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With years of gadget know-how, Tech Dad has the answers to all your familial conundrums Dear Tech Dad, Is there a practical way to remind me when to reapply my son’s sun cream on holiday? JUDITH/MELBOURNE SunFriend monitors UVA and UVB rays so your lad gets just the right amount of valuable vitamin D without his skin turning a darker shade of pink. Simply pre-program his skin colour into the device and let the SunFriend keep track of the time. When a circle of LEDs illuminate, hit the bottle. $50, sunfriend.com.au Dear Tech Dad, How can I keep in touch with my four-yearold while I’m working away from home? JAKE/SYDNEY Toymail uses wi-fi to relay messages and private voicemails sent from a dedicated app in your iOS or Android device to a walkietalkie-like toy. Great fun. $92, firebox.com Dear Tech Dad, How can I program a timer on my son’s Nexus 7? He never stops playing with the damn thing and I’m at the end of my tether. RAY/HOBART Try the TechNo Parental Control app for Android devices. It lets you restrict the use of any Android product and you can also set a time scale to stop your offspring from sneaking “one last game”, after hours. $1.81, techno-app.com