How to Turn Off iPhone Push Notifications

Push notifications Although push notifications are helpful when you want to know about updates to apps, there are times when it’s simply more convenient to turn them off. To turn off push notifications on your iPhone and stop receiving the badges, text alerts and sounds that come along with them, follow the steps below:

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Awesome New iPhone Case for Babies

Until now, the number of baby-safe iPhone cases were limited. It was a nice idea that so many developers come out with apps full of colorful animals and a-b-c learning, but turning the iPhone over to your 10 month old always came with the risk of it shattering after an unfortunate fall from the high chair.

Fisher Price’s Apptivity cases make app play baby-friendly in a pretty cool way. The Laugh & Learn Apptivity case puts the iPhone, or iPod Touch, securely in the middle of a circle that looks alot like a steering wheel. The overall design makes the iPhone part of a bigger toy and much, much easier to hold on to. Not to mention, it will prevent your little one from being tempted to try and eat the iPhone while enjoying an app. Always a plus!

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Best iPhone Apps for Keeping Kids Safe

kids safety appsWe live in a world where there’s plenty to worry about when it comes to our kids. Between the typical “stranger danger” lessons and keeping vital information on hand in case of emergency, it’s nice to know that there are  iPhone apps for keeping kids safe. Check these 5 kids safety apps out to help keep kids safe in emergencies, online and in their neighborhood.

 

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Six Things You Need to Do Before Giving Your Phone to Your Kid

iPhone Safety tipsOne thing’s for sure: kids love playing with phones. And who can blame them? Phones are a perfect size for kids’ tiny hands, have thousands of kid-friendly apps that facilitate learning and fun and parents pay a lot of attention them, a sure way to make kids interested.

That’s why it’s important to know what sort of damage your child can do on your phone before you hand it to them. Child-proofing your phone is possible, especially if you think about these five important phone safety topics ahead of time.

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Three Best iPad Cooking Apps

Best cooking app for iPadWhether you’re a novice chef looking for a hand in the kitchen or a true culinary connoisseur on the prowl for a new favorite recipe, chances are there’s an iPad app for that. Expansive screen real estate and high quality rendering make the iPad an ideal device to help you in the kitchen. It’s smaller than your standard laptop and easy to tuck out of the way in an easy-to-see spot for help while you cook.

With more than 500,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, it’s hard to know where to start your search for the perfect iPad cooking app. To keep it simple, this definitive list points you towards the three best iPad cooking apps out there. Bon appetit!

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Do Mobile Apps Really Improve Kids Learning? A Formal Study from Motion Math

iPad is simply another tech device to keep kids plopped on the couch playing games. Or is it? Educational programs throughout the world are beginning to invest money in the purchase of iPad tablets in the hopes that interactive, educational apps will engage children while mixing important learning with what kids simply view as “fun.”

In the past, children learned to form letters and numbers by tracing over a dotted line with a pencil; over and over again. Math was practiced with beans for counting and teachers had to check each student’s work for accuracy before children knew if they had succeeded at solving that pesky equation. Leaving forward thinking, tech-savvy educators and app developers to wonder: is there a better way?
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How to Set a Password for iPhone & iPad

LockPasswords provide a way to keep information private or, in the case of parents, keep kids out of technology when they’re unsupervised. Both the iPad and iPhone can be locked with a passcode that requires entry before the device will function. This means that as a parent you control when children have access to the family iPad; even if they did sneak it into their room in hopes of a bedtime Agnry Birds session. Much like the passcode that can be set to enable Restrictions and parental controls on the iPad, this code is a key to maintaining control of the technology of your home.

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25 Tips for iPhone and iPod Touch Users

iPhone tipsYour house is the proud new home to an iPhone or iPod Touch. Now what? For advice on parental controls, how to effectively limit kids’ iPhone time and finding out how to organize your iPhone, check out our collection of articles below.

 

 

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5 iPhone Apps for Keeping Kids Healthy

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While technology was long thought as unhealthy; with kids lounging in front of the TV or playing games on their phone all day, forward thinking parents know that there are a wealth of iPhone apps for keeping kids healthy. Need some activity ideas? There’s a kids app for that! Got a picky eater that needs some creative nutrition? There’s an app for that, too! Here are 5 of our favorite iPhone apps for keeping kids healthy.

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How to Redeem a Promo Code for an iPhone App

redeem promo codeParents love a good deal. In a world that has become obsessed with clipping coupons, it’s just as important to know how to use “coupons” to buy apps! Promo codes are codes that are given out by app developers and can be used to download a free copy of their app. As the name would imply, the idea is to allow a few lucky folks to download their apps for free as a means of promotion.

From time to time, you may even see promo codes available from iKidApps.com, simply for being one of the first to comment on a recent post. However, it’s important to know how to redeem a promo code for a free app download!
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