Are your kids getting enough reading time this summer? Maybe your children would read more if they were featured in the stories. MeeGenius! gives parents the chance to customize some classic stories — like Goldilocks and the Three Bears or Jack and the Beanstalk — and then read them online or on your iPhone.
You can add your child’s name or even change the story. The classic tales have been modernized quite a bit — in Hansel and Gretel the witch is merely locked in a closet and there is no mean stepmother — but they might be nice for very small children.
The audio playback feature is what I like. My kids love audio books, and on MeeGenius! the words are highlighted as the narrator reads them. MeeGenius! might be great in the car if you have an iPod Touch or iPhone and you download the app.
Watch the screencast to see MeeGenius! in action.
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MobileRSS syncs with your Google Reader so you can keep up with all of your favorite blogs and websites at all times. There’s a free version and a pro for $2.99 (iTunes links) which I’ll show you in the screencast.
After you install it and sign in with your Google account it will automatically sync up. All of your folders, tags, shared and stared items will be in place along with people who you follow. MobileRSS works a lot like Google Reader and you can also share items via email, Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper, and more.
I installed both the free and paid-for versions and am happy with both. If you’re unsure about spending the money then install the free version, it works great and will give you a feel of what you get for your money.
To see MobileRSS in action, watch the screencast below:
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I finally got my invite for Pinterest this week and I’ve been having so much fun exploring all of the beautiful pinboards that early users have created. It’s easy to create your own boards — when you come across something that strikes your fancy simply use the bookmarklet to “pin” it to your board.
If you find something you like on another person’s board (there is plenty to like) you can let them know by “liking” the item or “repinning” it to your own board.
I’m thinking Pinterest is going to be a great help for me in planning Molly’s upcoming bridal shower:)
I do have 10 invites — so let me know if you want one.
View the screencast here:
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TechCrunch posted a story today about Google Moderator being available on YouTube and I decided to test it out. The learning curve is not very steep — just go to your channel modules, enable moderator, post a request for ideas or suggestions and then wait for your subscribers to respond.
DemoGirl gets a lot of screencast suggestions every day, but we don’t usually see the same request from two different people. Molly is often busy with custom work and weeding through all these suggestions can be time-consuming. This is where I think Moderator on YouTube might be useful — by providing us with a way to have our readers help us determine what people want to see covered here.
Check out the screencast here:
If you have a suggestions, check out our Moderator series on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/demogirlmo
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