App Reviews

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas App Poster Image
age 18+
Incredible game -- but incredibly inappropriate for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Temple Run 2 App Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-done sequel even better than original phenomenon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Dr. Panda's Hospital App Poster Image
age 4+
Easy, intuitive app teaches young kids medical care basics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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DragonBox Algebra 5+ App Poster Image
age 5+
Kids learn concepts of algebra in stellar game app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2012)
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The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image
age 15+
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 8+
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
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Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation App Poster Image
age 18+
Well-made shooter, but keep kids far away.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
age 11+
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
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Jetpack Joyride App Poster Image
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age 13+
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Netflix App Poster Image
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age 17+
Lots of great kids' media on the go; parent controls weak.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Twitter App Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful social tool, but use privacy settings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Plants vs. Zombies App Poster Image
age 10+
Great strategy game with comic but slightly scary violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Fruit Ninja App Poster Image
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age 7+
Simple, fun chopping-flying fruit game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Angry Birds App Poster Image
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age 7+
Popular knock-down-blocks app pits birds against pigs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Doodle Jump App Poster Image
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age 8+
Simple, engaging game is best for tweens and up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Words With Friends App Poster Image
age 14+
Superb Scrabble clone; open chat makes it for teens and up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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