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App Helps Kids with ADHD Stay on Task

The iGotThis app is a task-focused, life-management “personal assistant” designed for ADHD families that builds self-esteem to ensure repeated success. It’s loaded with features — such as a customizable reward feature, reminder system, inspirational messages, and parent notification when tasks are complete or not complete — to keep kids on track, focused and motivated, all while providing real-time visibility and complete control for parents. read more

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TouchNote app

Editor’s Tech Review: TouchNote App

Do you or does someone in your life want printed photos? TouchNote provides that opportunity right from your phone. The app allows you to send one high-quality photo or collage in a postcard by mail at a low cost. You can type in a message on the back or leave the card blank. No printing required! The app even offers ways to order canvas photos, frames, greeting cards or a print box filled with favorite photos from your smart device. This app is great for out-of-town relatives, people who aren’t on your social media pages, or someone you know who appreciates printed photos. It’s quick, easy, and can be a great surprise for someone you love. read more

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Cyber security for phones, tablets and computers

5 Cyber Security Tips for College Students — and Adults, Too

With cars overloaded with personal belongings and brains tangled up in a mix of excitement, anticipation and a little fear of the unknown, young adults across the country have headed off to college, many for the first time. Parents take comfort that they’ve spent 18 years preparing their child to survive on their own. But have they prepared their student to defend against that modern-day threat on college campuses – cyber attacks? Whether a widespread issue infecting computers and networks around the globe or an isolated phishing attempt on one student, prevention against cyber infections, just like the student’s physical wellbeing, comes down to practicing good cyber hygiene.

“Just like germs spread the common cold and flu undetected from one person to many, criminals infect smartphones, tablets and computers with malware that can steal precious personal information from unsuspecting victims,” said Deborah Guild, chief security officer for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. “Or, they take over the device, holding term papers, family photos and bank accounts access for ransom.” read more

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Must-have apps for family travel

9 Must-Have Travel Apps for Family Trips

Whether you're packing up the car for a weekend road trip or planning a cross-country journey, ease your summer travel with these must-have apps that cover everything from planning and navigation to entertainment and looking up local hot spots. ...
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A Parent’s Guide to Smartphones

Just because the average age for children to get their own smartphones is between 10 and 12 years old doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. As helpful and convenient as smartphones can be for keeping families connected, they also bring with them serious dangers, such as cyberbullying and potential exposure to inappropriate material. read more

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Local Moms Create Free Babysitting Exchange App

The average U.S. family spends more than $1,000 a year on babysitting, according to two Akron moms who believe they have hacked the babysitting problem. read more

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Student Spotlight: High School Senior Creates 3D Animations for Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Hernan Rincon, a senior at Montessori High School at University Circle, created a 3D solar system for everyone to enjoy at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Hernan worked at the museum’s Shafran Planetarium, where he developed computer animated 3D models of the solar system, as part of his school’s internship program. ...
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