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This Windows application blocks a computer from social media, addicting websites, games and even programs. It is a perfect solution for businesses and schools worried that their company computers are being used for non work/school related activity.

You can also schedule the blocking. Maybe open it up during lunch hour or after school?

An administration password is required to configure and disable the program, so users can't shut it down, even from the task manager.  

 

Cost: $10 (½ of that is donated to charity).

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A puzzle game that, like a Rube Goldberg Machine, requires the user to employ a series of conveyor belts, ramps, fans, and springed boxing gloves to move a box through increasingly difficult and dangerous mailrooms.  Very reminiscent of the old video game The Incredible Machine.

 

$0.99 in the App Store

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This app, from SportsFusion.com, gives you all the headlines about the draft, including picks, at your fingertips.  Long-press on a headline to read the full story; set push notifications for prominent stories; customize your newsfeed with filters (ie "Cleveland Browns"); available videos from YouTube; plus full Facebook and Twitter integration.

Free on GooglePlay

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For those of you with a father-in-law who gives directions using old, no longer existing landmarks, this is just the ticket! The Street View feature in Google Maps has been around so long that they have several years worth of data, and now you can see what your neighborhood used to look like! The actual website is google.com/maps. Once you search the desired address, on the bottom right of the screen, there is a little yellow man. Click and drag him to the map. That loads the “Street View”...a view of the address as seen from a car's point of view. A gray box appears in the upper left that shows your address...in that box is a red circle that says “NEW!”. Click on it and be transported back in time!

 

Pottsy and his kids, forever imortalized on Google Street View in 2011

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