Tech Reviews

Kid App review: Toontastic by Launchpad Toys keeps them entertained for hours

Every once in a great while, the app store provides you with a treasure that does more than just take your money and leave you feeling vaguely dissatisfied. I’ve bought apps that my kids sit and look at for at least 20 minutes, and other apps that a few of my kids played with for longer than a half hour …

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Harry Potter will live on in Pottermore: J.K.Rowling announces interactive Harry Potter world opening October of 2011

If your child was one of the millions upset after finishing the last Harry Potter book, tell them to hold onto their capes. It was announced today that J.K.Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books, will partner with Sony to create a virtual world called “Pottermore.” In a video released today, Rowling reveals snippets of the website and …

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Save the puffles: Disney’s Club Penguin offline after failure to renew domain name

Blame Canada? Kelowna, BC based Club Penguin is offline today after parent company Disney failed to renew the domain name. If your kid has a puffle, you better believe they were concerned about it this morning. With thousands of kids out on summer vacation, many login to the popular virtual world Club Penguin each and every day.  This morning, however, …

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3 new gadgets that every parent needs

I envy those who can live life simply. I’ve read stories of how a family of 5 downsized into a 700 square foot house and just eliminated all of their excess clutter. The clutter in my house could easily fill two massive Uhaul trucks. Despite my strong desire to reduce the piles of stuff that have accumulated as the result …

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App review: Mousewait Disneyland Wait Times

If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, you know that you can spend a lot of time waiting in lines. With the opening of the Little Mermaid attraction at Disney’s California Adventure Park and the newest version of Star Tours, you can expect to wait even longer. For those of you who only get to hit Disneyland for 5 days a …

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My PlayHome app review iPad

MyPlayHome app reviewed on Survive Magazine

My PlayHome app review iPad Sometimes, you just want a little peace and quiet around your house. When you feel as if your head will pop off if you have to break up one more fight, you need to find a serious distraction. I’m one of those people that relies on apps for distraction. I load up my iTunes cards …

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And you can use your iPad as a tennis racket

If you are an Apple enthusiast like myself, you get excited about the little things: Hot new apps, new cases and holders, and the possibility of cutting a hole in your kitchen cabinet in order to mount you iPad and use it as a wireless sound system for your entire house. Because I love my iPad so very much, I …

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The difference between Macs and PCs as explained to my Mom

The difference between Macs and PCs, as explained to my Mom My mom is not the most techno savvy person you will ever meet. She’s 59 now, and the first time she picked up a mouse she literally picked it up and smacked it back down on the mouse pad. I had to restrain her from constantly picking it up …

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Couch to 5K app review

Cows in a pasture - copyright Shelly Wutke

Couch to 5K app review I have never thought of myself as a runner. Or someone who was into exercise for that matter. Sure, I like to ride my road bike around Langley in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, but given the duration (at least an hour) and the difficulty in getting out the door (impossible), I have never ridden …

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