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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.

HomeTube makes access to YouTube simpler for children

Children nowadays rarely watch television shows on the actual TV and will instead prefer to borrow your Android phone or tablet to browse for old and new episodes and other videos on YouTube. But if you really think about it, the YouTube app on your device is bit tricky to navigate, even for young children who are part of the mobile generation. That’s where a new app called HomeTube comes in, as it will make viewing simpler (and safer) for the young ones who borrow your phone or tablet.

nabi Big Tab HD tablets pack massive screens for sharing

Fuhu has rolled out a couple new tablets that will fit into the nabi line of offerings aimed at kids and families. Rather than being a smaller screen tablet with features aimed specifically at kids like some of the other nabi devices, these two new tablets are big screen monsters that are aimed at use in the home. The tablets include the nabi Big Tab HD 20" and the Big Tab HD 24".

LG KizON gives kids their own wearable smartband

After child-friendly tablets, it was only a matter of time before manufacturers started zeroing on kids again, this time with wearable technology instead. Though not exactly the first, LG is now jumping into the fray with KizON, a smart band that seems to be built more for a parent's peace of mind than a kid's convenience and enjoyment.

VTech InnoTab MAX, 3S and 3 Plus join kids tablet list

When it comes to electronics for kids, no other name shows up in ads and stores as much as VTech. Showing that it has chops even in the growing mobile device world, it is announcing the fourth generation of its InnoTab Android-powered tablets that are unmistakably designed with kids education, entertainment, and rough handling in mind.
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