Category: Best Apps

The Path to Luma: A beautiful new puzzle game app that’s free

Anyone else burning out on Candy Crush and 1010 lately? Me too, so I just downloaded The Path to Luma (free on iOS and Android) and I have to say that it’s turned out to be better and more interesting than I expected. In fact, my kids also keep sneaking and advancing me through the levels, which means I’m not the only one who’s hooked on it in my house. Related: The Monument Valley app is a stunner. And a stumper. Related: 9 of the most stunningly beautiful mobile games add some zen to your apps Created by the sustainable energy company NRG, players are...

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Save money on groceries with these 4 coupon apps. Easy, peasy.

If you’re looking to cut down your grocery bill (who isn’t?), clipping coupons and checking the grocery store circular are smart ways to make it happen. But these days, you can do so much of that online, right from your smart phone, thanks to these 4 coupon apps. From tracking your loyalty savings to giving you deals on organic and natural foods, these coupon apps could save you a whole lot of money on items already on your list. And if you’re looking for a few more grocery shopping tips and tricks, we’ve got them. We’re all for anything to...

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Run, drive, and yes, even DJ like Batman, with the new LEGO Batman Movie app | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Warner Bros. Pictures As you might have heard, The LEGO Batman movie is coming to a theater near you this Friday, but right now, you can download the new, free LEGO Batman Movie app so your kids can save Gotham, right on a smart phone or tablet.   Available on iTunes and Google Play, this free app lets kids transform into LEGO Batman (or their favorite character from the movie), where they can do everything from jump across The Bat Cave or the Rooftops of Gotham, to drive their own Batmobile to battle Villain Bosses. Kids will love customizing...

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3 of our favorite meditation apps to help you keep your chill

If your stress hormones have spiking lately, here are 3 meditation apps we’ve personally tried that can really help you reclaim your thoughts and cultivate a sense of calm and well-being. Because doesn’t that sound great right now? Stop, Breathe & Think Related: 8 ways to make your iPhone less distracting Our editor Kristen recommended this one on a Today show segment about the best apps for keeping your New Year’s resolutions, and I can totally see why. Stop, Breathe & Think begins with a very brief check-in, asking you how you’re feeling physically and emotionally. Based on your answers,...

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What parents need to know about the new LEGO Life social media app for kids

This week, LEGO launched a new social media-style app for kids called LEGO Life (iOS and Android), a free app that’s designed for kids ages 7-12 to share their LEGO creations and get ideas and inspiration for new projects to build. As much as we love LEGO, we always have reservations about anything “social media-y” for kids that young. So, we took a closer look to see exactly how it works and if it’s something you should look into for your kids. Related: Easy Internet safety tips that parents can start using right now Related: KidGuard helps parents track their kid’s online...

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All your personal info, all in one handy place online. Well, this is scary!

As much as we love the Internet, and the helpful information it makes available to us, there are definitely some downsides, like the Family Tree Now site which aggregates all your personal info, including addresses, relatives, possible associates, all in one place. Thankfully, there is a way for you to opt-out of their site, which we suggest doing immediately. While all this info might be readily available on the Internet, having it all in one place for people to access is downright scary....

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These meal planning apps could save you time, stress, and money. Yes!

If you’ve been wanting to try meal planning but feel a little overwhelmed, these 4 meal planning apps could really help take the stress out of getting started. Sure, there are lots of meal planning websites, but we’ve found that using apps makes it a whole lot easier, especially when you’re at the store and forgot your list. Plus, they’ll save you time, and hey, even money when you’re no longer just wandering aimlessly through the grocery store grabbing things that you think might work. Or is that just us?  ...

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Moonlite, the magical device that projects bedtime stories right onto your ceiling.

As much as I love tech that makes my life simpler, easier, and cheaper, sometimes I find a device that just makes life a little more magical. And that’s how I feel about Moonlite, a little gadget gives a modern edge to storytelling. This mini projector use the flash from your phone to project illustrations onto the ceiling, all with a story you can read along from the app. You can even choose optional sound effects for each slide, in case you’re feeling too tired to imitate a clap of thunder or calling bird by the time bedtime rolls around. Related:...

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National Divorce Day: Cool apps that can make life easier for divorced families

As a divorced parent, I’ve definitely found that tech can help make life a whole lot easier. Not only when it comes to communication, but even more, the transition between homes much smoother for your kids. And considering for me, it’s all about happy, well-adjusted kids, I’m all for using apps if that can help. So considering today is National Divorce Day (who knew it was a thing?), we thought it would be helpful to share these cool apps that you might not know about that could make your life as a divorced family less stressful. Apps to help with custody...

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The Snow Fox: A cool, free ebook app with an extra special feature kids will love

I will always be a fan of real books I can turn the pages to read while my kids are in my lap, but there are plenty of times when a sweet, entertaining ebook on my phone is a total lifesaver, like the The Snow Fox, which we discovered this week. It’s a simple, sweet story about a child and a fox that’s beautifully illustrated, and completely free on your phone. Related: A new chat-style app that might just get kids reading more Related: Stella and the Space Bears ebook: Because we can never resist a wonderfully geeky heroine. The app starts out by...

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