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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 wasting papers.  However I was wishing there was a little pen he can use on the iPAD, as drawing with a finger is not the same… Read More


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 intent is not to make it a comprehensive list of features, but some points for thought, so please share your thoughts in the comment. The… Read More

iPad iPhone Tips

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 are tied to the outlet charging the phone. I started looking into tips on saving iPhone battery life. One thing I found consistent from all… Read More

iPAD iPhone Tips

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 home, it is great to be able to see the photos and family videos you took with your iPAD on a bigger screen with the… Read More

GoodNotes App

Do you have your child do math or reading practices with 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 found a way to read and write on PDF or image files on iPAD directly. All you need is the app GoodNotes. GoodNotes can read files from your device’s photo album, your Dropbox, or… Read More

Vonage Mobile

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 receive.  But now more and more of my friends started texting instead of call, I feel we need to re-evaluate our mobile program, and I… Read More

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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 on your iPhone, iPod and iPAD home screen, just like an app icon. 1. First, go to your web browser and open the website. 2. Tap on… Read More

iPhone iPAD Tips

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 the same titles.  It is very possible that you want to buy an app, but end up getting a different one.  I have also heard… Read More

Cozi Family organizer Free App

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 work and social events, it gets worse if you have to coordinate schedules with relatives, grandparents, friends, … In addition to schedules, as parents, we… Read More

iPhone iPAD Tips

Since I posted How to Child-proof iPAD, I received so many questions asking how to lock iPAD screen or iPhone screen, so kids stay within the app you want them to play. Now we found the solution. If you want to stay updated with iGameMom app recommendations and tech tips, please sign up for the free email updates . I am so happy to have discovered the new Guided Access feature on my iPhone/iPad.  Has your child been in the… Read More

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