iPad App Review - Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

~ Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:11 AM ~

It's been a while since I did any iPad app review so when I saw this cool app coming up, I was excited to give it a try!

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

* Title: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
* Price: $3.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Nov 05, 2014
* Version: 2.7
* Size: 89.7 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
Made for Ages 5 and Under
* Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest— so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! Explore animated pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more." 

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* This app is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I used the opportunity from this app to also educate our 5.5 years old boy and 3 years old girl on how each type of construction site vehicles work, I'm very happy to see them engrossed with the animation of the construction site vehicles on how it works!

* There are options to go to other pages instead of going through one by one.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

* I like that there is an option to use new narrator's voice (aka me!)

* Overall an educational and fun app for the kiddos while learning about construction site vehicles!

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You can purchase the "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

Sponsored Video: Horlicks School Journey Initiative

~ Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 4:46 PM ~

Do you know that 57 million children around the world have no access to education? Millions of children who stay in remote places (high up in the mountains, way deep in the jungle or so on) are practically cut off from schools.

Horlicks announces the launch of the "Horlicks School Journey Initiative (HSJI)" programme recently. It is an ambitious new programme to help champion the cause of addressing children’s lack of access to education to ensure they can reach their full potential.

Horlicks believes that every child, no matter where they are in the world, is born with unique talents and abilities. By nourishing their potential, they will have a better chance of living a self-reliant and fulfilling life and for this, access to education is a fundamental part of this journey.

The "Horlicks School Journey Initiative" partners with communities and NGOs to help address the challenges which prevent children from gaining access to an education.

Go check out this video now and help to spread awareness of such causes across Malaysia!

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.

Secure Your Facebook Page - Pictures

~ Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:07 AM ~

I will be sharing some personal tips and tutorials on how I secure my personal Facebook page - as and when I came across any settings to edit I will share it here for your reference and hope you will be able to apply it to your profile as well.

How do I define a profile on FB as secure? When you view a profile, you can only see the least possible info, status updates on timeline and pictures shared on your profile.

For example, if you view my personal FB profile you can only see my current profile picture and current cover photo, that too I put the same pictures as what I put on my FB fan page. Also, you won't be able to see any status updates postings on my timeline except my life events that I chose to share in public such as the time when my fan page reached 100K followers, or when I was born. That's all an outsider who is not in my FB friend list can view if they are able to search up my profile or clicked into my profile when I commented or liked a posting on FB.

Now back to securing the pictures posted on YOUR FB profile. There are a few pictures setting you need to be aware of:

* Your profile picture - Your profile picture is set to public

* Your cover photo - Your cover photo is set to public

* Your pictures / albums shared in your profile - You are able to control the settings of pictures and/or albums in your profile. You will need to individually go into the picture or the album and edit the settings.

The screenshot below is taken from one of my photo album privacy settings. I set it to only Friends on my FB profile are allowed to view the pictures in the album. I also unchecked the setting where friends of those I tagged are not allow to view the pictures, so for example if I tagged my hubby in the pictures, his friends will not be able to see the picture unless they are on my FB list as well. If you see the screenshot below, you will see I have also excluded a person from being able to view my pictures. 

Some other things to consider when it comes to pictures privacy:

* I would suggest that you do not post any picture that might reveal too much information of your whereabouts and family members. Some of us parents adore our kiddos to death so we tend to post pictures of them. I'm not saying posting pictures of our kiddos is wrong, but make sure you crop off or blur off things like your house number, car plate number, school uniform badge, etc.

* As much as you want to protect your family members, do be considerate as well if you are posting picture which can show other people in it as well. Class pictures, parties etc - if possible, blur out other people faces or seek for permission before you post them up.

* You will also need to be on guard, as friends/family members on FB will be happily posting pictures of your kiddos as well. If you find it intrudes your privacy and safety, quickly informed them to take down the picture or best is make sure you informed your family members not to simply share pictures of your kiddos/family members/whereabouts without your permission.

* Tagging / tagged. Again, I will not advice doing this unless you have the permission to tag someone. If you are being tagged, you can go to the picture and under the option, remove your name from being tagged.

 

I hope I covered enough info for the pictures settings for now. Let me know if I missed anything!

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