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Arthur is an experienced freelance writer and iPhone fanatic. He enjoys writing articles about many subjects, but specializes in mobile technology, parenting, relationships, and fitness. Arthur has been featured in many prominent fitness and parenting publications as well as in "A Brave New Word" literary magazine. In his spare time, Arthur enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and of course, playing with his iPhone.

Avokiddo's ABC Ride Review

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When I was asked to review Avokiddo's new game ABC Ride ($2.99), I jumped at the chance. I personally own Avokkido’s first two forays into mobile games and I think they are simply fantastic. But I was also a little apprehensive. The parent in me couldn’t wait to see my four year old’s reaction, but the hypercritical writer in me thought there was no way Avokiddo could strike gold three times in a row. 



Fun iPhone Games to Get in the Halloween Spirit

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Nothing beats the thrill of Halloween for kids. They get to dress up as their favorite character or spooky creature and go door to door hitting the neighborhood up for candy. If your house is anything like mine, the excitement of Halloween starts on Oct. 1st. For those kids (and parents) who live for that spooky day, here are five Halloween games to make the wait easier. 



Using your iOS Device to prepare your Kids for Pet Responsibility

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There is no doubt that owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Even something as small as a fish needs a fair amount of TLC. It is easy to talk about the responsibility of owning a pet, but the reality of it can be an entirely different thing for children. Luckily there are a number of virtual pet games that will help introduce your children to the world of pet care. It can be difficult to find the perfect one for your child, especially when a lot of them are focused on building a pet shop versus actual pet care. I have come up with a few of the best for aiding your kids in preparing for a pet. 



Game Time Turns You into a True Arm Chair Quarterback

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There are surprisingly few football games for  iOS. There are even fewer that are worth downloading. One game that is challenging all the sports game developers to step up their game is Game Time with Mike Vick; and the best part it is free. If you are a football fan and don’t already have this game on your iDevice you should head to the app store now. Here's why:



Avokiddo Emotions iPhone Game: Father Tested and Kid Approved [review]

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If I were review this game based solely on its description, it would have been less than favorable. Luckily, that's not what happened.  From the moment I opened   Avokiddo Emotions ($1.99), it put a smile on my face and I am a 28-year-old man. This app is fun, entertaining, and educational without ever feeling like anything other than a simple, silly game.



Wordstop: The Next Big Gaming App? [review]

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As a writer, it excites me to see how words are making a comeback in our society through games. This became apparent when Words with Friends (free) started to dominate the app scene and give Angry Birds ($0.99) a run for its money. While these games are both entertaining and offer unlimited gameplay, the general public is always looking for the next big game that will give them a chance to beat their friends in the public arena. A new game called Wordstop ($0.99) is turning traditional word gameplay on its head and forcing you to master the English language in a unique way. 



Be a Date Night Hero: 5 Apps to Show You How

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Date night is always exciting and usually a bit nerve-racking. Whether you're on your very first date or you're planning to pop the question, you want every detail to be perfect. Although you're capable of coming up with the perfect idea yourself; it does not hurt to have a little help with the planning. Everyone can use a little help once in a while. Add these five date night apps to your arsenal to ensure you look your best for the big date. 
 



5 iPhone Apps to Help Teach Your Child Sign Language

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There are many compelling reasons to teach children sign language at a young age. For some, it is a valuable skill they will have for the rest of their lives. For others, it is a necessity due to a medical condition or developmental delay. No matter the reason, there are apps out there that help teach little ones sign language. The icing on the cake is that all of these apps are free, which makes them accessible to anyone with an iPhone. 



How Young is Too Young for a Smartphone?

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We live in an increasingly tech-driven world. Computers have replaced many functions we used to use our brains and hands for. Since the tech boom in the '90s, kids often absorb technology the quickest and know more than their parents at a very young age. With that in mind, it can get a little dicey to determine the right time for children to earn their first smartphone. On one hand, smartphones can add a level of safety. On the other hand, it can cause more than a few problems at home or in school. Ultimately, it is up to a parent to decide when their child is ready, but here are a few factors to consider that may help you make an informed choice. 



3 Baby Reference Apps Parents Can't Live Without

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When it comes to having babies, all of your experiences will pretty much be brand new. Whether it's baby number one or number twenty, they are going to pull at least one thing you have never seen before. Where there were once old wives tales and home visits; now there are Google searches and frantic nurse line calls. Everywhere in between there we tend to turn to our smartphones for every answer.  Luckily for us there are enough smart people out there to have our every need covered.  If you have recently welcomed a new baby into your life these three apps are essential. 



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