My Dog Talks!™ by Appy Ever After, LLC – Review

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What we love…

delightfully fun app for people young and old especially as you animate animals and other objects and hear their voices

What we’d love to see…

parent lock to prevent unplanned access to social media


Very cute app and a great value for the money that will allow your pets and even stuffed animals ot have their own voice.

Our Rating

MDT-LogoMy Dog Talks!™ by Chicago based Appy Ever After, LLC is a delightful app for iOS that allows you to take photos of a variety of objects and then place a mouth on them that moves and talks.  This app allows you to superimpose a moving mouth on your pet – which can range from the intended dogs to cats, and even stuffed animals.  First, you take a photo of your pet’s face and then choose a mouth after centering the photo from a variety of six different mouths which range from fanged teeth to a puckered red lip mouth, braces, a mouth smoking a cigar and more.  You can preview the mouth in action to make sure it is the right one for you, then comes the most fun part of the app.  You can choose a voice from six different choices – or even record your own pet’s barking and then the photo springs to life and speaks.  After completing a photo complete with voice – you can save it in the Dog Park for future usage as well as sharing it on YouTube and Facebook.  To learn more about Heather and Appy Ever After, please check out our developer interview.  It is fun to pinch and zoom on the photos as well to get the perfect angle for your mouth.

This app had me smiling as we went around the house to take photos of a variety of my son’s stuffed animals, neighborhood pets and more.  My son loved taking a variety of photos even those from my camera roll and animating them and recording his own little voice for the animals.  I’m sure these will be great moments to share in the future when he’s much older.   We even used the app with a friend on a playdate where the children took pictures of animals and then used the voices to act out scenes of the various animals talking in their most entertaining voices – that was really fun!

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Note – there are external links to allow you to post the video on You Tube, Facebook, email it as well as the camera roll.  I would like to see these links somehow childproofed in a future edition so that younger children can’t accidentally get into social media by mistake.  It would be fun to have additional different mouths – that would allow the app to be expanded beyond the traditional dog mouths.  I also did find at times if you did not center the picture perfectly on the face of the dog it could look a little bit weird as you tried to make it talk – so being able to re position it during the preview was a great help to me.

This delightful app is a great value for the money and will have you laughing as you explore all of the different ways that your animals can have a voice.   Also to note, a portion of the profits from this app will help homeless dogs which is always a great cause.  Although the app is designed for the iPhone it works great with an iPad Mini for on the go photos.




Requirements: Compatible with
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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

The iMums Favorite Accessories for Dads and Graduates for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and More!

As a busy parent, we love our accessories for our devices.  Below we have highlighted a few of our favorites for our Dad’s, Grads and anyone else special in your life.  All of the accessories work with a variety of tablets and smartphones including Apple, Android and more.

BlueBuds X from JayBird As a busy Mom, I like knowing that I can get my workout in – without having to worry about being tethered to my iPhone while listening to my favorite music on Pandora.  BlueBuds X from Jaybird are Bluetooth enabled earbuds that allow you to stash your iPhone or device safely in a pocket while listening to your music and doing your workout at the same time.  I love the long battery life (8 hours so you can go all week without needing a charge!), secure fit (plus the ability to take an occasional call during my walks) as well as the fact that I don’t have to worry about tangling my headphones during exercise.  They have a great case to store in as well when you are not using them.  We tested these with a wide variety of music and loved them!  Available from JayBird, Amazon and other retailers.  RRP: $169


Seagate Wireless Plus from Seagate  Great device for storing movies, documents, videos on the go and a fantastic alternative to bringing a portable DVD player on trips.  This device will work for many including families, travellers or anyone with an overflowing smartphone or tablet.   Portable easy to use wireless solution for storing movies, videos, pictures all without having to take up space on your device.  Also loved it streamed to three devices at once and the ability to only have to connect once Available from Seagate, Amazon and many retailers. RRP: US$199.99. Read our full review here

Room Rocker from ION Audio As a family we love music.  I was really excited to try out the Room Rocker from iON over the past month and our family is in love with it!  This speaker, which now resides in our living room has essentially replaced our music system downstairs.    We have our music collection on CD as well as iTunes and listening to it with our devices was great, but it didn’t really carry throughout the house.  The Room Rocker allows you to stream music from your bluetooth enabled device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android, laptop  or there is a port where you can plug in a separate device like an MP3 player or cellphone  and play it through the speaker.  We used it to play music from our iTunes collection as well as streaming Pandora and it sounded fantastic!  The sound in the speaker is much better than we had originally anticipated and it fills the room with great sound!  Available from ION AudioAmazon and many other retailers RRP $149.99. Read our full review here

Kensington Contour™ Overnight Backpack kensington contour open It is a very well designed overnight laptop bag, comfortable to carry, ruggedly made, with lots of cargo space. It is very well organized and well designed for simplifying airport security. The rear compartment contains the laptop compartment, which fits a laptop up to 15.6″; and the liquids pouch. It has a double zipper that allows the bag to lie flat with the laptop compartment and liquids pouch separate making it easy to put through the x-ray machine at airport security. The middle compartment has room for clothes and all his overnight essentials. The front two pockets organize his smart phone, keys, pens, credit cards, charging cables, backup batteries and other essentials. I love this backpack and highly recommend it. Perfect for the business traveller on an overnight trip. Available from many retailers including Kensington Contour Backpack and Laptop Case for Laptops up to 15.6 Inches (K62594AM) RRP: $89. Read our full review here

Image of FrameShift Pro iPad StandFrameShift Pro The FrameShift Pro by Insanely Great Products is designed for business use, using the iPad in the home office, using at a trade show, cooking in the kitchen and more.  The FrameShift Pro allows you to mount the iPad 2/3/4 in the stand to a table or countertop (with no tools!) and even allows you to route a charging cable in through the back of the frame, allowing your iPad to be topped with energy all day to stream video, watch video’s, mirror your iPad onto a monitor for a demonstration and more. Available from: Insanely Great Products RRP $150.00 Read our full review here

    Timbuk2 Slide Backpack for MacBook Pro and iPad HB233_AV5 The Timbuk2 Slide Backpack by Timbuk2 is a  stylish, easy to carry backpack for busy parents and families on the go. It easily carries your idevices and accessories all in a compact lightweight bag that is waterproof and ready for all of the elements. 15″ Slide Backpack for Macbook Pro and iPad is a perfect fit for busy moms and dad’s on the go!  The slim backpack has two pockets inside one for a laptop up to 15 inches and a second padded pocket which will hold an iPad.    Timbuk2 based in San Francisco, California was started in 1989 by a bike messenger named Rob Honeycutt after he had trouble finding a bag to suit his needs as a messenger.  Bags from Timbuk2 offer a lifetime warranty on the backpack and many are able to be customized, other products include luggage, messenger bags and laptop bags.RRP: US$79.95 Read our full review here


Breffo Spiderpodium Spiderpodium iPhone_holder_1 If you are looking for a smart phone holder you can take anywhere, the British-made Spiderpodium by Breffo is a great choice.  It is very lightweight and portable, made of soft-touch rubber coated steel but what makes it unique is its eight really flexible legs. They easily bend to any shape you need, and fold flat for storage. They can snugly hold your device, be straight, curved or curled around.The legs allow you to use it as a desk stand, connect it to a bike handlebar, a windsurfer, the air vents on your car dashboard or where ever you want to attach your phone. As well as holding  just about any smart phone you can also use it with a GPS device and with the optional camera mount kit you can even use it as a tripod or mount for your camera too. There is also a bigger version available for iPads and other tablets- the Spiderpodium Tablet. It is available in a variety of colors and is a great solution for the active man on the go to take his smart phone, GPS or camera anywhere. Available from RRP: US $19.99,  $30 with the camera mount .(Tablet version is $34.99). Read our full review here


Cygnett Workmate iPhone case  20120929-203508.jpg   The Cygnett WorkMate case for combines a heavy duty shell and impact resistant inner to defend your iPhone at work or play. Made tough for harsh environments, the WorkMate offers excellent protection from inevitable drops and knocks. The slim fit, dual material case is pocket-friendly and sure to be a favourite of the tradies. There’s access to all buttons and functions and a screen protector included.  Available from Cygnett, Amazon and other retailersRRP: US$25.00  Read our full review here 


Stone 3 Universal 7800mAh Extended Battery

powerocks stone 3 The Stone 3 is one of a range of back up batteries available from Powerocks. The Stone 3 capable of recharging two devices at a time and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. It measures approximately 3″ x 3″ x 1″ and weighs approximately 250gm (about 1/2lb), making it lightweight and portable enough to easily slip in a briefcase or bag. It comes with a charging cable for charging from a USB port, and a drawstring carrying bag that has a separate section for cables. We love that it is compatible with a range of devices, can charge an iPad and iPhone at the same time, is capable of charging an iPad to 80% charge and comes with carrying bag. A great solution for charging on the go. Available from , AmazonPowerocks Stone 3 Universal 7800mAh Extended Battery or other retailers Cost $47-99.  Read our full review here.

ApoTop DW09 Wi-Reader APOTOP DW09The DW09 Wi-Reader is an incredibly useful gadget in a very portable package, it weights only 2 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand.  It allows easy wireless transfer of photos, videos, music and documents to and from tablets and smart phones. You can easily share these files with friends using the free Wi-reader app. It is compatible with SD cards and USB drives.  You can store your  photos, videos and music on a USB  drive, freeing up space on your iPad or iPhone then wirelessly stream it from the DW09 to up to 3 devices at once.  It also makes it easy to download or upload photos from a SD card to and from your iPad or iPhone and converts wired internet into wireless. Available online from New Egg for US$79.99. Read our full review here

For additional gift ideas check out our other gift articles for men:  Great Gifts for Dads – accessories for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch that he’ll love and 10 Cool Phone and iPad Accessories for Men you just might be tempted to keep for yourself. Product pricing was correct at the time of publishing this article but is subject to change so check before purchasing. Please check the suppliers website to see if these products are available to your country.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

To This Day by Moving Tales inc – Today’s Featured Free App

What are Featured Free Apps? The iMums showcase a quality free app that we have installed, tested and recommend. Featured Free Apps are not lite versions, they are full versions that are free for a limited time only so you’ll need to be quick to grab them at the reduced price. Be sure to sign up to The iMums Daily Digest so you never miss a free app. Enjoy!

“To This Day” is based on a powerful anti-bullying themed spoken word poem, written and performed by Shane Koyczan, and animated by dozens of different animators. Every viewing and experience of the poem in the app is unique thanks to randomly selected animated clip variations for most of the poem’s stanzas. Record your own version of the poem, share your favorite stanzas with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and Email and more. It’s getting lots of good feedback and its storming the charts. Help spread this powerfully presented & timely message.

Says Shane: “My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways. I wrote To This Day, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point…. A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.”

Watch and share this inspiring talk by Shane with your older kids and youth that you work with. You won’t regret it.


To This Day To This Day by Moving Tales inc
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 246.76 MB



Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.

Clashot by Depositphotos – Review


What we love…

easy to use app which provides you with the ability to take photos and make reports with them and submit them for publication via the app

What we’d love to see…

more instructions on what types of pictures to take


If you enjoy taking photos – and have many trapped on your device, you should consider trying out Clashot and uploading them for others to see and possibly buy.

Do you enjoy taking photographs using your iPhone?  Do you wish you could make a little bit of money selling them as stock photography?  A new app, Clashot by Depositphotos is a mobile app that allows you to take or use photos that you have taken and then you can upload them to a database of stock photography enabling them to be sold to publications or to the general public.  The app does require registration and acceptance of the terms and conditions which states that the photographs you upload are your own and not taken from someone else.  The app features three options – “wizard” which helps you compile your photos together into a “report” where you can upload several photos of an event or item and then title it, describe it and then categorize it.  You can do this with photos of specific events, nature or any types of photos.  Other options include “feed” where you can see the photos other have taken, “camera” where you can just take photos using the app, “profile” to see information about yourself and photos you have uploaded.

The app was easy and straightforward to use.  I took a few photos using my olloclip lens of nature and tried out the various options in the app.  The app asked  for permission to view your camera roll – which you can turn on and off as you wish.  I also liked that you could have a setting that would allow you to upload photos over wi-fi only which is great for saving your data plan.  I also liked seeing the photos that others uploaded and reports that they provided.

Of note, I did have a few issues with the app crashing, but once I installed the update it seemed to work fine.  You can also upload photos via the internet as well if you are having trouble with the app.  I would also like to see a “tips” section of the app which provides information about the types of pictures that might sell or be best to include in your uploads.

If you enjoy taking photos – and have many trapped on your device, you should consider trying out Clashot and uploading them for others to see and possibly buy.

by Depositphotos

Category: Photo & Video, Social Networking
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 31.47 MB


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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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