! 169 – Who Needs A Smartwatch

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Click the pooch to play this show!

Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch, Tech in School, New iPhone, IOS 7, The Space Needle, Stratosphere Roller Coaster,Las Vegas, Siri, Sky Jump, Vine, Apple, Hard Reset, listener email and a whole lot more.

Apps, Websites, Fun! 167 – Who Needs A Watch

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Click the pooch to play this show!

Squaready app, Tugg.com, One direction movie, Smartwatches, Sony smart watch 2, Samsung smart watch, Hot smart watch , YouTube , iPhone 5S, PoochCam, and a whole lots more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…

Kid Friday™ is hosted by 15 year-old Hannah, 12 year-old Zoe, Dave, and Winston the pooch.

Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!

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Kid Friday 166 – Tap Tap Dad!

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Click the pooch to play this show!

Beso App, Split Pic App, Secret Box App, Tunein Radio, Spotify, Map My Ride App, How Google got it’s name, PoochCam, and a whole lot more including email from viewers just like YOU.

Kid Friday 164 – PoochCam on Mars

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Click the pooch to play this show!

Google Glasses ban in U.K., Apple iPhone 5C, Netflix Profile Feature, Camera Apps, $6,000 Virtual Jewelry Set, New PoochCam Logo, Bib + Tuck, Action Movie FX, and a whole lot more.  Some of the Best App recommendations for kids.

 

Kid Friday 163 – We Saw 1D

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Click the pooch to play this show!

We saw One Direction, How to get rid of annoying ads in apps, Drum Master app, Google Chromecast Dongle, Bib & Tuck, PoochCam, Clothes and handbag hauls, plus a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!

Kid Friday 163 – We Saw 1D

Click the pooch to play this show!

Click the pooch to play this show!

We saw One Direction, How to get rid of annoying ads in apps, Drum Master app, Google Chromecast Dongle, Bib & Tuck, PoochCam, Clothes and handbag hauls, plus a whole lot more.

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!

We discuss how products are licensed and why your favorite bands and characters make lots of $$ selling merchandise. Apple’s latest news including iOS 7. App talk includes: Knock On Wood, ClapBox, and SpinVid. Plus, Fab.com, Instagram, Vine, the World Famous PoochCam, listener email from around the world, Angry Birds Soda, and a whole lot more.

Kid Friday 158: The Mood Ring Goes Tech

Get the #1 app for FREE, a player uses his iPhone to protest a call during a tennis match, next gen, “Mood Bracelet”, some history of Adidas and Puma, MyRadar app, PoochCam, listener email, Ebay deal on iPhone 5 charging cords, we announce a giveaway, and so much more.
(Sorry, contest ended June 4th. Winners announced soon!)

You’re a Kid In A Digital World℠

Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!

We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…

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Kid Friday 155: Holding Out For The iPhone 7

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Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!
We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday ™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

On this show, #155: Vinci Tablet, Dave’s recent tip, Google Earth, Fake Beats headphones, , iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, CamWow, SeeThis App, the Famous Pooch Cam, and a whole lot more.

Special guest…Ben

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Kid Friday 155: Holding Out For The iPhone 7

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Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!
We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday ™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

On this show, #155: Vinci Tablet, Dave’s recent tip, Google Earth, Fake Beats headphones, , iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, CamWow, SeeThis App, the Famous Pooch Cam, and a whole lot more.

Special guest…Ben

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Kid Friday 155: Holding Out For The iPhone 7

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Thanks for making us the NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!
We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday ™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

On this show, #155: Vinci Tablet, Dave’s recent tip, Google Earth, Fake Beats headphones, , iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, CamWow, SeeThis App, the Famous Pooch Cam, and a whole lot more.

Special guest…Ben

Subscribe to Kid Friday!

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Kid Friday 154: I use my iPad in the Bathroom ALOT

Kid Friday Show 154

You’re a Kid In A Digital World ℠

The NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!
We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday ™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

On this show, #154:
PoochCam, Listener email, Social media addiction, How much YouTube pay for views, Increase in TSV while in the bathroom, The best way to make money on an App, Shout ’em App Maker, Latest iPhone Rumors, and a whole lot more.

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Kid Friday 154: I use my iPad in the Bathroom ALOT

Kid Friday Show 154

You’re a Kid In A Digital World ℠

The NUMBER ONE TECHNOLOGY show for kids!
We talk technology but always end up somewhere else…
Kid Friday ™ is hosted by 12 year-old Zoe, 15 year-old Hannah, and Dave

On this show, #154:
PoochCam, Listener email, Social media addiction, How much YouTube pay for views, Increase in TSV while in the bathroom, The best way to make money on an App, Shout ’em App Maker, Latest iPhone Rumors, and a whole lot more.

Subscribe to Kid Friday!

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Kid Friday Podcast Featured Tonight On Local CBS TV WCCO

If you live in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas of Minnesota, tune in to CBS/WCCO Channel 4 tonight at 11:05 for “Life To The Max”.

The Kid Friday Podcast will be featured as part of the program.  They visited the studio, taped some of the podcast, and even interviewed us!

If it’s on a little late for you, DVR it or…

For all of the rest of you in the United States and around the world, we will be able to link to the video and share it with you at some point, hopefully soon.  We’ll keep you posted.

 

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man…Kinda

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man...Kinda

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana in the US attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game Angry Birds that he played on his mobile to keep his wits.

David Weatherly said that his 4WD vehicle became stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon on a back road in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where he had gone to take photographs of the scenery and wildlife.

After discovering he had no phone reception and concluding that nobody else would brave the remote road in the blustery weather, the 42-year-old postal employee took stock: He had a pouch of beef jerky, some water and a little coffee.

via Angry Birds game kept stranded man sane.

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man…Kinda

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man...Kinda

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana in the US attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game Angry Birds that he played on his mobile to keep his wits.

David Weatherly said that his 4WD vehicle became stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon on a back road in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where he had gone to take photographs of the scenery and wildlife.

After discovering he had no phone reception and concluding that nobody else would brave the remote road in the blustery weather, the 42-year-old postal employee took stock: He had a pouch of beef jerky, some water and a little coffee.

via Angry Birds game kept stranded man sane.

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man…Kinda

Angry Birds Saves Life Of Stranded Man...Kinda

A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana in the US attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game Angry Birds that he played on his mobile to keep his wits.

David Weatherly said that his 4WD vehicle became stuck in the snow on Sunday afternoon on a back road in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, where he had gone to take photographs of the scenery and wildlife.

After discovering he had no phone reception and concluding that nobody else would brave the remote road in the blustery weather, the 42-year-old postal employee took stock: He had a pouch of beef jerky, some water and a little coffee.

via Angry Birds game kept stranded man sane.

HTML5 Makes For Faster Game Play, But Where?

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HTML5 is the new lingua franca of the internet, but games that are written in the format tend to run too slow.

The platforms that run HTML5 faster are likely to have an advantage in running a whole new wave of applications and games. So Spaceport.io, the cross-platform mobile game development tool maker, ran a study to find out whether iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) is faster than Android at running HTML5 games. Hands-down, iOS won.

If HTML5 games run sufficiently fast, then a lot of benefits accrue. For instance, a game could be written in HTML5 for one platform and then work perfectly fine in another.

iOS performed three times better at running HTML5 games than Android, according to the new study. Spaceport.io created a benchmark dubbed PerfMarks to test performance at running HTML5 code.

The benchmark tested a device’s ability to animate image movement — a key measure of game performance. The report measures the number of moving images on a screen at 30 frames per second (FPS), a frame rate which provides a near-native user experience.

Repeated tests show that iOS performed far better at running animations than Android. The newest iPhone 4S scored 252 PerfMarks and the iPad 2 score 327. That compares to just 53 for the iPhone 3GS from 2009. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone scored 147 and the Kindle Fire scored only 25.

via Apple’s iOS runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android | VentureBeat.

What Do You Get When You Combine A Kinect With A Shopping Cart?

Kinect Shopping Cart

This.

The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows. The motorized cart identifies a shopper with a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store, scans items as they’re placed inside, marks them off the shopping list, and even checks the shopper out in the end.

Microsoft showed the very early prototype, being developed for Whole Foods by a third-party developer, Austin-based Chaotic Moon, during an event on the Redmond campus today, hosted by Craig Mundie, the company’s chief research and strategy officer.

The company says the project is literally weeks old, and that was apparent in the demo, which included a couple of false starts where the sensor didn’t precisely the shopper. The technology will need to be ironed out before it’s deployed, lest our shopping trips turn into destruction derbies.

But it’s an interesting application that shows what outside developers can do now that a Kinect software development kit has been released for Windows, expanding the sensor beyond the Xbox 360 game console.

via Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store – GeekWire.

What Do You Get When You Combine A Kinect With A Shopping Cart?

Kinect Shopping Cart

This.

The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows. The motorized cart identifies a shopper with a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store, scans items as they’re placed inside, marks them off the shopping list, and even checks the shopper out in the end.

Microsoft showed the very early prototype, being developed for Whole Foods by a third-party developer, Austin-based Chaotic Moon, during an event on the Redmond campus today, hosted by Craig Mundie, the company’s chief research and strategy officer.

The company says the project is literally weeks old, and that was apparent in the demo, which included a couple of false starts where the sensor didn’t precisely the shopper. The technology will need to be ironed out before it’s deployed, lest our shopping trips turn into destruction derbies.

But it’s an interesting application that shows what outside developers can do now that a Kinect software development kit has been released for Windows, expanding the sensor beyond the Xbox 360 game console.

via Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store – GeekWire.

KidFriday Show #100 Coming….Soon

O.K.  If you’re a listener of the KidFriday Podcast, you know we usually deliver 1 kickin’ new show each week.  We wanted show 100 to be special in some sort of way, but it might not go down like that.  #100 is too easy.  SO, stay tuned for show 100 while we take more time to see how show 101 could actually be the big show.  At least that’s our excuse for now.

Do you realize that we could have just done the podcast in the amount of time it took to write this?  Remember.  Show #101.

Hmmmmmmmm

Watch the KidFriday Podcast Live via UStream Tomorrow 12/31

We’re going to be recording a new KidFriday podcast tomorrow 12/31, and you’re invited to take a behind the scene look as we will be broadcasting video live.  No real fancy hi-tech camera’s, but you will be able to interact with us.  You can get the UStream app for free in the app store or android marketplace, or go to http://ustream.tv  We’ll announce the time tomorrow via our Facebook and Twitter page and at KidFriday.com

 

App Alert: The 1 New App You Must Own

Action Movie FX

This is some really cool stuff.  Add special effects and amaze your friends.  We did.

ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX using your iPhone’s video camera! YOU direct the ACTION! And FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME – 2 Movie FX packs!!

Here’s how it works:

Select a Scene like “MISSILE ATTACK,” film a target and ACTION MOVIE FX adds an INCOMING MISSILE AND ITS EXPLOSION right into your movie!

FEATURES:

• 2 FREE Big-Budget FX! MISSILE ATTACK & CAR SMASH!

• Sound Design By Skywalker Sound!

• Fast, Automated Video Tracking!

• Music, Sound FX and Lens Flares!

• Post to Facebook or Email to friends!

 

iAllowance App Helps Kids Earn Some Cash!

Parents looking for a viable system for tracking their children’s allowance, rewards or chores might want to check out iAllowance by Jump Gap Software. Available for iPhone and iPad, iAllowance has several tracking and editing features for managing data along with the ability to sync across multiple devices using Dropbox. iAllowance is not only a comprehensive app, but a relatively nice-looking one to boot. Any parent interested in a tech-savvy means of managing their kids’ allowance, chore chart and behavior reward system in an efficient way should definitely consider taking iAllowance for a test run.

via iAllowance Helps Families Track Chores, Rewards and Allowances.

App Alert: SimpleS Tests Your Memory For FREE

SimpleS

Just released!  SimpleS is a simple & fun memory game for all ages.

All you have to do is follow the ever growing sequence of four colors.

Game features 6 different sound banks & 3 different speeds to suit all skill levels.

Yes, it’s simple…or is it?  Simon lives.

Try it for yourself.

For the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone

Grab it HERE

Who Needs An iPad When You Could Have The Connect 4 Spongebob Edition Game

O.K., forget what the title of this article says.  We would really rather have a new iPad.  However, not everyone in the family has big bucks, and you can’t ask for just the expensive stuff.  Perhaps this would make a great gift idea when your Aunt asks what you want?  She’s not loaded and the Connect 4 Spongebob Edition could end up being a much nicer gift.  Certainly better than the sweater she was thinking of getting you.  Just like millions of kids, we think Spongebob Rocks!  Price: $19.99

Connect 4 Spongebob Squarepants Edition


Who Needs An iPad When You Could Have The Connect 4 Spongebob Edition Game

O.K., forget what the title of this article says.  We would really rather have a new iPad.  However, not everyone in the family has big bucks, and you can’t ask for just the expensive stuff.  Perhaps this would make a great gift idea when your Aunt asks what you want?  She’s not loaded and the Connect 4 Spongebob Edition could end up being a much nicer gift.  Certainly better than the sweater she was thinking of getting you.  Just like millions of kids, we think Spongebob Rocks!  Price: $19.99

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Over 100 iPod Touch Apps To Help You Count Down To Christmas

If your calendar just isn’t enough, or you have trouble keeping track of dates, you might want to try downloading a Christmas countdown app.  Those are great excuses, but the best reason to get a Christmas countdown app?  They’re fun!  There are literally over 100 to choose from for your iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone available in the App Store.  So how about a few recommendations?  For starters; don’t pay for one.  There are plenty of free apps available that are just as good, or even better.  You can start by trying a few that we like:

Christmas Countdown 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas Countdown Lite

Christmas Countdown!!

Christmas Countdown HD Free

App Alert: Happy Bubble – Brand New And FREE

Happy Bubble

Rabbit and Chick bring you new fun game!

A big war is going to spread out for Carrots! Rabbit fright for “Food”, Chick fright for “Mom”! An easy navigating game to stacking from ground to sky, then to outer space universe. It’s a fun exciting game to check out clicking hits against bubbles rising! Watch out, you will face many barriers along the way!

Check out Happy Bubble for yourself!

App Alert: Forget Waldo…”Look And Find Santa” Rules!

Look through piles of stuff and try to find items.  Yes, it’s been done before, but this festive take is a sure winner.  Find 15 items each in 6 different scenes.  Is it Fun?  Let’s just put it this way….. You won’t be able to stop playing  “Look and Find Santa“.  O.K., technically you could stop the game, but you won’t want to.  We had the urge to find every single item in every single scene, and were determined not to stop until we did.  Yes, it’s that much fun.   Great seasonal music, fun sound effects, and a whole lot of searching makes this holiday filled app one not to miss.

For the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad

$1.99 in the App Store

App Alert: Forget Waldo…”Look And Find Santa” Rules!

Look through piles of stuff and try to find items.  Yes, it’s been done before, but this festive take is a sure winner.  Find 15 items each in 6 different scenes.  Is it Fun?  Let’s just put it this way….. You won’t be able to stop playing  “Look and Find Santa“.  O.K., technically you could stop the game, but you won’t want to.  We had the urge to find every single item in every single scene, and were determined not to stop until we did.  Yes, it’s that much fun.   Great seasonal music, fun sound effects, and a whole lot of searching makes this holiday filled app one not to miss.

For the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad

$1.99 in the App Store

Nintendo Sales Up. Go Mario!!

Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword helped Nintendo to a successful kickoff of the holiday sales season.

The new Nintendo 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land, which landed in stores Nov. 11, has become the fastest-selling portable Mario game in company history, selling more than 500,000 units since launch, says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Meanwhile, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, released for the Nintendo Wii on Sunday, Nov. 20, has sold 535,000 copies since its U.S. launch, making it the fastest-selling Zelda game ever, he says.

via Nintendo sees skyward sales on Black Friday.

KidFriday App Pick: Ready to Sing with Andy Z: Scarecrow for iPad

When we look at apps to recommend, we look for quality and fun.  It also doesn’t hurt if you learn a little.  “Ready to Sing with Andy Z: Scarecrow for iPad” has it all.  Geared towards the younger crowd, this app for kids 4+ includes beautiful illustrations, fantastic music from kids songster Andy Z, and can read the story to you.  You can also read the story yourself.  Plus the added “sound effects” are icing on the cake.  Price: $1.99.  Highly recommended.

KidFriday App Pick: Ready to Sing with Andy Z: Scarecrow for iPad

When we look at apps to recommend, we look for quality and fun.  It also doesn’t hurt if you learn a little.  “Ready to Sing with Andy Z: Scarecrow for iPad” has it all.  Geared towards the younger crowd, this app for kids 4+ includes beautiful illustrations, fantastic music from kids songster Andy Z, and can read the story to you.  You can also read the story yourself.  Plus the added “sound effects” are icing on the cake.  Price: $1.99.  Highly recommended.

Domino’s Pizza iPad App Let’s You Build A Pizza, And Order It!

This is an app where you have a great time building the pizza of your dreams. Don’t like it? Just start a new one instead! But the bonus fun is where you can actually order the real pizza you created from Domino’s right from your Apple iPad or iPad2 (you must be connected to wifi or 3g). Hungry? Go get the FREE app and start kneading the dough, spreading the sauce, sprinkling the cheese…..

Domino’s Pizza Hero for iPad

KID IN 6TH GRADE IS ONE YOUNG APP DEVELOPER

Some elementary school kids play video games or ride bikes with their friends. Sixth-grader Thomas Suarez builds iOS apps — and has started a club at his school to encourage others to do the same. Doing his best Steve Jobs at a recent TEDx event in Manhattan Beach, he recounted his experience building and selling Earth Fortune and the Bustin Jieber whac-a-mole game, but pointed out that there wasn’t a clear path for other young would-be developers to do the same. “A lot of kids these days like to play games,” Suarez said, “but now they want to make them.” Hence his club, which any student can join to learn the basics of programming and app creation.

Suarez’s school also participates in one of Apple’s iPad pilot programs, which put the tablet into the hands of students and teachers for educational purposes. With feedback from teachers, Suarez’s club hopes to build apps to accommodate specific classroom needs. As for Suarez himself, he’s planning on building more games — and would like to tackle Android development next.

via Sixth-grade iOS developer starts school app club, wows in TEDx video | The Verge.

Tap Tap Muppets App NEW

Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the gang for the most sensational, inspirational, and celebrational TAP TAP music game ever!

TAP TAP MUPPETS features six full tracks — three of the most memorable songs from the tribute compilation, The Green Album, and three songs from the soundtrack to the movie event of the holidays, The Muppets!

via App Shopper: Tap Tap Muppets (Games).

Tap Tap Muppets App NEW

Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the gang for the most sensational, inspirational, and celebrational TAP TAP music game ever!

TAP TAP MUPPETS features six full tracks — three of the most memorable songs from the tribute compilation, The Green Album, and three songs from the soundtrack to the movie event of the holidays, The Muppets!

via App Shopper: Tap Tap Muppets (Games).

Kids Sure Do Want Apple Stuff This Holiday Season – Kid Friday

Apple iPad, iPod touch, iPhone top kids' holiday wishlists this year

Nielsen’s latest report on consumers took a look at what kids were asking for as holiday gifts this year, and once again Apple’s iPad was king of the hill. In fact, Apple took the top three slots of most desired products, with the iPod touch and iPhone claiming numbers 2 and 3.

Though the iPad was most desired last year as well, demand for Apple’s tablet shot up to 44 percent of kids surveyed from the 31 percent who wanted one this time last year. The iPod touch and iPhone were on 30 percent and 27 percent of kids’ lists this year, while “non-iPad” tablets were on 25 percent of Santa letters.

Twenty-one percent claimed to want a smartphone other than the iPhone, but no single Android model had any mindshare among kids under the age of 13. Of those older than 13, 24 percent had the iPad at the top of their lists, while 17 percent wanted a non-Apple tablet.

A word of advice to parents doing holiday shopping this season? Skip over that bargain-bin, no-name Android tablet, even if that means kids won’t get a tablet at all this year. A kid that is sad for a week is better than one that hates you for a year for buying the wrong tablet.

via Apple iPad, iPod touch, iPhone top kids’ holiday wishlists this year.

Kid Friday – 30 Best iPad Games

Wondering which games to buy for your iPad? Well, we’ve taken our best shot at putting together a list of top titles that we feel meet the criteria for a good iPad game.

And just what does make a good iPad game? We debated it for a while and narrowed it down to these five factors:

It’s gotta be fun (obviously).

Ergonomics (are the gameplay and control scheme well-suited to the iPad?)

Uniqueness (though many iPad games play well as upconverted, higher-resolution versions of their iPhone predecessors, we respect new, iPad-exclusive games).

Value (some of the best iPad games currently carry high price tags, but we also tried to include titles we thought were simply a good value).

Show-off quotient (extra points if the game flat-out looks good).

via 30 best iPad games | iPad Atlas – CNET Reviews.

Kid Friday – Words With Friends. Funnnnn.

Surely you’ve heard of Words With Friends by now, haven’t you? I figure, if my mom plays it, that’s a pretty good benchmark for the entire world knowing about a video game. Well, if you haven’t, here’s the gist- Words With Friends is basically the game of Scrabble with a social cross-platform twist. Utilizing the magic of asynchronous multiplayer and push alerts, you can play games of Scrabble with friends across the world. Cooler yet, it doesn’t matter if your friends have Android phones or are even playing the Facebook version of the game… It just works.

via Touch Arcade: iPhone Game Reviews and News.

Chocohero Plays Yummy!

You know how around Halloween you bought five bags of Fun Size Snickers to give out to trick or treaters, but somehow only three bags made it into the candy bowl and now you’re feeling really bloated and gross and you really need to look good for upcoming holiday parties so you’re eating grilled salmon three times a day and that would be fine, except all you can think about is how you really want to eat a bunch of donuts and cake and candy? Yeah, uh, me neither. However, it’s obvious that the people at Com2uS were in throes of weight loss-related fantasy when creating their latest game, Chocohero [$.99].

via Touch Arcade: iPhone Game Reviews and News.