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Free app on Google Play Family: Thomas’ Musical Day for Percy

If you have kids that are into the whole mobile games or apps thing (be honest, are there any kids who aren't?), then the weekly free app from Google Play Family is something to look forward to, not just for the young ones, but for the parents as well. And if the kid in your life is a fan of Thomas the Engine, then this week's free app will make them happy, as it is the interactive book, Thomas' Musical Day for Percy.

Insensi intros ILY Family Phone, perfect for kids and grandparents

There seems to be a growing trend of making the environment and things more secure for kids. Through the decades, the older generations have learned from their own experiences so they're working hard to make a better future for the children. When it comes to technology, the adults and the children are lucky in this time and age because we have access to almost anything.

Google Play now shows “Family” Category

One of the new things Google presented during the recent developer conference was the "Family star” icon. It's one way to improve app discovery and give the parents peace of mind. The new Family category for Google Play means all apps and games are suited for the ages of the children.

I’m Ok Mama is one app you’ll love but kids will hate

"I'm Ok Mama". These words are what most moms would like to hear from their kids and teenagers who have started to wander about the world. In this day and age, there's no reason for any child to lie about his location because mama will know. What will all the GPS trackers, devices, and apps available, it's gonna be hard now for anyone to hide.

YouTube Kids app showing inappropriate content, FTC urged to investigate

YouTube has been making a lot of changes the past months. The Collections feature would be discontinued by tomorrow, May 20. Earlier in February, YouTube rolled out a Kids app version in the US only but a few months later, advocacy groups are urging the FTC to investigate the said app for deceptive ads. We didn't here any comment from YouTube regarding the issue and now it's being criticized for inappropriate content.

Google launches Designed for Families program for kid-friendly apps

One of the best things that have come up with the rise of the apps is that digital education, and education in general, has become more fun for a whole new generation of digital natives. Google recognizes that there are developers out there that are focused on creating apps that will cater to children and families and they want to give them tools to inspire them more and to help market them as well.

YouTube rolls out a new kid’s app

The sheer number of clips on YouTube is astounding and much of the content there is far from appropriate for kids. So far there has been no real way for parents to ensure their kids see only clips they want them to see short of being with them at all times to see what they are watching. Netflix has long had an app just for kids that removes any movie or content not appropriate for children.

Get your wallets ready: AT&T’s November 7 madness sale

It isn't Black Friday yet but it might as well be, at least for AT&T's subscribers. The carrier announced this week a number of devices, both Android and Android-friendly ones, that will all land on November 7. So if you're in the market for a smartphone or a smartwatch, whether for yourself or for your kid, then better get your cash or credit cards ready, because this one will be a doozy.

Intel-powered ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 introduced by CNK Digital

There are many tablets to choose from in the market today but more parents are looking for kid-friendly models they could leave with their children. There’s LeapFrog as the more popular brand but other companies have also joined the game. Some of the kid-friendly Android tablets we’ve seen are the Kurio, Toys “R” Us’ tabeo, Ematic’s Fun Tab Family tablets, Fuhu nabi DreamTab, and the 7-inch Polaroid Android tablet.

AT&T Smart Limits app lands on Google Play

Any parent who gives their kids a smartphone knows that can be a disaster if you don’t watch what kids do closely. Unexpectedly large bills from data overages or charges for apps and in-app purchases can really affect a budget. AT&T has launched a new app on Google Play to allow parents of kids using Android devices to put hard limits on what kids can do.
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