App Review: A Day in the Zoo

Compatibility: iOS (iPhone 4+, iPad 1+) and Android (4.0.3+) Release date: Oct 15, 2013 Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese Price: $2.99 A Day in the Zoo is an interactive mobile app designed for toddlers (12-24 months old) – right around that time…

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Review – Learn How to Block Porn with MetaSurf

MetaSurf (Google Chrome and Firefox; Free) is a browser extension created by MetaCert which blocks pornographic websites and, most notably, porn found on social media websites. MetaSurf is a cloud-based system, which means there aren’t any software updates for you…

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Gecko Monitor Review

Gecko Monitor ($49.00, Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000) is a comprehensive computer-based monitoring solution that monitors web browsing history, keystrokes, and applications. It can also be set up to take screenshots of user activity every 60 seconds, or at another predetermined interval. This…

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K9 Web Protection Review

K9 Web Protection is a free Internet monitoring software program from Blue Coat that allows parents to log Internet activity, block websites, place time restrictions on Internet use, and make search engines safe for children by forcing “Safe Search”. Because…

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McGruff SafeGuard Parental Monitoring Software Review

McGruff SafeGuard (Windows only; free 30-day trial; pricing) is a parental monitoring program that was created by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and ParentsOnPatrol (POP). The word “McGruff” makes most people think of the giant crime-fighting dog, McGruff the…

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Mamabear Parental Monitoring App Review

Parental monitoring solutions are essential in this day and age. Computers, smartphones, satellites and massive data networks have made this process easier and more convenient (and some cases more challenging) than we could have ever imagined. As our children grow…

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Mobbles Game Review – for Android and iOS

The idea of collecting cute, little fictional creatures is not a new concept for a game like Mobbles. In fact, several manga-inspired “collect them all” type games have been hugely successful in the United States: consider the likes of Pokemon,…

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Kid Friendly Web Browser Review

When it comes to making the Internet as safe as possible for our children, it’s imperative that we use a combination of education and technology. Our older teens are able to better understand the rules of online safety, and the…

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Pendaflex Tag Tamer Review

Pendaflex Tag Tamer is a free Facebook application that allows users to find and untag themselves in photos that they’ve been tagged in. Facebook members can use Pendaflex Tag Tamer to filter through tagged photos by month, year or the…

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Diction Game Review – for Android

At first glance, Diction seems like every other word tile game currently for sale on the Google Play Store (Android phones only). Yet, unlike the others, its appeal can be measured in hours, not minutes, plus, it’s free! Diction is…

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uKnowKids Software Review

Note: Based on a new review conducted in January 2015, we can no longer recommend uKnowKids. uKnowKids is a new web-based monitoring system for your child’s smartphone and social network accounts. For testing purposes, our team used the “Premier” subscription…

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