Reading_rainbow_thumbThe new iPad app incorporates classic Reading Rainbow segments, 16 new video “field trips” starring Burton and 150 narrated interactive books. Kids navigate through themed “islands” such as “Animal Kingdom” and “Action Adventures & Magical Tales” where they can discover age-appropriate books and media. For $9.99 a month, their parents can purchase unlimited access to this content, which will be updated regularly.

Depression-internet-studyThe study by Missouri University of Science and Technology associates observed how 216 university undergraduates surfed the web for a month. About 30% of the students had depression, according to the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, an official screening test for the mental condition.

Tripping-south-koreaTripping is an online aggregator of home rentals around the world. Tripping works with a number of rental sites popular in various parts of the world to collect the best listings available. Users can find vacation stays in apartments, cabins, bungalows and boats — or something a little more luxurious.

KitchenipadsolutionsWith all the great foodie apps and cooking e-books available, many people use their iPads as recipe books. If this is the case for you too, consider an iPad stand designed specifically for kitchen use.

Teen-cellphone-texting-park-600Nearly four in 10 teens who use the Internet take advantage of video chat using Skype and other apps. More than a quarter upload video to the web, and over 10% stream live video online for others to watch.

Havaianas_intro-sandals-640Here’s how it works. Walk up to the window and tap through the ordering process, as you would on the company’s website. Pick your color sole, straps, and decorations. After you complete the order, you can choose whether you’d like to get your confirmation number via a QR code or SMS.

Myforce-campus-There are tons of emergency alert apps on iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms, but MyForce is uniquely effective. Here’s why — other GPS security apps such as Silent Bodyguard or the Red Panic Button send messages to the users’ phone contacts. The MyForce app, on the other hand, sends reports to 24/7 alarm monitors who will connect to 911 dispatchers after an emergency is validated.

Dad-on-laptop-600-istockWith Father’s Day around the corner, Euro RSCG Worldwide asked 1,000 dads across the U.S. how the Internet and social media has affected their parenting style, dividing the respondents into groups of “digital dads” and “Average Joes.”

Disease-microscope-600For one thing, disease spreads most quickly between Hartford, Conn. and Washington D.C., an area he has dubbed “contagion alley.”

Seniors-technologyA report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 53% of seniors use the Internet. Although this demographic is still less likely to go online than younger age groups, it shows that this segment of the population is flocking to the web more than ever before.