This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Tech Minute: Apps to keep the kids happy in the backseat
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Tech Minute: Apps to keep the kids happy in the backseat

0:58 /

If you're planning any summer travel with children -- especially in the form of a road trip -- don't forget your mobile devices. It's important to have them loaded with useful apps to keep the kids amused and you sane and on course. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports in this Tech Minute.

The hardest part about road-tripping with kids is keeping them busy and content. For kids of reading age, check out the Farfarious Stories app for iPads. The free version offers five new interactive multimedia stories a week, or $3.99 a month gives you unlimited access to the library of over 400 titles. Younger kids will enjoy the $2 Magic Stickers! app for iPads and iPhones. Using the touch screen plays digital stickers throughout several colorful landscapes. And then, watch them animate. Kids can even design their own stickers and sharing hours of fun. Finally, if you've got whiny or bored kids in the back seat, you don't wanna waste precious time driving around lost. The newly revamped and free MapQuest app offers features like traffic rerouting. Also, find the best gas prices and local restaurants. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.

New releases

Olympus Pen E-PL7 is ready for...
2:58 August 27, 2014
With a touchscreen that tilts down 180 degrees, the Pen E-PL7 is designed for users who love selfies and want...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 043: Time traveling...
24:00 August 27, 2014
On today's show, we discuss using virtual reality as an illusion of time travel, check out Royal Carribbean's...
Play video
Easily run Windows and Mac OS...
2:49 August 27, 2014
Parallels Desktop 10 makes switching between operating systems a snap
Play video
Not quite high caliber blendin...
2:41 August 27, 2014
Beneath the overblown health hype, the NutriBullet works well enough, but doesn't stand out from less expensive...
Play video
Melitta's cheap drip makes bitter...
2:07 August 27, 2014
Think twice about choosing the Melitta 10-Cup Coffeemaker to save cash.
Play video
Too-hot tech: Overheating Surface...
2:55 August 27, 2014
Hewlett-Packard recalls more than 6 million defective power cords, Microsoft promises a fix for overheating...
Play video
The gigantic Lexus GX 460
5:59 August 27, 2014
Lexus' second largest SUV may be a better fit for big luxury drivers.
Play video
The Bowers and Wilkins CM1 speakers...
1:50 August 27, 2014
The Bowers and Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific but aren't the best choice for punk...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre