AN­DROID Dis­able Sam­sung’s vir­tual as­sis­tant on Galaxy S8 phones Games With Kids

What to play to­gether on your phone and tablet

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If you own a Sam­sung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you’ll see a but­ton be­low the vol­ume con­trols on the side. Press­ing this ac­ti­vates the vir­tual as­sis­tant Bixby (Sam­sung’s equiv­a­lent of of Mi­crosoft’s Cor­tana, Ap­ple’s Siri and Google Now). It dis­plays a screen with in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing news, weather and lo­cal traffic up­dates.

There’s an easy way to dis­able the Bixby but­ton if you don’t find it use­ful. Press it, then tap Up­date if you see a prompt to up­date it. Next, tap the slider at the top right to dis­able Bixby (see screen­shot be­low). If you don’t see this slider, then tap the three dots at the top right, Set­tings, scroll down to ‘Bixby key’, tap to select it, then select ‘Don’t open any­thing’. tap the ad­dress bar at the bot­tom of the screen to get more in­for­ma­tion about that lo­ca­tion, or tap the time icon on the right to get di­rec­tions to it.

Tap­ping an email-ad­dress link opens a new email ad­dressed to that per­son. Most other email apps al­ready have this fea­ture built-in by de­fault.

AGES 0 5 AGES 6 10

Kid­loland Nurs­ery Rhymes* Free (An­droid) Free (IOS) This app con­tains 40 free nurs­ery rhymes, games and ac­tiv­i­ties to keep your tod­dler en­ter­tained – each song has a re­lated ac­tiv­ity. For ex­am­ple, the ABC song teaches your kids about let­ters. Top Gear: Road Trip* Free (An­droid) Free (IOS) In this new game (based on the pop­u­lar BBC show) your child con­nects coins of the same colour to drive a rac­ing car. Match coins at the bot­tom to ac­cel­er­ate and ones on the right and left to turn in those di­rec­tions.

AGES 11 16

Loner* Free (An­droid) Free (IOS) In this re­lax­ing game your child plays the role of a pilot. Use touch con­trols or tilt your de­vice to fly the air­craft. The ob­jec­tive is to avoid ob­sta­cles. After com­plet­ing each of the six lev­els, they’ll read a few chap­ters about the pilot’s life.

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