Tag Archives: iOS

Nintendo Talks NX, Mobile Plans

Nintendo Talks NX, Mobile Plans

If no news is good news, then Nintendo has been sitting pretty for some time. Not only has the Big N been playing the proverbial cards close to its chest with regards to its newly developed mobile phone strategy, the company has also been noticeably tight-lipped about its forthcoming console, codenamed NX. Read More

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Miitomo’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Miitomo’

I’ve been meaning to write about Nintendo’s new ‘Miitomo’ smartphone app ever since it became available here in North America late last month, but, the truth is, it’s taken me more than a week to get my head around the concept myself. With that said, enjoy the following GeekDad guide to ‘Miitomo’–in all its bizarre glory. Read More

YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

YouTube Kids Goes Worldwide

Google launched YouTube Kids earlier this year to accommodate parents who want to ensure that little eyes and ears only have access to regulated and curated quality entertainment. Originally only available in the United States, Google has now pushed the service to several other countries including Canada and the UK. Read More

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Augmented Reality Book Encourages Kids to Read

Time spent with tablets, TV, and smartphones can easily outnumber time spent reading, which may only be 30-60 minutes. Augmented Reality book ‘The Adventures of the Time Twins’ aims to engage children using an Android or iOS app in combination with the children’s book. Margara Padilla, co-founder and CEO at Dara Technologies, answers some of our questions. Read More

GeekDad Review: Microsoft Surface 3 Is Really Close…

GeekDad Review: Microsoft Surface 3 Is Really Close…

Regular readers of GeekDad probably know that I’ve had a long history of experimenting with tablets and keyboard cases in search of that perfect, ultra-mobile experience. The kind of rig that would make me ditch my MacBook Air and have just a single device to carry around for mobile work and amusement. I’ve tried a number of iPad keyboard cases and various iterations of Microsoft’s Surface and Surface Pro tablets. The company recently loaned me a Surface 3 to take for a spin and, this time, we are so close to a solution I can feel it. But it’s still not quite perfect. Read More

Smalltalk: Building a Network for Parents Like You

Smalltalk: Building a Network for Parents Like You

Ours is a world of social networks. There’s Facebook and Twitter, sure, but it also seems as though we’re moving more toward smaller, more specialized services. While there are a myriad of options for everything from cultivating business contacts to online dating, Smalltalk, GeekDad’s newest sponsor, seeks to create a special place just for parents. Read More