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Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing. That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

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Nintendo has revealed what its next two mobile apps will be but there's still no sign of Mario. The company has revealed the two games that will follow its first app, Miitomo, and neither of them star the moustachioed plumber. That's not to say they won't... >>

Sky Kids app will let your children watch TV without adverts

Sky Kids app will let your children watch TV without adverts

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Sky has announced it is launching a dedicated Kids app, called Sky Kids, for parents keen to let their children watch TV without the adverts. The new app, has according to Sky, been specially designed for kids, and includes the ability to select age appropriate... >>

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

Marbotics Smart Letters for iPad: As easy as ABC?

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In an age of digital devices, worrying whether your young kids are getting enough physical play can be a concern. It's all too easy to thrust the iPad at a child and leave them to it. French company Marbotic is trying to solve this dilemma by merging... >>

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

We went through a tech detox by playing an iOS game, can you?

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Distractions are a problem in modern family life. It’s all too easy to let the weekend slip away spending more time staring at a screen rather than engaging with your children. For kids too there are ever more shiny things vying for their attention.... >>

50 best iPad apps and games of 2015

50 best iPad apps and games of 2015

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We are rapidly approaching the end of 2015 so it's time to look back on some of the great things we were treated to in the last 12 months. The iPad, for example, has had one of the biggest additions to its family, both figuratively and literally, in... >>

What is DisneyLife and why will it give Netflix and Amazon Prime sleepless nights?

What is DisneyLife and why will it give Netflix and Amazon Prime sleepless nights?

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Disney has been very active on streaming services over the last year or so, with many of its movies available to view as part of a Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video subscription. Its TV channels are also incredible popular in the UK, with series favourites... >>

Osmo review: Physical meets virtual with this clever iPad game
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Osmo review: Physical meets virtual with this clever iPad game

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Rather than being just another kids app, Osmo is best described as a technology system that bridges the physical and digital worlds by taking gameplay beyond the screen. But with such an unusual name, and concept, you may be scratching your head as to... >>

This guy plays all the bad iOS GTA clones so you don’t have to

This guy plays all the bad iOS GTA clones so you don’t have to

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Have you ever been compelled to try the mobile Grand Theft Auto clones that appear under Rockstar's official games when you search for "Grand Theft Auto" on the Apple app store? If not, you're one of the lucky ones. Not only have you saved yourself a... >>

BBC iPlayer for Children app coming for iPad and Android in 2016

BBC iPlayer for Children app coming for iPad and Android in 2016

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The BBC is to introduce a dedicated version of its BBC iPlayer application for kids in 2016. Not to be confused with the previously talked about iPlay service, BBC iPlayer for Children will be a dedicated app for iPad and Android tablets that strips... >>