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Control What Kids See During ScreenTime, Filter Explicit Materials with This App

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Screen time just got easier with a new social information sharing platform for parents that allows them to select appropriate content for their children to see while their online.

Smartfeed is a relatively new desktop interface that allows users to search over 27,000 movies, TV shows, apps and books and curate them all on one profile for each child. Parents can also select from among recommendations left by Smartfeed’s staff of educational professionals.

Here is an example of the categories:

Users can filter by source – Netflix, Xfinity, Apple and more. The social part comes into play when users share titles and playlists with another.

Also, the lists/profile you make for each kid makes it easier for your sitter, your in-laws or your child’s playdate to know what’s cool to play for screen time when a parent is away.


To start, select specific characteristics, likes and interest of a child and the algorithm does its magic and presents a series of recommendations for you. If you want, you can click a link and be taken to one external site to order the video, app, book or movie.

I’ve already set up a profile for one of my kids and will finish off with the other two.

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Wouldn’t You Know,Three Celeb MEN founded A Pregnancy App

From the minds of three men comes the lastest pregnancy app.

Actors Justin Baldoni and Travis Van Winkle, and rocker Travis Clark recently created a new app called “BellyBump” that lets you create time-lapse videos of your growing bump during pregnancy.

Baldoni, star of Jane the Virgin, said he thought up the idea for the app after seeing some popular viral time-lapse apps on YouTube.

But it was too late for him to do a similar vid when his wife actress Emily Foxler was expecting.

“Before I knew it, [Emily] was 9 months pregnant,” Baldoni says. “And so I thought it would be cool if we could create an app that helped women capture their pregnancy and then share it in a really unique and simple way.”

The BellyBump app costs $2.99 at the Apple storeEnter BellyBump has a movable outline that lets you line up your eyes and belly in the same location, an adjustable opacity feature so your photo matches the day to day, scheduled reminders and the ability to customize your video with an original song by Clark or a song from your own library.

We’ve been promised a trial app and will let you guys know how well it works when we check it out.