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Geek Parenting

Geek Parenting July 2017

Geek Parenting is dedicated towards providing the best source of information to help parents in today’s technology-savvy and digital world! Covering broad areas such as Toys, Gadgets, Kidspreneur, Education, Travel and Photos/Videos, there will always be cool stuff you can do as a parent together with your kids all year around! Whether you want to teach your kids how to program or spoil them with geeky toys, you won’t want to miss out!

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1 min.
editor’s note

It’s a heart stopping moment when you’re out in public, you turn around and realise that your little one is not there. Nothing is more terrifying, especially those first few seconds of absolute dread, bewilderment, a tightening in the chest, followed by a swirl of thoughts one after the other all of which are fearing the worst. How could this happen? You had only turned your head for what was surely only a few seconds? Many years ago we were in a shopping mall with our eldest when just this happened. All it took was a moment and she was gone. It’s something we can never forget. But the frantic search and panic that came after was a little more blurry. Calling out her name, raking the crowds for even the…

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Written by parents, for parents. If you would like to contribute to the magazine, write to us at info.geekparenting.tv. Amanda Wright Mum of two boisterous little girls, Amanda is a freelance copywriter and proof reader with over 10 years’ experience in the world of marketing and communications. Amanda writes for a number of publications and small businesses, whilst working around the school run, gymnastics, dance class, netball, cricket and well just daily life! David Layzelle David is the owner of 73 Ltd, the premiere freelance writing company, specialising in Academic work, Business writing, game reviews, and purely creative assignments. He is a single parent, juggling two kids, running a successful writing business, and playing the latest Xbox game throughout the day. Zunammie Keren Zunammie is a freelance writer who specializes in technology and education related topics.…

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byte sized: wwdc 2017

New Lines Advanced retina display on new 10.5 and 12.9 inch iPad Pros. New, updated iMacs and a 13-inch Macbook Pro with macOS High Sierra. Swift Playground Apple are continuing to develop their educational coding app that teaches the use of Swift with robots, drones and instruments, such as the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 and Sphero SPRK+. The 1.5 update is already available on the app store for free. iOS 11 New Apps dock with a predictive area to suggest your most used apps. There’s Greater scope for multitasking with split screen for apps and more drag and drop features. A revamped keyboard allows you to swipe down for punctuation options. Email: info@geekparenting.tv Twitter: @GeekParentMag Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geekparentingmagazine/…

3 min.
the apple homepod better than the rest?

The Apple Homepod is the latest entrant in an increasingly populous market aimed at making our lives both easier and more centralised, but is it any good? Is the Homepod something that users are going to take up in deference to Google Home or Amazon Echo or even the smaller Dot version or has it arrived on the market too late to really get a foothold in this fiercely-contended market? While Apple originally hit the mobile phone market as an innovator, they have been spending more time lately playing catch-up with their rivals. In fact, worse than that, Apple’s core products, once seen as industry leaders, are a collection of third party parts, many of which are actually sourced from rivals. Samsung supply many components to the iPhone, including NAND flash and…

3 min.
let it flow

Nothing screams summer more than a face-full of high-pressure water courtesy of your kids as you doze in the balmy sun, and nothing delivers the experience better than a super-soaker! The thrill of a freezing jet of water hitting you is the perfect antipathy to hot, sultry, days and with an ever-expanding range of weapons available, let battle commence. Super-Soakers – it’s actually a brand name owned by Nerf, but also a generic term for any large soaker – are a breed of manually-pressurised water gun that are designed to shoot a jet of water with great accuracy and stingingly-high pressure. Generally available in the kind of primary-colour schemes beloved of children and Combined Harvester manufacturers, there are plenty of water guns on the market and their level of sophistication has…

7 min.
how to unclutter your digital life

Having a digital declutter is probably something that not a lot of us think about. Unlike tidying our homes or cars for example, we can see the mess which is created. We can tidy the dishes in the sink, or organise the book shelf which has just gathered everything in sight! These things bother us because we can see them, until such a point we decide to take control and do something about it. When it comes to the digital world however, the same dysfunction and lack of organisation can still be there but it is well hidden and less seen. Well less publicly seen. We all operate a number of different devices. All storing and holding different information and “things” on them. But what is happening with all of this information…