Friday, May 20, 2016

Brain Quest

Keep your child’s brain active this summer with this fun app from the makers of the popular Brain Quest card game. Brain Quest is a relatively challenging curriculum disguised as a quiz-show-like trivia game. It never feels like homework! Questions are given in a variety of formats such as multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank, and more. This forces kids to think in different ways and work different parts of their brains. There is a unique app available for each elementary grade.
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With Casey, Jake, and Gizmo by their sides, kids journey through the jungle or set sail for the Wisdom Islands while honing their skills in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. Each app reinforces the skills appropriate for the grade level. You can track scores for up to 3 individuals or combine forces and play the Pass and Play challenge making the app fun for the whole family. 

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  • Name of App:  Brain Quest
  • Audience:         Children
  • Platform:          iOS 
  • What the App Does and why we recommend it:  Allows children to learn in a fun and exciting way that feels like a game not homework
  • What platform we used to recommend the app:  iOS
  • Cost (at time of review):  $2.99 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Verizon IndyCar Series App

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016.  You can keep track of the race and other IndyCar races by downloading the Verizon IndyCar Series app.  Among the things this app lets you keep track of are: real-time leader board with running order, optional on-device alerts when IndyCar races starts and for breaking news, and current track conditions.  You can also select your favorite driver to keep track of them.   Verizon Wireless customers can get some exclusive content which includes live in-car video streaming for select drivers during Indy Car races and live INDYCAR radio broadcast audio streaming during all track activities.

May can be a very busy month.  Let the Verizon IndyCar Series app help you keep track of what's going on at the track.

  • Name of App:  Verizon IndyCar Series App
  • Audience:         Teen and Adult
  • Platform:          iOS and Android
  • What the App Does and why we recommend it:  App allows user to keep track of IndyCar races during the IndyCar racing season.
  • What platform we used to recommend the app:  Android
  • Cost (at time of review):  Free with enhanced features for Verizon Wireless customers.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Diptic: Turn Your Pictures Into a Collage

Ever wonder how your friends and family make those great collages they share on Facebook and Instagram? One way may be by using Diptic, a photo collage app that you can purchase on your device.  Diptic is easy to use even for the beginner, and offers many different styles of collages. You can even add text. Below are two of their "Fancy" layouts, but you can choose from many different options.

Diptic is easy and fun to use, so start adding your own collages today and share them on your favorite social media platforms!


  • Name of App: Diptic
  • Audience: Adult and Teen
  • Platform: iOS, Android
  • What the App Does and why we recommend it: The app will allow you to create collages for pictures taken on your electronic device.
  • What platform we used to recommend the app: iOS 
  • Cost (at time of review): Free.