How To’s – iPhone, iPAD, and Apps

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How to use iPhone as Wifi Hotspot?

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Many people don’t put data plan on their iPad. This means the iPad cannot access internet or send emails without Wifi, or when the Wifi signal is too weak.  Have you ever had the experience sitting at a busy airport trying to send out an email, but you just can’t? Do you know you can […]

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Looking Forward to the New Year – More apps and resources on iPads

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Happy New Year everyone! 2013 is a great year for iGameMom. We have been working hard to provide recommendations on apps and resources on iPad for kids. Looking back, here are some proud moments I’d like to share with you – our readers, and thank you for your support! 1. iGameMom’s community has grown over […]

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What to Do With a New iPAD – A Parent’s Guide

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Many families will have a new iPad during the holiday season.  What to do with a new iPad? Especially if you have kids around, will you let the kids access the iPAD? I can tell you, even you don’t want to, kids will get on it sooner or later.  So it is better to be […]

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Free App: Tips for Kids Play Clumsy Ninja

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Clumsy Ninja is a free app that is very different from typical Ninja games.  Kids are into a mission of training a Ninja – from capable of doing no Ninja moves.  The app is free to download, with In-App Purchase options if you want to move up fast. But we have managed playing it without […]

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How to Help Kids Practice Handwriting on the iPAD

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We love the iPAD and the numerous learning apps we have for our little one.  My toddler loves drawing and coloring apps and at almost two years of age, he has even started tracing some letters.  I like the drawing and doodling apps on the iPAD because it allows kids to have fun and we don’t have to worry about printing or […]

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How to Choose eBooks for Kids?

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A while ago I reviewed a kids reading program Bookboard. It received great response: a large number of visits to the article and Bookboard membership sign up. In trying to understand why Bookboard got so popular, I put together some of my thoughts on kids eBook features.  I am sharing here as a starting point for discussion. The […]

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How to Save iPhone Battery Life by Adjusting Screen Brightness

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One challenge we have with iPhone or iPAD, or any mobile device is the battery life. They need be charged often, and it takes time to have them charged. It is no fun when the phone dies in the middle of a phone conversation, or you can’t move while talking on the phone because you […]

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How to Project iPAD or iPhone Screen onto a Computer

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This is a question I received several times – how to project iPAD or iPhone screen onto a computer?  After some research I found AirServer.  But before we get into how to use AirServer, let’s think of some scenarios when you would like to project your iPAD or iPhone screen onto a computer. First, at […]

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How to Read and Write on PDF or Image Files on iPAD

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Do you have your child do math or reading practices on worksheets? I have found many free printables recently while searching for some fun learning activities for the summer. These printables are great, but I don’t feel like to print out all of them, so I find a way to have my son do it […]

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How to Text Free between iPhone and Android Internationally

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I have been looking for text free solutions for a while.  When I first got my iPhone, I thought I was not going to text much, mostly just use it for phone calls, so we bought the mobile plan with monthly phone call coverage, and then pay text by number of texts we send and […]

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How to easily access a website on your iPhone, iPod or iPAD?

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Now more and more people are reading on mobile devices.  If you have a favorite website you like to visit frequently, you can make it easy to access on your iPhone, iPod or iPAD with an icon on your home screen.   Today I am going to share with you how to add a website’s icon […]

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How to Get Refund from App Store?

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Many people don’t know that you can actually get a refund from App Store.  I recently just had one.  This post shares how to get refund from App Store. Why do you want a refund from App Store? In my case, I bought a wrong app.  There are so many apps with similar or even […]

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App that Helps Track The Whole Family’s Schedule

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Being busy parents is not an easy job.  Today I am introducing an app that helps parents keep track the whole family’s busy schedule.  In Mom’s Library, you will find featured articles on recharging yourself. We all know how crazy it could be when managing family schedules – each kid has his/her own activities, parents have their […]

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How to lock iPAD / iPhone screen so kids stay within the app?

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Since I posted How to Child-proof iPAD, I received so many questions asking how to lock iPAD screen, so kids stay within the app you want them to play. Now we found the solution – Daisy Simpson, our new reviewer at iGameMom is going to share the trick with you. If you want to stay […]

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How to Stop Funny Auto Correct?

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Do you like the auto-correction function on your iPhone or iPAD?  Did it give you weird words you did not meant to say?  There are ways to control the un-wanted auto-corrections.  Here is how: 1. On your iPhone or iPAD, go to Setting, then General. 2. Scroll the right panel to the bottom, tap on Keyboard. 3. […]

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How to set up App Store Account without a Credit Card?

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In my post How to manage in-app purchase I suggested not link your App Store account with your credit card.  Instead, link it with a gift card.  But how can you do it?  Putting in credit card information is part of account setting up process, and it seems there is no way to get around it.  While, […]

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