Kids, Tablets, Phones and Staying Safe Online

I don’t know about you but whenever I see a little kid playing with a tablet, I flash back to the beginning of Orson Scott Card’s Enders Game and think, “how did he know?!” It’s amazing how quickly tablets (and, to a lesser degree, smartphones) have gone from things we were pretty sure we didn’t want our kids using at young ages to things that are now almost common school supplies.

Seriously: some schools actually supply tablets to their students. Even when those kids are still in elementary school. I don’t know about you, but my second grader has a hard time remembering her lunchbox when she gets off the bus. I’m terrified over the idea of having to replace a lost tablet.
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Top Four Anti-DUI Apps

The risks associated with drinking and driving have been well documented. In fact, according to the CDC some 30 people die each and every day in the U.S. in a crash involving an alcohol-impaired driver. If that statistic isn’t enough to get people to seriously consider the effects of drinking and driving, it’s hard to […]

Top Four Anti-DUI Apps

The risks associated with drinking and driving have been well documented. In fact, according to the CDC some 30 people die each and every day in the U.S. in a crash involving an alcohol-impaired driver. If that statistic isn’t enough to get people to seriously consider the effects of drinking and driving, it’s hard to imagine what could. The good news is that there are those out there who are doing their part to eliminate this very serious issue. Many avoid drinking and driving altogether or simply utilize the services of a friend or acquaintance as a designated driver. Technology can even play a role in curbing this scourge once and for all – in the form of mobile apps.

Yes, there are helpful mobile applications out there available for both of the major platforms (iPhone/Android) that can help prevent a fun night out from turning into a tragedy. Here are just a few of the most helpful options. [Read more...]

Best Apps for Dads? You Asked for ‘Em, We Delivered!

Some of you already know about our first iPhone/iPad app, “Mr. Dad on Pregnancy,” which is based on my best-selling book, The Expectant Father.

By popular demand, we created two new apps: Mr. Dad on Babies based on (The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year), and Mr. Dad on Military Dads, based on The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads. And don’t worry, more apps based on other books in The New Father series, are in the works.

Oh, and did I mention that they’re all free? Here’s how to get ‘em:

Mr. Dad on Pregnancy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-dad-on-pregnancy/id597625678?ls=1&mt=8
Mr. Dad on Babies: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-dad-on-babies/id634443537?ls=1&mt=8
Mr. Dad on Military Dads: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-dad-on-military-dads/id646520766?ls=1&mt=8

Mr. Dad on Pregnancy unlocks the power of Armin Brott’s best-selling book “The Expectant Father” in an addictive new game format.

With over 400 facts from his book, the Mr. Dad on Pregnancy app delivers the information you need to know in a fun, new way. Soon-to-be dads everywhere are saying that the app is their secret weapon to demystifying pregnancy in a way that’s “actually fun.”

The head-to-head game lets you challenge your partner for bragging rights, play other friends experiencing a pregnancy, or go up against Mr. Dad himself.

Facts are presented in a trivia fashion with each question containing a “drill-down” that provides important tips and facts to help you through the mysterious experience of pregnancy.

Here are the features that expecting dads are pumped about:

• Impress your partner! Show your partner you care about the pregnancy by beating her in a game
• Earn points by beating the timer and getting the question correct
• Questions become more difficult and the stakes get higher as you make your way through rounds
• Want to REALLY remember a fact? Easily email it to yourself, your partner, or share it via Facebook and Twitter directly from the app!
• Start a game instantly by playing against Mr. Dad
• You will get better! Players rapidly increase their knowledge after just a couple games.

Armin Brott is America’s Most-Trusted Dad. He’s the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood. He has written for dozens of major publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Parenting Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect. For more than a decade, Armin has been giving men just like you the tools, resources, and practical strategies to be the fathers they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Follow Mr. Dad on twitter @MrDad, subscribe to his award-winning blog at mrdad.com and get great updates at Facebook.com/mrdad.

Mr. Dad on Babies turns Armin Brott’s book “The New Father” into an awesome learning game. The game provides new dads with everything they need to know about their new baby and the impact on mom.

With over 400 facts from his book, the Mr. Dad on Babies app delivers the information you need to know in a fun, new way. Dads everywhere are saying that the app is their secret weapon to demystifying fatherhood in a way that’s “actually fun.”

The head-to-head game lets you challenge your partner for bragging rights, play other friends with new kids, or go up against Mr. Dad himself.

Facts are presented in a trivia fashion with each question containing a “drill-down” that provides important tips and facts to help you through the mysterious experience of fatherhood.

Here are the features that expecting dads are pumped about:

• Impress your partner! Show your partner you care about the family by beating her in a game
• Earn points by beating the timer and getting the question correct
• Questions become more difficult and the stakes get higher as you make your way through rounds
• Want to REALLY remember a fact? Easily email it to yourself, your partner, or share it via Facebook and Twitter directly from the app!
• Start a game instantly by playing against Mr. Dad
• You will get better! Players rapidly increase their knowledge after just a couple games.

Armin Brott is America’s Most-Trusted Dad. He’s the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood. He has written for dozens of major publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Parenting Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect. For more than a decade, Armin has been giving men just like you the tools, resources, and practical strategies to be the fathers they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Follow Mr. Dad on twitter @MrDad, subscribe to his award-winning blog at mrdad.com and get great updates at Facebook.com/mrdad.

www.mrdad.com
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Mr. Dad on Babies is brought to you by sxtyscnds’ inc., makers of social, “snackable” games aimed at knowledge discovery and learning!

Follow @sxtyscndsinc on Twitter and at www.sxtyscnds.com for free game announcements and other updates.

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Mr. Dad on Military Dads turns Armin Brott’s book “The Military Father” into an awesome learning game. The game provides deployed dads with everything they need to know to stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distance that separates them.

With over 400 facts from his book, the Mr. Dad on Military Dads app delivers the information you need to know in a fun, new way. Military dads everywhere are saying that the app is their secret weapon to learning to be a great Dad in a way that’s “actually fun.”

The head-to-head game lets you challenge your partner for bragging rights, play other Military Dads, or go up against Mr. Dad himself.

Facts are presented in a trivia fashion with each question containing a “drill-down” that provides important tips and facts to help you through the mysterious experience of pregnancy.

Here are the features that expecting dads are pumped about:

• Impress your partner! Show your partner you care about the family by beating her in a game
• Earn points by beating the timer and getting the question correct
• Questions become more difficult and the stakes get higher as you make your way through rounds
• Want to REALLY remember a fact? Easily email it to yourself, your partner, or share it via Facebook and Twitter directly from the app!
• Start a game instantly by playing against Mr. Dad
• You will get better! Players rapidly increase their knowledge after just a couple games.

Armin Brott is America’s Most-Trusted Dad. He’s the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood. He has written for dozens of major publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Parenting Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect. For more than a decade, Armin has been giving men just like you the tools, resources, and practical strategies to be the fathers they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Follow Mr. Dad on twitter @MrDad, subscribe to his award-winning blog at mrdad.com and get great updates at Facebook.com/mrdad.

www.mrdad.com

The Military Father is published by Abbeville Press.
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Mr. Dad on Military Dads is brought to you by sxtyscnds’ inc., makers of social, “snackable” games aimed at knowledge discovery and learning!

Apps for Dads? We Got ‘Em–for F.r.e.e!

mrdad on pregnancy -- the ONLY app for expectant fathers

As some of you may know, we’ve started turning the content from my bestselling books (waaaay more than a million copies sold!) into great apps for dads. The first one, “Mr. Dad on Pregnancy,” is based on The Expectant Father and in just three months has had more than 15,000 downloads. You can get that app–at no charge–in the Apple App Store by clicking here. “Mr. Dad on Pregnancy” is a fun, interactive, and entertaining way for dads-to-be and their partner to learn everything they need to know about pregnancy and childbirth. It’s the perfect Father’s Day present.

But that’s not all…

Keep an eye out for two new apps for dads: “Mr. Dad on Babies” (which is based on the sequel to The Expectant Father, The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year) and “Mr. Dad on Military Dads” (which is based on The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads). We’re hoping to have both out before Father’s Day.

Please contact us if you’re interested in in-app advertising or sponsorships. The rapidly growing audience for our apps for dads is extremely targeted. Every player is a guy who truly wants to be an actively involved father–and he’ll be looking for tools, resources, and yes, products to help him achieve that goal.

Great Health & Fitness Apps for 2013

While technology makes certain aspects of life easier, certain activities, such as exercise, need to be done the old-fashioned way in order to be effective. That isn’t to say modern technology can’t facilitate health and fitness; indeed, many modern mobile apps do just that. And it seems that there are hot new health and fitness [...]