Contrary to popular perceptions, according to on-air technology analyst for CBS News and tech pundit, Larry Magid, “The iPad was far from the first tablet. Yet – with Steve Jobs clearly in control of the design – they were the first to truly catch on. It’s been said before, but it’s so true – Jobs knew what people wanted even before they knew they wanted it.” The first tablet PC –a note pad-size device incorporating features similar to a full-size personal or laptop computer ... Continue Reading
Ways that the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet can emerge as a viable competitor to the iPad.
Amazon has unveiled its new Kindle Fire and set an official launch date of November 15, 2011, strategically just in time for the Black Friday rush. Although the device has yet to even hit the shelves, it is already being viewed as a potential threat to the Apple iPad, which currently has a fierce stranglehold over the tablet market. Will the Amazon Kindle Fire prove to be a viable competitor, or will it just be another in an increasingly long list of opponents eating iPad dust? This article will ... Continue Reading
Kiboomu combines music with a variety of printables and online elements to make learning fun for your child.
Congratulations to Kiboomu: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! It's no secret that children love signing. Whether it's crooning to the songs on the radio, or chanting a nursery rhyme, kids learn and absorb a wealth of information via music. One site that brings music together with a variety of different printable and online elements is Kiboomu.com, a site for kids developed by Wendy Wiseman and Sherry Segal. On Kiboomu, Parents and Teachers can search for simple and easy kids crafts, ... Continue Reading
Gadgets and apps for moms and kids – whether you’re taking digital photos, scheduling activities, or protecting computer peripherals.
Moms and kids will have an easier time getting back to school and work routines with some help from technology this fall. From taking family digital photos, to keeping multiple activity schedules and tasks organized, to protecting computer peripherals, this column has the must-have gadgets and apps you need. Xshot iPhone 4 Case & Pocket Xshot Bundle How many times have you wished you could take pictures or video of yourself with your child at a special classroom event or be included in ... Continue Reading