Archive for August, 2013


eBay

On Thursday, online auction marketplace eBay launched a new product called “My Gadgets” that it says will let users catalog the tech devices they have and appraise them should they wish to sell any later. It will take all your iOS, Android, PC, game consoles, stereos, mobile phones, televisions, and more and curate them in a single place so should you decide to take the plunge and purge your home of your electronic possessions, you’ll know what you could expect to receive. Creating your own collection is simple. Go to the “My Gadgets” URL and authenticate using your eBay credentials. After that, simply enter in the item you wish to add. As you begin typing, the service will show you a list of products that you might be talking about. We ran a query for “iPhone 4S” and received multiple listings back that best fit our item.

Read the full story at The Next Web.

Best Apps for Preschoolers

As many preschoolers today are younger than the iPad itself (which debuted in April 2010), educational apps to them are as commonplace as pencils, crayons and building blocks were to their parents. Here are five of our favorite apps for the preschool set.

Learn with Homer (free)

Designed with parents in mind, Learn With Homer is a fantastic app for teaching foundational reading skills to children. If you’re looking to prepare your youngsters for the rigor of the Common Core Learning Standards, this is a must-have app! The target audience is children ages 3-to-6. Right off the bat, it’s easy to see that the bright and colorful graphics will grab their attention, while the fun characters and easy-to-use interface will keep them focused. For context, Learn with Homer is made for children with little to no foundational skills who are just starting off their reading adventures. Instead of practicing skills they already have, children will learn how to read by learning letters and sounds.

(Curated by: Monica Burns)

Toy Store Delivery Truck (99 cents)

There are toddlers and preschoolers who will stop everything just to watch a delivery truck park, unload and deliver its cargo. This app is for those children. The gentle, methodical pace does not rush as child players have time to imagine themselves as the one in charge of this color coded and inventoried cargo. In this truck company, the inventory is only 0-10 and comes in the three primary colors of red, blue and yellow to ensure clarity. It’s a self-contained kids app with separate online access for interested parents. We would suggest that developers refine one set of illustrations showing inside the loading truck (midway into the game), since these do not offer complete precision, but the rest of this app is “10-4 good buddy”!

(Curated by: Frances Judd)

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week (free)

BrainPop has great videos on topics in many curricular areas, including life science. The video content is very engaging, and the follow-up quizzes provide great feedback on the content. Each week, a free video is provided along with quizzes of different levels. The content stimulates critical thinking skills and provides great topics for discussion. Students are able to make connections between the videos and the related concepts in the real world. Students can enter their names in the quiz results to keep a record of their success.

(Curated by: Julene Reed)

Toca Band ($2.99)

This app is a delight. Children are presented with a stage, and a whole cast of characters appear across the bottom of the screen. When a child places a character onto the stage, the character begins their part of the act. Stage placements higher on the band platform have the character playing at an increased tempo. The starring role is the top center spot. Any character placed here is made into a solo act, which the child can experiment with and control: changing pitch, playing new notes, etc. Children get to play with music and sound in a very fun and engaging way.

(Curated by: Gail Lovely)

Photo Safari! HD ($1.99)

Children adore animals and are especially curious about animals they don’t see very often (or at all). This app gives children a quick introduction to familiar and unfamiliar animals which will lead to hours of great conversation and rich language with you. Having background knowledge and an interest in animals will allow children to make connections to books being read to them and will inspire lots of creative play away from the screen.

(Curated by: Audrey O’Clair)

(This content was originally posted at appoLearning.com.)

Amzer Silicone Skin Jelly Case for Nokia C7 – Black

  • Fashionable & flexible Amzer Jelly Case for your new Nokia C7!
  • The Amzer Jelly Cases are made from durable premium silicone.
  • Its special anti-dust and scratch-free properties, preserves your phones shining look.
  • Helps to prevent your device from sliding on soft surfaces or angle surfaces.
  • Precise cutouts give easy access to all the functionalities.

The Amzer Black Jelly Case is made out of 100% premium silicone and is a great, light-weight option for protecting your Nokia C7. The durable silicone absorbs any shock your Nokia C7 may receive from any accidental drops or bumps, keeping it just like new. The smooth silicone gives you a sure and lasting grip on your Nokia C7 and minimizes sliding on flat surfaces. You have full access to your Nokia C7 without removing it from the case. The Jelly Case is truly like a second skin and a must have

Zectron Xtreme Pro UHS-1 Twin Trade Pack 32GB Class 10 High Speed micro Memory Card for Nikon 1 S1 + 5 in one SDHC USB 2 Card reader

  • 2 x 32GB Class 10 Ultra High Speed UHS-1 SDHC micro Memory Card 64GB in total, with two SDHC adapters and one 5 in 1 SDHC / USB card reader, This USB-2/SDHC, Micro SDHC, SDXC, SDHC-UHS-1, Memory Stick. reader will also convert your SDHC card into a 32GB Memory Stick and a handy storage case.
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Zectron Digital SDHC UHS-I micro memory card that meets the SD Association standards for the UHS-I speed class with speeds over 55MB/sec. read and 25MB/sec. write. The speed of SDHC UHS-I memory cards is even faster than SDHC Class 10 cards. Zectron Digital SDHC UHS-I memory card is ideal for the serious photographer or videographer. Photographers will love the function to easily capture sequential shots that were once a challenge due to the speed limitations of memory. Zectron Digital SDHC UHS-

SGP MacBook Air 11 inch [2010 / 2011 Model] Skin Guard Series [Leather White]

  • 100% Customized luxurious pattern
  • Poly Urethane thick sticker type of skin with natural texture.
  • Custom Fitted for the iPad. Dockable.
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  • Removable and Reusable for easy attachment with silicone adhesive

Protective SKIN GUARD for MacBook Air 11 inch [2010 / 2011 Model] Air by SGP. Includes 1 SGP Laptop Skin and 1 Micro-fiber fabric.

iPhone For Dummies: Includes iPhone 3GS

A full-color guide to the iPhone, including the new iPhone 3G SWith its new 3G S model, the iPhone is definitely the must-have mobile device. This fully updated guide covers all the cool features of the fastest iPhone ever, including the Spotlight search feature, voice control, and video camera capability.iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition also covers the basics of using the multitouch interface, setting up iTunes, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mail, and more.The iPhone 3G S is the

Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet has been available in the US for a while now, and now the tablet is available in the UK, plus some other countries which include France, Germany, Spain and Japan.

Both the 16GB and 32GB models of the Nexus 7 are now available in the UK, the 16GB model retails for 199.99, whilst the 32GB model retails for 239.

Nexus 7

Google is obviously getting ready to release the Google Nexus 5, as they have now dropped the price of the Google Nexus 4 in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Korea.

The Google Nexus 4 has been reduced by $100 in the US, the handset previously retailed for $299 and is now available for $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model.

Google Nexus 4

Versavu Case/Stand for iPad 3, Black

This case features a stain-resistant padded exterior that wipes clean with water, along with a lining made from soft-touch material. The 360-degree rotating axis allows you to view in either portrait or landscape angles. For Use With: iPad 3rd gen.

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Genetic data can reveal risks of cancer and other illnesses, so why can’t it also tell if someone is prone to violent behavior? The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on the efforts of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel in starting The Avielle Foundation, which hopes to determine just that. The couple began the organization in remembrance of their daughter Avielle, who died in the Sandy Hook shooting — and they intend to fund research into biological triggers that could predict violent outbreaks before they happen. But some are skeptical of the research: though Richman and Hensel view it as a way to help people with aggressive behavior, no one’s certain of what would become of a person found to carry a dangerous trait for violence.

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