Category Archives: Tech

Quirky Tech is a place for moms, kids, and families to find the best tech, gadgets, apps and video games.

Play Nice(r) With Your Phone, Your Xbox, and Xbox SmartGlass

This month I’m testing out the Nokia Lumia 928 phone from Verizon Wireless. It’s a Windows phone, which is a change of pace for me, so I’ve been on the hunt for fun apps to share with all of you. There are lots of great apps out there, but I stumbled across something I wasn’t… [more]

App Review: The Book of Holes

I love a quirky app. Why be boring? The Book of Holes by Poul Lange fits the bill. This interactive e-book from Chocolate Factory Publishing is strange and beautiful and silly and fun. [more]

3 Mellow PS3 Games for Chillin’ This Summer

When most non-gamers hear “video games,” they usually think of titles like Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and World of Warcraft. Maybe they think of casual games such as those found on Facebook or mobile devices. The truth is that there are some great PS3 games where no one is shooting at you and that progress… [more]

Monsters University Storybook Deluxe App Review

Do you have career aspirations to be a Scarer? Always wanted a job at Monsters, Inc.? Well, then, you’re in luck. Disney Digital Books invites you to enroll at Monsters University in their new app Monsters University Storybook Deluxe for iOS. Start out by taking a picture and making your own custom student ID. Will… [more]

Creating with Crayola DigiTools Deluxe Pack

Creating with Crayola DigiTools Deluxe Pack

As tablets rise in popularity with kids, we’re seeing more and more accessories designed just for them. One example are the DigiTools sets from Crayola for the iPad. I’ve had my eye on these for awhile, but we recently received a review set from Verizon Wireless so we could try them out at home. [more]

Microsoft Stores as Community Spaces

You may have seen a Microsoft store in your community and I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they sell a wide range of computers, tablets, phones, video games, and accessories. When I was asked to attend a webinar and visit a Microsoft store by The Motherhood, I’m not sure what I expected.… [more]

The Croods Video Game and App Giveaway

The Croods Video Game and App Giveaway

When I first saw the ad for The Croods from DreamWorks Animation, I was skeptical. Cave men aren’t really my thing. But having seen the full trailer and read some reviews, I’m kind of excited to take the kids. It looks like a fun movie (it opens on March 22). And what better way to… [more]