App Reviews

age 13+
Magic words elevate cool but simple social-networking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
csm_app
age 16+
Flexible network allows chat with strangers, shares locale.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
age 18+
College social network shows substance use, post-sex snaps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Be social like the big kids; parents still in control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 7+
LEARNING
Parental peace of mind as kids have fun with messaging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 15+
Short clips of talent; fun, iffy content; public by default.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_app
age 13+
Do-all, be-all chat tool won't work for every group.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 16+
Rich microblog collection includes iffy content for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
age 14+
Videos meant to be "authentic" are too random to make sense.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 15+
Answer, create fun, shallow polls; beware ads, data mining.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 15+
Connect to school friends without Wi-Fi or a data plan.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 17+
Live moderators help, but anonymous messaging still iffy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 14+
Augmented reality game involves exercise, but iffy safety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 16+
Anonymous posting poses potential danger; tamer than some.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 17+
Video-streaming tool with big privacy implications.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 17+
Iffy possibilities abound in wildly popular video streamer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
age 17+
Too-crude-for-kids collection of memes and jokes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Parent-controlled chat; settings have limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 4+
Safe, curated version of six-second-video service.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
LEARNING
Kid-safe chatting with tight parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)

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