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Kid Screen Time Establishes Healthy Device Usage Habits for Your Kids

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As parents, it can be hard to strike a balance between enough screen time and too much screen time for our kids. ThinkStorm LLC has introduced an answer in the form of the app Kid Screen Time (free). This app allows parents to keep track of how much time kids are spending on their devices by sending alert messages to any phone or through email during the following events:



Organize Your Items & Inventory with Sortly

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If you are like me, then I bet you are perpetually wasting a good amount of time overturning everything trying to find the thing that you swore you kept some place which you cannot recall at that moment.



2048 Shapes: A Clever Spin on a Hit Game

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Whether you are stuck in traffic, anticipating a long wait in the dentist’s office, or simply bored while lining up to pay for your groceries, this new puzzle game can help you kill time.



Word Hack: Unleash Your Vocabulary Prowess

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Need to kill some time while waiting for a friend, sizzle up some competition within the gang, or just giddy to sharpen your rustic mind? Word Hack is a new iPhone word game that could easily fill your boredom and get your intellectual juices flowing with its simple yet challenging game mechanics.

Word Hack, with its clever spin on your childhood games Hangman and Wheel of Fortune, will test you in terms of speed and accuracy as you need to build the mystery words within a specified time.

Upon opening the app, you will be greeted by a puzzle board with cool colors. The puzzle is pre-filled with a few letters for you to solve, along with the category.



Recognized Gives Rewards for Users Who Share Employee Reviews

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Your waitress retained her radiant smile the whole 30 minutes you spent making up your mind, never showing any hints of impatience after you changed your order for the umpteenth time and was absolutely helpful with your two-year old in the high chair.



Revel Builds Upon Tinder to Gamify Dating

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With the proliferation of mobile apps, there seems to be two growing trends—mobile dating and photo or video sharing.

In fact, a recent report by Pew Research Center shows that 7% of cell phone apps users (representing 3% of all adults) say that they have used a dating app on their cell phone. Two-thirds (66%) of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and nearly a quarter (23%) of online daters say they have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.



Create Hilarious Versions of Friends and Loved-Ones with the New Animate Me! App

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Animate Me! allows users to select any photo from their galleries or Facebook accounts—or take a shot if you don’t have one handy—and animate the subject’s head by letting you move its head and its mouth to the tune or sound that you chose it to go along with.

Furthermore, the user can accessorize the photos chosen with items such as hats, mustaches, tattoos, eye patches, and even pacifiers.  You can animate more "heads" (for group pictures for example), accessorize further, and add more sounds either through purchases or points.



Foodies Rejoice as App Translates Over 5000 Italian Menus to English

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I love authentic Italian food, and as a foodie, I want to try just about everything that I can get my hands on. Most of the time though, I end up with a totally different dish than I thought I was ordering. It can be a nice surprise, but I wouldn't want that to happen all the time!

That's where the Translate A Menu – Italy Food Dictionary (free with in-app purchases) helps to save the day. The app tells you exactly what you are ordering, including the ingredients and how it is cooked.



New Kick The Ball App Makes Kids Exclaim "Goal!"

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Kick the Ball 

3.5 out of 5 stars

Become a soccer star in this new soccer simulation and compete with players around the globe! In Kick the Ball, it’s all about flicking the ball with your fingers to the right targets as quickly and as precisely as possible in beautiful 3D graphics. 



Explory: Is the Mobile Storytelling App the Anti-Vine?

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Explory (free)

4.5 out of 5 stars

Nowadays, we have a wide range of options to choose from when we want to share moments and memories, but newly launched app Explory pops out of the bunch. Created for iPhones and iPads, Explory will take you beyond the limitations of sharing that you are used to.



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