Parental Geekery
Episode 39 - Now You Can See Us!

We're very excited about this episode of Parental Geekery, as for the very first time we are recording video as well as audio. You can see the fruits of our labours over on our YouTube channel.

We discuss some movies that we went to see over the half term holiday - The Lego Movie and Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy. We also talk about online streaming, and are pleased that Amazon have finally launched their Instant Video for Prime subscribers here in the UK. We also mention Disney's new streaming service - Disney Movies Anywhere - although we're not sure the name is accurate :)

Finally we talk about a piece of software that has made a real difference to the control we have over our finances - You Need A Budget. You can read Ruth's review on her blog here, and watch out for a competition coming soon to win your own copy.

Make sure you don’t miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes or YouTube, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. Come and join in the discussion on our Google+ community. We’d love to hear from you – please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page. If you enjoy listening to the show, please leave a review for us on iTunes.

Direct download: PG039.mp3
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Episode 38 - The Craft Computer Club

We've got a very special episode of Parental Geekery for you this week - an interview with Dan Bridge from inPractice who is the man behind the Craft Computer Club - a Kickstarter project currently aiming to raise funds to produce learning materials to teach kids all about computer science. Dan tells us how he came up with the idea, and what he's hoping to achieve.

If you like the sound of what Dan is trying to do then you can back his Kickstarter here.

Make sure you don’t miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. Come and join in the discussion on our Google+ community. We’d love to hear from you – please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page. If you enjoy listening to the show, please leave a review for us on iTunes.

Direct download: PG038.mp3
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Episode 37 - All About In-App Purchases

Welcome back to the latest episode of Parental Geekery. In this week's show we mostly talk about in-app purchases and what we think of them, but not before a quick mention of the latest Flappy Bird news.

We talk about the new UK principles for in-app purchases, which our friend Andy from Family Gamer TV has done a very good video to explain. You can find it on YouTube here.

We talk about our experiences and opinions of in-app purchase, talking about such apps as Cut the Rope 2, Candy Crush Saga, Disney Frozen Free Fall and Where's My Water 2. We also speculate on how the principles might apply to games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders.

We've finally found out what Gangsta Granny is, and give a quick update on Catherine's reading.

We close off with a mention of Voices Around The World and their very special version of a fantastic Howard Jones song.

Make sure you don’t miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. Come and join in the discussion on our Google+ community. We’d love to hear from you – please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page. If you enjoy listening to the show, please leave a review for us on iTunes.

Direct download: PG037.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:40pm UTC

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